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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
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
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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.
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
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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
Powerful Words

The KEY to Powerful Conversations

I gave a workshop to NUIG Executive MBA’ers last week called Powerful Conversations. Obviously I did some research in advance which included an article from Harvard Business Review called ‘Leadership Is A Conversation‘ by Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind. Here are a few of the nuggets from the article: • Leadership Is a Conversation – the role of a leader …

Barry WalshThe KEY to Powerful Conversations