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Think: Cranfield is the online newsletter of Cranfield School of Management. It features the latest in management thinking and research output from Cranfield's world class experts and researchers.


How Mindfulness impacts Organisational Performance
Mindfulness has moved from a largely obscure practice to a mainstream organisational idea in some leading organisations. The reason? Mindfulness is linked to higher level functioning and people’s increased ability to focus their attention.  View Article


Procurement in the future: a major driving force behind organisational performance
A major study reveals procurement and supply management is a powerful driving force driving future organisational performance. To achieve this, the role of procurement must become more strategic and its scope broadened. View Article


Taking Charge – Succeeding a Charismatic Leader
Fifty years ago, Lyndon Johnson suddenly assumed the US Presidency following President Kennedy’s tragic assassination. Like Johnson, successors may find they are constantly compared with their predecessor, so what enduring leadership lessons can be learnt from the aftermath of this sudden, historic event?. View Article


Change is Afoot… Are You Ready For Employees Supporting Sustainability?
An ever increasing number of employees are viewing the role of business in society through the sustainable business lens. To support the employee of tomorrow, businesses will need to take note and respond. View Article


Management Focus
The Autumn issue of Management Focus, the School’s thought leadership magazine, is now out. This issue includes an update on School news as well as articles written by faculty on a number of topical business issues including ‘Where is our food coming from?’ and ‘15 steps to peak performance’. There is also a feature interview with alumnus Dominic Taylor, CEO of the UK’s leading cash systems operator PayPoint, who completed the Cranfield MBA in 1990. Copies are available from the Media Relations Office or you can view the magazine online. View Article


News from Best Practice clubs
A regular spot where topical subjects and guest speakers as featured by our research clubs are brought together in one place to help inform and inspire. View Article

Research insights
Our research reflects some of the key issues faced in business today and the following glimpses provide insight into research findings from Cranfield. Get involved or be inspired! View Article