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Our blog features opinion*, analysis and case studies from across the business school sector, plus contributions from the Chartered ABS and external commentators. Each blog has a comments box on it so you can post your comments.

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Our students need to understand that haste can make waste

Martin Binks argues that business schools have a duty to train would-be leaders not to act in haste – to appreciate that, though it can be useful and is frequently hailed as a desirable skill, the ability to make decisions quickly too often translates into a damaging rush to judgment. In short:…

‘Teaching’ Leadership

Hugh Davenport on the crucial distinction between leadership and management.

How to get the best out of your advisory board

Professor George Yip on all you need to know about advisory boards and how to really make the most of them.

How alumni can help create a new world of business engagement

Professor Zahir Irani explains why he thinks alumni and lifelong learning should be the crux of this new world and why it’s time to recognise the long-term value of alumni and form a network that plays an active role in the school.

Careers is the soul of every business school

Should Careers teams be encouraged to make the shift from being ‘remedial’ advice providers to leaders in people development and career change? After all, isn’t this the nub of student hopes in their business degree?

Identifying and Recognising the Contributions of Professional Services Staff

The contribution of professional services staff to student performance outcomes is often underestimated. Professor Julian Gould-Williams explores how to address this.

Use an “action strategy” to transform a business school

Professor George Yip, talking from personal experience, shares his insights on strategy for change which emphasises action and political support rather than seeking consensus.

Modern-day leadership demands creativity

Professor Martin Binks explores the rapidly changing face of leadership and explains why teaching it is not just about getting people through their exams.

The University of Utopia, Ltd.

Mark Gatenby on why 'disciplinarity' has reached its limit and how to encourage a culture of 'post-disciplinarity' in business schools and universities instead.

More than a product: Executive Education as a catalyst

Sarah Lethbridge takes a closer look at the contribution that executive education brings in supporting the three key functions of business schools: Research, Teaching and Engagement.

The Brexit judgement of the High Court

Professor Matthew Humphreys shares his thoughts on the recent Brexit rulings in the High Court.

A short-term route to long-term failure

Professor Martin Binks on how business schools should adapt their, often, short-term approach in order to improve "learning velocity" and the student experience as well equip students for the world of business.

Beyond the classroom walls: The role of online learning

“Will online learning replace the role of good faculty?” and “Isn’t online learning poor quality by its nature because it replaces a highly interactive classroom experience with an essentially lonely and sterile experience?” Two questions that Professor O'Creevy is often asked. Read on to…

Hubs: Creating student centric services at Cardiff

Find out about the student-centric approach at Cardiff that led to the creation of 'hubs' to provide timely and effective support.

Could the Apprenticeship levy impact HE routes into management and the professions?

Mark Dawe, Chief Executive of AELP looks at the growing importance of degree apprenticeships

Reflections on Lord Stern’s review of the REF

Adam Golberg, Research Manager, provides his key insights into Lord Stern's review of the REF.

E-learning for teaching Accountancy – universities need to embrace or face being obsolete!

Paul Caulfield on the importance of computer literacy and the integration of relevant software in accountancy courses.

Leading the Way in Personalisation and Experiential Learning

Dean of Nottingham Business School on student personalisation.