Six governance principles relevant to any organisation

By Professor Ruth Bender

We often see corporate governance discussed in the context of codes for large listed companies. But there are many different codes, and many aspects of governance are appropriate to all organisations: large and small, whether for-profit, private sector or public sector. Here are six common principles that can guide any board of directors or trustees.

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Four problems you may face as a non-executive director

By Professor Ruth Bender

You’ve been very successful in your executive career. As you come to the end of your current career, or consider your options for later in life but aren’t there yet, others are suggesting that it would be great to ‘go portfolio’; take on several non-executive posts and use your talents there.

You could make a fulfilling contribution to other organisations while earning money at the same time. Furthermore, if the alternative is complete retirement, which maybe doesn't appeal, this is a great...

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The latest thinking on Organizational Resilience

By Cranfield School of Management

Organizational Resilience (OR) is the ability of an organisation to anticipate, prepare for, respond and adapt to incremental change and sudden disruptions in order to survive and prosper.

But what do Chief Executives think about when it comes to Organizational Resilience and short and long term prospect of business?

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Metro Bank & Cranfield launch ground breaking banking masters-level apprenticeship

By Cranfield School of Management

Cranfield School of Management has partnered with Metro Bank to launch an MSc in Retail and Digital Banking.

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Taking stock of the Levy

By Professor Daniel Prior

Where are we?

The evidence so far points to employers ‘wasting’ the Apprenticeship Levy - the most significant development in employer-led training yet seen - with more than £1 billion in funds left unspent already and rumours of the expenditure being written off as a tax. Just 8% of levy funds were spent in the first 10 months of the initiative.

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How to be a good corporate politician

By Cranfield School of Management

Company politics is all about reconciling diverse stakeholder interests. In this article, Dr David Butcher and Dr Martin Clarke of Cranfield University’s School of Management look at how managers can encourage employees to be honourable politicians.

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Developing Strategic Negotiation Skills and Capability: An integrated approach

By Javier Marcos Cuevas

 

David Deegan recently highlighted the importance for organisations to invest in their negotiations skills in his blog, Deal or No Deal.

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To Inspire and Influence Think Perform, not Inform

By Dr Diana Theodores

 

If you want to inspire and influence people then take a tip from the pioneering management guru Charles Handy who once said, “to be successful in business think theatre.”

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Why new leaders need initiation rites

By Andy Logan

 

When managers step up into leadership it’s often an ‭underwhelming moment in the life of an organisation: a promotion ‭earned through years of service, an excellent new recruit brought ‭in, the boxes ticked.‭ They haven’t had the chance to turn themselves into leaders. 

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Top ten guidelines for excellent, profitable marketing

By Professor Malcolm McDonald

 

Cranfield School of Management’s Professor Malcolm McDonald has established ten guidelines which you should consider for excellent, profitable marketing.

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