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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A senior executive's guide to influencing others

By Cranfield School of Management

In today’s evolving leadership arena, it’s increasingly clear that the most effective executives are strategic thinkers, who are able to unite diverse interests and capabilities towards a common business vision.

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How can we develop women leaders in aviation?

By Antonia Molloy

Across the board, women in leadership are underrepresented. While the number of women in leadership positions has increased, there still remains a long way to go. According to research by Grant Thornton, the percentage of businesses around the world with at least one woman in senior management has increased significantly, rising from 66 per cent in 2017 to 75 per cent in 2018. However, at the same time the proportion of senior roles held by women has marginally declined. Grant Thornton...

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7 steps to retaining talent

By Cranfield School of Management

An organisation can’t function without its people, so retaining talented employees is essential to its success.

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Technology - past, present and future

By Dr Robina Chatham

I feel privileged to have lived in unique times. As someone born in 1956 I have witnessed the introduction of computers. At school I used logarithmic tables, during my first year at university I used a slide rule, and by my second year hand-held calculators had just become affordable.

 

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Make the case for your development

By Cranfield School of Management

We understand that securing support for personal development usually requires a business case to influence the decision makers involved. We can help. 

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In defence of the Levy

By Professor Lynette Ryals

The Reform think-tank report – claiming the use of the Apprenticeship Levy for higher qualifications is a “mislabelling” of courses – feels like an outsider’s view, remote from the realities of business needs.

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