Nicky Little


Second-in-command doesn't have to mean second best

Nicky Little, 15 Jul 2014

As Ryanair’s deputy chief executive walks out, Nicky Little from Cirrus looks at the opportunities...


Lendl, Murray and the end of great working partnerships

Nicky Little, 24 Mar 2014

The much-admired partnership between tennis player Andy Murray and coach Ivan Lendl is over. The two...


Lendl's leadership helps unlock Murray magic

Nicky Little, 09 Jul 2013

Ivan Lendl, Andy Murray’s coach and mentor, was not known for displaying emotion when he was at the...

Manchester United and Apple: The challenges of succeeding a hero leader

Nicky Little, 16 May 2013

The reputations of some organisations are inextricably linked with the attributes of their leaders. There...

Prioritising leadership development in a fast-changing world

Nicky Little, 30 Apr 2013

How closely does your organisation link leadership development to strategic goals?

Tesco’s CEO Philip Clarke pledges to become a more engaging leader

Nicky Little, 09 Mar 2012

Following Tesco’s profit warning earlier this year, £5 billion was wiped off its market value, prompting...

How can an iconic brand like Kodak be on the verge of bankruptcy?

Nicky Little, 08 Feb 2012

At one time Kodak's market-leading position looked unassailable. Kodak, like Hoover, was a brand name...

'Outstanding' results for John Lewis – proof that people principles can pay?

Nicky Little, 06 Jan 2012

The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) has declared “outstanding” Christmas sales against a backdrop of...

Putting profit before principles: are banking and finance leaders becoming more ethical?

Nicky Little, 10 Oct 2011

Most UK leaders are putting profit ahead of principles but many feel that banking and finance leaders...

Abolish maternity leave? Only if you want to disengage the working population

Nicky Little, 29 Jul 2011

Could putting an end to maternity and other employment legislation help kick-start the UK’s sluggish...

In this issue: August 2015
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Stand and deliver: Fresh austerity measures are on the way – but can public sector HR seize the strategic opportunity?

Eureka moment: HR at engineering firm AMFW

Going for gold: Maintaining the Olympic legacy

On the money: Providing innovative rewards

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