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Labour leadership vacuum has led to disarray

It was only a few months ago that the Labour party looked set to take control of 10 Downing Street after a five year absence. Since then, divisive leader Ed Miliband has stepped down, whilst Ed Balls and Douglas Alexander lost their seats in surprising constituency results that foreshadowed the eventual Conservative win. What has […]

Nature or nurture: Can leadership be taught?

Everyone has an assumption of what a good ‘leader’ is – confident, highly visible and innovative. But these desirable traits are not easy to come by for anyone in the business world, which leads to the question: can these traits be learned or are leaders simply born with them? There’s no doubt that some people […]

How do you deal with a sudden CEO change?

It’s something that no one wishes to happen, but unfortunately it’s something that has to be prepared for. The recent death of Nintendo Chief Executive and brainchild of the Wii console system, Satoru Iwata, sent shockwaves through the company and the video games industry as a whole. But what does a company do if their […]

The CBI appoint first-ever female director general

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has recently made history, appointing Carolyn Fairbairn to be their first ever female director general in a move to better represent both small and large UK businesses in the EU. Fairbairn, who has held top strategic roles at the BBC and ITV, will replace current director general John Cridland […]