Presidents Blog

CPD driving leadership skills

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 1, 2019 11:58:00 AM / by Phil Redmond, IQ President posted in Leadership, CPD, Personal Effectiveness

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Over the last quarter I have focussed on the importance of leadership and how the Institute is supporting those who are destined to be the next generation of leaders in the industry. I have also highlighted some of the work that the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) is undertaking to support all members in developing their skills and knowledge around leadership.

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Creating future leaders

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 1, 2019 10:17:14 AM / by Phil Redmond, IQ President posted in Leadership, University of Derby, Personal Effectiveness

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My recent columns have focused on the challenges our industry faces in managing health and safety. In dealing with these challenges, leadership is a recurring theme that affects the whole organisation - from the board room to individual operational sites.

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Time for change

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 1, 2018 12:48:00 PM / by Dr Miles Watkins, IQ President posted in Careers, Personal Effectiveness, IQ Community

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This is the final column from me as the President of the Institute of Quarrying (IQ). During September I will be stepping down from the Board after nearly 20 years of active engagement with the Institute. It is a mixed-emotion experience as, on the one hand, after such a long period of participation it is sad to leave behind such a great organization. But, on the other hand, my colleagues and I have worked hard on the organizational governance to ensure there is an inflow of new enthusiasm and talent to maintain a freshness to the professional body, which is essential to its continuing relevance. I look on this latter point with a sense of pride that I was able to make a small, but lasting, contribution to the future of IQ.

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