Leadership

Five guidelines for new chief executives

Writing for the HBR.org Blog Network, Roger Martin, Dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto in Canada, reveals that an executive on the verge of promotion to head a large global company recently approached him for advice on how to be effective as a n

Management

Are you a family-friendly manager?

According to Scott Behson, writing for the HBR.org Blog Network, many managers believe in giving more employees the flexibility to balance their needs and responsibilities at home while minimising disruption of the workplace.

Strategy

Want your business to grow? First you must break through these barriers

The majority of businesses fail to grow, observes Verne Harnish, writing for Fortune. But although most are only small ventures, unlikely to become the next Google or Amazon, there is still plenty of potential going to waste.

Innovation

Is this the way to stop your organisation’s hierarchy killing innovative ideas?

Does the hierarchy of your organisation stifle innovation? That’s the question posed by David Burkus, writing for management website ChiefExecutive.net.

Entrepreneurship

Seven secrets of super-successful people

Lewis Schiff, author of the book Brilliant People, claims that there are seven key principles of work and wealth-building practised by the super-successful but avoided by ordinary people.

Marketing

Can a great logo really improve company performance?

Think of a powerful company and it’s likely to have an equally powerful logo. Examples include the golden arches of McDonald’s, Starbucks’ mermaid and the bitten apple of – yes – Apple.