Archive for April 2013

The FT’s Lucy Kellaway has bumbled into a wasps’ nest…

Normally, I love Lucy Kellaway’s writing in the FT: pithy, perceptive and unfailingly astute when it comes to management issues. But her recent piece sub-titled “All this stuff about employee engagement is nonsense” is, sadly, about as flawed as it gets. And alarmingly so for an FT journalist. The article in question is here: “Worker…

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Valuable leadership lessons from the Thatcher era

Rarely has the death of a politician created such a polarised reaction. In the immediate few hours since Margaret Thatcher died, Twitter has had everything. From The Economist’s “One of only a handful of peace-time politicians who can claim to have changed the world” to Frankie Boyle’s “Finally, I get to wear my black suit…

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