Innovation by your most creative employees is the greatest hope for growing a business. But why is this organisational tribe – “the clevers” – so crucial and how do you manage brilliant but often challenging talent? Leadership experts Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones offer their view
When [Sir] James Dyson’s vacuum cleaner stopped because the bag […]
When Innocent sold a £30m stake to Coca-Cola in 2009, there were cries of sell-out and predictions of the ethical smoothie brand being swallowed up by a multinational culture.
If leaders want to be heard they must make communication a two-way process as it’s the only way to ensure followers share the most critical information
Creative self-starters who are given free rein to experiment can offer big rewards for innovative companies. But does the benefits of an entrepreneurial culture outweigh the hazards of a potential talent exodus?
Do workplace perks and better engagement help create a more productive company culture or does success ultimately depend on leadership style?
Why staff perks are good for morale and the bottom line
How do leaders convince others to follow? Forget about being liked, say behaviourists. Persuasion is about understanding conditioned social triggers
Office Christmas parties fell victim to recession last year but firms are rekindling the seasonal spirit. Celebrations reward staff in tough times and make good business sense
How does Steve Jobs innovate? Through the power of association. As Jobs himself says, “creativity is just connecting things”
Proud British success story could inspire a new generation of engineers
Last December, Director magazine asked whether non-executive directors were too slow to act when crisis loomed in the banking sector. Here five experienced NEDs outline how their role should work and comment on the robustness of the relationship between non-executive directors and corporate governance in the UK
Sir Andrew Likierman
Professor, London Business School
Good non-executives are defined […]
Dame Mary Perkins, founder of Specsavers, revolutionised the high street optical market by building a £1bn brand. With her eyes fixed firmly on future growth, she talks about innovation, why the customer is king and supermarket competition