The former General Secretary of Naas-based Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI), Michael Moriarty has published his first book on leadership.
The book entitled Every Leader’s Reality Guide has been written as a guide for both serving and aspiring leaders in a bid to help people to reach their true potential in business, their community and in life in general.
Michael recently retired from his former career with ETBI but is the current President of the European Federation of Education Employers (EFEE), a position he has held for several years.
Every Leader’s Reality Guide will be launched in Killashee Hotel, Naas on Tuesday, September 24.
Speakers will include: Richard Bruton, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment; Maureen Bergin, President County Kildare Chamber of Commerce and Michael Mc Elligott, Chief Executive Tetrarch Capital.
Every Leader’s Reality Guide has already been endorsed by four high profile leaders as a transformational and inspiring read - Mary Davis, CE Special Olympics International, Ruairi Quinn, former government minister, Michael Mc Elligott, CE Tetrarch Capital and Barbara Novinec, President of the European School Heads Association.
The book’s twenty chapters and appendices set out how leaders can ignite their true leadership potential, not just in business but also within their own community. Each chapter begins with an inspiring quote from an historical great leader while interspersing great, practical leadership tips with personal stories from Michael’s own life. These revealing insights and useful strategies aim to truly transform the attitude, progress and ability of any leader.
The author, Michael Moriarty, draws on almost four decades of senior leadership experience in both the public and private sectors in Ireland to show what good leadership is all about. He makes many references to the influences on his own leadership journey and relates both good and bad experiences to the reader. He is not afraid to show how he had to learn what good leadership is all about and in this guide, he shares with readers a lifetime of knowledge and experience.
Commenting on his book, author Michael Moriarty states; “Leadership can be a lonesome occupation for some and for many there is an on-going need to guard against apathy and to ensure that skills, aptitude and enthusiasm are maintained at the highest levels. I learned about good leadership the hard way and I realise that all leaders need to constantly self-assess their own leadership skills and abilities. This guide will test any leader and challenges them to assess their own behaviour and attitudes. Leaders need to lead from the front but sometimes you have to brave to make the right decisions in order to bring people with you.
In a world where there is a global rise in authoritarianism, we now need more leaders who have clearly defined value systems which guide them on their leadership journey. My book explores the importance of values and vision for good leadership. It is a book for all who are leaders in the home at work or in society”.
Michael has also worked in the commercial sector when serving 8 years as the chief executive of CKRfm the former regional radio station for Carlow/Kildare when he was also President of County Carlow Chamber of Commerce.
Michael has served as a member of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), the Board of Fás and the National Skills Council.
He has lectured in Ireland, Europe and USA on such diverse topics as skills as a driver of economic output, education and training, industrial relations, leadership and management.
While he has written many articles for newspapers and magazines Every Leader’s Reality Guide is his first book.