Transform or get left behind. The business agenda for a new era.

In this fast paced, digital and data driven era, firms are adjusting to the challenges of disruption and are increasingly looking to different sectors for fresh perspectives. Change is everywhere and companies need leaders who can think outside the box and respond to a variety of looming threats and, as yet, barely imagined opportunities.   […]

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2017 Alternatives & MII Salary & Market Insights Survey

Completed by 1,200 practitioners, the 2017 Alternatives & Marketing Institute Salary & Market Insights Survey once again provides you with key insights into our community.  This, the largest survey conducted for our industry, is now THE ‘go to’ guide for marketing, digital and now data professionals.   We thought you would be interested in the following key findings […]

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Driving Cultural Change through Leadership

Alternatives Elect recently hosted a breakfast event, Driving Cultural Change through Leadership where a panel of speakers on the day – Aidan O’Shea, Voxpro, Michelle McGreal, AIB and Damian Devaney, Smurfit Kappa – shared some valuable insights into their own experiences of cultural change programmes across a diverse range of organisations.   Leadership and ownership […]

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Developing Your Leadership Career Path

There are many practical steps you can take while developing your leadership career path, writes Catherine Tempany, Client Partner with Alternatives Elect.    Understanding and defining your professional brand. Developing your leadership career path equates to developing a professional brand and is similar to product branding. The goal is to differentiate yourself in the market […]

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Learning to be a Leader

Charley Stoney, group managing director at Alternatives speaks to Tamara Whitney, sales director of Nestlé about her career progression, which includes commercial roles in some of the UK and Ireland’s leading food and drinks businesses such as Coca Cola and Premier Foods. She shares her views on a variety of subjects from the advantages of […]

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Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – the Evolution of the Role

The Evolution of the role of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) The role of the CFO has, like all other C-suite roles, undergone a transformation in recent years, writes Michelle O’Connor of Alternatives Elect.  Whilst it will continue to be primarily responsible for financial planning and financial reporting for the organisation, it has broadened and […]

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Leadership Tips from Maggie Timoney, CEO, Heineken Ireland.

8 powerful leadership tips from Maggie Timoney, CEO, Heineken Ireland. Maggie spoke at the MII conference recently. She was not only a great presenter, but above all, an authentic presenter.   Here were some of her top tips for leaders and aspiring leaders: Know who your “first team” is. Think about the level up and the […]

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My thoughts following the “Promoting gender balanced leadership conference” at Dublin Castle

Gender Balanced Leadership I attended the recent conference on “Promoting gender balanced leadership” at Dublin Castle. It was a great day, with about 20 top class speakers. I was interested in the diversity and gender balance issue at the leadership level for business in particular and thought I would share some of the learnings from […]

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