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The Importance of Humility in Leadership

A few weeks ago, Jimmy Carter, the former President of the United States announced that he had been diagnosed with cancer of the liver which had spread to parts of his brain. Carter, 90, who left the White House 34 years ago in 1981 – said that he was preparing for anything “that comes” and […]

Leaders Should Seek and Listen to Advice

Should leaders be looking to ask for advice in the workplace? That is question which has been put to business leaders for generations, and has seen a variety of responses. A long held stereotype is that senior leaders are often reluctant individuals who rarely look to colleagues for advice out of fear of looking incompetent […]

Positive Leaders = The Best Leaders?

When we think of business leaders who have successfully played their part in building worldwide enterprises, we tend to think of people who are extremely smart, decisive and driven in their work. These are attributes you could easily relate to the likes of Bill Gates, Larry Page and Steve Jobs – three innovative leaders who […]

Ed Woodward and the Pressure of Leading Manchester United

Since succeeding the outgoing David Gill in the summer of 2013, Ed Woodward has endured a difficult time as executive vice-chairman of Manchester United football club. Woodward, 43, has been under intense scrutiny for failing to seal transfer deals for a number of acclaimed international players including Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos, and Pedro Rodriguez, formerly […]

Tinder CEO Gets Left Swipe; Replaced by Former CEO

After only five months as CEO of Tinder, former Ebay and Microsoft executive Christopher Payne has been removed from his position, with Sean Rad set to return to the role he was sacked from last year. Matt Cohler, director of the dating app, said that a mutual agreement had been reached between both parties, explaining […]

Why Leaders Try to Sound Spontaneous

In business, great leaders know how to manage difficult situations when they arise with their skillset and experience. However, leadership styles can vary from one business leader to another – some are laidback, and take time to consider their options. Some leaders on the other hand can be more proactive and spontaneous, using their experience […]

Leaders should embrace great talent

Former CEO of the Thomas Cook group Harriet Green gave an interesting answer to a journalist when she was recently asked: “what advice do you wish you’d had when you started in business?” “Always surround yourself with people who are better than you. Whatever it is that you are not – surround yourself with them”, […]