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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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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Executive development... are you getting the most out of your investment? Using strategic group projects

By Lester Coupland

When assessing return on investment with regard to executive leadership development there are some key questions to consider including: 

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Our top 10 blog posts from 2017

By Kassia Gardner

Do you feel like the year flew by in a flash? Us too. This year we've published lots of articles about everything from how to be more productive, developing your workforce, tips for mindfulness at work, and more!

Didn't get a chance to read everything this year? No problem.

If you only had time to read a few posts this year, here's the top 10 popular posts from around Cranfield Executive Development's blogs to make 2018 your best year yet.

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A fresh approach to Leadership Development

By Thomas Nugent

Good management strategy is key to any business—a lack of coherence has an insidious effect on a company’s longevity. But, in addition to an understanding of how to manage a company, strong leadership is a vital hinge in the growth apparatus of any successful firm.

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5 Keys to executive presence

By Kassia Gardner

Presence begins the moment you walk into a room and remains long after you’ve left, but developing presence isn’t a happy coincidence. It needs a thoughtful approach about the way you want to make an impact.If you want to increase your impact and influence, then here are five keys to developing your executive presence.

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5 Keys to inspiring people to follow you

By Kassia Gardner

When it comes to inspiring people you lead what really matters is that you are able to instil confidence and empower them.

These days organisations are increasingly complex and global interfaces and technology are creating an ‘always on’ 365/24/7 culture. In this new reality, this new normal, leaders need to think about how they operate and how they lead their people through the current climate of political and economic uncertainty.So what can you do to improve your leadership and inspire...

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