Five Brexit leadership failures

No one comes out well from the referendum campaign

‘Illth’ : the dark side of wealth

Its concept echoes in the rallying cries for an end to growth

Pay transparency is the last taboo

The fear of telling all on salaries infects both start-ups and multinationals

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Public hearings and advice for Green

Think before you speak, try to develop self-awareness and other top tips

The Ghostbusters Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Erin (Kristen Wiig) and Patty (Leslie Jones) inside the Mercado Hotel Lobby in Columbia Pictures' GHOSTBUSTERS.

Leaders need to be ghostbusters on change

Outmoded habits are often the same ones that knitted the old company together

Gavin Patterson
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Hitting BT CEO bonus will not fix service

More targets affecting pay just confuse the way bosses such as Gavin Patterson are motivated

Sack non-exec directors

The merry-go-round of board service, lubricated with fees, leaves few satisfied

When to pull the plug on a failed project

Arrogance can prevent leaders from changing course

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Managers must prepare for human-robot world

The first duty of executives is to improve their own skills, writes Andrew Hill

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Blunt lessons from fall of Shane Sutton

Coaches sate desire from mainly male executives for sporting glory to help achieve business success

Beware the inspirational boss

Research highlights the dangers of presenteeism, as workers struggle to hit extraordinary goals

Consent rules no help to teenagers online

Social networks must look for better ways to help children online

Ways to bring down galactic executive pay

Stratospheric salaries are the biggest obstacle to restoring trust in business

Business books worthy of another read

As the FT and McKinsey launch their 2016 award, columnists select titles worth revisiting

Cynicism about purpose needs fighting

Assuming work has no meaning leads to drift and disillusion

Lucky CEOs are on thin ice

Picking leaders at random from a pool of qualified candidates will never work

Chatbots will make conversation a luxury

People raised digitally will rediscover the value of face-to-face interaction

Sports Direct team risks PR own goal

The retailer’s elusive leader Mike Ashley is fast becoming a pariah

Wanted: tools to end M&A culture clash

Examining emails for reciprocal swearing is one novel way to see if teams are bonding

Technology is making collaboration easier than ever

Individuals collaborating effectively can achieve extraordinary things


Andrew Hill Andrew Hill is an associate editor and the management editor of the FT. He is a former City editor, financial editor and comment and analysis editor. 'Leadership in the Headlines', a collection of his columns, will be published in 2016. He joined the FT in 1988 and has also worked as New York bureau chief, foreign news editor and correspondent in Brussels and Milan.

Andrew was named Commentator of the Year at the 2009 Business Journalist of the Year Awards, where he also received a Decade of Excellence award.

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