Insights

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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Right shoring

Why bosses should think about rightshoring, not reshoring

A government funding initiative is tempting managers to repatriate overseas production – but they should keep their minds as open as possible, writes a leading supply-chain expert

18 July 2014

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Management 2020

Management 2020

In 2013, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Management decided to investigate how management and leadership in the UK will need to change by 2020 to deliver sustainable economic growth.

18 July 2014

Mother care

Mothercare must modernise to survive, says new chief executive

Mark Newton-Jones wants the business to move away from heavy price discounting and focus on its internet business to challenge supermarkets and e-retailers

18 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