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.
How do organisations develop their huge, often diverse, population of middle to senior managers? Remembering these 'forgotten people' can be the tipping-point to take an organisation on to greater success.
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.
Just a couple of years ago, Lloyds Banking Group was fined a record £28m for operating a system of targets and incentives that drove their staff to engage in a multitude of harmful and dysfunctional behaviours. First, Lloyds promised the market analysts it would double the number of customers. This was then translated into a “sell or be demoted” plan for the Group’s employees, which placed them into a system of tiers based on sales volume. For a middle manager, falling by one tier would...