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CMI Response to Leadership 2020

Commenting on the Leadership 2020 recommendations from The Commission on the Leadership and Direction of Civil Society, Christopher Kinsella, CMI Chief Executive, said:

Optimism remains low as redundancies and skills shortages top managers’ concerns for 2012

Nearly half of UK managers (43%) are expecting further redundancies in 2012, and over a third of managers (38%) feel insecure in their jobs, according to the annual end of year research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).  Over half of the managers surveyed felt that they would be unlikely to get another job if they were to be made redundant.

CMI Fellow Chris Roebuck receives Freedom of the City of London

Chris Roebuck, Visiting Professor of Transformational Leadership at Cass Business School and CMI Fellow received the Freedom of the City of London today.

Managers call on Osborne to dig deeper to avoid decade in the doldrums

Responding to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and the publication of the Growth Review, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has welcomed commitments from the Government to support business – but warned that further action is needed to lighten the economic gloom. 

CMI responds to ONS gender pay gap figures

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has responded to the publication of statistics by the Office for National Statistics suggesting that the gender pay gap has fallen to less than 10% for the first time as women’s earnings continue to grow faster than men’s.

Managers welcome move to give employers control of skills funding

CMI has welcomed this morning’s announcement by the Government of a fund to give employers more control over skills funding. Employers will be able to bid for public funding to back schemes that will leverage private investment, support Apprenticeships and show a commitment to raising skills levels in their sector or supply chain.

Cost of ineffective management tops £19billion

Ineffective management could be costing UK businesses over £19billion per year in lost working hours*, according to a new survey published today by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

The study of 2000 employees across the UK reveals that three quarters (75 per cent) of workers waste almost two hours out of their working week due to inefficient managers. Worst management practices responsible for time lost include unclear communication (33 per cent); lack of support (33 per cent); micro-management (26 per cent); and lack of direction (25 per cent).

CMI calls for greater skills amongst ministers

Responding to the new report from the Public Administration Select Committee, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has called on the Government to heed the Committee’s call for greater commitment to developing the skills of Ministers.

Petra Wilton, CMI Director of Policy and Research, said:

Top 25 management books announced

The top 25 management books in the UK have been announced at the Chartered Management Institute’s (CMI) national conference in London. The books are now one step closer to winning the coveted title of CMI Management Book of the Year, having made it on to the competition shortlist for this year’s awards.   The winner will be decided by  a panel of management experts including Professor Cary Cooper CBE of Lancaster University and Sir Anthony Cleaver of Novia Financial Plc,

Entrusted with gold: National Trust’s boss recognised for visionary leadership

Dame Fiona Reynolds DBE, director general of the National Trust, has been awarded a ‘Gold Medal’ in recognition of her outstanding leadership and commitment to conservation, heritage and learning.  The award has been made in recognition of Dame Fiona’s stewardship over the past 10 years, building the National Trust into one of the largest membership and volunteer organisations in the world.