The Challenge of Business is the Business of Theatre

By Dr Diana Theodores
The pioneering management guru Charles Handy once said “If you want to be successful in business think theatre.” Enter Theatre 4 Business… The driving passion behind my work and brand is the evidence-based belief that the world of theatre offers elegant and critical lessons for business leaders, teams and organisations for radically improving performance. What are these lessons? There are many but today we’ll start with communication. Great performers inspire us because they practice and...
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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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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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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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