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Management Today

Management Today November 2016

Management today is an essential guide to UK business, with a real grasp of modern business thinking and the most effective management, Mt is a must read for company leaders, senior directors, entrepreneurs and ambitious executives- fresh and insightful, mt is not only provocative but delivers true value and guidance. The UK's largest monthly business magazine delivering a truly powerful auidence. Supported by industry leading features mt boasts of award winning articles and has won many accolades over the past few years. With truly superior editorial it engages and influences businesses like no other.

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3 min
finding the right recipe

At MT we’ve known John Vincent and his business Leon almost since it started on Carnaby Street in 2004. Answering the question, ‘What if God did fast food?’ it was an instant success, winning The Observer’s Best New Restaurant in the UK within six months of griddling and wrapping its first heavenly chicken with shallot and rosemary salsa verde. However, despite its popularity, which created many imitators, growth in its first decade was steady rather than turbocharged. Vincent and his co-founder Henry Dimbleby took time out to do other things including the admirable campaign to improve the quality of school lunches and guarantee a free school meal for infants. (This was backed by one Michael Gove, currently residing in the outer darkness.) Matthew Gwyther MT Editor Now running the show without Dimbleby,…

3 min
you live & you learn

LIVE & LEARN • WORDS-WORTH • CRASH COURSE •COMPANY VITAE •WORK PLACE RIGHTS •HOW I BEAT THE ODDS • BUSINESS BIG BRAINS • TAKE FIVE •EVERYTHING YOU KNOW… ROGER WHITESIDE CEO OF GREGGS & FORMER HEAD OF FOOD AT M&S I had the idyllic childhood. My dad was in the Forces, so I grew up running around protected camps in Germany, making dens in the woods. It was like living in Center Parcs for 11 years. I studied economics at Leeds, but in today’s world I probably wouldn’t have gone. There’s a broadening element to university, but other than as a general education my degree has been of no direct relevance, and coming from a working-class background, I’d have had to fund it somehow. When I first joined M&S, it was almost military. There was…

4 min
crash course

Your organisation feels distinctly male and stale at the moment – and you’re having trouble recruiting people with the skills and experience you need. Where to look? Broaden your talent pool. Bringing back women – and men – who’ve had an extended career break enables you to tap into badly needed skills, meet diversity targets, and introduce fresh thinking. ‘Returners bring a different perspective – not just of being a parent, but of having stepped out of the workforce and come back,’ says Julianne Miles, founder of coaching and consultancy organisation Women Returners. Reach out. The odds are stacked against those who’ve had an extended break: they are often lacking confidence, that career gap makes it hard to get through the initial CV screen, and if they make it to interview, their…

3 min
how i beat the odds

I grew up in a small town in the cornfields of Illinois. My father was an Estonian doctor who moved to the States after the Second World War. He was my hero but he also suffered from a disease we knew a lot less about then; alcoholism and drug addiction. It finally killed him when I was about to go into my second year of university. I came home and he was in a coma. The doctor said he would be a vegetable for the rest of his life, so I made that difficult decision to take him off life support. My mother didn’t want to send me back to university, so I worked at the Chicago Board of Trade and eventually found myself working on Wall Street. I promised I…

1 min
work place rights

Body art has become much more common, particularly among young adults, with one in five of the UK population now estimated to be tattooed. What implications does this have for the workplace? While some employers may embrace such lifestyle choices, others will decide visible tattoos and body piercings detract from projecting a smart, professional image – particularly for customer-facing roles. The law generally supports employers in imposing appearance codes reflecting their business ethos. Discrimination against employees and job applicants on grounds of having tattoos or piercings is not covered by equality legislation. The sheer number of younger people with tattoos is likely to relax attitudes over time. We may see a move towards allowing employees to show smaller, discreet designs. Most employers would still want to outlaw certain types of visible tattoos, whether…

2 min
the best thinkers since 1966 business big brains

Former chair of Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers and chief economist of the World Bank, Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz has made a glittering career of being his profession’s most highly qualified poacher-turned-gamekeeper. His penchant for kicking the establishment has seen him named as one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in The World, and it dates back at least as far as his 2002 book Globalization and its Discontents. This cast a (rare at the time) critical eye over some of the less-desirable consequences of globalisation and has sold over two million copies. Neither it nor the many bestselling works that have followed might have been written were it not for his untimely departure from the World Bank, precipitated by a characteristic refusal to toe the corporate line. That…