“A dedication to lifelong learning and good management”

Written by Ian Doherty CMgr FCMI Tuesday 05 March 2024
Poor management has a hugely damaging effect on all aspects of business and society. Meet one of the pioneers of professional management and leadership
Michael Aston

I’m lucky to meet many impressive managers and leaders in my role as CMI’s director of membership. Recently a story came to my attention that captivated me.

Michael Aston is a remarkable man who has long championed the value of high-quality management and played a key role in the creation of CMI.

It has become clear in recent years that poor management has a hugely damaging effect on all aspects of business and society. It harms staff wellbeing, retention and the ultimate success of organisations – be it the bottom line for companies or the smooth delivery of public services for taxpayers. On the flip side, good management drives employee engagement, commitment and ultimately, results

Good management makes the difference

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It is the likes of Michael Aston who help us to understand the true value of good management.

Want to learn more about Michael’s inspiring story?


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