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15.09.17

It’s only a few days until our Stepping Up event at the RDS!   In anticipation of this event, over the last few weeks  Dearbhalla Baviera of Clearbird Consulting has been examining “What Stepping Up Really Means”.  This is the third of her three-part series.  In it, she talks about “Leading from the Front”.  We look forward to hearing her talk in more detail on the 21st of September.


Deirdre O’Shaughnessy, Partner, Amrop


Stepping Up


As an executive Coach working frequently with emerging leaders, in particular female talented and emerging leaders, I hear a common...

29.08.17

In anticipation of the first of our speaker-led events as part of our Community of Practice for Emerging Female Leaders on 21st September in the RDS, Dearbhalla Baviera of Clearbird Consulting has been examining “What Stepping Up Really Means”.  In this, the second of a three-part series, she discusses the importance of Engaging Differently.


Deirdre O’Shaughnessy, Partner, Amrop


Breaking Down What Stepping Up Really Means


“I'm being asked to 'step up' by the leadership team but I just don't know what else I can do and what exactly they want.”


“I'm working hard....

18.08.17

We continuously strive to identify and develop Leaders for What's Next across all areas of our business, and in going so, have committed to developing an Emerging Female Leaders' Community of Practice which launches in Autumn 2017 through a series of speaker-led events. Our Community of Practice supports the continuing professional development of emerging female leaders in Ireland.


As we look forward to the first of our speaker-led events as part of our Community of Practice for Emerging Female Leaders on 21st September in the RDS, Dearbhalla Baviera of Clearbird Consulting examines...

07.07.17

Rowan Hillis, Senior Research Consultant


Any time I’m in the members’ area of the RDS, I’m always struck by a wonderful feeling of serenity, and love that it is such a great contrast to the hustle and bustle of Ballsbridge. As a venue, it has managed to keep the traditions of an era gone by, whilst at the same time embraces and facilitates current trends and needs. 


Inspired to establish an Amrop Community of Practice for emerging female leaders, Friday June 16th, saw us bring together a fantastic group of women to explore the key issues impacting women as they seek to...

03.05.17

by Mark O'Donnell, Partner


Bank of Ireland and Aryzta are currently planning successors to their outgoing CEOs. It put me thinking about the issue of leadership management and succession planning.  


There are many variables which influence a company’s performance that a board has no control over. The one area where it can exert total control is in the appointment of its CEO. Given the importance of the position, it would make sense that every effort was made in advance preparation for the expected or unforeseen vacation of an organisation’s top appointment. 


Turnover...

10.04.17

Amrop, Ireland’s pre-eminent Executive Search firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Helen Thomas to Research Principal and the appointment of Dr. Rowan Hillis as Senior Research Consultant. Helen has been a key member of the Amrop team since 2011, having started her executive search career in London in 2007. Rowan began her executive search career in 2002 in Scotland and has been working in the Irish market since 2015.  With Rowan’s appointment, Amrop’s Research team is now the most experienced in the country and reflects Amrop’s commitment to identifying the most...

15.03.17

Preparation the antidote to uncertainty


You’d be forgiven for thinking Theresa May had a lack of focus on this side of the Irish Sea, given her apparent little attention to the surprise results of Northern Ireland’s recent election. 


But, maybe David Davis has been lending more of an ear our way. In his interview with Andrew Marr on BBC One, just a few days after the IBEC CEO conference, he speaks to the concerns expressed there with more reassuring soundbites than have been coming from Britain in recent months. He was more open about the level of contingency planning...

15.03.17

Last year, the Irish business world was a little taken aback at the departure of the Web Summit to Portugal. It seemed a shame to lose such a successful and wildly popular annual event that generated millions for Dublin and much more in terms of inspiration, innovation and electric connections. But Frankie Sheahan, former Irish rugby international, is hot on its heels to fill that space. Claiming ground as “The World’s Leading Business and Self-Empowerment Summit”, in just its fourth year, this year’s Pendulum Summit in Dublin’s Convention Centre hosted 6,000...