Stefan Stern

Former Director of High Pay Centre, Leadership & Management Expert

Stefan Stern has been writing and commenting on business, leadership and management for almost three decades. His career in journalism has included stints at Euromoney, the BBC, Management Today magazine, and the Financial Times, where he was the management columnist.

"Management does not just mean caring; it means paying attention"

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  • Leadership In The 21st Century - What Works? What Should It Look Like?
  • Management - Getting Stuff Done. The Human Factor In An Age Of Technological Change
  • What Is Professionalism - And What Does It Mean To Work For A Professional Services Firm?


He presents in English.

How he presents

Stefan's presentations uncover the myths that dominate popular conceptions of management. His talks are compelling, well-researched and practical. Stefan speaks eloquently on how the world of work is likely to change in the future.


  • How to: Be a Better Leader
  • Myths of Management: What People Get Wrong About Being the Boss (Business Myths)

In Detail

Stefan is a Visiting Professor in management practice at the Cass Business School, City, and University of London, attached to the Centre for Professional Service Firms. He is a Fellow of the RSA, and writes for the FT and The Guardian, among other titles. He was Director of the High Pay Centre, a London-based think-tank dedicated to the study of top salaries and remuneration. He is the author of two books: 'Myths of Management - what people get wrong about being the boss', co-authored with Prof Cary Cooper; and 'How to Be a Better Leader'. Stefan has won awards for his management writing and blogging.


Stefan debunks false assumptions, injects truth into over-simplifications and tackles damaging habits head-on. Using insights from psychology, leadership theory and organisational behaviour, he provides a compelling and practical guide to avoid falling into the trap of management cliché, misinformation and prejudice.


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