LEAP delighted to be working with Longford Town FC

Longford Town FC

As part of the FAI’s ongoing support for regional clubs, LEAP are delighted to be working with Longford Town FC in the development of their strategic plans.

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Drogheda United FC working with LEAP on new strategic plan

LEAP’s John Raftery with Drogheda United FC chairman Fiachra Kierans. Also pictured L to R are Martin Hodgson and Jim McArdle.


LEAP were recently appointed by the FAI to support regional clubs in the development of their strategic plans.

LEAP are delighted to be working with Drogheda United FC to develop a strategic plan for the club.  Pictured above is LEAP’s senior partner and business advisor John Raftery  handing over a draft strategic plan to Fiachra Kierans, Chairman of Drogheda United FC. Also in the picture is Martin Hodgson and Jim McArdle of Drogheda United FC.

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Mike Gaffney to kick start new strategic plan for Finn Harps FC










LEAP are delighted to announce that Mike Gaffney will be working with Finn Harps football club in the development of a new strategic development plan beginning in October. The plan will support the long term development of the club.

A statement from the club secretary John Campbell said:

It is with this in mind that the club is running a focus group workshop at the start of the strategy development process, which will be held on Monday 3rd of October from 6-8 p.m. in the Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey.

The focus session will be facilitated by Mike Gaffney of LEAP and it will follow the format of round table discussions, with the insights from each table captured and collated by LEAP. These insights will provide direct insights into the formulation of the club’s strategy.

The purpose of the strategy is to provide all the club’s stakeholders with a clear understanding as to where Harps is going and how it proposes to get there.

To read the full statement visit Finn Harps Website

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LEAP shortlisted for the Irish Blog Awards 2016

LEAP are delighted to have been nominated again for the second time in the Irish Blog Awards 2016.

This year we have been shortlisted in two categories; best B2B blog and best Marketing & Communications blog.

Our leadership and management blog is important to us and we keep it updated with content that we hope managers and business owners find useful in their everyday working lives.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for us this year.

We appreciate your support and we look forward to delivering more quality content to you in the future.


From everyone at LEAP.

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Management Development Programme Newpark Hotel

LEAP were delighted to work with the Newpark Hotel on the Management Development Programme recently. We wish everyone involved continued success in your careers.

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Pictured left to right: Jim Gunter, Melissa O’Connor, Eimear O Leary, Chris Crowley, Charlene Crowley, Daniel McDaid, Niall Dunne, Ger Alley, Paul Murphy, Marita McGrory, Mike Gaffney (LEAP), Mark Dunne general manager.


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Congratulations to NUIG Managing People group

LEAP would like to say many congratulations to the NUIG staff who recently completed LEAP’s Management Development Programme. Upon completion of the programme participants received their Level 6 QQI Component Certificate in Managing People. We wish all of you continued success in your careers.

Pictured: NUIG staff with their QQI Level 6 Certificate in Managing People
Front Row: Nuala McGuinn, Tricia Cunningham (LEAP programme facilitator), Orla O’Donovan, Sylvia McDonagh
Back Row: Ronan Kennedy, Kevin Hynes


QQI level 6 component certificate in managing people

Every team member needs to ensure that they maximize their contribution to the company. Companies require a fully engaged team to deliver consistently high levels of performance. To support team members in raising their game LEAP’s programmes, built around core people performance areas, will enable individuals to increase their contribution by applying proven practical approaches with immediate impact on the organisation.


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An Evening With John Raftery

Event: An Evening with John Raftery, Senior Partner with LEAP
John Raftery Executive Coach

Venue: Glass House Hotel
Date: Tuesday March 22
Time: 5.30pm
Cost: Free


“Would your business be better off if some of your employees didn’t show up for work?”

According to recent surveys there is a large proportion of employees disengaged from their work. I have heard it said so many times that things run better when he or she is absent or when someone leaves there was no need to replace them. What about your critical employees? If they won the lotto and called you on Monday morning saying that they quit, how would you cope?

In the normal distribution of employees performance you will invariably find about 20{aa1e4c34c9c0f46e0a1f04e30c2eb1b9efaea7a47ed6ca6f324476e114da37f4} are top performers and unfortunately about 20{aa1e4c34c9c0f46e0a1f04e30c2eb1b9efaea7a47ed6ca6f324476e114da37f4} are at the bottom. Everyone else is in the middle. How do you get more from your team when this is the reality for most managers?

Your team is your most valuable resource but it is also your biggest cost. Are you getting value for money?

The answer to these questions may lie in engaging with the Management Team Programme. This programme has been successfully delivered to several businesses over the last number of years. The programme has been very well received and in many instances has had a high impact on the performance of the business. The programme uses the futureSME methodology which focuses on developing a visual strategy for your business and implementing practical visual management tools while also developing the leadership and management capabilities within your business.

The “futureSME” business model was developed as part of a major cross-European project funded by the EU Framework 7 project and is accredited by the University of Strathclyde. The business model provides a strategic and operational framework, specifically developed for SMEs, to optimise organisational competitiveness and establish sustainable growth. LEAP is the licensed provider of “futureSME” in Ireland.

It has the power to transform your business.

The Speaker: John Raftery

leadership, leadership ireland, executive coachJohn Raftery will give an overview of the programme and draw on his experience of working with SME’s over the last ten years. John will give practical examples and discuss issues faced by senior managers and owners in a no-nonsense style. You will find his presentation thought provoking and challenging.


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LEAP Shortlisted for Innovation and Excellence Awards 2016

We are delighted to announce that LEAP have been shortlisted in the Business Support category for the 2016 Innovation and Excellence Awards.

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The Corporate Livewire Innovation & Excellence Awards  is the leading global awards programme celebrating growth and strong performance across all industry sectors. Via an extensive judging process, the awards will recognise individuals, teams and businesses that have demonstrated success and innovation over the last 12 months. This awards programme champions the success of innovators and leaders across all industry sectors.

The Innovation & Excellence Awards give recognition to businesses that are transforming their respective industries and the standard-bearers of excellence by continually setting industry trends as well as showing significant advances in terms of innovation and improvement. With this awards programme, no business is too big or too small. The awards are open to organisations and individuals working in a wide range of sectors around the world. Our past winners have included multinational organisations working on a global scale as well as hardworking national or regional companies that simply deserve the recognition.

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LEAP Shortlisted for Blog Awards Ireland 2015

Blog Awards Ireland 2015Best Company Marketing and Communications Blog

We are delighted to announce that LEAP have been shortlisted for the Best Company Marketing and Communications Blog category for this year’s Blog Awards Ireland 2015.

The blog’s theme is leadership and management and focuses on ways to address common issues faced by new and established managers, and also the leadership challenges facing business owners.


The PUBLIC VOTE is now open for the 2015 Blog Awards Ireland!
Voting will be open for TWO weeks from Monday, 7th September.
LEAP would really appreciate your vote!

You can check out the Blog Awards Ireland website at http://www.blogawardsireland.com/

Thank you for your time and your support.


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