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Poor change leadership sends UK productivity plummeting

A quarter of UK workers do not have confidence in their senior leaders according to new research from Towers Watson, a leading global professional services company. In particular, the C-suite are not successfully managing and communicating change, with less than a third (30 percent) of employees saying that changes are well-implemented at their organisation. The…

Government funds six projects to boost leadership in UK businesses

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) has today announced that it is investing over £875,000 in six pilot projects that will develop innovative ways of boosting leadership and management skills in UK businesses. The projects are designed and led by six organisations from across the UK manufacturing, construction and legal services sectors. Black…

Ethical leadership is a critical driver of performance

Winning hearts and minds is not just an empty strap line: who cares, wins, according to a new research report published by CMI (the Chartered Management Institute) and MoralDNA™. The research shows that higher scores for managers’ ethics are linked to higher performance across eleven key indicators, including management effectiveness, customer satisfaction and employee engagement.…

Damian Navas: How to build the perfect modern day CEO

In order to develop a successful and prosperous business, having a talented leader in place is key. These individuals are the figurehead of the organisation and the person that inspires and shapes its future development. It’s crucial to get these appointments correct and not doing so could potentially lead to disastrous consequences. Different companies, different…

BP launch Future Leaders Programme

BP has started its 2015 Future Leaders Programme (FLP), a recruitment campaign which aims to fast-track early career recruits to be the business leaders of the future. The FLP is a highly selective global recruitment and development programme, run by BP for candidates around the world to work in its Refining & Marketing businesses and…

Mandy Flint & Elisabet Vinberg Hearn: Overlook culture at your peril

With General Motor’s culture failings fresh in memory, it’s certainly relevant for everyone to take culture very seriously. As you may know, GM’s CEO was recently called in front of the US congress to answer questions following several deaths and accidents due to faulty car ignitions. The culture was identified as a root cause where…