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 …

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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 …

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Employed Managing Director Challenges? New Group for MDs starts soon.

Being an employed Managing Director is not without its challenges, such as: being undermined by your employer (CEO, Owner, board, etc) working harder than most yet not having equity (or enough) in the business. not having ultimate decision making authority doubting yourself because you were not the entrepreneur feeling isolated corporate politics lacking certainty that all this hard work is …

Barry WalshEmployed Managing Director Challenges? New Group for MDs starts soon.
Energy Chargers / Drainers

Spend More Time With Chargers, Less With Drainers

Do a little audit over the holidays. Scroll down through recent calls on your mobile, emails over a week, meetings in your diary, or wherever your time is occupied with others. Identify those that drain your energy [DRAINERS] and does that charge your energy [CHARGERS]. Make strategic decisions to spend less time with DRAINERS and more time with CHARGERS in …

Barry WalshSpend More Time With Chargers, Less With Drainers

4 Q’s Before Trying To Sell

Seth Goddin is a really wise guy. He’s my guru when it comes to business development. In a pod cast I listened to recently I heard Seth’s 4 questions you should answer before doing anything else: Who is your next customer? i.e. what’s her outlook, hopes, needs, dreams, wants, etc What is the story she told about herself before she met …

Barry Walsh4 Q’s Before Trying To Sell
Po7 in Action

NEW Po7 For Business Development Managers

Are you a Business Development Manager (BDM) or Sales Manager? Maybe you’re a Business Owner/MD with a BDM who could benefit from meeting with other BDMs to support, advise, motivate and learn from. Starts February 2015 This NEW Power of Seven group starts in Feb 2015 based on requests by a number of dynamic BDMs. It’s impossible for any BDM to …

Barry WalshNEW Po7 For Business Development Managers

Interview With Barry Walsh

Spot ON N.59 An Irish Executives Interview by Pascal Derrien Governance and Leadership Team, Board Member & Executive Director at Irish Executives Network 10th Nov 2015 I really like the # 7, it does remind me of the 7 Samouraïs, the magnificent or the 7 adventures of Sinbad. Somebody recently also spoke to me about the 7 habits of highly …

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Best Investment You Can Make: Emotional Assets

Typically the term ‘Emotional Assets’ covers a broad spectrum of collecting categories that include fine art, contemporary design, rare stamps, ancient coins, etc. However last week at a Power of seven meeting one of the members shared his intentions to invest in emotional assets with a different meaning. He described emotional assets as memories his kids would have of great …

Barry WalshBest Investment You Can Make: Emotional Assets
Power of seven in the News

Power of Seven In The News

Printed in Irish Independent Business Supplement 11th Sept 2014 Bringing Business Owners Together To Solve Problems Barry Walsh (46) is the founder of Power of Seven, which teams up business leaders with their peers to help one another solve business challenges. “I came up with the idea by chance. In my work as a leadership consultant and business coach I found …

Barry WalshPower of Seven In The News