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Thought Leadership

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Our faculty across the university are informed opinion leaders and often the go-to people in their field of expertise. Here, they share their many insights and opinions gleaned from years of research and/or experience in their respective fields in order to further debate, inspire new ideas and help turn these into reality with a view to finding a way forward in meeting the many and diverse challenges of an increasingly uncertain and changing geopolitical and socioeconomic landscape.

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Rapid internationalisation and performance: Is the sky the limit?

To speed or not to speed is the looming question in today’s time-competitive international markets.

25th October 2017
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The future of work is a choice but business needs to step up and be brave

If people want a meaningful and empowered future in an automated world, rather than the dystopian future often painted, then they have to claim it. But is business ready for this seismic shift and will it choose to put humans and society first?

27th September 2017

Diversity, Migrant Entrepreneurship and Socio-Economic Inclusion

Dr Cinzia Priola, Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies, discusses the need to pay attention to diverse groups of workers.

18th September 2017

Inequalities, discrimination and the pay gap

Can HR play a role in fostering workplace inclusion and equality?

11th September 2017

Rapid internationalisation and performance: Is the sky the limit?

To speed or not to speed is the looming question in today’s time-competitive international markets.

29th August 2017
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Robots will revolutionise work, but can they also empower humans?

Many experts are predicting that we are rapidly headed toward a “fourth industrial revolution” where automation, robotics and computing take centre stage. Obviously, this shift could be revolutionary. However, the perhaps more important question is if it will also be empowering? 

24th August 2017

L&D professionals have an important contribution

Learning and development professionals have an important contribution to make in this new and difficult climate, says Eileen Arney.

23rd June 2017
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How to settle social care funding once and for all

Branding it a “dementia tax” was inspired – opponents of the Conservative Party’s election manifesto railed against its fundamentally unfair proposals for dealing with the social care costs of increasing numbers of old people with dementia.

31st May 2017
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Saving governance: Beyond the tick-box

Governance needs to be about more than a set of rules. But behaviour is not easy to change, writes Professor Simon Lee.

23rd May 2017
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The case for curiosity

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” Albert Einstein

17th May 2017

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Upcoming Events

Nov 23

CVSL / VSSN Event: Leading through challenging times: can the sector respond to the wider crisis of political and civil society leadership?

Thursday, November 23, 2017 -

10:00 to 16:30

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Thought Leaders in Management and Leadership: ‘Rapid Internationalisation and Performance: Is the sky the limit?’

Thursday, November 23, 2017 -

16:00 to 18:00

CMI Offices, 77 Kingsway, Holborn, London, WC2B 6SR

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