Stefan Stern

Visiting Professor
The Business School, City, University of London



Stefan Stern’s career in journalism has included stints at Euromoney, the BBC, Management Today magazine, and the Financial Times, where he was the management columnist between 2006 and 2010.

In 2010 Stefan was appointed visiting professor in management practice at City University Business School (formerly Cass). After the FT he had a short spell at the PR firm Edelman, where he enjoyed holding the job title ‘director of strategy’. He left to go back to full-time writing in 2013. Then he was director of the High Pay Centre, looking at the issue of executive pay, between 2015 and 2018. He is a fellow of the RSA, and continues to write for the FT and the Guardian, among other titles.

Between 2015 and 2018 Stefan director of the High Pay Centre, a London-based think-tank. He is the author, with Prof Cary Cooper, of Myths of Management – what people get wrong about being the boss. His second book, How To Be A Better Leader, was published in March 2019.

Stefan lives in south London. He is married with two daughters.

Twitter: @stefanstern

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