Contributors - BEVERLY MALONE

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010


Supernurse Beverly Malone talks to MT this month about being an American fish in a British pond. Born in Kentucky, she became president of the American Nurses Association in 1996. Having assisted Bill Clinton in developing the US Patient Bill of Rights, she has represented the US at the World Health Assembly. Malone came here last year as the new general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, Britain's largest professional association and trade union.


What lessons can today's leaders learn from figureheads of the past?

In Books this month, historian Tristram Hunt looks for the answer in Daniel Diehl and Mark Donnelly's How Did They Manage? Leadership Secrets of History.

After studying at Cambridge and Chicago, Hunt worked on the Labour Party's two most recent general election campaigns and acted as David Sainsbury's special adviser at the DTI. He's an associate fellow at the Centre for History and Economics at King's College, Cambridge.


Usually, it is the clients of MT's first class coach that are encouraged to go far. Next month, however, Miranda Kennett will be pushing herself to new heights. She is preparing for a 100-kilometre hike through the Andes to raise money for Scope, which helps those with cerebral palsy.

In her column this month, the CEO of The Coaching House advises on how yes men can start to say no. Let's hope she doesn't regret having said yes to her forthcoming adventure ...


From this month, MT's e-mailer from the Valley widens his horizons with a new column, State of the Nation - a broader look at business across the Pond. Denton has been sending his e-mails since September 2000 and he admitted last month that, in his view, Silicon Valley no longer shines as it once did. Formerly the FT's technology correspondent, Denton co-founded First Tuesday, followed by Moreover Technologies in 1998. This month, he investigates the potential of the elusive four-day working week.


Like the subjects of his latest MT shoot, photographer Gautier Deblonde moved here from his own country to pursue his career. Born in Lille, France, he came to London 11 years ago. 'London has a sense of freedom. You can be who you are and always find a corner that speaks to you,' says Deblonde, who has worked for the Independent's Saturday magazine, Time Out and the FT's The Business, and recently won first prize in the art-story category of the World Press awards.


There are a few reasons why 'Dome bloke' P-Y Gerbeau might not have warmed to living in Britain: one, he's French; two, he had a chilly reception on arriving here from Eurodisney to re-inflate our costly bubble; and three, we call him 'the Gerbil'. However, the CEO of Milton Keynes' entertainment extravaganza Xscape loves the UK and explains why in our feature on foreign bosses. If you're still not convinced, turn to 'Room Service' in Brain Food, where he names two London hotels as his favourite retreats.

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