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The Leaders Mind #3 – Steadfastness

The third in a series of posts on the minds of a leader that make them who they are. Previous Posts links: #1 Resilience – Get Back Up On Yer Bike #2 Ego Is The Enemy   I love all the above words. It’s what came up online when I Googled the meaning of word Steadfast. I love the word steadfast, …

Barry WalshThe Leaders Mind #3 – Steadfastness
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Quest Achill 2016

These amazing Power of Seven members and some partners completed one of the three Quest Achill distances on Saturday 3rd Sept 2016. We had a fantastic weekend and were blessed with glorious weather in the stunning surrounds of Achill island. Everyone seems keen to do it again next year. Why not join us?

Barry WalshQuest Achill 2016
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The Leaders Mind #2 – Ego Is The Enemy

Ego in a leader is like a bad smell, it gets detected miles away. Just think for you how unattractive the ego trait is in someone you know who’s world centres completely around them? To be honest ego centric is not something exclusive to high powered leaders, in fact we all suffer from it to varying degrees. It’s based on …

Barry WalshThe Leaders Mind #2 – Ego Is The Enemy
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The Leaders Mind #1 Resilience – Get Back Up On Yer Bike

This is the first in a series of posts on the minds of a leader that make them who they are. I heard an inspiring interview on the radio last week. On September 2, 2013, at the age of sixty-four, Diana Nyad emerged onto the sands of Key West after swimming 111 miles, nation to nation, Cuba to Florida, in an …

Barry WalshThe Leaders Mind #1 Resilience – Get Back Up On Yer Bike
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Five Secrets to Powerful Peer Learning

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. (Margaret Meade) We have two choices, we can either travel our learning journey alone or we can travel and learn from and with others. Here’s what a Power of Seven group member says about learning in a group: The …

Barry WalshFive Secrets to Powerful Peer Learning
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Illuminating Your Blind Spot

‘Why do our attempts to deal with the challenges of our time so often fail? Why are we stuck in so many quagmires today? The cause of our collective failure is that we are blind to the deeper dimension of leadership and transformational change. This “blind spot” exists not only in our collective leadership but also in our everyday social …

Barry WalshIlluminating Your Blind Spot
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How Power of Seven Mixes Great Craic With Serious Work

Conversations on Braised beef, River Dance, White van man, 1-2-turn, Gay marriage, Election 2016, No credit card, 2.5hr walking tours, Mobile phone insurance, Beat the Government legally, Ok Ted, McDonalds, Carlsberg Ski Tours.com were had on a recent Power of Seven skiing trip. This group now in it’s fifth year decided to build some adventure into their meetings. The most …

Barry WalshHow Power of Seven Mixes Great Craic With Serious Work
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FREE Work/Life Compass Workbook for 2016

This is taken from my flagship personal/professional development programme called  CLARITY – leading  yourself before leading others. It is a very interesting  exercise that can be completed over two or three hours over this Christmas Holiday in a quiet  place! Can be done on your own or with a friend/partner. Each of my Power of Seven groups engage in an …

Barry WalshFREE Work/Life Compass Workbook for 2016
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An Alternative To A Business Coach

How do I Pick a Coach? When I went to source a coach some years ago I found it really difficult. My big obstacle was finding the right one who had the necessary expertise for the various areas I wanted to work on. Other big questions I had were: Will this be totally confidential? Will they understand my business and …

Barry WalshAn Alternative To A Business Coach
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How a Power of Seven Member Saw The Wood For The Trees

He realised that whilst the issue with one of his managers was important, in the scale of things it was just another issue that he would have to deal with. Overall, his company was back making good consistent profits, his market share was increasing, things with the family were going well, especially having taken action on his ageing parents as a result of a previous Po7 group discussion, and he was doing pretty well himself – he had lost a stone, was bac

Barry WalshHow a Power of Seven Member Saw The Wood For The Trees
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How Business Leaders Get CLARITY

Each Power of Seven group does a leadership retreat every year. The first one is called CLARITY. It’s all about getting clarity on your professional and personal life and ensuring work/life alignment. What’s the point in being successful in business and not in life and vice versa. After a CLARITY retreat you have a vision and strategy for YOUR future. …

Barry WalshHow Business Leaders Get CLARITY
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Leadership is What Happens When The Leader is Absent

When I went online for some interesting photos to put with this blog post I came across the Irish Times headline ‘Leaders fall but others rise up and inspire’. It says it all. Here’s a few quotes from that online article: Men who would be captains in any other era and another who will lead them now. “It was 25 …

Barry WalshLeadership is What Happens When The Leader is Absent