February 13, 2015

Winning the CMI Management Articles of the Year Award 2015

Throughout my career I always endeavoured to bridge the gap between academia and practice. One of my favourite quotes is from Soichiro Honda who said “Action without philosophy is a lethal weapon. Philosophy without action is worthless”. I strongly believe that the main purpose of academic research is to produce something that […]
February 6, 2015

People. The ultimate asset

In January a major report was published in the UK, by leading management organisations, and with the enthusiastic support of the Government. Its subject is not a new one, and the title is explanatory: Human Capital Reporting: Investing for Sustainable Growth. It covers the development of ways of reporting on […]
January 27, 2015

Being gender bilingual at Level 4

Women make up at least half the potential executive talent pool, the vast majority of consumer decisions, yet are still only a small minority of senior managers. Avivah Wittenberg-Cox is dedicated to altering the imbalance in a way that makes sense for businesses as well as individual women. Her approach […]
January 6, 2015

Business First Magazine Editor Nick Peters interviews Professor Vlatka Hlupic

Business First Magazine Editor Nick Peters interviews Professor Vlatka Hlupic: NP: On November 5th I was sitting in the Houses of Parliament which is an odd place to be on bonfire night. Outside, demonstrators were letting off fireworks, and police were struggling to contain hordes of demonstrators wearing Guy Fawkes […]
December 17, 2014

Talk in Parliament on Guy Fawkes night

Fireworks and reflections: the book’s first month All the experiences from the last few weeks from various talks and book launch event are finally sinking in. In addition to The Management Shift book launch and attending the Global Peter Drucker Forum in Vienna, one of the key events in November […]
December 16, 2014

The head and the heart can both rule

In the 20th Century, there appeared to be a settled choice in setting priorities for business management: either you managed for profits, or for your staff and society. You prioritized commercial ambition, or you had a conscience. You managed with your head, or with your heart. Evidence has been building […]