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Visiting Professor of Management Practice, Bayes Business School, City, University of London

Stefan Stern has been writing and commenting on business, politics and management for almost three decades. He began his journalistic career at Euromoney. His next job was as features writer for International Management magazine, after which he joined the BBC, where he worked as a researcher for The Money Programme. After the BBC he was head of media relations for The Industrial Society (now The Work Foundation), for three years, prior to returning to journalism as features editor of Management Today magazine. After a year on a management web site,, in 2001, he worked as a freelance management writer for several years, before becoming the Financial Times’ management columnist in early 2006. He wrote that column for over four years before joining Edelman in August 2010 as its new director of strategy. He left Edelman in 2013 to return to full-time writing. In October 2010 Stefan was appointed Visiting Professor in management practice at the Cass (now Bayes) Business School, City, University of London. Between 2015 and 2018 he was director of the High Pay Centre, a think tank which studies top pay. He is the author of two books: Myths of Management - what people get wrong about being the boss, (Kogan Page 2017) co-authored with Prof Cary Cooper; and How To Be A Better Leader (Bluebird - Pan Macmillan 2019). He is a Fellow of the RSA and continues to write for the Guardian, the FT and others.


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    Visiting Professor of Management Practice, Cass Business School, City, University of London