It seems that trust in leadership and institutions is at an all-time low in this country. The Edelman Trust Barometer for 2017 (link) indicates that trust is in crisis around the world. Trust in the four key institutions, business, government, NGOs and media seems to be at rock bottom with the general population. According to the Edelman research, trust has been steadily declining globally over the past few years and almost no where is as badly hit as Ireland. (that’s us, see the second last on this list, that’s Ireland).
The team at WhiteLight Consulting are delighted to have been appointed to work with Joanne Hession on LIFT OFF in February 2018. Joanne Hession, founder of the Entrepreneurs Academy, has long been a beacon of light in the world of entrepreneurship and education. Well LIFT Ireland is Joanne’s solution to how we rebuild trust and improve standards of leadership across the board in Ireland. She is a master practitioner of leadership and has studied with Dr. John C. Maxwell, perhaps the world’s leading authority on leadership.
In February 2018, LIFT Ireland will be launched. LIFT stands for Leading Ireland’s Future Together. It is a not-for-profit movement that seeks to improve leadership teaching and practice in Ireland. It will work with all sectors of society from primary school children to leaders in government and business. By lifting Ireland’s leadership standards, LIFT Ireland will help to embed ethics, integrity, honesty and leadership into all aspects of Ireland’s future.
Building trust and leadership appears to be crucial to our future as a society and as an economy. WhiteLight Consulting are proud to work with Joanne Hession on LIFT OFF. Together Joanne, and all those who are joining her in this mission, are seeking to deliberately and honestly shape a new future for Ireland. These are exciting times!