Leadership is all about enabling your team to play to their strengths

Our director Nuala Murphy speaks to Belfast Telegraph’s Mark Bain this week on how diversity and inclusion can power us to a brighter future. You can read the full article by clicking this link.

Followed by getting to know Nuala with a Q&A

What’s the best piece of business advice you have?

Don’t sweat the small stuff. By staying focused on the bigger picture, I find I can make better decisions rather than getting bogged down in detail that might not take us towards our goals.

What was your best business decision?

To change career and work in an area aligned with my values and purpose of improving equality and diversity for all.

If you could take one measure to improve the NI economy, what would it be?

Increase representation. There is enough evidence out there to show that it improves the bottom line for businesses and the economy.

What’s the most important attribute for good leadership?

For me leadership is all about empowering and enabling your team to play to their strengths and help them achieve their goals.

Can you recommend a business-related podcast or book?

I’ve just finished Range by David Epstein how generalists’ triumph in a specialised world.

Do you reply to work emails when you’re on holiday or do you believe in a complete switch-off?

A complete switch-off is a must. I believe in boundaries and dedicated time to rest and recuperate. It’s something my team and I really respect, and I know they are more than capable when I am on holiday.

Likewise, there needs to be boundaries about checking work-related emails after hours.

How do you relax?

Love to walk and am a dedicated practitioner of pilates reformer. Also love to spend time with friends and family.

Find out more information about Diversity Mark by info@diversity-mark-ni.co.uk.

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