Future Leaders Blog

Do you ever feel like you're struggling to get noticed or progressing more slowly than you would like? CMI Future Leaders is here to help. This is our community for young professionals and this blog is designed to provide you with the latest news, advice and guidance to help you get started in your career and make your mark on the world of leadership and management.

We'll be posting new content every couple of weeks - including tips from CMI students, graduates and leaders, updates on relevant opportunities and events and information on how to get more involved with us to boost your career.

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CMI believes that diversity makes us stronger and we are keen to feature a wide range of views and experiences. If you'd like to contribute to this blog please email a short summary of your blog idea including your contact details to: flsubmissions@managers.org.uk

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How to make everyone love your ideas

You might be an influencer on Instagram, but how's your influencing game in the professional world?

Emily Hill
21 January 2020

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How to have way better meetings in 2020

It’s January, you’ve got a cold and a mountain of emails to come back to after the Christmas break. Here are some ways to jump-start your energy, starting with conquering meetings!

Rosie Gailor
20 January 2020

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What nobody tells you about starting work

An experienced mentor can deliver a lot of valuable advice, but a group of supportive peers can be just as beneficial to your career

Mark Rowland
02 January 2020

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Building your career support network

An experienced mentor can deliver a lot of valuable advice, but a group of supportive peers can be just as beneficial to your career

Mark Rowland
11 December 2019

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When the student met the CEO: what they learned

Managing your time can sometimes feel like an uphill struggle, but these tools and tricks can give you a hand through the worst of it

John Jeffcock and Anushka Patil
04 December 2019

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Timely: Tried and tested time management tools to stick to your schedule

Managing your time can sometimes feel like an uphill struggle, but these tools and tricks can give you a hand through the worst of it

Louis Gibbon
20 November 2019

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CMI’s ultimate guide to email etiquette

You may know how to text and have a conversation through gifs – but do you actually know how to draft an email?

Rosie Gailor
29 October 2019

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Should you talk about mental health in an interview?

Mental health issues can be difficult to bring up, but one leading HR director pays to be upfront

Mark Rowland
17 October 2019

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Don’t Be Tied to Your Desk: a Talent Manager’s Advice for Young Professionals

Being engaged with your job is important, but don’t prioritise work over play.

Pavita Cooper
26 September 2019