Italian lessons in power over profit

The risk that close business relationships turn rotten applies everywhere

The female leaders who are set up to fail

With limited opportunities to take cushier jobs, women may feel obliged to accept the riskiest roles

Close Up Of Man In Pajamas Using Laptop Computer

The Riff: Fight the urge to check email

Ensuring workers use an out-of-office reply may be a losing battle

Lessons from Blair for decision makers

Iraq war shows how an inner circle that becomes a cabal will confirm what CEOs think they know

Feedback – the best qualities for Brexit

Your contenders include Obama, Putin, Kamall and David Miliband

Meerkat Family are sunbathing.

Management fable is unimproved by meerkats

Short lesson on leading and managing, with clans and vultures

Poetic visions help companies reach goals

As well as believing in a mission, people need to feel they contribute to getting closer to aims

Summer reading 2016: Business

Andrew Hill picks his books of the year so far

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

Public hearings and advice for Green

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

Leaders need to be ghostbusters on change

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

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 about their own ability to rescue a situation can prevent leaders from changing course

Managers must prepare for human-robot world

The first duty of executives is to improve their own skills

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


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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