Executive Development: Volume 3 Issue 2


Table of contents

Too old at 40?

Colin Coulson‐Thomas

Discusses the ageing workforce where half of all managers are overthe age of 40. Describes a skill management strategy for dealing withplateaued managers. Concludes that…


The top‐flight initiative at British Airways – Part 1

Brian O′Neill

Focuses on the assessment and identification of potential at thesenior manager level. Develops a profile of leadership competence anddescribes the assessment and selection process…


“Executive” simulation

Richard Henfrey

Describes the use of a business simulation package –“EXECUTIVE” – as a means of enhancing the inductionand retention of graduate trainees in the worlds largest accountancy…


Winning through service

Stephen Hall

Suggests major factors that will enable service companies to becomewinners in the 1990s. Includes comment on strategic vision in servicedelivery, customer needs, communicating…


British Telecom: On the right lines?

Scott Kerr

Explains how British Telecom researched and implementedcompetence‐based development programmes. Describes their strategy forpersonal development planning among 20,000 managers…


How to be an effective business writer

Gary Blake

Notes that most business people struggle to write well. Provides achecklist of 44 tips aimed at improving business writing. Emphasises theneed for clarity, brevity and plain…


How to manage a changing organisation

Sue Jarrell

Proposes that executive development specialists should become partof the company′s infrastructure to help facilitate changes on an ongoingbasis. Considers that companies are in…


US business schools

Edgar Wille

Report of a study tour to examine MBA and executive programmesoffered by US business schools. Comments on their internationalactivity, learning methods and the place of the case…




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1989 – 1995

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Emerald Publishing Limited