job resignation

By Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting, Grant Thornton Ireland Like me you may have heard of the term the ‘Great Resignation’ over the last few months. The phrase was coined in the US and describes the current mass exodus of employees from the workforce. The term is equally relevant across the UK and…

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Executive presence in the virtual world Grant Thornton

By Patrick Gallen, Partner, People and Change Consulting, Grant Thornton Ireland I recently read an excellent book by Debra Benton, titled ‘Executive Presence for the Modern Leader’, which details how you can develop executive presence. Benton is an executive coach, c-suite advisor, and bestselling author, so her advice is based on many years of business…

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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 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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Change

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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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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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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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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PG Irish News

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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