Tag Archives: business

In-company degrees: Business embraces education

Posted by on Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Standing in a queue for tickets at the Edinburgh Festival last week, my mobile kept on ringing.  Waiting to go in to see Jonathan Agnew at the Edinburgh Book Festival, the same happened.  What were both journalists and our PR agency continually calling me for? Comments on how Bradford University School of Management has been… Read More »

Organisational transformation: 3 key stages for managing change

Posted by on Wednesday, March 9, 2011

In a Dilbert cartoon the eponymous office hero casts his satirical eye over the process of organisational transformation, concluding it is carried out by non-communicative morons.  But are the problems really down to management style and lack of communication or is there a deeper malaise for managers? A major challenge for managers today is lack… Read More »

The dynamic capabilities lifecycle: 2 vital links in the business chain of success

Posted by on Monday, January 31, 2011

As British Airways announced its first profits in two years this autumn, it’s interesting to look at what makes businesses successful and how failing businesses can turn themselves around to re-secure competitive advantage.  Step forward, dynamic capabilities. Dynamic capabilities have become a hot topic in the strategic management and organisational change arenas since the concept… Read More »

Transformational leadership: why your business can’t grow without it

Posted by on Monday, January 10, 2011

It’s often said that business success or failure comes down to successful or unsuccessful leadership. In offering advice, business pundits tend to come down on the side of either transformational leadership or of transactional leadership. But is it really that clear-cut? Transformational leadership really comes into its own in helping to break an organisation’s administrative… Read More »

What Makes a Great Employer? 5 Important Qualities your Business Needs

Posted by on Friday, November 5, 2010

Congratulations to Leeds-based advertising agency, Gratterpalm,  winners of this year’s Best Employer category in the Yorkshire Post’s Business Excellence Awards.  Over the last few years the School has sponsored  this category  and, as chair of the judging panel,  I’ve had the  privilege of visiting many businesses throughout Yorkshire to hear them present on their approaches… Read More »

The route to business success: 5 challenges and a roadblock

Posted by on Thursday, September 30, 2010

Two years after the collapse of the Lehman’s Brothers investment bank the business outlook is still largely bleak. New  rules in Basel iii aim to regulate the global financial system and thereby, presumably, to inch the rug back under business’s feet from where it was unceremoniously pulled in 2008. But companies continue to face constant… Read More »