Great leaders come in all shapes and sizes, and they certainly aren’t limited to a particular industry or to FTSE 100 companies. An effective leader can be anyone from a politician to a small business owner. However, despite the vast …

The new flexible working hours

New legislation has led to flexible working hours being accepted in England. Until now, only parents and carers were entitled to request flexible working hours from their employers; now more than 20 million workers will have the right to choose …

What makes a boss great?

As Peter Economy, author of Managing for Dummies, points out: “Your company’s success depends on your employees’ performance.” In the traditional business structure it is necessary for managers to perform at their best to get the most from their employees. …

Traits of a leader

Maria Rodale is CEO and Chairman of Rodale, Inc, the world’s largest independent publisher of health content and the largest independent book publisher in the US. In her recent blog, she explores the idea of ‘What It Means to Be …

Amazon’s Leadership Principles

If you’ve ever visited Amazon’s career website you’ll notice a page entitled ‘Our Leadership Principles’. Amazon, the world’s largest retailer has created a strong global brand, that goes from strength to strength. Judging by the success of their company it …

Values and purpose of business

Harish Manwani, chief operating officer of global brand Unilever, talks about the role of business in society. This TED talk focuses on how to have a great environment as well as having a great business. How do we do this? …

First let’s fire all the managers

Morning Star, a leading food processor, demonstrates how to create an organization that combines managerial discipline and market-centric flexibility— without bosses, titles, or promotions.