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Dame Stephanie Shirley: "No-one can progress in business without public speaking skills"

The eminent tech pioneer turned venture philanthropist Dame Stephanie Shirley considers herself a professional speech-maker. But it wasn't always that way. Here's here advice to leaders to become a brilliant orator.

Is your employee about to “ghost” their job? Here are the telltale signs

Employee are no longer hiding their dissatisfaction with their jobs and are simply disappearing from the workforce

Should you give your staff a one-off "cost of living" bonus?

HSBC and Virgin Money are giving staff a one-off payment to help with the cost-of-living crisis. But with no end to the recession in sight, perhaps businesses should look at longer-term solutions to financial wellbeing.

FTSE 100 race to meet net zero emissions by 2050 - but is it all that easy?

There is evidence of climate change all around us and businesses are pledging to become ‘net zero’. But do businesses have a strong enough understanding of what that involves?

Profile of a CEO (Part 1)

MT takes you behind the scenes to see what makes a CEO, from their academic beginnings to their average total earnings

Is Iceland Europe's answer to Silicon Valley?

Business Iceland has launched Science City in a bid to attract a cluster of fast-growing tech start-ups to its capital Reykjavik. Will it work? MT investigates.

‘Do as I say, not as I do’ - the harmful effects of not taking annual leave

Leaders are being urged to encourage their employees to take annual leave to help reduce the risk of burnout

Are you guilty of 'aggressive mansplaining'?

Rishi Sunak was recently accused of “aggressive mansplaining”. Here’s the best course of action for leaders who experience it, witness it or are the culprit.

Are tailored wellbeing measures the key to employee productivity?

Blanket wellness policies are a crude tool. Leaders should tailor their approach to boost productivity.

"Constantly poke the bear" - why Vapiano's boss shifted strategy and hasn't looked back

After almost two decades, the pizza-pasta chain's MD made a radical change to its business model - and is not looking back.

What does a leader actually do?

Why understanding the specific demands of the top job are key to being more than just a glorified manager. This exclusive insight is taken from MT's Leadership Learning education programme.

Why Tim Hortons finally came to London

North American restaurant chains have been springing up all over the UK and, in particular, London. But one company took its time to make the move to the capital.

How to make sustainability a business strategy

A lesson in embracing the circular economy, and becoming more profitable as a result.

Leadership burnout: Inside the silent epidemic

There is a silent epidemic stalking the upper echelons of British business. MT explores the fear, the recognition, the consequences and the steps necessary to prevent it.

MT's Summer magazine out now

Executive burnout, 35 Women Under 35, the rise of activist investors and more in MT's Summer 2022 edition.

Don’t fall into the trap of ‘pinkwashing’

Changing your company logo is not enough to show your support for your LGBT+ colleagues

How to know when you've overstayed your welcome

“I didn't have the right experience for the next phase of growth, so I resigned,” one CEO says.

Are you a psychopathic, narcissistic or Machiavellian leader?

Do you possess the Dark Triad? Why leaders should beware of certain behaviours that could seriously harm your job performance and cost your company millions

Nudging leaders: How behavioural science can make leadership training stick

Leadership training fails when leaders do not put into practice what they have learned

5 things the best executive coaches will always do

Executive coaching is very effective, but only if it's done well. MindGym's chief behavioural science officer & US president explains how leaders can tell the difference.

Is successful change a fairy tale?

LONG READ: Why storytelling is a critical skill for leaders managing business change, explains a Cranfield School of Management professor.

Why is Primark finally going online?

Primark has finally joined the digital sphere with a trial click and collect service - but why now?

Inside Latvia's first unicorn

Print-on-demand group Printful have become the first Latvian start-up to gain unicorn status. MT speaks to its co-founder and CEO about the company's secret to success

More women on boards is key to improving employee satisfaction

Want to boost employee satisfaction within your organisation? Get more women onto the board of directors

Activist investors: helping or harming?

Engineer turned activist investor Mark van Baal argues activist investors can help major oil and gas companies to make sustainable changes

Is Mike Ashley bad news for Missguided?

Spoiler alert: It’s unlikely that fast fashion customers read the business pages, let alone care.

Why corporate hierarchy is still the 'least worst' option

With the rise of the DAO, it has never been more fashionable to knock corporate hierarchy. But it’s there for a reason.

The rise of the ‘silver exodus’

Over-50s are resigning at an alarming rate and are unlikely to return to the workforce

Why it’s time to add a “gemba day” to your working policy

The company that makes Ribena is encouraging its office workers to visit blackcurrant farms as part of its new working policy. Here’s what you need to know about “gemba”.

Bean counters: the sustainability heroes?

Why the pedantry of accountants could become the secret sauce for businesses.