Cross Boundary Leadership and Society 3.0 #55 #cong20


Working across silos and sectors has shown spectacular assaults in 2020, lets learn from these lessons.

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Key Takeaways:

  1. Leaders need to learn from others outside of their sectors
  2. For projects to be delivered in crisis situation, groups need to  demonstrate the ability to rapidly build internal and external consensus and support
  3. Industry needs use non-traditional resources, enter an entirely new fields and prototype fast.
  4. Building relationships and trust across sectors is now vital

About Dara Connolly:

 Dara Connolly is CEO of Common Purpose Ireland, a global social enterprise, operating across 100 cities around the world with over 80,000 alumni. Its object is to provide inspiring and challenging programmes for leaders from diverse backgrounds and sectors, allowing them to connect with each other, expand their perspectives and create real change in their organisations, societies and as individuals.

Dara has had an eclectic career as a leader across a variety of worlds. With Recreate, a Creative Reuse social enterprise, he built it from an idea to an award-winning sustainable business. As Head of Business Development and Property of Temple Bar Cultural Trust Ltd, he managed a cultural and commercial property portfolio of over €100M, being involved in land mark projects such as Culture Night, development of the West End and Ireland’s first retractable roof in Meeting House Square. In addition, he has had stints in the tech multinational sector, financial services and corporate fundraising and a number of diverse start-ups.

Dara has a real passion for people and their development, always seeking to expand the inclusivity objectives of Common Purpose’s programmes. He is also cares deeply for the arts and the environment resulting from his time with Cultivate (a sustainability NGO). His very rewarding time as director and chair of Saplings Schools for Children with Autism has given him a real interest for children with special needs development and their welfare.

He is a qualified Management Accountant and holds diplomas in Business Studies, Project Management, a Post Graduate Diploma in Innovation and is an alumni of Common Purpose Meridian programme for senior leaders.

Contacting Dara Connolly:

You can connect with Dara on LinkedIn.

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