This Is ... creating better organisations
We are an organisation and leadership development practice. We offer a range of high quality services and products to help organisations and leaders in times of change.
Richard Plenty, Managing Director of This Is, facilitates main session on "Leadership and
the Next Generation of Airport Professionals' at ACI North America and World Conference & Exhibition Sept 9 - 12 2012 Calgary, Canada
2nd Airport Leadership & Change Management Forum
The second Airport Leadership and Change Management Forum was held in London recently 17-19th October 2012.
The Forum was opened by Daniel Moylan, advisor on aviation policy to Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, who welcomed delegates to London. A line up of distinguished speakers on airport leadership spoke about the importance of leadership in a challenging and changing environment; on the role of the leader in championing change; on the necessity to plan for leadership identification, succession and retention; and on the development of leadership characteristics such as resilience and mental wellbeing.
Professor Adrian Furnham provided the keynote address on "The Psychology of Leadership".
The Forum was attended by over 120 delegates from 35 countries!
Watch this space for the full report
"I believe that the capacity that any organisation needs is for leadership to appear anywhere it is needed, when it is needed" Margaret J. Wheatley
We take a strategic, business perspective.
We work in partnership with our clients.
We focus on creating sustainable high performance.
We ensure our work is evidence based.
We build leadership capability and capacity.
We encourage learning and renewal.
We have high professional standards.
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Terri Morrissey at the ACI Europe - AsiaPacific Airport Exchange in Abu Dhabi Nov 2011
Richard Plenty at the recent ACI North America and World Conference in Calgary Sept 2012
Terri Morrissey presenting at the recent Airport Leadership and Change Management Forum in Dublin Sept 2011
On Our Whiteboard
Update on our clients.
Our clients come from a wide variety of sectors and in many shapes and sizes but all share a common aspiration - creating better organisations.
AIRPORTS: We continue to work with the airport sector. We have worked with DAA since 2005 on transforming their organisation. In 2012 we developed leaders and managers in Amman, Abu Dhabi and Kuala Lumpur.
FOOD AND DRINK: We have been working with the top production team in Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard, based in Ireland, to build a high performance team culture. Makers of the iconic Jameson brand, international growth prospects are excellent.
ENERGY: We partnered with DC Energy to design the organisation and transition plan for the $35b INPEX Ichthys oil and gas project based in Perth Australia - a challenging and exciting 'mega project'.
HEALTHCARE: We worked with the Chief Executive and Board of the independent social enterprise 'Your Healthcare' - one of the first such organisations in the UK - on the development of their organisation.
ENVIRONMENTAL: We worked on Director Development with BTCV who scooped two top awards - the Charity Times 2010 'Charity of the Year" and the 'Green Leadership Award" organised by the Chartered Management Institute - while we were working with them.
FINANCIAL SERVICES: We worked with a major Ratings Agency to carry out an objective 'health check' of a critical part of their organisation.
THIRD SECTOR: Our Director Terri Morrissey is the Chairperson of Aoibhneas Women's Refuge in Dublin.They have plans to build a state of art Children's Centre on their site.
Courage, Authenticity and Identity
The Story of This Is ...
Many years ago, a young aspiring student had to take part in a competitive three and a half hour examination to get into the prestigious university of his choice. He entered the examination room, turned over his paper, and read. There was one question and one question only, on the exam paper.
'What is Courage?' was the question in front of him.
The student thought for a few minutes before writing : 'This is'.
He handed his paper in and walked out of the exam room three hours early. He got an offer.
Do you have the courage to work strategically on organisation, leadership and people issues? If so...
This Is ... can help by bringing insights and learning from our experience and from the substantial knowledge that already exists in the literature on organisation and leadership development, executive coaching, people management and business psychology. Contact us to learn more.