Entries by Coach Padraig

7 Benefits of a Leadership Offsite

We’ve seen periods where our clients were big on over-the-top boondoggle getaways for the leadership team and times when they stopped all workshops and retreats for austerity reasons. That’s two ends of a spectrum and neither end is ideal for most organizations.   Instead, somewhere in the middle – a getaway from the day-to-day challenges ofContinue Reading

Preventing leadership burnout

Have you snapped at someone when you’d normally be patient? Felt irritable with everyone and disinterested in what you normally value? Reacted to situations disproportionately? These could be warning signs that you are suffering from burnout or close to it. In a recent article on Digital Freelancer, James Sower outlined how to differentiate stress fromContinue Reading

Why do leaders avoid the truth?

Most organizations will say they invest in their people, and that may be true. They pay for training, they offer benefits. But paradoxically, how often do we as leaders avoid difficult conversations with poor performers until a “last straw” moment and we fire them? (Oops, so much for the investment in professional development!) Sure, thereContinue Reading