Delving deeper into the Cranfield Learning Management System (LMS)

By David Deegan & David Medcalf

When we are engaged – really engaged – and enjoying an activity, time flies and we actually get more done. 

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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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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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Women on Boards: progress but there are too few women on boards

By Kassia Gardner

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.

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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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Developing your 'forgotten' people

By Camilla Jonsson

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.

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5 minutes with Maya Joseph-Hussain: My High Performance Leadership experience

By Kassia Gardner

As part of her executive development Maya attended Cranfield’s High Performance Leadership programme, so we spent five minutes with her to discover her thoughts on the programme.

 

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Procurement Talent: an Expanding Portfolio

By Dr Soroosh Saghiri

The procurement profession plays an increasingly strategic role in organisations. Today, procurement professionals are involved in a wider range of business processes, and have a higher level of contribution to the organisation’s strategic decisions. Their performance is also monitored more closely by the top management.

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Helping leaders to do leadership, in an uncertain world

By Professor David Denyer & Professor Kim Turnbull James

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.

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