INTERVIEWS

“My high-performance habit? To quiet the voice in my head telling me I can’t do things”

5 Minutes With… Cerys Johnson, CEO of REPL Group (Accenture).

Why one CEO banned the word “staff” from her company

Founder and CEO of Vet Partners Jo Malone, discusses her leadership style and how it got her to the top of Glassdoor’s Best Companies for Senior Leadership

“Most important advice I’d give my successor? Risk more and risk earlier”

5 Minutes With… Lucy Litwack, owner and CEO of Coco de Mer.

"I was advised to lead with fear or be more masculine - I didn't listen"

5 Minutes With… Katy Wigdahl, CEO of Speechmatics.

“This advice from my former boss, Annie Young-Scrivner, stuck with me”

Looking back, there was one piece of advice that has stuck with Taco Bell’s boss, Julie Felss Masino.

"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.

How one founder launched a global talent agency from his teenage bedroom

Andy Varley, founder and CEO of talent agency Insanity Group, talks to MT about his journey from teenage band manager to founder of a global talent agency

Jayne-Anne Gadhia: “My concern was becoming irrelevant”

Jayne-Anne Gadhia was the CEO of Virgin Money for almost 25 years. But after leading the company through its £1.7bn acquisition by Clydesdale Bank, she had to work out what came next for her career.

“Sometimes you don’t have the flexibility to have a perfect work-life balance”

5 minutes with… Lisa Carter, founder and CEO of Discussion Box

Do leaders need an ethics coach?

Leaders need to avoid a “tick box” approach to ethically complex decisions and take their responsibility more seriously, argues corporate philosopher Julian Baggini.

“I'm not retiring. I don’t want to slow down,” says 79-year-old founder

Jenifer Rosenberg OBE, founder and chair of The Heart Stems Foundation charity, talks to MT about "unretiring", saving lives and being a high-profile woman in business in the sixties.

“I can lead, but I don’t have to manage”

Victoria Betts, chief commercial officer at Hotter Shoes, talks to MT about her involvement in Hotter Shoes’ digital transformation and how it has made her a more courageous leader

WATCH: “If I were PM, I’d lead from the bottom-up, because structure kills innovation”

MT’s 35 Women Under 35 reveal what they’d do if they were the prime minister for a day, their secret to success and advice on failure.

Taco Bell's boss: "If we can get through a pandemic we can get through anything"

In Conversation With... Julie Felss Masino, president international of Taco Bell who tells MT why she doesn't prepare for promotions or see the pandemic as a "huge challenge".

What some leaders have in common with two-year-olds, according to a corporate philosopher

In Conversation With…Roger Steare on why the current definition of profitability is a fraud, why we need a carbon negative economy to survive and who should set corporate values.

Business is now "who cares wins", says AKQA CEO

In a candid interview, Ajaz Ahmed, founder of design and innovation company AKQA, reflects on leadership, mentors and racism in British business.

Why chocolatier James Cadbury turned down a £75k investment

Chocolate entrepreneur, James Cadbury, on sustainability, assumptions based on his famous surname and turning down a £75,000 investment.

Dean Forbes: What I’ve learned from billion-dollar exits

From killing your sacred cow to planning when to hand over the reins, here’s what Forterro’s CEO has learned from the successful exits he orchestrated.

"Employees want flexibility. Many companies are not listening."

5 Minutes With… Kim Lanza, director at Cimpress

“I had the worst financial year of my CEO career. I’m a better leader because of it”

What Amy Golding, the youngest female CEO of a £100m turnover business, learned from testing times, being a young leader and her latest venture to diversify the tech talent pool

"Leadership is like a rollercoaster. Just enjoy the ride."

Five Minutes With… Anne Stagg, UK CEO, Merkle

"I refuse to feel shame for the failure of my business"

When adventure travel company, Flash Pack, went into administration, founder Radha Vyas certainly had regrets. But she doesn't feel ashamed of failure.

Ex-PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi: “I don't miss one thing about my corporate career”

MT talks to Indra Nooyi, the former CEO of PepsiCo, about her new book, her views on leadership and why she doesn't miss one thing about her corporate career.

Daniel Pink on motivation: "Don't escalate the stakes too much"

Lost your mojo? Focus on small wins and take breaks - they are part of your work, not a deviation from it, says the bestselling author.

Drop the obsession with "preserving culture" as you scale, blasts top CEO

“It's impossible that the culture that made a company successful at 100 people, will be the culture that makes it successful at 1,000 people,” says Dean Forbes, CEO of Forterro.

Ebay's UK chief: “There isn’t a playbook you can follow”

In Conversation with....eBay UK's general manager Murray Lambell, who tells MT how he's dealt with supply chain problems, the growing competition and why leaders need to be humble.

Monzo chief: "We asked people to Marie Kondo their calendar"

In conversation with Monzo's chief operating officer, Sujata Bhatia.

Meet the chief behind Avon's resurgence

Angela Cretu had the handover from hell, but she still "didn't feel the urge to run away."

“The worst business investment? Outsourcing before defining your problems”

5 Minutes With… Charlotte Guzzo, COO and co-founder of Sano Genetics and MT 35 Under 35 alumna.

Eddie Jones: "Respect is much more important than harmony"

England rugby coach Eddie Jones knows a thing or two about leadership, having also been in charge of Australia and Japan. Here he talks to Kate Magee about the management lessons he’s learned in the competitive world of sport.