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.
When assessing return on investment with regard to executive leadership development there are some key questions to consider including:
Dr Toby Thompson recently wrote a blog “Points mean prizes” which piqued a lot of peoples’ interest.
When we are engaged – really engaged – and enjoying an activity, time flies and we actually get more done.
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?
There has been an increase in the number of women being appointed to FTSE 100 boards but few women are fulfilling senior roles on those boards. That’s the findings of this year’s Female FTSE Report, by academics at Cranfield School of Management and Exeter University Business School, sponsored by Aviva and the Government Equalities Office.
These are exceptional times—and few business leaders can honestly say that they saw them coming. From Brexit to protectionism, and from mass migration to the financial crisis, things weren’t supposed to turn out like this.
Thirty two years ago in 1985, an article appeared in the Financial Times crowning the latest winners of the UK’s National Management Championship, a simulation competition that challenged teams from businesses across the country to make the biggest profit with a fictional enterprise. At the time, the government secretary presenting the prizes said “’in survey after survey, British managers at almost all levels have been...
At Cranfield, we teach—and research—mindfulness. You’re perhaps surprised by that: undeniably, mindfulness has become popularly associated with New Age alternative beliefs and Zen Buddhism. But supposing mindfulness turned out to be associated with employee and organisational performance? Very probably, your opinion of mindfulness might then change.