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Seeking higher consciousness in the heart of capitalism. Byron Barrett

Conscious capitalism: how to make the most of the kindness in business

When companies start to struggle, some people hope that the idea of corporate social responsibility (CSR) can help CEOs understand themselves and learn to adapt, but too often that is engulfed by traditional…
Brand Beckham. Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Four things Posh Spice can teach budding entrepreneurs

Victoria Beckham has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by Management Today. She topped their list of 100 successful entrepreneurs thanks to her fashion company’s turnover, which has grown from £1m to…
Cream of the crop. Pay slip via ShaunWilkinson/Shutterstock

Hard Evidence: are UK headteachers the highest paid?

While teaching unions continue their campaign for higher pay for teachers, there is less clamour for headteachers to earn better salaries. With reports that 40 headteachers are paid more than the prime…
Root and Branch review in the offing at Tesco? Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

New Tesco CEO might enjoy the benefits of a dramatic debut

“Never let a good crisis go to waste.” The well-known words of Winston Churchill are probably on the mind of Dave Lewis, the new CEO of Tesco. The company faced what many deemed to be the worst crisis…
Leaving a sour taste. Tesco struggles to find a value proposition. StefZ

A wicked blueprint for tackling Tesco’s woes

Imagine taking over the reins of a firm which only a few years ago was regarded as one of the best run companies in the UK, but now routinely posted declining market share, moribund profits, and mounting…
Why do company leaders get a different level of training to frontline managers? www.shutterstock.com

Productivity push should focus on frontline managers

Australia has more than two million registered businesses, and at least equally that number of actual places of work. These range from one and two person workplaces to groups of 100 people plus. These…
Australia’s poor leadership record must be addressed if we want to improve productivity. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com

Why Australian workplaces need much better leaders

Over the last decade, Australia has experienced a productivity slump. Our long-term productivity growth ranks well below the OECD average, and significantly below that enjoyed by leading economies. However…

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