Leadership and evolving talent for scaling FDI Start-Ups

Emma Jane Finnegan, Head of Client Services and FDI for Alternatives Elect writes about talent solutions for the FDI sector. For over 50 years, Ireland has an impeccable track record for attracting Foreign Direct Investment. The IDA (Irish Development Authority) announced in January 2015 that over 1,195 multinational companies have already chosen Ireland as their […]

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ROI from video, mobile & content marketing is hardest to measure

Digital marketing is supposed to be entirely measurable, but we all know that in reality that’s not always the case.     The proliferation of digital touchpoints has made the path to purchase incredibly complex, which means marketing attribution and measuring ROI has also become more difficult.  Taking into account video, mobile & content marketing, […]

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Leadership Styles for the Digital Age

Advancement in digital technologies has disrupted everything, including leadership styles, according to Barry Libert, Jerry Wind and Megan Beck Fenley. Employees want more ownership rather than to follow instruction; customers want to participate in the marketing and development process; and leaders are finding that open and agile organizations are able to manoeuvre more effectively than […]

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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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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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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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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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The Best Leaders Make Unforgettable First Impressions

First impressions are earned quickly, but it takes time for employees to figure out the impact you are attempting to create in your leadership role.  I’ve seen many leaders attempt to use their power and influence to impress their employees only to find this strategy backfiring because they were too aggressive – rather than taking […]

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4 Leadership Messages Your Talent Needs to Hear

Worried about a leadership shortage? Gazing at a thin management pipeline? Wondering how to get the most out of the talent you have? It’s time to expand and amplify your organization’s leadership by looking beyond your proven superstars and management-track talent. Young professionals and experienced individual contributors need to be part of the leadership equation, […]

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