Mobile World Congress 2015: It is Time for CEOs to Hit the Defrag Button

Grégory Roekens | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Tech
Grégory Roekens

Sure mobile originally meant that phone we managed to unwire a couple of decades ago and start carrying with us in our pocket. But mobile has evolved massively since then to a point where it now represents an entire ecosystem and not just a device anymore.

Leading to a World of Equal Opportunities for Our Daughters

Mark Weinberger | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK
Mark Weinberger

Today women account for just 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs and a tragic 0.3% of FTSE 250 CEOs and, in 2013, the number of women in senior management roles, globally, was just 18.5%. These numbers haven't moved much in the last 30 years, so why should I expect them to improve during my daughter's career?

Forget Big vs Small Business - All Employers Can Help Rebuild the Reputation of Business

Stephen Howard | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK
Stephen Howard

It sometimes feels that a week doesn't pass without a high profile example of business falling short of the standards expected by customers and wider society. In light of the tax controversy involving one of our biggest banks that continues to dominate headlines - this latest poll perhaps comes as no surprise.

How to Manage a Reputation Crisis

Nikolaos Dimou | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
Nikolaos Dimou

It has been proven through a number of cases, that a crisis is better addressed by a company on the collective level rather than the individual, in the case that a specific individual doesn't have to be held responsible.

The Benefit of Doubt: What Women Gain from the Confidence Gap

Neela Bettridge | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK
Neela Bettridge

What he calls 'creative' leadership I'd call conscious leadership: one that is highly attuned to the motivations and foibles of those around you. Conscious leaders tend to be very 'present'. They are good listeners and consensus builders.

New Years Resolution: Take a Break!

Vicky Bullen | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Bullen

In our efforts to work efficiently, produce more for less, meet the ever increasing demands of our world, serve our clients and our colleagues well and just fit it all in (I am exhausted writing it!) we were in danger of forgetting some fundamentals.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out and I Wish There Wasn't Such a Fuss

Xavier Toby | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

The problem is not just with homosexuality either; the same goes for race, culture, people with disabilities, other sexualities - the list of those marginalised by society is endless.

A Globalised View of CEOs

Sean Farrington | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK Tech
Sean Farrington

Last year, we conducted some research into FTSE 100 and 250 CEOs and found that despite the world of business being in a state of constant flux, the world of FTSE CEOs has remained static.

Dial C for Success - Business Leadership in the Digital Age

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Weisbeck

The business leader of tomorrow has to be tech savvy, as relying on junior staff to bring innovation and experimentation to the table is no longer an option... Embrace mobile and cloud as positive changes, and transform your business by becoming a digital leader.

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.