Management

Getting Women on Board

Mandy Garner | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Parents
Mandy Garner

There has been a lot of fanfare this week around the reaching of the 25% target for women on boards. Lord Davies set this voluntary target for FTSE 100 companies back in 2011. It's clearly a good thing that boardrooms are getting more diverse and having a target has meant the whole issue has been in the news for the last few years.

Fear and Respect- Different Management Styles

Paul Bailey | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK
Paul Bailey

Allowing your employees to have input in the business is also a sign that you respect them. You also need to accept the fact that there are some things where your employees are better than you. Giving people credit for their skills is one of the ways you can earn respect.

Ageism at Work Is Widening the Leadership Skills Gap

Charles Elvin | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK
Charles Elvin

The benefit of diverse teams is that it encourages innovation through different skills sets, and people working longer contribute to the success of the economy. Essentially over 50s are still the leaders of tomorrow.

Are Leaders Born or Trained?

James Caan CBE | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
James Caan CBE

I am often asked whether leaders are born or trained and personally, I believe that a healthy dose of both is what truly defines our best leaders... My thirty years in business has taught me that as employers it's up to us to identify employees with potential and develop them to become the next Mark Zuckerberg or Larry Paige.

The NHS Deserves More Than a Hero

Steve Clarke | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
Steve Clarke

Barts Health Trust has been put into special measures after a damning report by the health service regulator. But what is meant by special measures, and what does this mean for the East London Hospitals that are run by Barts?

Recipes for Effective Leadership - Don't Look Too Far!

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK
Thomas Gelmi

Effective leadership starts with effective self-leadership. Or can you imagine a really successful leader who expects her team members to be punctual while she is late for meetings or overruns them on a regular basis?

"What's wrong with these people?" - Part 2

Dominic Irvine | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK
Dominic Irvine

Those of you with bad habits - like buying a chocolate bar when you fill up the car with fuel, or in the habit of drinking every night, will testify how hard it is to break the routine.

Management Apprenticeships - Stereotypes and Old Misconceptions

Charles Elvin | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK
Charles Elvin

It is National Apprenticeship Week this week (9-13 March) and for the Institute of Leadership & Management, the fate of management apprenticeships is a key topic of conversation due to the limitations on funding.

International Women's Day: 'Make It Happen' Every Single Day of the Year

Victoria Fox | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Fox

Why do we need such a day? Is it really still necessary? No doubt, the movement is brilliant. It's all about celebrating women's achievements, calling for greater awareness of women's equality and the advancement of women in more senior leadership roles.

Is It Ever OK to Cry at Work?

Hannah Cottam | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Cottam

Was her emotional outburst really so off putting? I mean, we live in a time when you can't really turn on the television without someone on screen crying, but should this be replicated in a professional environment?

Why We Need a Culture Club

Ann Francke | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK
Ann Francke

Let's found a Culture Club that rallies round on a challenging but achievable target - like getting over 50% of the FTSE 350 signed up to the VyT framework by 2020. And report and track progress, directing the media spotlight on those who shine and those who don't.

Lessons from water and lemons: Open Innovation

Dominic Irvine | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Dominic Irvine

Just as with cholera and scurvy, today's business leaders need to embrace new ways of doing business in order to survive.

Productively Lazy?

Dominic Irvine | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK
Dominic Irvine

You could be forgiven for thinking that we in the UK are a lazy bunch.

Is It Okay to Cry at Work?

Mike Shaw | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Shaw

Crying is our way of showing something's wrong to other people, letting them know we're going through some kind of emotional anguish. Given the pressures and stresses of work it's the kind of place where, very occasionally, we feel the need to raise a flag and have a cry.

Helping Leaders Achieve Positive Change

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

When Prime Minister, Tony Blair said that it's not the role of business to solve social problems. Business should just get on with the business of making money and leave social issues to others. How things have changed...

Slumped Over Your Desk? You and Everyone Else.

Jane Sparrow | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech
Jane Sparrow

The business world seems to have woken up in the last 48 hours. It's September, the schools have re-opened and people are sleepwalking back to work after a summer break. But just because we are physically back-at-work, it doesn't mean we are all mentally and emotionally there - the lights are on, but nobody is home in many cases.

The 11th Commandment: Follow, Learn, Adapt

Nigel Rayment | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK
Nigel Rayment

Whether they admit it or not, it's something that all successful people and organisations do. These survivors enhance their vision by standing on the shoulders of giants and save their skins by leaping from the tails of the reckless.

Fixing Pay Means Fixing Culture

Ann Francke | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK
Ann Francke

Data from the CMI (Chartered Management Institute) and salary experts XpertHR that shows the gender pay gap is hitting professional women aged 40-plus hardest. This group is hitting a 'mid-life pay crisis' as they earn 35% less than men in comparable, full time roles.

When Do Your Comments On Social Networks Become The Property Of Your Employer?

Mark Hillary | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

Have you noticed those disclaimers on Twitter profiles? The ones that suggest that everything published on this Twitter account is personal and has no...

A Packing List For The Future

Dan Sullivan | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK
Dan Sullivan

Choosing is always related to the future. It comes from inside, from your imagination. You create a possibility out of your passion to experience a bigger and better future--usually in terms of having greater freedom with your time, money, relationships, and purpose.

Should Workers Still Be Paid For Time at the Office or What They Actually Deliver?

Mark Hillary | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hillary

I haven't worked in a single corporate job where I was paid overtime. The last time I could actually claim overtime regularly for hours worked beyond those normally scheduled was when I was stacking apples on the produce counter in Safeway - happy days.

A Timely Issue

Charles Elvin | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK
Charles Elvin

It goes without saying that businesses are concerned about getting the most from their workforce but, it's important that employees are working smart, not just working hard. There's a very important distinction to be made between the number of hours employees work and the productivity of the workforce.

Thinking Management Philosophically

Ken Starkey | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK
Ken Starkey

Books on philosophy and management have proliferated in recent years, but with very different aims and perspectives. Philosophy books tend to be consu...

Is the Key to Business Success Tough Love From Other Entrepreneurs?

Michelle Wright | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK
Michelle Wright

So whilst a good mentor or coach might be essential to help you achieve success as an entrepreneur - let's not forget that breakthroughs might also come from actively seeking feedback from other business owners. After all, none of us has time to chase rainbows...

Building Better Bridges Between Employers and Business Schools

Ann Francke | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ann Francke

If businesses aren't ready to provide young people with the important work experience they need to start a career in their sector, then how can they expect graduates to have the requisite skills when a role becomes available?