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Trump and the risks of narcissistic leadership

Professor Mark Stein discusses how Donald Trump shows signs of being a narcissistic leader – and why people have good reason to be concerned. In 2013 I published a paper about the risks and problems of the narcissistic leadership of a New York based billionaire businessman. The paper happened to focus on Dick Fuld, but […]

The Morning after Brexit

  Brendan Lambe. Lecturer in Finance and an Irish European, reflects on the meaning of the referendum.   On the morning of the 24th of June we awoke to a Britain which had changed utterly. A palpable sense of bewilderment remains with us still. In no quarter was the sting of this decision felt more […]

The World that Management Made

Robert MacFarlane’s excellent piece on the ‘Anthropocene’ age in a recent issue of The Guardian deserves attention in a number of ways. The idea of the Anthropocene is that it is a planetary age made by humans, no less than the volcanos and ice sheets of earlier times. Forging a synthesis from the highly separated […]

Advancing Management Research, or Advancing Elite Interests?

The Advanced Institute of Management (AIM) spent nearly £30 million of ESRC money in over a decade in an attempt to raise the dismal standard of research in management studies. AIM determined to back the academic rather than the research proposal, a bold and worthy venture that was always likely to fail. And fail it […]

I’m not angry, I’m just disappointed

Okay, I lied. I’m angry and disappointed. I also feel tired, defeated and fed up. (Women, eh? Always with the multitasking.) Why? Let me set the scene: First, here’s a list of all the initiatives the University of Leicester has joined or set up to promote gender equality, including but not limited to: Being one […]

Just Not Sorry

A ‘Just Not Sorry’ app has recently gained publicity, in which women in particular are encouraged to stop saying sorry. It is said to be inspired by an American “life coach”, Tara Mohr, who wrote a book, Playing Big, which encourages women to be more positive and assertive. Mohr suggests that by using words like […]

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