Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting at Grant Thornton Ireland It is very difficult these days to write something on leadership and change, without referencing either COVID or Bexit and how that will impact the way we do things going into the future. Even before either of these were referenced, it was very clear…

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Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting at Grant Thornton Ireland A good leader encourages their team to experiment, learn and adapt. This is often easier said than done in practice, reflecting the culture of the organisation and the environment in which it operates. What is clear, is that staff do look to their leaders…

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By Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting, Grant Thornton Ireland In today’s world, change and disruption are constant and being able to navigate change is an indispensable leadership trait. There is a fundamental difference between seeing the change challenge as one of navigating the complicated and seeing it as navigating the complex. Complicated challenges…

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By Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting, Grant Thornton Ireland In my last article I proposed that resilience in not a fixed trait, but rather one that can be developed by focusing on a few specific areas and behaviours. In this article I build on this theme, by looking at change itself and the…

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By Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting at Grant Thornton in Belfast Now, more than ever, we need empathetic leaders to get us through this crisis, to lead people through this uncertainly to a new reality. A leader who can put themselves in the shoes of others, whether that is customers, employees or colleagues,…

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By Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting, Grant Thornton At this time of the year, we should be celebrating the joy of Christmas and bringing cheer and positivity to our teams and organisations. Moreover, it is not just about Christmas cheer, positive leadership comes from those who have faith in the future. Approach life…

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Investing in people and technology could hold the key to improving local productivity levels, the head of the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Northern Ireland has said. Kirsty McManus was speaking ahead of the organisation’s Leadership Lunch where the issue will be placed under the spotlight. Taking place on 2nd November at Belfast City Hall,…

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