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How this MP built a multi-million pound business by cold calling the chairman of Shell

How this MP built a multi-million pound business by cold calling the chairman ...

'To my amazement, he actually picked up,' says Mel Stride, Financial Secretary to the Treasury....

Case study: Empowerment in practice

Case study: Empowerment in practice

Furniture company Steelcase gives employees free reign to make decisions, within clear frameworks.

How to neutralise toxic people at work

How to neutralise toxic people at work

Jerks, slackers and downers can seriously stifle performance, but they're no match for great leadership,...

3 things you need for a successful business strategy

3 things you need for a successful business strategy

Strategy is only complicated if you make it that way, says author Vaughn Evans.

Dear Team: I don't love you

Dear Team: I don't love you

Managers beware: getting too close to your colleagues is a bad idea, says Chris Pearse....

What Churchill taught us about storytelling

What Churchill taught us about storytelling

Churchill may not have had fancy modern technology to tell his tales, but he utterly...

How Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch plans to resist Netflix - with or without a Fox/Disney takeover

How Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch plans to resist Netflix - with or without ...

The veteran Sky CEO talks takeovers, streaming disruption and inflated football rights.

Why L&G boss Nigel Wilson keeps Karl Marx on his bookshelf

Why L&G boss Nigel Wilson keeps Karl Marx on his bookshelf

The Legal & General CEO was recently voted Britain's most admired leader. His next big...

Why Carillion collapsed

Why Carillion collapsed

UPDATE: The construction firm goes into liquidation after being unable to reach a deal with...

Why the gender pay gap is a problem for men too

Why the gender pay gap is a problem for men too

Why aren't more men shouting out about equal pay? All of us are dependent on...

SEAT's CEO on turnarounds, going global and succeeding within the VW Group

SEAT's CEO on turnarounds, going global and succeeding within the VW Group

THE MT INTERVIEW: Luca de Meo joined VW's Spanish subsidiary mid-way through a hair-raising turnaround....

How Dave Potts has turned Morrisons around

How Dave Potts has turned Morrisons around

It's not AI or a swanky new app that's behind the grocer's surprise sales rise,...

Debenhams is down but not out

Debenhams is down but not out

In the job for just over a year, CEO Sergio Bucher is trying to stop...

'Going private allowed us to take more risks' - Dell CFO Tom Sweet

'Going private allowed us to take more risks' - Dell CFO Tom Sweet ...

The finance chief of Dell Technologies talks mergers, quarterly reporting and the importance of CFOs...

Why cultural diversity at work matters

Why cultural diversity at work matters

You need to nurture your subcultures to succeed, argues consultant Graham Scrivener.

2017 in business: A year in review

2017 in business: A year in review

On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love said MT... here are our picks...

How to get an acquisition right

How to get an acquisition right

M&A can get messy. Never underestimate the value of good communication, says veteran acquirer Adrian...

Agents of Change power list 2018: Nominations extended to 29th January

Agents of Change power list 2018: Nominations extended to 29th January

It's not just women shouting about pay gaps and promotions. Our 'Agents of Change' powerlist...

Are you too intelligent to be a good leader?

Are you too intelligent to be a good leader?

As Emmanuel Macron has discovered, high IQs come with a downside, says John Antonakis.

We need to talk about abuse of power

We need to talk about abuse of power

OPINION: The sexual harassment scandal points to some uncomfortable truths about human nature, says consultant...

How Uber's navigating life after Travis Kalanick

How Uber's navigating life after Travis Kalanick

Uber's new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi shows sign of taking control.

Lord Heseltine: An industrial strategy is 'urgent and unavoidable'

Lord Heseltine: An industrial strategy is 'urgent and unavoidable'

The former Conservative Deputy Prime Minister and chairman of Haymarket Group has set out his...

Calling Britain's flex-execs

Calling Britain's flex-execs

Do you do a big-time job in part-time (or flexible) hours? This is your last...

Xi Jinping and the problem of picking a successor

Xi Jinping and the problem of picking a successor

China has a strong leader but no heir apparent. It's an issue business knows only...

7 ways to cultivate a start-up culture

7 ways to cultivate a start-up culture

Feeling threatened by the new kids on the block? Unruly co-founder Sarah Wood shares the...

Why Veolia's patient CEO isn't worried about Brexit

Why Veolia's patient CEO isn't worried about Brexit

Antoine Frérot tells MT about his plans to grow the French utilities giant, the importance...

Who is Airbus boss Tom Enders?

Who is Airbus boss Tom Enders?

The aerospace CEO is the son of a shepherd and sits on the secretive Bilderberg...

The top ten 10 management myths

The top ten 10 management myths

The world of management is blighted by fads, fiction and falsehoods. Stefan Stern, author of...

How ‘tough’ should bosses be?

How ‘tough’ should bosses be?

‘Strong, resilient and decisive’ can be code for ‘micromanaging tyrant’.

Is Tesco finally back on its feet?

Is Tesco finally back on its feet?

The supermarket reinstates its dividend as Dave Lewis's turnaround gathers pace.

What did Monarch do wrong?

What did Monarch do wrong?

The low-cost airline finally runs out of gas.

9 ways to create a killer brand

9 ways to create a killer brand

David Gluckman - the brains behind iconic drinks brands Baileys and Smirnoff Black - reveals...

Who is the AA's new CEO Simon Breakwell?

Who is the AA's new CEO Simon Breakwell?

Can Expedia's co-founder drag his new company back into the fast lane?

In conversation with outgoing Drax boss Dorothy Thompson

In conversation with outgoing Drax boss Dorothy Thompson

UPDATE: The chief executive of Britain's biggest power station is about to step down.

The four roles mentors need to play

The four roles mentors need to play

Career advisor, critic, confidant?

Wanted: The country's 50 most powerful flexi-workers

Wanted: The country's 50 most powerful flexi-workers

Flexible working: it's not just for mums.

Seven ways to improve your business's productivity

Seven ways to improve your business's productivity

A panel of entrepreneurs share their advice on how you can do more with less....

Why middle managers matter more than ever

Why middle managers matter more than ever

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Sandwiched between the board and the workers, middle managers are often derided...

Ocado's CTO on how to make your business more innovative

Ocado's CTO on how to make your business more innovative

Why Paul Clarke thinks of his team like a dry stone wall.

Flexible strategies sometimes require courage

Flexible strategies sometimes require courage

What made you successful in the past may not make you grow in the future,...

The secret of good mentoring

The secret of good mentoring

YOUR VIEW: Mentors can benefit too if it's done right, says hotel boss Andrew Mosley....

Uber 's culture won't change while Travis Kalanick is still there

Uber 's culture won't change while Travis Kalanick is still there

Dara Khosrowshahi may find his predecessor a troublesome back-seat driver, says John Colley.