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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”, […]

Upskill or hire: What’s the best way to improve staffing?

Leaders of growing businesses will face staffing dilemmas early on in their managerial career. After all, for a company to increase its profits and client base, they first need to invest in their staff. But at the thrifty beginnings of a venture, many owners will be reluctant to splash out on new recruits – that’s […]

How a President Hillary Could Transform Female Leadership

On January 20th 2017, Hillary Clinton could be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. If that happens, she would become the first women to hold the Oval office since the nation’s founding in 1776 – changing the parameters of female leadership forever. After all it was of great historical significance when […]

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 […]

Is humble leadership best for a business’s reputation?

It’s largely expected that a leader will be an extremely well off individual, wearing expensive clothing, living in a lavish mansion and so on. However, there are a select group of leaders that don’t follow this mould, instead opting to live like the people they lead. But does this approach really help their reputation? There […]

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 […]