When you set your mind to something, it’s amazing what you can achieve – particularly if you’re the boss. At Lloyds Banking Group where chief executive António Horta Osório has made the pledge that 40 per cent of his top 5,000 executives will be women by 2020, the organisation is apparently totally galvanised.
Now a target […]
A favourite Catch 22 used to be that you couldn’t be an actor without an Equity card but you couldn’t get an Equity card until you were an actor. A similar conundrum faces many now wanting to become non-executive directors. The boardroom door may be open – but only once you are already sitting on […]
The ‘internet of things’ will affect global business profoundly. But the UK is well placed to take advantage – thanks to robust social enterprises and a strong not-for-profit sector, writes Jeremy Rifkin
Diversity in corporate life will benefit the wider economy, says Lisa Buckingham
Is the government doing enough to level the playing field for small- to medium-sized businesses when it comes to procuring public sector contracts?
Free consulting is dangerous and costly for companies. It can create shaky foundations for young businesses, undermine larger firms and may lead to demise, writes Shaun Thomson
Jennifer Janson is the managing director of technology PR agency Six Degrees
The best-laid plans will get you nowhere if they aren’t easily understood
Many factors contribute to a company’s success but, ultimately, the people who make good decisions drive everything else, writes Steve Holliday
Women who step off the executive career path are well placed to shine on the board, says Bonnie W. Gwin