No one is an island: how successful leaders effect change through collaboration

By Steve Macaulay

Leading organisational change and transformation is one of the biggest and most complex challenges a manager can face. We all know that no one is an island, that working together is far better than working in isolation, but how should a leader respond to the real and present dangers inherent in refashioning an organisation? How can a manager strengthen the organisation so that it can better respond to the challenges they face?

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Creating compelling customer value propositions

By Mark Davies

Key account management (KAM) has evolved radically over the last five years or so. The traditional focus of managing a large customer relationship is still tacit, but today a more sophisticated business model is required. Customers and suppliers seek to co-create value – and KAM is the perfect way to achieve this.

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Implementing Key Account Management: To plan or not to plan…

By Dr. Sue Holt

Ask organisations to list the essential ingredients of a Key Account implementation and Key Account Plans will always feature on the list as an imperative part of Key Account Management (KAM). 

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Becoming the best leader you can be

By Dr Ido van der Heijden

All business leaders eventually reach a crossroads. They look back and see the successes involved in getting them to where they are, but that’s just history. What’s next?

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Steering the way in times of change: What makes a good leader?

By Cranfield School of Management

The question: ‘what makes a good leader?’ is one that businesses and education experts have been attempting to answer for many years, but no one has yet hit on a consistently winning formula.

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Why is it so difficult to learn from failure?

By Steve Macaulay

Failure happens. For a myriad different reasons, things go wrong. And at an organisational level, the consequences will range from embarrassing to catastrophic. It is, simply, unrealistic to expect things never to go wrong.

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Living with the uncertainty of Brexit - 3 steps to execution

By professor mike bourne

What will be the outcome of Brexit?  We still don’t know and some of the repercussions will run on for years. So what can we do about it? All we can do is what the government is trying to do, that is once we have some certainty we need to execute fast.

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Advance your career: How to go from middle weight to heavy weight in 2019

By Cranfield School of Management

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

By Cranfield School of Management

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. In this blog, we look at why you might want to put it in your New Year’s resolutions for 2019. 

Professional development can help...

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Cranfield refreshes its general management portfolio

By Elizabeth Beales

 

At Cranfield School of Management we have recently refreshed our popular portfolio of general management programmes to meet clients’ changing needs. Watch the video below as Camilla Jonsson, General Management Portfolio Director, describes the recent changes...

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