January 2014 saw a milestone in the evolution of recognised best practice for asset management. The first international standard for asset management, ISO 55000, was published after three years of collaboration, debate and consensus-building between 31 countries, as David McKeown, chief executive of the Institute of Asset Management, explains
Risk cannot be eliminated in business, but nurturing the right management culture can keep it under control, as Charles Orton-Jones reports
How well prepared is your organisation to withstand setbacks and crisis? The answer to that question goes well beyond risk management. New research shows that resilient companies are generally more successful and ultimately more profitable. John Hurrell says behaviour is key
Leadership has an indisputable role to play in engaging staff to give their best, as Edwin Smith discovers in conversation with a top business executive
As Britain considers mobilising her own “mittelstand” of growing mid-sized companies into a collective force, Germany’s original model remains the gold standard for success. But it could be folly to try to copy Germany, writes Will Stirling.