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Why do most change initiatives fail?October 2, 2018

Managing change initiatives means tackling the gravitational pull of company culture, the ingrained habits, the unwritten rules as to how things are done – and always involves battling established norms and the egos associated with the status quo, writes James Sweetman
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Grenfell: A year on, here’s what we know went wrongOctober 2, 2018

There is no doubt that changes are needed to prevent this catastrophe from happening again, and they include new regulation for high-rise buildings and the use of flammable materials in their construction, writes Konstantinos Daniel Tsavdaridis
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What modern leadership is all aboutSeptember 4, 2018

In a rapidly changing and uncertain world, organisational effectiveness and success is less dependent on the individual star leader blazing a trail and more dependent on the collective genius, writes James Sweetman
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Re-engineering Ireland (Part II): A one-off opportunity?August 7, 2018

If Ireland wants to stay competitive, it needs to develop and implement modern spatial strategies and related planning rules quickly – even if it doesn't suit all of the interests vested in a continuation of the status quo, says John Moran
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Our favourite cities – by four urban plannersAugust 7, 2018

The quality of a city is not simply defined by the grandeur of its buildings, or the efficiency of its transport system. Here, four urban planners name their favourite cities, and explain what makes them special
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Re-engineering Ireland: Part IJuly 24, 2018

In the unabridged version of John Moran's speech to Engineers Ireland's 2018 annual conference, he argues that if we are to design and build a better and fairer future for all, we must re-engineer our built and planned environment