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The Mother of all Economic Hangovers

Matt Kingdon | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK
Matt Kingdon

No industry in Britain is immune to the challenges of growth and each sector has its own demons - from the collapse of trust in banks and energy providers, to patent limitations facing pharmaceutical companies and the accelerating shift from the shop on the high street to the shop in your pocket.

Never Allow a New Boss to Be the 'Chosen One'

Grant Feller | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK
Grant Feller

Poor old David Moyes may be humiliated by an appalling first and only season at the helm of Manchester United but at least his predecessor, Sir Alex Ferguson - the man who chose him for the role - hasn't labelled him as someone with 'brains less than a guinea pig'...

Leadership, Learning, and Letting Go: How the Disruptive Can Become Constructive

David Lancefield | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK
David Lancefield

I spend my working life helping organisations deal with disruption. I focus on the media and entertainment industry these days, but I've covered sectors as diverse as health, energy, transport, and financial services.

What the Future CEOs Look Like

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK
Ehsan Khodarahmi

There are thousands, if not millions, of theories and ideas about leadership and what a good leader, whom in business referred as CEO, would look like.

Google Glass and the Innovative Nature of the Job Interview

Mark Braund | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

Perhaps like many others I'm not yet convinced the on role Google Glass will play in the interview and hiring process, however the fact that someone out there is trying, irrespective of its long term success or otherwise, should be applauded - I am certainly watching with interest and will be keen to see the result.

The Problem With Yes-Men

Grant Feller | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

I have won and lost jobs on the back of my (occasional) inability to be an obsequious yes-man. I won a job in a powerful publishing empire because I dared to speak my mind in a room of conformity, at precisely the moment the boss was changing his. The next day, my honesty was rewarded with a full-time contract.

The Static World of the FTSE CEO - How the Game Hasn't Changed

Sean Farrington | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Tech
Sean Farrington

The CEOs we tend to read about the most - those in charge of some of our largest, multi-million pound organisations - are actually challenging this convention. Think about Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg or Yahoo's Marissa Mayer, who are consistently in the press. Both actually challenge our notions of the aforementioned 'traditional' CEO.

Do CEOs Need a Priest?

Karin Sieger | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

The counselling relationship is intended to be one between equals, firmly based on confidentiality, professional boundaries and ethics. Contrary to common belief, entering therapy is not self-indulgence or only an option at extreme moments in our lives, when all else has failed.

The Art of Leadership

Phil Couchman | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK
Phil Couchman

Defining leadership is as difficult today as it always has been - leaders come in many different forms, and the qualities associated with great generals, dignitaries, and directors are multitude and more to the point, subjective. For those seeking illumination, there's an abundance of management literature, advice, and case studies out there. However, there are certain traits and qualities that have served me well in my thirty-year career at DHL Express.

To Avoid Stormy Waters for Their Business, CEOs Need to Learn How to Dive into Social Media

Maria Shopova | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Maria Shopova

I recently came across a very interesting report by Deloitte titled "Exploring Strategic Risk" that summarised findings from interviews with 300 execu...

Revealed: The Universities That Produce The Most CEOs

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Harvard University is the place to study if you want to become CEO of one of the world's largest companies, while UK institutions are nowhere to be se...

#The Hook: CEO Of Volvo Suspended 20 Metres In The Air

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK

As a CEO you can no longer hide behind your corporate branding. Customers demand you live and breathe the brand (think Steve Jobs, Marissa Mayer and R...

The B-Team a Turning Point for Business? Not Without the 'Boom'!

Marko Kasic | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK
Marko Kasic

I sincerely hope the B-Team lets the Millennial Generation lead them and that it doesn't turn into procession of corporate compunction by born again incumbent leaders. The world doesn't need apologies; it needs a new perspective that defines success. It needs a 'Boom'.

Why Regulatory Compliance for Financial Services is Akin to Road Maintenance

Tony Virdi | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Tech
Tony Virdi

With so much change in a what is often a 'spaghetti of legacy / new systems and processes' it will always be challenging and costly to make structural changes; hence banks will often take the least contentious path. After all, regulatory change is not revenue-generating and times are tough.

Understanding Customer Data Is Key To Business Success

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

Businesses will have to work harder to understand what their customer data really means for their company, according to a new report on business leade...

The Blueprint of a CEO

Jo Sellwood-Taylor | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK
Jo Sellwood-Taylor

We discovered during our research that most people felt that the leadership challenges facing CEOs today were new. There has been a great deal of change in: the role, environment; creative people leadership and external focus.

Consensus in the Boardroom?

Simon Atkinson | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Politics
Simon Atkinson

Britain's latest depressing GDP figures prompted me to go back and take a second look at Ipsos MORI's latest Captains of Industry survey. This is an annual barometer, tracking the mood in Britain's boardooms.

The Key is to Communicate

Sharon Mullen | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK
Sharon Mullen

CEOs must be aware of more dynamic communication methods. If they know that 90% of their employees use social networks to communicate, find out news and keep up to date with business developments, then they must be seen to engage on this level too.

What Would Make a Successful CEO Stand Out?

Sharon Mullen | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK
Sharon Mullen

So what makes a successful CEO stand out? The role of a CEO would be to develop a vision, strategy and financial goals for the business but evidence suggests that strong people leadership is the differentiator.

Why Do I Use Twitter?

Alistair Niederer | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Tech
Alistair Niederer

My colleagues often ask why I use Twitter so often. There is a belief amongst those who do not really use it that everyone is just broadcasting the details of their breakfast, or which train they are waiting for. This is a misconception.

Why Big Businesses Must Be Creatively Led

Jim Prior | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK
Jim Prior

The biggest problem facing large organisations today is not a lack of desire to change but a lack of know-how. It stems from a fundamental leadership issue: the wrong types of people have been left in charge.

The Ticking Clock That Could be a Time Bomb

Andrew Morris | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK
Andrew Morris

When talking with CEO's I'm constantly bemused about the lack of urgency in making key business decisions. They appear so laid back in saying 'yes' or 'no' preferring to sit on the fence with 'don't know' whilst the world, and opportunity, passes them by. In a crisis economy, which is here to stay for some time, why is this and what is the cost?