As a leader, it is uncommon that you will ever have a clear schedule. When you took on your role as a founder, CEO, or president, you sidelined a more flexible schedule in exchange for the responsibility of making your vision a reality. Yet, while you will rarely not have a busier schedule, that does not mean you should be a “busy” leader.

You might be wondering how it is possible not to be a busy leader, since you always have a phone call you need to take, a meeting you need to lead, or a strategy session you need…


In the business world, ‘good’ just isn’t good enough anymore. The landscape is too competitive for your success to hinge on mediocracy. A good business can make you money, but it won’t establish you as a leader in your industry. A good employee can keep the ship afloat, but you can’t expect them to spark innovation within your organisation. A good leader can lead, but they lack the ability to influence greatness in themselves, their employees, and their industries.

Don’t settle for being a good leader: strive to be great. You can read as many books and articles as you…


Larger organisations have the resources to pay their employees higher salaries. They also have the ability to extend better insurance policies to their employees, as well as offer other big-business perks like retirement plans, more paid vacation time, and consistent opportunities for advancement. Yet, despite all of these benefits that employees care about , smaller companies beat out big business when it comes to employee engagement.

Studies show that firms with fewer employees — less than 25 workers, to be exact — have teams that are 41 percent more engaged than businesses with more employees. Why is that? …


Travelling has always been a significant part of my life. My wife and I travel all over the world, trying to see and experience as many destinations, landscapes, and cultures as possible. It’s transformative; travelers know firsthand that it is impossible not to have it influence every aspect of your life.

Even in business. As the CEO of a global telecommunications company, travelling is also a major part of my day-to-day responsibilities. We have hundreds of employees working across all seven continents, from America to Brazil to the Congo. …


Employees are not just a company’s backbone, they are its life force. Your team should always be a top priority-amid hiring decisions, firing decisions, or any major decisions that could leave a lasting impact on your organization. If they are not, you will be the one to suffer.

Unhappy employees are quick to vote with their feet. Dash Design’s founder David Ashen learned this lesson last year after losing almost a quarter of his company’s workforce after bringing on a new business partner. What seemed like a harmless decision at the time had a significant impact on the company’s culture…


As a business owner or professional, you wear many hats. One of these hats is the responsibility of being a team leader; whether your team is big or small, this is a pretty significant task. Your leadership ability directly influences the professional development of individual staff members, as well as a much bigger impact on the overall success of your company.

If you read any leadership blog, you will uncover an overflow of information out there from a multitude of different people: entrepreneurs, CEOs, managers, etc. Each person shares a unique perspective on what it takes to be an effective…


By Kealan Delaney

Employees are not just a company’s backbone, they are its life force. Your team should always be a top priority — amid hiring decisions, firing decisions, or any major decisions that could leave a lasting impact on your organization. If they are not, you will be the one to suffer.

Unhappy employees are quick to vote with their feet. Dash Design’s founder David Ashen learned this lesson last year after losing almost a quarter of his company’s workforce after bringing on a new business partner. What seemed like a harmless decision at the time had a significant…


By Kealan Delaney

We all share one goal in life, and that is to be successful. This is a relative objective, of course, since everyone defines success differently. For some, money drives success — the more money they make, the happier they feel. For others, it could be achieving celebrity status, climbing the corporate ladder, or being the top salesperson at their company.

Regardless of what success looks like to you, realizing your dreams requires you to fragmentize your larger goal of being successful into more tangible milestones. In other words, setting smaller goals to bring about your larger goals…


Entrepreneurs lead chaotic, fast-paced lives — this is what stimulates their passion and creativity. Said professionals typically perform numerous tasks and render decisions on countless issues on a daily basis. Existing on such a frenetic schedule can be challenging, but this lifestyle can be even more difficult when factoring in the extensive amount of travel business leaders must endure.

Continually traversing from one place to another could precipitate fatigue and cognitive problems that might make the difference between meeting the trip’s intended objectives or falling short of said aims. For many busy, on-the-go entrepreneurs, the key to sustained success is…


Kealan Delaney | IdeaMensch

As Founder and CEO of Delmec, Kealan Delaney has leveraged over 30 years of expertise to grow the telecommunications company from a small, regional operation into a global enterprise serving some of the biggest telecommunications operators and providers in the world. With Kealan at the helm, Delmec provides infrastructure services and solutions to clients across seven continents, helping to build, upgrade, and repair sophisticated towers and networks with 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G capabilities. …

Kealan Delaney

Kealan Delaney is the CEO of Delmec Engineering, headquartered in Carlow, Ireland. Kealan is a graduate of the University of Limerick and Harvard OPM42.

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