A front line manager's guide to managing knowledge

By Cranfield School of Management

Knowledge management can help employees improve, innovate and direct organisations, but it’s an underappreciated practice which is generally approached ineffectively.

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A technical specialist's guide to managing knowledge

By Cranfield School of Management

Knowledge management can help employees improve, innovate and direct organisations, but it’s an underappreciated practice which is generally approached ineffectively.

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Knowledge is powerful: a leadership insight

By Cranfield School of Management

Leadership is too great a responsibility to be delivered by senior management alone. Truly effective leaders engage the wider workforce and listen to their feedback when forming business strategy.

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Recognising the value of developing individuals within business

By Cranfield School of Management

Survival in a rapidly changing marketplace requires businesses to place organisational development at the heart of strategy. In practice, however, executive development initiatives are often low down the priority list. Ironically, this means key managers are often ill-equipped to handle the strategic issues the business wants them to.

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Eight top tips to develop your personal external perspective

By Cranfield School of Management

Most businesses lack managers who have an external perspective despite executives valuing the capability highly, according to research from Cranfield's Centre for General Management Development. This contradiction is due to a lack of understanding about the concept and company politics forcing it down the priority list.

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Five Ways Emerging Technologies are Transforming the HR Landscape

By Professor Emma Parry

Across almost all industries and business functions we are seeing rapid growth in the use of technology to boost business efficiency and competitive advantage.

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Developing Leadership Power: Being a good leader in this age of distrust

By Dr Jacquie Drake

 

Trust used to come with a senior job title. It was part of the ordinarypackage like a salary and pension. But trust in the authority of businessleaders has eroded and keeps on eroding – just as it has for othertraditional pillars like the bank manager, the headteacher and the policechief – to a point where creating and keeping hold of trust has becomeone of the biggest challenges for both new and established leaders. Whyis it so important? Because leadership depends on relationships and...

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Cranfield FTSE report highlights female under representation in executive ranks

By Cranfield School of Management

A report by Cranfield School of Management has criticised the lack of progress in improving gender diversity at the highest executive echelons of FTSE 350 companies. Despite progress in female representation on non-executive board positions, the report identifies the lack of women in executive roles on boards of the UK’s leading companies.

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Personal Transformation for Leaders: Reflections from a guest tutor on The Praxis PTFL programme

By Hugh Lloyd-Jukes

 

Hugh Lloyd-Jukes was a Guest Tutor on the April/October 2014 PTFL.  Hugh is CEO of Oxehealth, a leading UK digital health business, and a serial entrepreneur.

Before you read any further, google “personal transformation”. 

If you have an extra minute, try “transformational change” and “transformational leadership”.

 
 
 
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The smart way to share knowledge

By Cranfield School of Management

Knowledge is at the heart of every business. It is within the mind of every employee and holds the key to organisational improvement, innovation, and even changes in organisational direction.

In the right conditions it can lead a store room worker to devise a smarter way of working, encourage a senior manager to push for a system update which streamlines functional delivery, or drive a vigilant frontline worker to recognise changes in customer behaviour and opportunities for new services or...

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