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TRUST IS KEY TO SUCCESSFUL DISTRIBUTED WORKPLACES

TRUST IS KEY TO SUCCESSFUL DISTRIBUTED WORKPLACES

By Dave Hickey Around 1998/99 when the tech company I worked with was running out of office space for all the people needed in Galway and in other global locations, it launched a campaign to encourage home working – ‘[email protected]’. There were mugs, pens and nice...

LEADING AWAY FROM FEAR…TOWARDS HOPE

LEADING AWAY FROM FEAR…TOWARDS HOPE

By Dave Hickey Leadership matters most – and is hardest to do well – when people face tangible threats, when old ways of working or interacting with others are no longer possible, and when confusion and anxiety abound. These are brutal times for business, for business...

Transforming a Business Needs Different Leadership

Transforming a Business Needs Different Leadership

By Dave Hickey The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored that need for businesses to transform. Most organisations have already launched rapid measures in response to the situation, driven by the necessity to retain revenue and jobs. Changes to processes, supply chains,...

Speakers and programme finalised for Leading At The Edge

Speakers and programme finalised for Leading At The Edge

The programme for Leading At The Edge Online, taking place on 7th October, has been finalised today. There will be a total of 11 speakers over eight sessions in different formats - including presentations, interviews, round-tables and an interactive session with Kelly...

Changing Culture and Improving Engagement With Story

Changing Culture and Improving Engagement With Story

By Dave Hickey This picture tells a story. Even when we don’t know the context, as with this image, our minds immediately create a narrative to frame this, so strong is our reliance on story as a way of understanding, engaging with and remembering what’s happening...

What makes a good leader?

What makes a good leader?

By Dave Hickey We don’t have to look far to identify examples of bad leadership at least in the public arena. Or at the very least leadership in bad faith – that is promising to do one thing and promptly doing something to the contrary. Golfgate, Boris’ Brexit...

Speed of Execution: An Essential for Survival in this Next Normal

Speed of Execution: An Essential for Survival in this Next Normal

By Dave Hickey Back when Tom Peters’ ‘In Search of Excellence’ was about the only business book anyone had read, the concept of ‘Ready, Fire, Aim’ was one that resonated. It emphasised a bias for action and speed in execution. The phrase was used as the title of...