Long reads

Dame Stephanie Shirley

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....

Jayne-Anne Gadhia

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

Jayne-Anne Gadhia was the CEO of Virgin Money for almost 25 years. But after leading...

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Leadership burnout: Inside the silent epidemic

There is a silent epidemic stalking the upper echelons of British business. MT explores the...

Dark triad personalities triangle

Are you a psychopathic, narcissistic or Machiavellian leader?

Do you possess the Dark Triad? Why leaders should beware of certain behaviours that could...

FairyTale

Is successful change a fairy tale?

LONG READ: Why storytelling is a critical skill for leaders managing business change, explains a...

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Frustrated with your company...why not buy it?

Management buyouts are much more common than you might think and, if done properly, can...

Adam Neumann

Are we all just suckers for charismatic founders?

How the gold rush for hot tech start-ups caused business and the media to be...

Eddie Jones

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

England rugby coach Eddie Jones knows a thing or two about leadership, having also been...

Jacob Morgan

10 skills leaders need to navigate the new normal

What skills do leaders need to navigate the new normal? Jacob Morgan, the author of...

Retirement

How to approach the tricky topic of retirement with staff

How should managers engage and motivate soon-to-retire staff – those who may think they deserve...

Anti-vaxxers

Does freedom of choice have consequences?

A flurry of high-profile employers have announced they’ll give less sick pay to staff that...

NFTs

How to make money from the metaverse

The metaverse is in its exciting, Wild West gold rush stage – which means the...

Dev Pragad

Dev Pragad: the man who saved the news

Newsweek – for years a byword for undignified decline through its twisting, torturous series of...

Decentraland

Should businesses jump into the metaverse?

It’s a potential trillion-dollar revenue opportunity, say its supporters. It’s a waste of time, say...

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How we put Management Today into the metaverse

The latest fad or the future of the internet? Come and find out by visiting...

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Should UK businesses be concerned about the rise of private equity?

They are portrayed as the villains of the financial world. Monsters on the prowl, looking...

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Has Brexit been a secret boon for British business?

A year has passed since the transition period ended, so how have British businesses coped...

Daily Star

How female leaders are judged differently

Long read: MT investigates whether women at the top are given a fair shot, or...

staff absences

Could staff absences have a silver lining?

Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc. But are staff absences a blessing in disguise if they...

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Do entrepreneurs and managers earn too much?

The idea that top managers are overpaid is one of the most popular clichés in...

How neuroscience can make you a better leader

Five ways neuroscience makes you a better leader

We’ve all heard about the power of neuroscience – the scientific study of the human...

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How can businesses win in the battle for talent?

As the talent crunch bites, how can businesses position themselves as the most attractive option...

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How Peloton lost $35bn of market capital in two years

Peloton was a pandemic stock darling. But in two years it has lost $35bn of...

Learning

The one capability every 21st-century leader must have

What is the single biggest challenge facing aspiring leaders today? Nigel Vaz, CEO at Publicis...

Where have all the people gone?

Where have all the people gone?

Why are businesses moaning there aren’t enough people to fill their vacancies? Are employers looking...

Trends for 2022

What's in store for 2022?

To help glide into 2022 more smoothly, MT asked a range of experts to share...

What's Lord Alan Sugar really like as a leader?

Lord Alan Sugar is back on our screens as the formidable boss in the latest...

Theatre

The show will go on! How one theatre company is surviving the Covid ...

For Seatplan’s CEO Ben Jackson, adversity hasn’t just come from theatres being crippled by Covid-19...

Wellbeing

How to get results while taking care of your wellbeing

Get your New Year’s resolution in early by learning how to rewire your brain to...

Where robots do the picking

Why a robotics CEO says business should still be about people

Brian Palmer, boss of robotics company Tharsus, sees a future where robots don’t steal people’s...

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MT Intelligence: How to build a resilient supply chain

MT's latest Intelligence report looks at how companies can build resilient supply chains.

Terry Leahy

Will Sir Terry Leahy be able to work his magic on Morrisons?

LONG READ: Sir Terry Leahy's return to the UK's supermarket wars has sparked a triumphant...

Is always being positive a negative?

Are workplaces becoming 'too nice'?

Can creating a relentlessly positive culture actually be toxic? Is the 'tyranny of niceness' undermining...

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Should CEOs stop dealing with the media?

Long read: Leaders need the exposure journalists can offer. But the wrong sort of coverage...

The Generation Game - are Gen Z harder to manage?

Are Gen Z staff harder to manage?

The Generation Game: Born between 1997-2012, reports suggest Generation Z have dramatically different attitudes to...

Greg Jackson

How Greg Jackson built an energy start-up now worth more than Centrica

Octopus Energy founder and CEO Greg Jackson's start-up is now valued at £3.36bn - more...

Victoria Olawoyin, chair of Cundall’s Ethnicity and Culture Network

How have businesses celebrated Black History Month?

Black History Month encourages people to celebrate their heritage and culture. As October draws to...

Bitcoin

Cryptocurrencies: the most important invention since the internet?

There are plenty of hyperbolic claims about Bitcoin et al. But just what exactly are...

Carlos Ghosn

Carlos Ghosn: Landed as a legend, left in a packing crate

The ex-Nissan boss' heart-stopping departure from Japan poses a broader question: is the country’s close-knit...

How to scale a business

Intelligence report: How to scale a business

From prototyping to prospering, here is MT's expert step by step guide to growth

How farmers are really coping with change

Robo-tractors, cow psychoanalysis: The world of farmyard innovation

How Michelin banished bureaucracy

The tyre maker recognised that you can’t impose autonomy from the top down.

A CEO's guide to disrupting the disruptors

You don't have to be a start-up to be on the right side of history,...

The art of leadership: From Marcus Aurelius to Martin Luther King

The management consulting industrial complex has peddled many theories - transformational, servant, visionary etc -...

Coronavirus and the end of the global supply chain

In depth: COVID-19 has shown how fragile cost-driven, just-in-time processes really are.

Management Today: Spring 2020 magazine issue online now

Here you'll find a digital version of Management Today.

How business failed on race

Women are slowly finding a place at the boardroom table but the talents of BAME...

Leadership lessons: Mervyn Davies, former CEO of Standard Chartered and trade minister

"People talk about pressure – I worked 24 hours a day. There is more pressure...

Contracts vs coronavirus: Are you covered by force majeure?

And other legal questions answered.

How to be wrong (less)

A comprehensive guide to the cognitive biases that could derail your decision-making.

“I have great respect for the capital markets, but I don’t want their ...

Exclusive: PA Consulting CEO Alan Middleton on acquisition bids, growth strategy and life after private...

What British business can learn from the French

Forget the cliches - our old rival is hotbed of management innovation and is leading...

The dangers of data analytics

A whole generation of businesses has placed its faith in the numbers in the belief...

How other companies are benefitting from nudge theory

Behavioural science offers opportunities to improve performance, but beware going too far.

How video games became a £3bn sector

Games are now bigger business than films, and the UK is a global hotspot.

Elton John, the EEC, Lord Weinstock and the 3-day week: A journey back ...

Photo feature: When the UK joined the EU, it was in many ways at its...

How Tencent and Alibaba challenged Silicon Valley and won

The new multinationals changing the face of business - and the opportunities they create for...

Leadership lessons from the Cuban Missile Crisis

As the world stared down the barrel of nuclear war, JFK was a model of...