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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
Blind Spot

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
FREE Workbook

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
Who's the right one for me?

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

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

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
Ireland players sing Ireland's Call during the national anthems. Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Ireland and Romania on September 27, 2015 at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Photo by: Patrick Khachfe / Onside Images

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
Let Others Help You Grow

September, It’s The Business New Year, Let Others Help You Grow

Almost September, holidays over, kids back to school, I always see it as the ‘business new year’. We’ve hopefully had some time to forget about the business but now it’s time to lay down plans for improving your business. We should also be thinking about how we can improve and support ourselves, after all as business owners we’re driving the …

Barry WalshSeptember, It’s The Business New Year, Let Others Help You Grow

Step Forward – Step Backward? You Choose.

Many Power of Seven groups are doing goal setting at the moment. It gives everyone something to aim for and also provides context for that member in their group. As I was out running the other morning an idea came to mind (I usually get at least one good idea or break through when running). 🏃 The challenge I was contemplating …

Barry WalshStep Forward – Step Backward? You Choose.

Great Leaders Can Make Sense

This is from an article of Brian Arthur’s in the Harvard Business Review. “Imagine you are milling about in a large casino with the top figures in the high-tech-the Gates, Gerstners, and Groves of their industries. Over at one table, a game is starting called Multimedia. Over at another is a game called Web Services. In the corner is Electronic …

Barry WalshGreat Leaders Can Make Sense