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Financial Times Future of Retail Summit 2016 – Video

19 October 2016

In this session for the Financial Times’ Future of Retail Summit, Good Growth’s CEO James Hammersley shares retail experience and insight and lays out how leaders can not just spot issues quickly, but can drive change to deliver improved performance.

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Digital Marketing World Forum – Video

12 July 2016

Searching for the voice of the customer and staying ruthlessly commercial is key to improving your e-commerce performance. Good Growth’s CEO James Hammersley recently ran a session at the Digital Marketing World Forum in London explaining how this can be achieved in 4 simple steps.

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PR Daily – To tweet or not to tweet: Marketers’ social media quandary

24 June 2016

Though social media often feels like an imaginary land of “likes” and shares, its marketing benefits can be very real.

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Financial Times Digital Media – Video

5 May 2016

In this session for the FT Digital Media Conference, Good Growth’s CEO James Hammersley explores what innovative companies are doing to truly harness, maximise and monetise the opportunities data presents.

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Director Magazine – How to embrace digital in your business

13 August 2015

Digital offers growth potential for businesses of all sizes. The challenge is how to assess the scale of an opportunity, how much to spend on it, and how best to manage the resources you employ to deliver growth.

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Finance Director Europe – What does ‘digital’ mean, and how will the modern CFO’s role evolve as a consequence of it?

22 June 2015

James Hammersley explains how to make your mark in the new online economy.

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Drapers – Talking Business: Driving ecommerce growth that outpaces the market

15 May 2015

Last year’s Black Friday garnered many column inches, specifically around fisticuffs in crowded supermarkets.

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The Engaging Brand – Leading Digital Strategy For Business Growth

15 April 2015

Can we learn to lead digital strategy rather than manage it on a day to day basis? That is the question on this weeks award winning Engaging Brand podcast.

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Marketing Week – Reaching shoppers consumers in the 12-minute window

15 April 2015

E-commerce brands have only a short time to convince consumers to buy with them before they move on, and any shortfall in the online experience can cost retailers their chance. Here are the things they need to prioritise getting right.

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The Bookseller – Cult of the Leader wins CMI Management Book award

8 February 2015

The Cult of the Leader (Wiley), written by Christopher Bones, has been named as the CMI Management Book of the Year 2011/ 2012.

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The Financial Times – The fading lustre of the MBA

5 January 2015

The degree is becoming more of a commodity and real innovation and marketing is now needed.

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The Financial Times – Manchester Business School and CCL become fellow travellers

4 September 2013

Manchester Business School and the Centre for Creative Leadership (CCL) are to launch a fellowship programme in June 2014 that hopes to address many of the most difficult issues facing the top dogs in today’s organisations.

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Manchester Evening News – How you can learn from legend Sir Alex Ferguson

16 May 2013

Three key lessons to learn from the retiring Manchester United boss.

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The Globe and Mail – Debunking the myth of the all-important leader

10 September 2012

It is impossible to be a perfect leader. All leaders are flawed. Saints are rare. Yet British academic Christopher Bones says we still have built a cult around leadership that is dangerous, not only for business but for society as a whole.

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Recruiter – Leadership and Moral Authority

20 February 2012

Leadership is all about being granted permission by others to lead their thinking – it is a bestowed moral authority which gives the right to organise and direct the efforts of others.

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The Guardian – Bankers’ bonuses – blame the ‘because I’m worth it’ generation

20 February 2012

Lloyds may be clawing back bankers’ bonuses, but for 30 years top executives have been told they are an elite of perfect beings.

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The Huffington Post – L’Oreal generation faces wake-up call over big bonuses

10 February 2012

Christopher Bones calls current crop of senior staff the ‘L’Oreal generation’ who feel they have the right to sizeable salaries ‘because they’re worth it’.

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The Guardian – CMI management book of the year highlights role of middle managers

9 February 2012

Christopher Bones’s The Cult of the Leader shows why it is diversity, not heroic leadership, that creates success.

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CMI – Top 25 Management Book Announced

9 February 2012

Here at CMI we promote excellence in all areas of management and leadership. The CMI Management Book of the Year prize has been created to do just that – we want to celebrate the very best in the field of management writing.

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CIPD – PM blogger Chris Bones wins management book prize

9 February 2012

Chris Bones, professor of creativity at Manchester Business School and a People Management blogger, has won a coveted prize for his book on leadership.

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The Huffington Post – The 10 Things Wrong With Business Today

9 February 2012

Chris Bones takes us through the top ten ailments of modern business.

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CMI on YouTube – Christopher Bones Winner of CMI Management Book of the Year 2012

8 February 2012

Christopher Bones, author of ‘The Cult of the Leader: A Manifesto for More Authentic Business’ and winner of CMI Management Book of the Year 2012.

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HR Zone – Corporate karma: ‘Being good is good business’

7 February 2012

The ethics of businesses are increasingly under the microscope. We only need to think back to the recent banking crisis and the phone hacking scandal to realise the damage that can be done to organisations that are deemed to be acting in an unethical manner.

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CIPD – Conference cat fight shows political leaders are behaving in the same old way

10 October 2011

There’s nothing as entertaining as watching our political leaders tripping over each other, add the frisson of a controversial issue and the prospect of a cabinet split between traditionally opposed factions and we get a media storm. Underneath the flap about the fight, however, is a very good example of how we can tell what our leaders really value.

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CIPD – Choosing the best chief for the job

15 September 2011

Much furore has surrounded the decision to appoint Bernard Hogan-Howe to the role of commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.

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‘L’état: c’est moi’ – what will be Steve Jobs’ real legacy?

26 August 2011

I’ll leave it to others to pay tribute to Steve Jobs: he is clearly a remarkable individual and visionary. What is interesting for me is the question of his legacy. Is it the iPhone?, the iPad?, Apple TV? Is it the melding of design and technology and consumer understanding?

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CIPD – Employees tweeting could damage your reputation

2 June 2011

Every organisation is now faced with an increasingly difficult dilemma: what to do about the traceable and the trackable, in relation to the actions of its employees in the twittersphere?

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Manchester Business School YouTube – Cult of the Leader: The L’Oreal Generation

18 May 2011

Chris Bones from Manchester Business School talks to Michael Hartmann about his latest book, The Cult of the Leader.

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HR Bullets – Pay should go hand in hand with performance, not potential

17 May 2011

Chris Bones, Professor of Creativity and Leadership at Manchester Business School argues for radical reframing of the executives reward structures.

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Channel 4 – Budget 2011: The Analysis

23 March 2011

Analysis from Manchester Business School’s Professor Chris Bones.

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The Guardian – Oil prices leadership

9 March 2011

Andrew Clark and Larry Elliott discuss the implications of an oil price spike; and Christopher Bones discusses his latest book The Cult of the Leader.

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The Economist – A crisis of confidence?

20 July 2009

In a guest article Chris Bones, dean of Henley Business School, addresses the “crisis of confidence” in business leadership.

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