FT business books: July edition

‘Backstage Management: The Invisible Do the job of Highly Successful Leaders’, by Charles Galunic

The late organisational theorist James March, who transpired to train Charles Galunic at Stanford, used to say that management was a delicate mix of “poetry and plumbing”.

Galunic’s book does not neglect the poetry. He writes very well about the responsibility of leaders to established persuasive visions for their groups and provide them while in the glare of the public highlight. But his emphasis is on the prosaic plumbing and electrics. The “creating, retaining and integrating” of elementary procedures these kinds of as establishing expertise, crafting lifestyle, managing contradictions — “are the essential, albeit backstage, sometimes invisible, work of small business leaders”.

This is not a book about how to deal with the distinct challenges of running out of a pandemic or by means of a recession — it was published ahead of lockdown. There is,

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FT Executive Education Rankings 2020: methodology and key

This is the twenty second version of the Economic Occasions rankings of the world’s major providers of customised and open up-enrolment govt instruction programmes.

The customised rating functions the leading eighty five business enterprise colleges — these are courses tailored to the training requires of the organisations that commission them. The 2nd rating contains the leading seventy five colleges for open up-enrolment programmes — courses on certain subject areas, these as management, that are directed to experts no matter of their employer. A third, blended rating lists the leading 50 colleges for govt instruction, calculated from the customised and open up tables.

Universities taking aspect ought to be internationally accredited by both Equis or AACSB and have attained revenues of at minimum $2m in 2019 from both their customised or open up-enrolment non-degree programmes. This year, a full of 107 colleges took aspect in both or equally rankings.

The rating

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