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What makes an Effective Leader?

What makes an Effective Leader?

An effective leader possesses a combination of skills, qualities, and behaviours that enable them to guide and inspire their team towards a common purpose.  Before looking at the attributes of effective leaders, it is my experience and opinion that the construction industry doesn’t invest nearly enough in developing these skills.  If you are lucky, you may have had in your career some experienced leader “take you under their wing”.  If not, then you might have been fortunate enough to be able to observe at close hand an effective leader.  Out with these avenues there is very little...

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How Executives Can Benefit From Having a Mentor

How Executives Can Benefit From Having a Mentor

Why you Need a Mentor No matter where you are on your career journey, it doesn’t matter if you are starting out or if you are now an experienced business leader, we all need help from time to time.  Engaging with an experienced mentor can be a highly effective and cost-efficient way of getting the support you need to overcome the challenges you will inevitably face. I have been fortunate throughout my career to have benefitted from tapping into the knowledge and insights that mentors can provide.  Even today I still have three or four people that I regularly consult with, to bounce...

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How to Make a Success of Succession

How to Make a Success of Succession

We hope you enjoy this article written by Paul McDevitt. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at paul@mcdevitt.co. Click on the images to view and download a PDF version of the article.

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We’ve Got Reasons to be Cheerful

We’ve Got Reasons to be Cheerful

We hope you enjoy this article written by Paul McDevitt. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at paul@mcdevitt.co. Click on the images to view and download a PDF version of the article.

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