In defence of the Levy

By Professor Lynette Ryals

The Reform think-tank report – claiming the use of the Apprenticeship Levy for higher qualifications is a “mislabelling” of courses – feels like an outsider’s view, remote from the realities of business needs.

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Learning from others across different industries widens your perspective

By Cranfield School of Management

More executives than ever are recognising the impact that marketplace disruption has on their business. 

The only problem is, many organisations are also struggling to provide the necessary exposure to diverse perspectives, which play a strong role in nurturing the capability to think outside the box.

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Being a leader within an organisation has never been more challenging - Time for a new approach

By Kate Lowry

 

The role of a leader inside an organisation faces a rising tide of challenge greater than ever before. The need to achieve more with ever less resource has become a ‘New Normal’.

 

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What does the future hold for Generation Alpha?

By Professor Joe Nellis

We’ve become used to the trials and tribulations of Generations X, Y and Z as employees and consumers. But that’s nothing compared with the impact to come from Generation Alpha (children born since 2010). They will be something else.

More than 2.5 million Alphas are born every week and by 2025 there will be almost two billion of them. Born to digital technology like it’s a fifth element of nature, Alphas will be the wealthiest, the most intensely educated and most dynamic generation that...

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Why are women more anxious asking for pay rises?

By HR Magazine

 

Techniques to overcome anxiety can help but organisations must also look to structural issues holding women back.

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Deal or no deal?

By David Deegan

Courtesy of Brexit, the topic of negotiation seems to be in the news virtually every day at the moment. But the headlines make me question how we will ultimately fare once negotiations are complete. 

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From Products to Customer Engagement: Present and Future

By Professors Malcolm McDonald & Simon Knox

Apple didn’t kill the music industry. They just invented ways of making life easier and more enjoyable for music consumers, ending the need to buy full-length albums. It wasn’t Netflix that killed Blockbusters; it was their focus on retail to the virtual exclusion of on-line convenience. It wasn’t UBER that adversely affected the taxi business; it was fare control and the difficulty of ordering a taxi. Amazon didn’t wipe out retailers. Bad customer service, limited stock, poor size ranging...

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What is good leadership?

By Dr Dominik Heil

 

When it comes to leadership practice, developing the capability for leadership starts by helping those with leadership responsibilities build a rich understanding of what leadership actually is. So what is leadership?

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Barclays and Cranfield lead the way with first UK bank Master's Apprenticeship

By Cranfield School of Management

Cranfield University has partnered with Barclays to launch a Master’s Apprenticeship in Leadership, making the bank the first of its kind to offer this level of apprenticeship.

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Leadership resilience in a VUCA world? This time it really is all about you

By Dr Ido van der Heijden

 

VUCA, which stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity andAmbiguity, is a mnemonic coined by the US Army War Collegein the early 90s that is becoming ever more commonplace andpopular. In leadership and management circles it is used todescribe environments or contexts which have qualities thatmake traditional ideas and approaches to leadership unsuitable.

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