It’s the way that you say it

It’s the way that you say it

The source of this advice is a theory with the unwieldy name of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). It is the study of effective 'thinking, language and behaviour' and one…

Psychometric testing – alarmingly accurate

Psychometric testing – alarmingly accurate

Taken out of context, it's hard to see what these questions are getting at. But as part of a psychometric test - in this case the 430 questions…

Rest of Europe remains formal

Rest of Europe remains formal

In France, for example, formal dress remains the norm, except on the trading floor, where casual dress is acceptable on Fridays - even jeans and trainers, says Benoit…

Why should anyone accept you as their leader?

Why should anyone accept you as their leader?

Executives have good reason to be scared, they say, as you can't do anything in business without followers, who are hard to find these days. People need clear…

Banks to have pick of MBAs

Banks to have pick of MBAs

Financial services has traditionally vied with management consultancy as the career of choice for MBAs. One third of those completing the course at LBS have typically gone into…

When get-togethers are not cosy

When get-togethers are not cosy

At these meetings, staff congregate in a venue (town hall) to ask questions of senior management. Used regularly by Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank and, more recently,…

Widening pay gap lures graduates to financial services firms

Widening pay gap lures graduates to financial services firms

&quotBanks focus on recruiting top talent and the salary differential between the City and elsewhere is much larger than it was previously. Electronics firms are going to have…

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Time is getting shorter for the young and ambitious

Time is getting shorter for the young and ambitious

Because some quick research showed that more than 90% of the class wanted to become investment bankers, the subject matter essentially chose itself. They all looked terribly young…

IT whizz-kids look for safe haven in banking

IT whizz-kids look for safe haven in banking

As dot-coms founder, banks, which were having a hard time getting staff last year, are finding that IT whizz-kids are returning, as banking looks an obvious haven in…

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