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  • 2012 Olympics: Delivering the Legacy

    By Veronica Burke | 19/07/2012

    One of the central aims of the legacy from the 2012 Olympics is to encourage the whole UK population to become more physically active and engage with sport. Dr Veronica Burke discusses the challenge and whether it will be achieved

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  • Leadership-Managing Diverse Agendas

    By David Butcher | 12/06/2012

    Dr David Butcher looks at the challenges of leadership in organisations.

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  • Women on Boards: Davies Report Reactions

    By Professor Susan Vinnicombe & Dr Ruth Sealy | 14/12/2011

    The report led by Lord Davies addressing the lack of women in the boardroom has produced a strong, largely positive reaction. The reports findings are discussed along with developments since the report was published.

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  • The Kings Speech: The First Executive Coach

    By Vivian Vella | 18/04/2011

    The film The Kings Speech was particularly interesting for the work of Lionel Logue, the speech therapist, who could be considered the first executive coach to King George VIth. The quality of the relationship is key: the coach creates a safe environment in which leaders can experience a trusting relationship where the only agenda is to support the learning of the Leader. At its best, coaching is effective in helping individuals to develop a more effective and impactful communication style; m

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  • Executive Teams

    By Catherine Bailey | 04/04/2011

    Executive team working can be a very difficult matter for managers to tackle. Catherine Bailey discusses what actually it is that makes top team working so problematic. She examines the zone of uncomfortable debate (ZOUD) and how you should get into this zone. She lists top tips to bring issues out in the open and deal with them in a way which makes the team work more effectively.

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  • Trends in Executive Development

    By Bill Shedden | 12/11/2010

    Bill Shedden discusses major changes in the executive development marketplace.

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  • Polly Peck: What can we learn?

    By Ruth Bender | 09/09/2010

    The collapse of Polly Peck 20 years ago has recently been in the headlines again. Ruth Bender discusses the important lessons relevant today.

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  • Debate: Managers on the Move

    By Malcolm McDonald | 01/04/2010

    Managers are living in a non-stop world, with information overload, frequently taking important decisions on the move. How do you cope with this? What are your ideas on this area? Is technology the answer or the problem? Professor Malcolm McDonald introduces a debate with ideas of his own.

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  • Employee Engagement: Why Debate is Critical

    By Martin Clarke | 12/03/2010

    Martin Clarke looks at employee engagement following the intense focus by organisations on the bottom line over the last twelve months.

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  • Retaining an external perspective

    By Catherine Bailey | 29/01/2010

    Catherine Bailey examines how important it is to take an external perspective on managerial decisions

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