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Recruiting for Breadth

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Time was when applicants for a job would put all sorts of personal information on a CV – their age, gender, a photo. For some time now, it’s been realised this may lead to people being selected out of a recruitment process early, due to conscious or unconscious biases. Including this information is no longer seen as best practice, and a good thing too. More recently, some employers have taken this idea one step further, removing home addresses and the names of schools from CVs. Now some are going even further, removing the applicant’s name from their CV as well. The idea, as before, is to make the recruitment process as fair as possible.

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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.

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What makes a CEO successful?

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At the School for CEOs we carry out research into what makes CEOs successful. The results help us develop our innovative development programmes.

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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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