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Skills for future success

When we think about the skills required for career success we need to consider not just the jobs that exist today, but the sort of jobs that may exist in the future, as Bernard Marr explains

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How to sharpen up your soft skills for 2023

It’s been a turbulent year for business – the importance of soft skills is only going to grow as companies continue to adapt to hybrid working and navigate the onslaught of current challenges, as Laura Ashley-Timms explains

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Sobriety in the spotlight

Against the backdrop of climate change, the war in Ukraine is forcing us to rethink our energy use. As a result, a new idea is emerging in our political leaders’ rhetoric: energy sobriety. Professor Sandrine Frémeaux elaborates

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Back to basics

In a world convulsed by the unpredictable effects of extreme weather, geopolitical rivalry, economic upheaval and rapid, technology-driven change, Jeremy Kourdi is your guide to the lessons that leaders can take away from the past year

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Ambition: MBA time management tips

MBA time management tips

Time management is an essential skill for any MBA programme. Alliance Manchester Business School’s Nia Watkin Jones offers some advice on planning and using your time effectively

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Ambition: BSBI roundtable tackles resource shortages

BSBI roundtable tackles resource shortages

In the week when Russia halted gas supplies to Europe via a major pipeline, Berlin School of Business and Innovation (BSBI) explored the challenges many countries are facing on the energy supply front during its first provost roundtable, reports Colette Doyle

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Ambition: How to handle your first leadership role

How to handle your first leadership role

You’re new into a senior management role and you are now a leader. All your hard work has paid off and you have secured that promotion – so where do you go from here? Manley Hopkinson is on hand with some savvy ideas

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Ambition: How to lead with empathy

How to lead with empathy

Research shows that empathic leaders contribute to a more engaged workforce and higher productivity. But being empathic comes with a risk, for while you’re busy protecting other people’s rights you might be breaching your own boundaries, as Jess Baker and Rod Vincent explain

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MBA Success Stories: Marc Kern, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Marc Kern is one of the founders and chief marketing officer (CMO) at Implify, the first fully digital platform for dental implants in Germany. Before embarking on his own entrepreneurial journey, Kern graduated with an MBA from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and shares how entrepreneurship has always been his passion and how his business school experience gave him the skills to be successful in the start-up space

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Reaching the top: lessons from Everest

Embarking on a significant challenge such as studying for an MBA, or climbing the world’s highest mountain, can be both exciting and daunting. But it is these attempts that can deliver the best rewards through testing us to our limits and teaching us lifelong lessons about teamwork, leadership and growth, says Apex Group’s Peter Hughes

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The human touch

When you consider challenges such as the global pandemic and widespread economic uncertainty, alongside the rise of remote workforce models, it is no surprise that human capabilities are now at the forefront of the business agenda, contends Federico Frattini from POLIMI Graduate School of Management

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Diary of a tech entrepreneur

Sarah Dowzell is the co-founder and COO of Birmingham-based tech firm Natural HR and firmly believes that launching a cleaning business was crucial to her development and attitude towards her career – here’s why

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The competitive advantage of inclusion

Research increasingly suggests that a happier, more inclusive and diverse work force is the key to commercial success. Whether it’s ensuring equal opportunities for all individuals, or building a more diverse and more capable team, the business case for diversity has never been clearer, argues Yetunde Hofmann

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