What you need to know: September 2019

Fresh ideas, surprising opportunities and valuable insights from across the web: Management Today's picks of the day.

by Management Today staff
Last Updated: 13 Sep 2019


The career path of a CEO has changed

It also differs between men and women. Quartz

What to say when someone makes a mistake

A future-focused question can change conversations. Harvard Business Review

The true cost of not investing in AI

The UK economy could miss out on billions. UK Tech News


Why instant coffee will no longer cut it at work

Baristas serving rare blends are an increasingly common sight in the company canteen. FT

Should the working week be capped?

Could a French-style approach help to reduce the number of hours staff work? The Guardian 

8 things you do that make your employees quit

Making them leave can be the most expensive mistake you make. Harvard Business Review



Do you know how to protect your corporate secrets?

A lawyer explains how. People Management

Government extends international graduate visa

Foreign students will be allowed to stay in the UK to look for work. Sky News

How to keep working through personal hardship

Sometimes life gives you lemons. Forbes


4 ways to future-proof your workforce

Excelling in a changing business landscape isn’t just about tech. MIT Sloan

Career management advice from Friends

No opportunity is ‘limited’.  Strategy + Business

Business opportunity or dystopian nightmare?

Research into brain implants and neural devices is increasing. The Guardian


A leadership lesson from John Lennon

And it’s not about working like a dog. Ed Newman via Medium

Why you’ll get less chocolate in your tin of Quality Street this year

"Shrinkflation" is becoming a regular phenomenon. The Guardian

Commute length may contribute to the gender pay gap

ONS data suggests that women spend 20 per cent less time travelling to work. People Management


Is your star employee all they’re cracked up to be? 

What makes them indispensable, might be unbearable for others. City AM

When the CEO should keep quiet

Good decisions come from both sides of the tableMcKinsey

A ban to banker’s bonuses?

John McDonnell has a warning for City firms. FT


Why do we not offer more ageism training?

Age discrimination affects everyone in the office. Fast Company

How imagining a world without oil could help you have better ideas

Gamification is boosting creative thinking. The Conversation

What next for the Britain’s PPI millionaires?

The UK has hundreds of "compensation shops." The Telegraph


What do you do when your colleague dies?

Death is still a workplace taboo. BBC

In other major political news…

Sajid Javid delivered his 2019 Spending review. The Guardian

Should there be a C-suite role dedicated to reskilling workers? 

Preparing for the future of work requires  more than a one-off training module. Harvard Business Review


Could ‘Made in China’ become a thing of the past?

China is losing its dominance over the manufacture of electrical goods. Wired

How many hours did history’s great thinkers work?

Not as many as you think. FT

What people hate about being managed by algorithms 

That resentment can cause real harm. Harvard Business Review


The power of playing to sentiments

Social media can make or break a product launch. Strategy + Business

Tesla moves into insurance

Elon Musk wants to bring down the cost of premiums on electric vehicles. FT

There is no magic formula for management success

It’s a matter of judgement. The Economist

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