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Obesity ruling

How does EU ruling on workplace obesity affect bosses?

An opinion from Europe’s central court has advised that obesity should be regarded as a disability. A specialist employment lawyer provides some thoughts on how this affects managers

24 July 2014

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Michael Gove

Why did the "Michael Gove problem" need solving?

David Cameron’s sentiment-free move to demote the reformer who garnered pockets of admiration amid wider parental enmity reveals what kind of battleground the next election will be fought on

23 July 2014

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RBS lending

RBS chiefs accused of "belated U-turn" on business lending evidence

Leading Tory MP criticises bank’s apparent backtrack on regrets that its restructuring division was described internally as a “profit centre”

23 July 2014

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Leading our way to the future: management lessons from Slough

Guest blogger Abigail Gibson, Senior Manager at the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, says that a new UKCES funding programme could help turn around the UK’s leadership and management problem.

23 July 2014

Job centre

Job centres failing to deliver reliable talent, says think tank

The town-centre locations for getting jobs are not actually doing their job, according to Policy Exchange – suggesting that they could be opened up to competition from businesses and charities

22 July 2014

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Management robot

Humans missing from management, finds Commission

Good people managers with long-term outlooks are in greater demand than ever, even as the business world automates. Yet the system is failing to develop them – and is hooked on short-termism

22 July 2014

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Tesco boss

Tesco boss Philip Clarke makes shock exit after profit warning

Supermarket chief set to be replaced by Unilever boss Dave Lewis after investor dissatisfaction over slumping sales

21 July 2014

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Summer-2014

Summer 2014

  • MEET THE CHAIRMAN
  • Psyched to lead
  • The juvenocrats
  • Heaven and hell
Spring-2014

Spring 2014

  • INDIE KID
  • Super snoopers
  • Asian takeaway
  • Woman's world
Winter-2013

Winter 2013

  • SILVER BULLET
  • You're a liar
  • The death of thinking
  • Energy crash
Autumn-2013

Autumn 2013

  • THE SNOWBALL EFFECT
  • Room at the top
  • Glad to be unhappy
  • Future leader
Summer-2013

Summer 2013

  • THE KEY CODE
  • The trouble with X
  • Breaking your business
  • Is your boss a psycho?
Spring-2013

Spring 2013

  • LORD ABOVE
  • How to switch sides
  • Fight the good fight
  • Get over the Bric wall
February-March-2013

February/March 2013

  • CAREER WOMAN
  • Enter the moral maze
  • To flirt or not to flirt?
  • Who shares wins
Winter-2012

Winter 2012

  • BLUE COLLAR BOSS
  • Points mean prizes
  • Geek speak
  • Meet the winners