Leadership is a key topic in business today. Taking a unique and practical approach, Care of Leadership is a personal development practice in developing leadership effectiveness. It is designed to enable leaders to unleash their potential, creating change and forward momentum in their leadership role. It invites leaders to take charge of their own development. Working through ten core topics – including identity, purpose, responsibility, emotional intelligence and leading – conscious awareness and reflective exercises (CARE) are used as a provocative treatment of the essential qualities in the development of effective leadership, embracing the whole leader. Each chapter ends with encouraging the leader to set specific goals for areas which require change or improvement.
A human development consultant, Ann McGarry passionately believes that leaders are made, not born, that leadership development can be taught and that leading is a very conscious choice. The social context of leadership is pivotal; it takes centre stage as it is the fundamental basis for leadership development. Leaders must understand themselves and their engagement with their followers in this environment. Care of Leadership is aimed at leaders and managers in all business sectors, regardless of their years of service, who wish to raise their effectiveness as a leader and unleash the best leader within.
About the Author
Ann McGarry is Managing Director of Ann McGarry Organisation and Personal Development Consultancy Ltd and a human development consultant with over fifteen years’ experience. She also provides quality consultancy services to the highly regulated pharmaceutical and medical devices sectors. Her consultancy services include leadership programmes and executive and personal coaching in both the public and private sectors in Ireland and abroad. Prior to setting up her consultancy practice she held senior quality assurance roles in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors for twenty years, with staff development forming a significant part of her role.
Her lecturing experience includes the University of Limerick, NUI Galway, Galway–Mayo Institute of Technology and European Business Institute, delivering on human resource development, supervisory management, quality management and wellness topics.