The Association for Coaching in Ireland Conference is taking place today in Dublin.You might think that such a conference is all about personal development – but no the conference is started with a very different tone. The morning started with Sir John Whitmore talking about the need for a change in leadership behaviour. Richard Douthwaite an economist then went on to talk about the crisis we are looking at in terms of the climate, energy and the economy. This afternoon we will be hearing Mary Ann O’Brien of Lily O’Briens Chocolates talk about the future of leadership in business. Today is definitely an opportunity for us to take stock as leaders in our community and what is required of us as we look forward to the next decade of this century.