Lighthouse shining in the darkness

10 November, 2020

Innovation in a crisis: how to seize opportunities for growth

As business navigates a second set of lockdowns across the UK, thoughts naturally turn to how companies will survive and prosper. For many experts innovation is the key. Recent research shows that ...
Businessman and his shadow

2 November, 2020

If you get on with your boss you’re more likely to lie for them

We generally believe that it is a good thing to have strong relationships with the people we work for and those we manage. Organisations and leaders do many...
man with a torch in a dark forest

27 October, 2020

Leadership in wicked times

This extraordinary year has brought to the fore an unprecedented number of wicked problems—like Covid-19 or systemic racism. Global warming, developing over decades, arguably is the biggest one. Unl...
CFO of the future looking out over the city

6 October, 2020

More than money: the evolving role of the chief financial officer

The global pandemic is changing the role of the CFO, broadening its scope and influence in areas such as strategy execution and performance insight. While much of this evolution was already under w...
woman and man scaling ladders with different sized rungs

24 September, 2020

Gender diversity on boards pays dividends—but inequality persists

Some of the UK’s biggest companies stand accused of failing to reach gender board diversity targets in circumstances that could seriously damage both organisational reputations, and the opportunitie...
Jacinda Ardern

11 September, 2020

Women leaders are better at fighting the pandemic

On 8 June 2020, New Zealand was declared virus-free and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
Employee returning to the workplace holding a mask

10 September, 2020

Not business as usual: returning to the workplace after the pandemic

Among the many challenges facing organisations in the wake of Covid-19 is the question of how to effectively communicate with staff about the "when and if" of returning to the workplace. There’s ...
Athletes passing the baton

9 September, 2020

Why succession planning should be part of a company’s corporate culture

Not many board decisions will be more critical than deciding who (and when) to appoint as a new lead executive—whether CEO, executive chair or combined chair and CEO. The new lead executive will be ...
A narcissistic leader places a crown on his own head

2 September, 2020

Narcissistic leaders are perceived negatively by their employees

Ever since the ascent of Donald Trump to the US presidency narcissism has been one of the most talked about personality traits among leaders in business. This often focuses on their potential for unde...
stressed CEO at his desk, mental health

1 September, 2020

Covid crisis could lead employees to ‘compromise ethical standards’

It’s not just survival that businesses have to deal with as they grapple with fallout from the global coronavirus pandemic. New research reveals Covid-19 could prompt a surge in misconduct and behav...