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3rd April 2017
When news of data security breaches hit the headlines the stories are usually about determined individuals or groups hacking high-profile organisations for notoriety or financial gain — inflicting physical damage, stealing intellectual property and lodging political protests. Yet a 2016 cybersecurity intelligence study found that almost two-thirds of attacks were carried out by insiders.
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28th March 2017
Storytelling is no longer the domain just of filmmakers and novelists. Businesses are harnessing its power to engage customers and employees, help align staff with strategy, communicate change, and even humanise a faceless corporation.
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27th March 2017
This FT book review of Svend Brinkmann’s Stand Firm: Resisting the Self-Improvement Craze is a welcome antidote to the promise of positive thinking. It will certainly prompt executives to reflect on, and refine, their work and career expectations.
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21st March 2017
At a recent FT|IE Corporate Learning Alliance breakfast meeting, FT editors and PwC partners discussed the changing global trade environment and what this means for business. Here are eight key learning insights from the meeting.
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17th March 2017
One might wonder why the gender pay gap among senior executives has not narrowed in two decades. While external barriers, such as the lack of childcare support, social pressures and restrictive laws explain much of the difference, there is also a wide range of internal barriers such as self-confidence, passive expectations of pay and promotion, and guilt over time spent away from children to consider.
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