This Is ... creating better organisations
We are an organisation and leadership development practice. We offer innovative and customised services to help organisations and leaders build a high performance culture. Our focus is on transformation and change.
Read our People Matters columns in Airport World
"I believe that the capacity that any organisation needs is for leadership to appear anywhere it is needed, when it is needed" Margaret J. Wheatley
Terri Morrissey, ChairPerson
We are a networked organisation
We take a strategic, business perspective
We work in partnership with our clients
We focus on creating sustainable high performance
We ensure our work is evidence based
We build leadership capability and capacity
We encourage learning and renewal
We have high professional standards
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Our clients come from a wide variety of sectors and in many shapes and sizes but all share a common aspiration - creating better organisations.Some of our assignments last for many years as we help organisations to transform their culture.
HEALTHCARE: We have been working with the Chief Executive and leadership of the independent innovative social enterprise 'Your Healthcare' - one of the first such organisations in the UK - on the development of their organisation since 2010. The organisationscores highly on employee engagement, is financially viable and well respected by the people who use it. We have also worked with the Chief Executive of a major Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) in the NHS to review progress on change and with the Transformation team in another CSU. We have written a chapter on motivation and retention of healthcare professionals for a book to be published by the Open University.
AIRPORTS: We continue to work with the airport sector. Following on from our work with DAA between 2005 and 2012 on transforming their organisation, we have grown internationally and now work with ACI (Airports Council International) on airports related assignments around the world. We provide strategic HR training for world airports, have organised and run Leadership & Change Summits for the sector, and support best practice in data interpretation and action follow up for the ACI EUROPE AirPeople survey.
THIRD SECTOR: Dr Richard Plenty, Managing Director of This Is... , became a Director of Aoibhneas Women's and Children's Refuge and Company Secretary in 2012. Since then, the organisation has been transformed through leadership and organisation changes. Terri Morrissey who was Chairperson of Aoibhneas for 23 years from 1990 received an award for outstanding service in 2014
PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF IRELAND Terri Morrissey took on the CEO role at the Society in November 2015 and is a regular contributor to radio and press on psychological matters
Our Areas of Expertise
CONSULTANCY AND ADVICE Our Managing Director Richard Plenty is currently closely with the innovative social enterprise Your Healthcare to help develop their organisation and leadership. We have a track record of successful major assignments in sectors including airports, oil and gas, property development, FMCG, and government
EXECUTIVE COACHING AND MENTORING Our Chairperson Terri Morrissey is coaching regularly with the London Business School
DESIGN AND DELIVERY OF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES We designed and deliver a five day Human Resources Management programme on behalf of world airports organisation, ACI World. The most recent programmes in 2016 were run in Abu Dhabi and Dublin
DESIGN AND FACILITATION OF LEADERSHIP EVENTS We initiated, designed and deliver the ACI Leadership and Change Summit for leaders and senior managers in world airports and have run five events to date, the last being in Istanbul December 8-10, 2015
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP We write a regular column 'People Matters' in Airport World - see our recent columns. We lead a core module on the Trinity College Dublin MSC programme 'Managing Risk and Systems Change' commencing autumn 2015. We have contributed a chapter for a book 'Leadership and Change for the Health Professional' to be published by the Open University in 2016. Terri Morrissey writes a regular CEO column for ‘The Irish Psychologist'
DATA INTERPRETATION AND ACTION PLANNING We support the ACI EUROPE AirPeople Survey with most recent assignments in Naples and Bologna. Our focus is to work with airport top management to review results in the strategic context and ensure successful follow up
Courage, Authenticity and Identity
The Story of This Is ...
Many years ago, a young aspiring student had to take part in a competitive three and a half hour examination to get into the prestigious university of his choice. He entered the examination room, turned over his paper, and read. There was one question and one question only, on the exam paper.
'What is Courage?' was the question in front of him.
The student thought for a few minutes before writing : 'This is'.
He handed his paper in and walked out of the exam room three hours early. He got an offer.
We named our company This Is ... to reflect the importance of these values of courage and integrity - and the need for actions to be consistent with beliefs - in times of turbulence, uncertainty and change. The company name also emphasises the importance of knowing your identity and what you stand for in times of change and transition
This Is ... can help by bringing insights and learning from our experience and from the substantial knowledge that already exists in the literature on organisation and leadership development, executive coaching, people management and business psychology. Contact us to learn more