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Why astute CEOs must pay attention to employee’s mental health

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The following article was written by Geoff McDonald, who will be joining the School for CEOs for a breakfast seminar on 14 September in London.

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An Eton Mess

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“You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!” was Sarah Vine’s reaction on the morning of the EU Referendum result, channelling Charlie Croker (Michael Caine) in The Italian Job.

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The Management Lessons from Brexit: Alignment Matters

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As I write, the odds quoted on the Betfair betting exchange imply a 73% probability that the UK will vote to Remain in the EU on 23 June, just 3 weeks away.

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The Triumph of The Foxes

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A lot of words have been written about Leicester City’s unlikely and laudable triumph in the Premier League this week.

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How to get that golden ticket...

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Non-executive directorships are increasingly sought after by talented executives looking to broaden their learning and experience outside of their current organisations.  But as with any new experience, obtaining that golden...

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It's Bring Your Authenticity To Work Day

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Authenticity is the thing these days. Everyone’s at it. The Harvard Business Review (HBR) tells you ‘How to become an authentic speaker’.

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Governance, Leadership and the Wild West

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Public company Governance – Governance with a capital G – has received a lot of attention over the last few years.

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Find your inner grit

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In an increasingly unpredictable business world, terms such as grit and resilience are often attributed to the organisations who best withstand turbulence and bounce back from major set-backs.  When combined...

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What makes a winner?

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As the 6 Nations kicked off last weekend and Scotland once again could not regain the Calcutta Cup, I was left to reflect on what makes a winner.  Scottish rugby...

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Keep it Cool

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How does the CEO keep her cool in the heat of battle? There’s a lot on her plate.

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