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.

Content submissions

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


How to Create a Skills Plan

So you’re on the management career path. How does a systematic commitment to CPD benefit you in future?

Ian Wylie
22 August 2019

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Continuing professional development: what does CPD actually mean?

So you’re on the management career path. How does a systematic commitment to CPD benefit you in future?

Joe Levell & Sophie Scoular
07 August 2019

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The links between mental health and technology

Simon Blake, Chief Executive of Mental Health First Aid England, spoke to students about the links between social media and technology

Jessica Bond
07 August 2019


How to Boost Your Communication Skills

We’ve become increasingly adept at using PCs, smartphones and other devices to share links and files when at work. But what’s the most effective communication tool that we’re neglecting? Our voice.

Ian Wylie
19 July 2019

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Embracing opportunities to help work out what you want to do

How to make the most of situations you may face at University.

Corey Kemp
17 July 2019

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Working flexibly: 5 shifts in work patterns that managers need to know

With patterns of work changing fast, you need to be aware of the changes as you step into new management roles. This article outlines everything you need to know.

Mark Rowland
09 July 2019

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Making the most of your summer break!

How CMI can support you to get the most from summer placements and opportunities.

Joe Levell
03 July 2019

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Things I wish I knew before starting my Apprenticeship

A quick sharing of what I wish someone would have told me before I started my apprenticeship

Haleema Baker-Mir
19 June 2019

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CMI resources that helped me stand out!

How using the Career Development Centre helped me to build my confidence during my first year of university.

Ioana Batcu
04 June 2019

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What I’ve learnt about leadership by making mistakes

With so much unrealistic pressure put on young leaders to consistently perform, our Future Leaders Panel member reflects here on the importance of making mistakes.

Charles Wade
24 May 2019