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Workplace wellbeing: Can nice guys really win?

The happiness revolution: Turning workplace wellbeing into business success

Saurav Chopra, CEO and co-founder of Perkbox discusses why workplaces should evolve to put employees first

Plumbing new heights: Can learning a trade be more lucrative than a degree for prospective entrepreneurs?

The ‘trade’-off between university and an apprenticeship for hopeful entepreneurs

The debate around the best academic and professional route to forming your own business continues to rumble on – here Lewis Howard makes the case for apprenticeships

Entrepreneurial spirit: Can the right mindset drive profit growth?

Are 'home-grown entrepreneurs' the key to business success?

With money still tight, can creating employees with an entrepreneurial spark make the difference in a tough marketplace?

Winning mentality: Can an elite sporting mentality translate to business?

Wimbledon’s winning mindset – lessons for business leaders

The gladiatorial arena of Wimbledon is where champions are made every year: so what can entrepreneurs and business leaders learn from the mindset that drives them to victory?

Personal data: People who can harness data are invlauable

Capturing the talent that can monetise big data

By now everyone understands that big data can transform your business but precious few know how to do it: so how can you make sure those invaluable individuals are on your side?

Brain frees: Can emotional intelligence unlock potential in colleagues?

Is emotional intelligence the most important personal trait in leadership?

Is emotional intelligence more important than IQ in successful leadership? Here Marielena Sabatier argues the case for taking it more seriously

Letting go: Can owners ensure a smooth transition?

Letting go: how to hand over the reins of your successful business

Letting go of control can be one of the hardest thing for a manager owner to do but it's a crucial part of any business's evolution: so what steps can make the transition as smooth as possible?

Free-thinkers: Are businesses missing out by restricting employees' freedom?

Learning can outpace market change in growing businesses 

Is the out-dated command and control style of management still holding some organisations back? Here Ian Helps looks at the benefits of encouraging employees to think for themselves

Unlocking potential: Is business doing its bit?

How business should work with education to release potential

The lack of an effective partnership between education and business has long been mooted as a problem: so has OCR come up with a way to solve the puzzle?

At odds: Shareholders and CEOs do not always work in harmony

Not sharing the love: CEOs who have seriously fallen out with shareholders

Perceived wisdom says that CEOs are answerable to the board, who in turn speak for the shareholder: but this lot have other ideas…

Leaders' debate: Is focus on management damaging?

Navigating by design: Leadership not management

In this exclusive extract from Kevin Uphill's book Navigating the Rivers of Cash, the author looks at the ways leaders can be more effective by taking focus away from levels of management

Breaking good: Five successful entrepreneurs with criminal backgrounds

We all know entrepreneurs as the hard-working business owners who drive our economy: but some have travelled to their current status on a road you wouldn’t describe as the straight and narrow…

Service-focused: Can you make money without a fixation on profit?

How to make your company a financial success by focusing on service, not profit

Here, Ali Lijee, founder of the UK’s first nationwide Apple repair network, reveals how he started and subsequently grew his business model which focused on delivering quality service over inflated profits.

International business: Understanding global markets is crucial

Why an independent director is crucial to embracing internationalism

International expansion is one of the most complex procedures a growing business can go through: could hiring a good independent director be the key to success?

Hard work: Increasing productivity can be a matter of improving action models

Getting things done: Three action models to increase productivity

How can you build a model for effectively prioritising actions and making the most efficient use of your time? This exclusive extract from David Allen's book Getting Things Done should help

Bowled over: Influencing others doesn't always require authority

How to influence without authority

Being able to influence others without relying on authority can be an invaluable skill, says Stephen Archer

On the up: But how can you keep ideas fresh during expansion?

Building businesses with a start-up mentality

A start-up mentality is what can propel businesses quickly to the realms of successful SMEs: so how can you maintain the best traits when growing into the higher echelons?

In tune: Culture is key to survival and growth

Developing a culture to survive and grow

Cashflow and corporate structure are always going to be huge in developing your business: but if you ignore culture are you at risk of leaving the continuity piece behind?

Training day: Can businesses afford not to train their staff?

Five reasons to invest in staff learning this year

Budget restraints are holding back learning and development programmes: but should businesses be asking if they can afford not to train their staff?

Rough diamond: Is the approach to potential flawed?

Diamonds in the rough: Identifying and growing your rising stars

Is the concept of talent overrated? Here Lumesse HR director Steve Hewitt outlines a radical new approach to identifying the stars of the future

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