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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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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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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Ten tips to help you decide if a non-executive director role is right for you

By Professor Ruth Bender

In these days of portfolio careers, more and more people want to become non-executive directors (NEDs). It’s a crowded market and a role that doesn’t suit everyone.  

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Developing organisational resilience: building behaviours to manage change and disruption

By Professor David Denyer

Why are some organisations more successful in coping with—and responding to—today’s fast-changing business environment? And why do some organisations see only the negative aspects of adversity, while others see opportunities to adapt and change? The answer, in a nutshell, lies in organisational resilience.

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How to succeed at Strategic Account Based Marketing

By Professor Malcolm McDonald

Although the term Account-Based Marketing (ABM) has been around for many years and it has now become the focus for many companies, there is still some confusion about exactly what it is. At the pinnacle of ABM models is Key Account Management (KAM) known as Strategic Account Management (SAM) in the USA, which is one-to-one customer management. Below this are major accounts that are not quite big enough to be incorporated in KAM, this is ABM and involves one-to-few customer management. ABM...

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Executive Development - The impact of the iPhone

By Wendy Shepherd

I appreciate that some readers will not be old enough to remember life without a mobile phone. But for those of us who are, it is interesting to reflect on what happened when we went on a development programme for a couple of days. How did we keep in contact with the workplace so that things didn’t fall apart in our absence?

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