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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Leadership by Example – Insomnia’s Bobby Kerr in conversation with Charley Stoney

Bobby Kerr, chairman of Insomnia speaks to Charley Stoney about how he has honed his leadership skills over the years and offers some sound advice for those hoping to expand a business in the current climate. Bobby Kerr is originally from Kilkenny, where his family had the Newpark Hotel for over 50 years, so business […]

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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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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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Follow The Leader

Jim Barry, Managing Director of Barry Group, talks about his leadership style with Charley Stoney, Group MD of Alternatives Group. (This article first appeared in Shelflife Magazine in December 2014.) With the technological efficiency of a large organisation and yet the nimble mind set of a medium sized company, Jim Barry, MD of Barry Group, […]

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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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Changing companies’ minds about women

Leaders who are serious about getting more women into senior management need a hard-edged approach to overcome the invisible barriers holding them back. Despite significant corporate commitment to the advancement of women’s careers, progress appears to have stalled. The percentage of women on boards and senior-executive teams remains stuck at around 15 percent in many […]

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True Leaders Are Also Managers

Ever have occasion to do an in-depth review of the academic and practical literature on leadership?  I have — twice in the past five years. The first time was for a 2006 book with Jeff Pfeffer, Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense. The second time was for my new book, Good Boss, Bad Boss. […]

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