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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!
Po7 on Inishbofin

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

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

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 …

Barry WalshInterview With Barry Walsh
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
Compassionate Challenge

Try Compassionate Challenge

I got a bit of feedback from one of my Power of Seven members. He said “entrepreneurs like challenge, if they have a day without challenge it’s not a great day, I’d welcome you being more challenging in our group”. In the last two Po7 meetings I spoke about this and suggested we all bring ‘Compassionate Challenge’ into the room. …

Barry WalshTry Compassionate Challenge