Designing a Career with Purpose

For many of us, we arrived where we are today by choosing from the options that were presented to us. Perhaps you graduated from college, received a few job offers and chose the one that seemed most likely to fit your aspirations. Depending on the company, the typical progression is either up within your function, […]

Investing in Your Talent Pipeline

When I reflect on my own career path, I’m grateful for the many leaders who invested in me along the way, imparting knowledge, wisdom and feedback with a delivery that allowed me to hear and internalize the message. Rarely, did the most meaningful mentoring happen in a development program, formal feedback conversation or performance review. […]

Feedback for Leadership Growth

Anyone in a people management role knows that it can be challenging to get candid and actionable feedback to improve your performance and to guide your growth as a leader. If you’re at or near the top of your organization’s hierarchy, it can seem almost impossible. Let’s face it – offering praise feels safe and […]

Navigating the Transition to Enterprise Leadership

As an executive coach, I have the benefit of working with a wide array of client companies. While they vary in industry, size, “life cycle,” domestic or international reach, and culture, one thread seems to remain constant: Promotion to the top dog position of a major segment in the enterprise (or the total organization) is […]

Following Up on Your Ripple Effect

It’s time to follow up. How did you do with the “ripple effect” practices? Did you find yourself being authentic, vulnerable and courageous? Yes – totally full out? Only sometimes with some people? No, not at all and wondering what the purpose is anyhow? I’m going to guess that for most of you, your experience […]

What’s Your Ripple Effect?

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” ~ Aldous Huxley (writer / philosopher / sociological observer) In a few, simple words, this quote speaks to the multiple factors and influences constantly at work shaping an individual’s persona in the world and determining a leader’s ripple […]

Welcome!

Welcome to McLysaght Consulting! I’m excited to launch this new site and look forward to sharing insights, tools and resources designed to support your very best leadership performance. In designing this site, one of the first questions that came up was about my use of a water drop image creating ripples in the surrounding water. […]