As with everything, leaders come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, management styles and different levels of experience, from the successful to the downright awful. But why is there so much difference between the great and the bad? Is it their nature or the nurture?
Author Real Business
The travel sector has had its fair share of negative headlines, but it is still an industry bursting with innovation – one which other disciplines look to for inspiration.
When facing difficult times, restructuring the business to make efficiencies is often the only solution. Unfortunately, this can result in a human cost if it requires staff to be made redundant.
Nobel laureate Bertrand Russell once said, “To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” Bravery is applicable to many situations, but in my experience as coach and entrepreneur, I’ve found it particularly true for leadership.
The global workforce is evolving rapidly and even more so for those at the cutting edge – developers, designers, digital creatives, IT professionals and those otherwise involved in driving the digital transformation of the business.
If you discover bribery or fraud in your organisation, is it best to notify the Serious Fraud Office, which has long encouraged self-reporting? You might think the answer is straightforward. The reality, however, is more complex and nuanced.
The office Christmas party is a time for staff to celebrate their achievements over the past year and do some bonding. Whilst most of us enjoy it, as a business owner there are areas you should be aware of when organising and running your festive knees-up.
Daren Howell, business continuity expert at Sungard Availability Services, looks at how businesses are extremely relaxed or dangerously unaware of the changing responsibilities and liabilities around compliance.
You’d be surprised how many pivotal deals, shock revelations or diabolical double-crossings in cinematic history have been conducted over conference calls.
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 has ensured companies are held accountable for deaths resultant of management failings. Giles Ward, senior partner at Milners Solicitors, sheds more light on the subject.
The retail sector is buzzing with discussion regarding the constant challenge of meeting growing consumer expectations and the weight that businesses should give to each of these expectations.
It’s the stuff of economic nightmares, but this week’s interest rate rise brought it a step closer to reality. When banks increase the interest and charge for loans and overdrafts, thousands of zombie companies could be pushed into insolvency.