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Ciarán Fenton

Leadership consultant 

Reconnect in Sussex, Fermanagh, or West Cork

I'm finding in my practice that boards and teams feel disconnected because of lockdown. The pandemic has impacted organisational purpose, strategy, and behaviour (PSB) at a macro business level and personal PSB at the psychological level of work/life/career. Since these two PSBs are interdependent, organisation outcomes now depend more than ever on the discretionary emotional investment of members of teams and boards. The risk to organisations of ignoring the impact of the pandemic will be high. The opportunities arising from a re-energised board or team will more than pay for the cost and time spent on confronting these risks. Over the next year, I will facilitate tailored off-sites - typically Thurs 1700 - Saturday 1400 - in Sussex, Co. Fermanagh and in West Cork (three unique locations I know well) for boards and teams to help them reconnect, reframe and relaunch. Please get in touch with me if you would like to learn more. Ciarán














The ESG Aware Board 

a change programme

for main and operating boards, & ExCos 



The behaviour of directors has a direct impact on profit, environment, society and governance (ESGP).


That behaviour comes under acute pressure at points of inflexion: early-stage; rapid growth; strategy decisions; poor financial quarters; post-M&A; matters arising after board evaluation; poor employee survey; new appointments; difficult personalities, a pandemic amongst others.


The key impact of director behaviour is "board conduct" i.e. the behaviour of the board over time which is best measured in the quality of the decision-making of the board.














This programme sets out a process for directors to bring about change in themselves and others at these critical times.


This is not a “transformational change” programme, frequently promised and rarely delivered.


On the contrary, this is a tried and tested iterative process that relies on each individual director committing to a minimum of 10% change in their behaviour.


That requires changing only ten interactions in every hundred. That's small change. 


However, it’s hard to do. Sustainable behaviour change requires compromise and effort.  


The first step is not in demanding change in another. It's to change your behaviour first. Then you will notice how others change their behaviour toward you. 






















The incentive to change is:


  • the reciprocal change promised by peers

  • the securing of better personal and organisational outcomes

  • more fulfilling working lives


My approach, using emotional intelligence tools and models linked with organisation strategy theory, is to explore the inter-dependence between personal purpose, strategy and behaviour - Personal PSB - and organisational purpose, strategy and behaviour - Board PSB - over a period through 1-1, mediated and plenary interventions supporting participants in real-time to keep their promises with each other.



“Ciarán delivered much more than the 10% promised…” MH, CEO



If you want to know more please call me, Ciarán Fenton, on 07966168874 or email me at 




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Purpose, Strategy and Behaviour of each director (Personal PSB)

Purpose, Strategy and Behaviour of the company

(Company PSB)

Purpose, Strategy & Behaviour of the board (Board PSB)


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