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On the management of creative professionals: A lesson from the Oliver Twins

When it comes to managing creative IT professionals, the Oliver Twins can teach us all a thing or two. As pioneers of the UK computer games industry and founders of ‘Radiant Worlds’, a thriving British games development company, Philip and Andrew Oliver have three decades’ experience of working with and managing games programmers and other […]

By sacking Ranieri, Leicester City becomes just another football club

I was brought up with the game of football. My lovely sports mad Dad, Kevin, played for the local team alongside legend Joe Corrigan, until Joe was spotted by Manchester City. Sport was a big part of my life growing up, and though I’ve always preferred more creative and academic pursuits myself, Saturday nights would […]

Advice for aspiring leaders in Higher Education: It’s best to be a man

Gender inequalities in the workplace are well-known and much debated (and also much researched). It’s rare, however, to obtain systematic big-scale data on how women in a particular sector of employment experience their work, careers, and opportunities to exercise leadership. This is what a research team at Loughborough is doing, and we have found considerable […]

How corporate senior management might invite major IT failures

Recent IT failures at British high street banks and telecoms companies have made big headlines because of the impact they have had on the companies’ fortunes and the public at large.  From the messages that the companies give to the media, you might think that such failures are inevitable because of the complexity of the […]