How has the role of the IT leader changed in current times?

By James Lawrence - extract from #PTK Pass the Knowledge

IT leaders have never been more essential to the success of any organisation – or had more demands heaped upon their shoulders. So how is the role changing? And what are the skills required to step up to the challenge?

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Why professional development should be in your 2020 New Year's resolutions

By Cranfield School of Management

*Originally published in December 2018. Updated for 2020.

Henry Ford is credited as once saying: “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” Now, we’re not suggesting that ongoing training and development is some kind of elixir for youth, but it is true that you should never stop learning: professional development should be an ongoing process throughout your career.

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Advance your career: How to go from middle weight to heavy weight in 2020

By Cranfield School of Management

*Originally published in December 2018. Updated for 2020.

Moving up in your career can be more difficult the higher up the career ladder you rise. At lower levels, progression is almost a given with solid effort and time, but something changes at the higher levels.

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What will supply chains look like in zero carbon Britain?

By Professor Richard Wilding OBE

The policy commitment to make Britain the first zero carbon nation by 2050 has all kinds of implications for supply chains, how they’re set up and run.

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Leadership development - worth the investment?

By Lester Coupland

Here at Cranfield Executive Development, we work hard to ensure that our leadership development programmes consistently deliver the value that businesses both need and expect. We get great feedback from course participants, many of whom are only too happy to tell us about the difference attending Cranfield has made within their business and to their personal outlook and career development.

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True or False? Challenging common assumptions about organisational change

By Steve Macaulay

While working with organisations undergoing change, we have noticed several common ‘truths’, which are often taken as read. In this blog, we look at seven of these and ask ourselves whether they really are the holy grail of successful change management, or whether they might prove pitfalls that can set organisations up for trouble.

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Supply chains and Brexit - To stockpile or not to stockpile?

By Professor Richard Wilding OBE

The initial flurry of advice from Government to businesses suggested stockpiling after Brexit would be a ‘good thing’. Now there’s an edgy silence - suggesting there’s even doubts over how pro-active supply chains ought to be.

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Multi-Omni Channel Retail Supply Chains

By Professor Richard Wilding OBE

Multichannel and Omni channel supply chains - what are they and what is the difference?

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The Performance Project: Performance at the Edge

By Pippa Bourne

When you think about F1 motor racing, what comes to mind? Perhaps you think about the noise of the cars, that powerful deep roar as they whizz around.  Or perhaps you think about the danger, the high adrenaline?  But do you think about all the work that goes into making the cars and the teams work at optimum levels of performance?

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Resilient organisational cultures don’t just happen by chance; so are you developing your leaders to create one?

By Lester Coupland
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