In business, culture is your competitive edge, giving you the context you need as a leader to align purpose and values to create a winning team. So it’s suffice to say it’s caused many sleepless nights for bosses.
Nobody knows exactly how our divorce from the EU will turn out – just recall the predictions of doom and gloom that immediately followed the surprise vote and compare it to what actually transpired. However, there are numerous known factors bosses can control during this uncertain time.
Conflict is inevitable, and usually happens when the stakes and emotions are running high. But it’s how you go about winning an argument that will determine your success.
It goes without saying that success often comes under great leadership. From the world of sport, to startup businesses, good bosses are able to drive their teams forward in the most effective way. But are there specific traits workers look for in a leader?
Transforming an organisation consistently ranks among the greatest challenges leaders face, despite there being no lack of advice from business gurus and scholars on this topic. But instead of using just one method, bosses should look to mix a cocktail of change.
Following February statistics revealing that one in seven workers wanted to be self-employed, City Breaks in Newcastle tried to find out what exactly made being a business owner so appealing.
In an exclusive with Real Business, it’s been revealed that Sharing Economy UK founder Debbie Wosskow has stood down as chair, which will see the trade body join the CBI, effectively reflecting the sector’s importance to British business.
As humans we often learn more from our mistakes than our successes – and I suspect this is now ringing true for Uber boss Travis Kalanick after a video of him berating one of his drivers went viral.
Motivation is a powerful driving force, but that does not mean it is always constructive. There is a dark side of motivation, where it can be misdirected or derailed toward destructive, immoral or problematic behaviours.
The cold hard truth is that 90 per cent of startups fail. Only 12 per cent of 1955’s Fortune 500 companies are on the list over 60 years later. So here’s how to reinvent a business.
From 1982 to 1987 I travelled a wild and rocky road on Wall Street. My five years as a futures trader at the epicentre of capitalism were stressful, and to deal with it I played hard. I was young and impressionable and was taken in by all the temptations the city could offer, like a kid in a candy store. It took overcoming alcoholism to boot me in the right direction.
Samantha Swords, a woman of many talents, has been travelling the globe to raise awareness for Western martial arts ‒ and giving lightsaber lessons along the way. But while the sword may be her ultimate passion, she unveiled to Real Business the various Hollywood blockbusters her sculpting, blacksmithing and sword-fighting skills had been part of.