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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 […]

Businesses struggling to fill management positions

Despite a growth in managerial job postings over the past year, there has been a significant drop in the number of applications for board-level jobs. With applicants in a post-recession era able to be more selective, recruiters must change their hiring methods if they want to tackle the continuing skills shortage within the industry. Data […]

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 […]

Google management shuffle may lead to identity crisis

Google announced earlier this week that it will start a major company shuffle which will lead to a new CEO and parent company named Alphabet. The internet giant, which was founded in 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin will now be working under the Alphabet banner and will consequently need clear boundaries about what […]

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 […]

To lead a business you need to lead yourself

When discussing great leaders in prior blogs, we’ve noted the likes of Richard Branson and Satoru Iwata, the kind of people who have earned the respect of their peers and staff through honest and innovative leadership. However, in figuring out the best strategy to lead their workforce, many bosses fail to keep tabs on their […]

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”, […]