Stephen Jones

Former contributor

Stephen is Management Today's reporter, social media editor and unofficial books columnist. Away from the world of business you'll usually find him in a museum or booting balls around a sodden patch of grass. 


Follow him on Twitter at @SPJonesJourno

How I prepared to step back from my business

One minute briefing: Born Social founder Rob O’Donovan’s leadership transition was ‘beautifully boring’.

An idiom to help you innovate: "fake it, make it, reinvent it"

The leader that made me: Jim Moffatt’s former boss R/GA founder Bob Greenberg was full of helpful phrases.

A tip for measuring what’s working (in a post-pandemic world)

Self-reflection is important for companies and individuals, says Netflix’s former head of people Patty McCord.

The problem with first impressions

The leader that made me: Bev White, Harvey Nash Group CEO, thought her new boss was uninspiring, at first.

How to build a business without burning out

Entrepreneurs are at risk of a ‘recovery paradox’, say researchers.

"Whatever you're selling, reputation is everything"

The leader that made me: Jonny Combe, UK CEO at PayByPhone, on the formative early lessons in his career.

"Being strategic" doesn't mean you can neglect basic people management

The leader that made me: There’s value in walking the floor, says Hermes UK CEO Martijn de Lange.

Employees judge your motives more than your actions

Having an off day? Research suggests good managers will still get the benefit of the doubt.

The Information

Iceland's Richard Walker: The man who came into the cold

Profile: Frozen-food giant Iceland has always been a family affair, but its MD and heir to the throne initially chose a different path.

Should you hire for skills or attitude?

Born Social CEO Ben Tyson on recruiting people who can replace you.