Why is Compassionate Leadership Important?

Leaders are increasingly recognising that compassionate leadership is essential if you want to build an engaged workforce. There are lots of benefits arising from compassionate leadership, including: Higher employee engagement…

Want to be a better leader? Be true to yourself

Being ‘authentic’ is a popular concept at the moment, but what does authenticity look like? Surely you are ‘authentically you’ just by existing? Well, not exactly. We often put a…

How to be Assertive in Leadership

Assertive leaders are able to express their thoughts and feelings in a direct, honest and appropriate way. They naturally tend to gain the trust and respect of their teams and…

5 Reasons Why Happiness Matters in Leadership

Happiness matters. While it might sometimes be dismissed as a ‘fluffy’ concept that has little to do with productivity and success, happiness is actually an important factor in leadership. Your…

Women in Leadership Series: Acting CEO, Su Greaves

On March 8th 2019, International Women’s Day (#IWD2019) will be celebrated with the campaign #BalanceforBetter; calling for a more gender-balanced world. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to…

Women in Leadership Series: Director, Cíara Moore

On March 8th 2019, International Women’s Day (#IWD2019) will be celebrated with the campaign #BalanceforBetter; calling for a more gender-balanced world. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to…

Is Executive Leadership for You?

When you’re climbing the corporate career ladder, at some point, you’re probably going to set your sights on an executive leadership role. The structure of most organisations means that there…

How to Be a Great Leader

Richard Branson, Lord Sugar, Carolyn McCall. All great leaders, and people that you might consider as leadership role models. But what is it that makes someone a great leader? And…

Effective Conflict Management for Leaders

Conflict. It’s something that many of us prefer to avoid, but it can often be unavoidable. It’s a natural, if not always pleasant part of dealing with people. As leaders,…

The Benefits of Business Mentoring

Working with a mentor is one of the most effective ways to develop yourself as a leader. Having the support and guidance of a mentor provides unrivalled opportunities for your…