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Did you know that more than 60% of CEOs believe feelings of loneliness in their role hinders performance?

Harvard Business Review (HBR) stated that 50 percent of CEOs they have surveyed report experiencing feelings of loneliness in their role and 61 percent of these believe it hinders their performance. CEOs typically attend management and leadership programmes run by organisations such as Enterprise Ireland or executive programmes run by elite academic institutions in Europe and the USA. However, being away from their business for any length of time is practically impossible. These CEOs would certainly benefit from the perspective of peers who had been down a similar road before and who would offer advice in a trusting and confidential forum. Read More

Peer-to-peer networking services offered to chief executives

Leading Edge Group, the Cork-based industry training company, has partnered with Australian firm The CEO Institute to offer peer-to-peer networking services to business leaders in the Irish and Canadian markets.Established in 1992, The CEO Institute has 1,000 members in 12 countries. Leading Edge partners with academic and professional bodies to provide certified training programmes using Lean, Six Sigma and supply chain management principles.The Cork company has a presence in Canada, where it has had an office in Toronto since 2009, and entered the Australian market in 2011. Read More

Experiencing a need for specialists for startups, SMEs and multinationals

By Pádraig HoareMarvel Studios’ latest Avengers movie, Infinity War, has reached $1bn (€835,774,000) in record time, evidence of the enduring appeal of a wide ensemble of superheroes with different types of troubleshooting gifts.Cobh-based chief executive of Leading Edge Group, Joe Aherne, is no superhero. But the consultant with over 30 years’ experience has assembled a team of specialists with a range of experience to hire out for specific roles in startups, SMEs, and multinationals, that he thinks can shake up the business world.The off-shoot company, ReganStein, allows companies to uniquely search for expertise as needed — be it short-term, longer-term, or even for one-off tasks.It was founded to fill a gap for the immediate supply of middle to senior management specialists. Read More

‘My biggest loss, by far, was purchasing Eircom shares’

ReganStein appeared in the Irish Times on May 8th 2018 – Me and my money: Joe Aherne, Managing Director, ReganStein. Written by Tony Clayton-Lea, The Irish Times. Are you a saver or a spender? I am definitely more of a spender. I spend a lot of money on golf balls as I lose so many off the tee every week in Cork Golf Club! Do you shop around for better value? Yes, but mainly for clothes. The best value is the Eaton Centre in Toronto. The prices are typically 20-25 per cent cheaper and there always seems to be an excuse for the retailer to offer various discounts for birthdays, various seasons of the year, Canada day, coupon rebates, you name it. What has been your most extravagant purchase and how much did it cost? Regretfully, 15 years ago and on the spur of the moment, I decided to purchase an apartment in Almeria in Spain for around €140,000. I sold it 10 years later for €75,000 and was lucky to get it! On top of that, we never furnished or used the apartment so not my best decision – as my wife keeps reminding me. Thankfully, other investments worked out okay. Read More

CEO Q&A: Joe Aherne, ReganStein

Joe Aherne, CEO of Leading Edge Group and ReganStein In Business and Finance's latest CEO Q&A, Joe Aherne, CEO of Leading Edge Group and his new business, ReganStein, speaks of the changing market of consultancy and improving people's development along the way. Read More

Leading Edge founder’s new firm to offer expert business advice to ‘lonely’ chief executives

We are delighted to have our article about ReganStein published in the Sunday Business Post on January 21st, 2018.Joe Aherne, founder of the industry training company Leading Edge Group, has established a new company offering outsourced managerial expertise to companies in Ireland. Aherne’s ReganStein start-up will offer management specialists to companies for short-term projects and part-time roles. Read More

ReganStein offers a fresh approach to managing Business Projects and Tasks

  ReganStein are delighted to announce today the official launch of its services in Ireland.   ReganStein supplies clients with specialists to manage specific projects and tasks as they arise, at significantly lower prices than normal consulting fees. Business today is moving at a rapid pace, to succeed organisations need to be agile - accessing expertise as and when it's needed. Through its diverse team of highly skilled and experienced business specialists, ReganStein is expertly placed to help find the temporary skill sets its clients need without the higher-level costs of traditional consultancy solutions. Read More