Looking For A Business Coach? Why Not Have Seven!

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 WalshLooking For A Business Coach? Why Not Have Seven!

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

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

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 …

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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

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. …

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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 …

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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.