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  • Environments For Success

    Here is our first Cultures of Leadership Article for 2015. 

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  • A Legacy Of Leadership

    Here is our latest Cultures of Leadership Article to start the New Year.

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  • International Leadership: A Global Mindset

    Below is our latest Leadership Bulletin: International Leadership, A Global Mindset

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  • Cultures of Leadership: Leadership & Learning

    Below is our latest Cultures of Leadership Bulletin: Leadership & Learning.

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  • Fiat Must Grow

    Italian carmaker Fiat has expanded its geographical reach thanks to its acquisition of Chrysler but is still "too small" and "must continue to grow", according to Chairman John Elkann.

  • Bank of Japan To Double Monetary Base

    The Bank of Japan will aim to double the monetary base over two years through the aggressive purchase of long-term bonds, in a dramatic shift aimed at ridding Japan of the deflation that has dogged the country for almost two decades.

  • Growth For UK Services

    The UK's services sector grew at its fastest pace for five months in January, raising hopes that the economy will avoid falling back into recession.

  • Factory Activity Up In March

    Manufacturing growth quickened in March and the pace of hiring increased, suggesting the sector will contribute to stronger overall growth in the first quarter.

  • EU Closer to Bank Union

    On the same day Cyprus’s parliament rejected a European Union bailout involving a tax on deposits, political leaders in the region reached a deal bringing the euro zone one step closer to a banking union.

  • Toyota Agrees Biggest Bonus In 5 Years

    Toyota is to raise employee bonuses to their highest level in five years, in the latest sign that improving corporate profits are helping boost incomes in Japan.

  • Vote Deadlock In Italy

    Investors took fright at the prospect of prolonged political instability in Italy following a resounding electoral rebuff to austerity measures, with a spike in bond yields and sharp sell-off in equities.

  • China Tighten Banking Rules

    China is to rein in its fast-growing shadow banking system by requiring banks to provide extensive disclosures about the off-balance sheet investment products that they sell to customers, according to people briefed on the new rules.

  • Is Technological Innovation Still Driving Growth?

    There is a growing consensus that innovation and new technology have stopped driving growth. This article in the Economist is well worth a read to further explore the issue:

    The Economist - Has The Ideas Machine Broken Down?

  • The World's Growth Continued To Slow Last Year

  • Jaguar To Create 800 New UK Jobs

    Jaguar Land Rover plans to create 800 new jobs at its Solihull factory in central England as demand for its premium cars rockets in China and elsewhere.

  • Japanese Government Approve Stimulus Package

    The Japanese government has approved a fresh 10.3 trillion yen ($116bn; £72bn) stimulus package in an attempt to spur a revival in its economy.

  • Honda Cut 800 Jobs in UK

    Honda is planning to cut 800 jobs at its Swindon plant, blaming weak demand across Europe. It is the first time the Japanese carmaker has cut jobs in the UK since it began manufacturing there in 1992.

  • Santander Sees Profits Rebounding This Year

    Spain's largest bank Santander expects profits to recover in 2013 after its non-performing loans ratio peaks in the first half of the year, Chairman Emilio Botin told UK financial magazine The Banker.

  • EU's Rehn Rules Out Cyprus Debt Restructuring

    The euro zone is not considering a debt restructuring for Cyprus, the EU's top economic official was quoted on Friday as saying, as the heavily indebted island struggles to negotiate an international aid deal.

  • UBS Fined $47.6 Million

    UBS was fined £29.7 million ($47.6 million) by the U.K. and told by the Swiss that it may have to increase capital levels for operational risks as regulators levied penalties after Kweku Adoboli’s $2.3 billion trading loss.

  • Opel Tell Staff GM Won't "Cut And Run"

    General Motors CEO Dan Akerson has confirmed to more than 5000 staff that they will neither sell its loss-making European unit Opel nor simply close up shop and leave.

  • Peugeot and Opel halt tie-up

    General Motors and alliance partner PSA Peugeot Citroen have halted talks on a deeper tie-up amid misgivings about the French carmaker's worsening finances and government-backed bailout, people familiar with the matter said.

  • Spain Sells $6 Billion Debt

    Spain sold 4.76 billion euros ($6.06 billion) of debt, including the longest-maturity security it has auctioned in more than a year, even as weak demand prompted a slump in prices after the sale.

  • Toyota, Honda, Chrysler to Scrap Vehicles

    Toyota, Chrysler Group LLC, Nissan, Honda and their dealers plan to scrap more than 15,000 new vehicles damaged by Hurricane Sandy as the industry continues assessing the storm’s impact.

  • Manufacturing Sector Picks Up In October

    The pace of growth in the manufacturing sector picked up modestly in October as new orders improved, though a measure of employment slowed.

  • Ford To Cut 5700 Jobs

    Ford will shut three European plants, its first factory closings in the region in a decade, and cut about 5,700 jobs to stem losses that the company predicted today will exceed $1.5 billion in 2012.

  • BP Sells TNK-BP Stake to Rosneft

    BP PLC have agreed to sell its 50% stake in the lucrative but problematic Russian oil venture TNK-BP to OAO Rosneft, a deal that would dramatically alter the British energy giant's presence in a country that is the world's largest energy producer.

  • Spanish Bad Loans Hit New High

    Bad loans at Spanish banks rose to a record high in August, driven by an increasing number of recession-hit Spaniards defaulting on their debt payments. Loans that fell into arrears in August increased by 5.3 billion euros ($7 billion) from July, reaching 178 billion euros, Bank of Spain data showed on Thursday.

  • Shell Oil Spill Trouble

    Representatives of Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell are appearing in a Dutch civil court to face accusations of polluting Nigerian villages. The case is being brought by four Nigerian farmers and the Dutch branch of campaigners Friends of the Earth.

  • Turkey Strikes Back On Syria

    Turkish artillery hit targets near Syria's Tel Abyad border town for a second day on Thursday, killing several Syrian soldiers, after a mortar bomb fired from the area killed five Turkish civilians.

  • France To Ease Small Business Tax Hikes

    President Francois Hollande's government will likely ease the impact of tax hikes on small business in the 2013 budget after a chorus of complaints by French entrepreneurs, Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici said on Thursday.

  • GM Recall 41,000 Cars

    General Motors Co is recalling about 41,000 Chevrolet, Pontiac and Saturn cars in the United States because of concerns that a defective plastic part might cause a fuel leak.

  • French Workers Plant At Arcelor

    Workers occupied the site of two idle ArcelorMittal steel furnaces in northeastern France on Monday as management and unions met in Paris to decide the fate of a plant that has become a symbol of the country's industrial decline.

  • Spain Lays Out Austerity Budget

    Spain has set out its austerity budget for 2013, with new spending cuts but protection for pensions, amid a shrinking economy and 25% unemployment.

  • Increase in Millionaires in Asia

    More people in Asia became millionaires last year as the region’s economic growth and entrepreneurship helped generate affluence. The number of individuals in Asia-Pacific with investable assets of $1 million to $5 million climbed 1.9 percent to 3.08 million in 2011. Their total wealth increased 1.5 percent.

  • Tensions Rise Between Japan and China

    Anti-Japan protests spread across China on Tuesday, prompting many Japanese companies to halt operations, amid a bitter dispute over contested islands.

    Thousands of Chinese demonstrators marched outside the Japanese embassy in Beijing to mark the anniversary of the Japanese invasion of Manchuria.

  • Iceland's Economy Bounces Back

    Just four year's after Iceland's major banks collapsed and the currency plunged in value, the nation is now being praised by the IMF.

  • German court backs euro rescue fund with conditions

    Germany's Constitutional Court gave a green light on Wednesday for the country to ratify the euro zone's new bailout fund and budget pact, but insisted the German parliament have veto powers over any future increases in the size of the fund.

  • India's manufacturing flat in July

    India's industrial output was flat in July, adding to fears the country's economic growth spurt is over.

    The data, from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), showed output at factories, mines and utilities rose by 0.1%, a far better performance than the shrinkage of 1.8% in June.

  • UK Borrowing Higher Than Expected

    The UK government borrowed more than expected in July, traditionally a good month for tax receipts. Net borrowing was £600m in July, an increase of £3.4bn on the same month in 2011 when it repaid £2.8bn.

  • Shell plans $1 billion/year China Investment

    Royal Dutch Shell plans to spend at least $1 billion a year exploiting China's potentially vast resources of shale gas, as part of an aggressive strategy to expand in the world's biggest energy market.

  • Daimler To Expand Hungarian Plant

    German carmaker Daimler plans to expand its export plant in Hungary to double annual production to 300,000 vehicles by 2015.

  • GM To Shorten Working Hours

    General Motors' German unit Opel wants to shorten workers' hours at its main plant in Ruesselsheim in response to weakening demand for cars in Europe.

  • Rio Tinto Profit Falls

    Rio Tinto have said that commodity markets are likely to remain volatile in the near term after reporting a 22% drop in first-half earnings, but the company stuck by its US$16 billion spending program for this year even as rival miners cut or postponed investments.

  • Pass On The Goodwill

    Kevin Allen recently wrote in the Harvard Business Review of the significance of language influencing a companies culture, from top to bottom. Behaviour and language are intrinsically linked, meaning that small words often cast large reflections of an organisation. 

  • Lockheed Raises It's 2012 Forecast

    Lockheed Martin Corp posted better-than-expected second-quarter net profit and raised its full-year forecast, but said it still faces challenges ahead with $500 billion in additional U.S. defense spending cuts due to start next year.

  • Interesting Tips On Managing Change

    When implementing change, it’s crucial to communicate short-term wins to motivate people to stick with it. But not all near-term successes are created equally.

  • Airbus Scraps Target As Demand Drops

    Airbus SAS have abandoned their target of selling 30 A380 superjumbo jets this year, as airlines opt for smaller, less-expensive airliners in an economic slump.

  • The 'Lesser Known' Values Of Business Communication

  • France Tackle Crushing Debt

    French PM Jean-Marc Ayrault has called on the French people to rally behind the government to tackle a "crushing" and "unprecedented" debt crisis. He confirmed those earning more than 1m euros (£800,000) would be taxed at 75%.He is outlining the new Socialist government's plans in a keynote speech to parliament for the next five years.

  • Fiat Raise Stake in Chrysler

    Fiat SpA said it would raise its stake in Chrysler Group LLC to 61.8% from 58.5%, cementing its control of the U.S. auto maker on which it is increasingly reliant as Fiat sales in Europe wilt.

  • Creativity As A Habit

    Creativity, the process of breathing new life into old bones... The Harvard Business Review have three tips to stir creativity in this challenging economic and social environment:

  • Coca Cola To Invest $5billion in India

    Coca-Cola Co, the world's largest soft-drinks maker, plans to invest $5 billion in India by 2020.

    Last November, the company laid out plans to invest $2 billion in India over the next five years to expand its non-alcoholic, ready-to-drink business in India.

  • Eurozone Debt Chart

  • Opel Will Keep Investing

    Opel, the European arm of General Motors Co (GM.N), will keep up its product investments and will return to its mass-market roots. Opel CEO Karl-Friedrich Stracke said, "We will make a significant investment in Opel's product portfolio." 

  • China Offers $43billion to IMF

    China on Monday offered $43 billion to the IMF's crisis-fighting reserves, rounding off a global push to nearly double the Fund's war chest to $456 billion to help protect countries from fallout from the euro zone debt crisis.

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  • Honda Make Big Announcement

    Honda Civic Recall 50,000 Cars for a potential driveshaft assembly issue that could lead to loss of engine power. 

  • Clumsy Text Dents Spain

    Spain will be hoping that their footballers can get them out of a global political mess, after text gaff by Prime Minister Rajoy.

    "Spain is not Uganda."

  • Incredible Statistic By The Economist

    40% of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or their children..

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  • “If at first you don’t succeed, call it version 1.0” GE quotation

  • More Eurozone Woes

    Financial Times: Italian auction reinforces eurozone woes

  • Be Prepared for What You Don't See Coming

    This article on the multiplier effect of small decisions is well worth a read. No-one can plan with certainty for the unknown, but it is good to thoroughly consider a range of scenarios:

    HBR Blog Network: Be Prepared for What You Don't See Coming

  • “Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” George Bernard Shaw

    A controversial line from the Irish playwright and co-founder of LSE, and one easily misunderstood. Dominic Lawson recently used Shaw’s words, in the Independent, to explain the minds of infamous business leaders like ex CEO of RBS Sir Fred Goodwin. There is a strong belief that to be a successful leader one must acquire a ruthless streak, or rather a high degree of ‘unreasonableness’, yet we are not always sure exactly what that means.

  • Lessons From 2011: The Tipping Point To Leadership

    Has there ever been a more dramatic year with such a significant power shift as 2011?

  • APPLE: ‘Think different’

    Over the last month many people in the business world have paused to reflected on the passing away of a truly brilliant mind. Steve Jobs, Co – Founder of Apple, died aged 56 after suffering from pancreatic cancer, leaving behind a monumental legacy. The social media networks poured with eulogies all composed on the very products Jobs worked so hard to create.