Born in Belfast.
Danny McGuigan was born in Belfast, N. Ireland and
now lives in Glasgow where he is Centre Director of The Business
Development Centre (BDC).
Specialist training and development interventions:
- Developing “fully functioning” Leaders
- Developing “fully functioning” Managers
- Mentoring and coaching
Danny also provides organisations with support
for culture change processes, resolving conflict with mediation
& conciliation and teambuilding for top
Primary research area – friendship in the
Danny’s most recent postgraduate award was his PhD
for research in HRM at The University of Strathclyde. Danny’s doctoral
research focused on “The friendship experiences of senior
managers…” and also explored the associated factors that
influence individual and collective wellbeing and performance in
Danny’s key research conclusions were:
- Organisations that encourage the development
of friendships at work, as part of their culture and beliefs system,
can expect employees that are highly engaged in the organisation
and its objectives, high performance that is sustainable, less
- An understanding of the power of friendship as
a force for good in organisations is absent in the history of
management theory and practice.
- Many leaders are not comfortable with encouraging
friendship at work because they fear loss of control, time-wasting,
cliques and romantic liaisons.