Principles of Management
This textbook teaches management principles to tomorrow’s business leaders by weaving three threads through every chapter: strategy, entrepreneurship and active leadership. This book's modular format easily maps to a POLC course organization (Planning, Organizing, Leading, and Controlling, attributed to Henri Fayol (1949, General and industrial management. London. Pitman Publishing company), and suits the needs of most undergraduate or graduate course in Principles of Management.
New Labour - Ten Years On
Many children approaching adulthood today will not remember anything other than a Labour government. So ten years on from the dawn of New Labour, what has been achieved and how has Britain changed? Was New Labour just a campaigning vehicle, or did it herald a new philosophical direction for the Labour Party? Is New Labour still relevant today, or does Labour need to find a different way of articulating its purpose?
Exploring options for the process of constitutional change
In what will be his first major speech since taking on leadership of constitutional reform, the Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor, Jack Straw, will deliver a keynote address at the launch of the LSE's Future Britain project. The project is a two-year initiative to explore the best and most appropriate processes for constitutional reform in the UK. The Future Britain website, www.futurebritain.org, will go live on Monday 16 July, with more about the project.
A Lecture by Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway
Jens Stoltenberg’s Second Government was appointed on 17 October 2005. It is a majority government representing the Labour Party, the Socialist Left Party and the Centre Party. It was re-elected in a general election earlier this year. Mr. Stoltenberg was Prime Minister 2000-2001, Minister of Finance 1996-1997 in Thorbjørn Jagland’s Government, Minister of Trade and Energy 1993-1996 in Gro Harlem Brundtland’s Third Government, and state secretary at the Ministry of the Environment 1990-19
Seizing the Opportunity of the Cloud: the Next Wave of Business Growth
The pervasive nature of technology and the ever increasing pace of development are rapidly changing the way we work, live and play. These changes bring enormous opportunity for individuals, organisations and society. For more than three decades, Microsoft, and current CEO Steve Ballmer, have played a vital role in leading a technology industry that has transformed the world of business in dramatic fashion. In one of the opening public lectures of the LSE term, Ballmer will discuss what's next,
Isadore Sharp: Motel to Mogul
Isadore Sharp, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, spoke at the Royal Ontario Museum on May 18 as the first in the Director's Signature Lecture Series. Listen as he shares his thoughts on leadership, success and accomplishment. Introduction by William Thorsell, Director and CEO of the ROM.
Innovative Leadership during Economic Crisis
The same institutional tenets guiding innovative management during good times needn’t waver during a downturn, even the present one, says Emmanuel Maceda. After two decades at Bain, one of the world’s premiere management consulting businesses, Maceda feels confident in his company’s practices and principles, which have g
Capitalism 3.0: An Institutional Revolution In the Making
C. Otto Scharmer points to what he calls a "blind spot" in contemporary leadership research: the organization and management of attention. He argues that there are different kinds of awareness or attentiveness, that different problems require different qualities of or approaches to awareness. Leaders who understand this can
Looking Ahead to the Future of NASA
From the MIT News Office:
NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr. defended President Barack Obama’s controversial plans for the U.S. space agency’s future and touted the president’s plan to invest billions of dollars in basic science research.
Some in Congress have criticized Obama’s proposal to cancel t
Learning and employability
The ‘Learning and Employability Unit’ has been developed to address the specific development and learning needs of students on our Sociology, Criminology and Media Culture & Society single honours degree programme at Manchester Metropolitan University. Its development has been informed by the findings of evaluations undertaken with previous second and third year students who felt that they should have been given more support in making the transition to Higher Education, and development of
Energy Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Today's Challenges, Tomorrow's Opportunities
There are ample opportunities for new energy entrepreneurs, these panelists agree, but motivation and certain kinds of know-how play key roles in bringing new ventures to fruition.
Idealism led Christina Lampe-Onnerud to “go into the energy space” at 23, but “inertia” surrounding the energy business
The War in Afghanistan: How to End It
[from the MIT News Office]
British Foreign Secretary David Miliband urges the Afghanistan government to consider bringing Taliban supporters into its political system, telling an MIT audience that the prompt pursuit of a political deal among Afghanistan’s warring factions is necessary to build a lasting p
Yes We Must: Achieve Diversity through Leadership-Student Remarks
Two students deliver heartfelt appeals for courage and integrity at the annual Martin Luther King Day breakfast.
In the 1940s, Matt Gethers recounts, his grandfather was forced to flee South Carolina after defending his brother against white racists in a store. Gethers wonders if he’d have put his life on the l
Developing Future Leaders
If Woodie Flowers gets his way, students with the vision and initiative to change the world will be commonplace at MIT – rather than the extraordinary exemplars who speak on his panel: Elizabeth Basha, who’s developing an early storm warning system for rural villages in a Honduras river basin prone to
Yes We Must: Achieve Diversity through Leadership-Keynote
Two “sisters” -- both university chiefs -- celebrate the victory of the first African-American U.S. President, but remind listeners that American institutions have not yet achieved the full measure of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream.
MIT, which prides itself on inventing the future, says Susan Hockfield, must
Greengaged is a not for profit organisation which aims to help the design industry respond constructively to environmental change. Founded in 2008 by Sophie Thomas from thomas.matthews, Sarah Johnson from Re-design, and Anne Chick from The Sustainable Design Research Centre at Kingston University, Greengaged offers thought leadership, and provides opportunities for knowledge sharing, both within the design industry and externally. A wide range of categories of design are covered, including gra
Fabian Society online archive
The Fabian Society online archive is maintained by LSE Archives, which is based at the London School of Economics and political Science. It provides free access to an online library of over 580 full text pamphlets, minute books and tracts from the Fabian Society. The items have been published from 1884-1997 and cover a wide range of topics relating to British social, economic and political history. They include: electoral reform; foreign policy (such as colonialism, the Cold War and relations wi
Beyond the Third Way in Labour Law: Towards the Constitutionalization of Labour Law?
Professor Collins argues that New Labour was responsible for the real break from the political settlements of the Trade Disputes Act 1906. He suggests that a new social contract is required that constitutionalizes social and economic rights. Blair's Third Way agenda was radically different from the early twentieth century political settlement in three respects. First, it was largely uninterested in the distribution of wealth in society; second, it conducted direct regulation of working condition
Climate leadership and business sustainability
"We are creating a massive ecological debt by borrowing from the future at a rate that is completely incompatible and unsustainable. We need a new form of capitalism, one where we value the environment, business as usual is therefore not an option." Just what is climate leadership, how can it be implemented and what lessons can we learn from the financial dimension of sustainability. Dr Stephen Peake explains.
The recent Darzi report recommends an increase in clinical leadership in the NHS. Whilst Professor Stefan Scholtes believes it is important to have more clinicians on the board, he cautions that this approach needs to be thoughtfully implemented, arguing that the key is to motivate clinicians to want to become managers, and to then train them up, equipping them with the necessary managerial skills to make economically sensible decisions about the distributions of resources.