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A good leader demonstrates work-life balance and a little humility

By Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting at Grant Thornton Leadership requires humility, the ability to listen, inspiring trust, and role-modelling work-life balance. Leading others also requires good character and an ability to have honest, constructive conversations. A great leader gets results by offering a vision, aligning actions with achievable goals, celebrating wins and…

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Reduce your blind spots and lead with grace

By Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting, Grant Thornton Blind spots, by their very nature, are unknown to almost every leader. We don’t know what we don’t know, which makes reducing blind spots so difficult! But the danger, if we don’t become aware, is continuing on in a way that we think is working,…

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Bringing Christmas cheer to leadership

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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The future of work – a job may not be for life

By Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting at Grant Thornton Several of my colleagues have recently been commenting in the press about the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) on the workforce. Not only will AI and RPA change the nature of our work on a day-to-day basis, they will…

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Human race, human pace

By Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting, Grant Thornton In a recent meeting with the director of Potential Project, Grattan Donnelly and I were discussing the impact of the modern work environment and the appropriate response required from leaders in order for everyone to reach their true potential. In this increasingly fast-paced, uncertain environment…

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Adopting an effective leadership stance

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By Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting, Grant Thornton I am a great fan of the work of June Burgess at Ballygraffan, Comber, Co Down, and how June uses Horses for People Leadership Training to help leaders in developing their ‘inner stance’. Leadership involves making decisions and taking actions in order to solve problems…

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Flexible working evolves to agile

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By Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting, Grant Thornton Flexible working as a concept has developed in recent years through both its implementation, development and acceptance within organisations. This is primarily due to an increased desire amongst employees for a greater work-life balance and technology has made this practice possible. This desire has manifested…

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Evolving Leadership

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Patrick Gallen, Partner, People & Change Consulting, Grant Thornton As a company grows, from start-up, through initial stages of growth, and hopefully to rapid growth, the role of the leader must also evolve. This is a big ask, and requires a conscious effort on the part of the leader to ask themselves, ‘who does the…

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The darker side of leadership

By Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting, Grant Thornton I am a great fan of the work of Rasmus Hougard and Jacqueline Carter on ‘The Mind of a Leader,’ published by Harvard Business Review Press. One of the areas that they reference in follow-up articles is that ‘Ego is the Enemy of Good Leadership’.…

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