Accidental Leadership charts the extraordinary career of Paul Mooney, who progressed through a range of jobs from messenger to apprentice butcher, eventually becoming President of the National College of Ireland. Along the way he also worked as a laundry manager, in HR positions with General Electric and Sterling Drug in Ireland and Asia, and ran a successful business consultancy in Ireland for over fifteen years.
Based on this diverse career experience, Mooney has developed a powerful leadership model, illustrated with real life examples of leadership in action. The key questions posed are brought to life with examples of best (and worst) practices which Mooney witnessed while working with a range of top Irish and international leaders. Written in an engaging and witty style, Accidental Leadership brings the key concepts of leadership to life.
"At last a leadership book by someone who has walked the talk, from messenger boy to CEO."
Bill Cullen, Author and Entrepreneur
"Read Accidental Leadership both to enjoy Paul Mooney's own story and to profit from the key lessons set out in this book."
Senator Feargal Quinn
"Those who lead make many mistakes. Those who do nothing, don't. Those who read this insightful, human and humorous book will be able to lead with many fewer mistakes."
Joe Duffy, RTE
"An engaging read - Paul's personal story is a demonstration of leadership theory put into practice."
Danuta Gray, CEO, 02 Ireland
- Additional Information
Author Mooney, Paul Editor No Print Format Paperback ISBN-10 1905785674 ISBN-13 978-1-905785-67-4 Illustrations No Date of Publication November 2009 Number of Pages 220