How I work: ‘It is important that you get input from everyone, not only the loudest person in a room’

Cognate Health’s chief executive Paula Cogan believes a manager needs to view themselves as a conductor

30th May, 2021
How I work: ‘It is important that you get input from everyone, not only the loudest person in a room’
Paula Cogan, chief executive at Cognate Health: ‘I believe it’s important to be true to yourself and to respect others.’ Picture: John Allen

I started my role as chief executive of Cognate Health, an Irish occupational health provider, in September 2020. I am one of those people who pivoted during Covid-19. I had previously spent 30 years in the hospitality and tourism industry in various roles culminating in my role as global head of sales for Doyle Collection, the Irish luxury hotel company.

My primary degree from University College Cork (UCC) was in archaeology and history and I had a...

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