When Organisational Values Challenge Your Own

By Professor Ben Laker Leading culture is one of the most difficult of executive challenges because it comprises interlocking sets of values and assumptions that sometimes differ from our own. This is incredibly difficult when external pressures such as the coronavirus crisis are affecting our emotional resilience and outlook. Teams need a fusion and myriad…

Adding purpose to our internal dialogues

By Dr Tatiana Rowson How our internal conversation drives our behaviour, especially during periods of transitions, has always fascinated me. Understanding this internal process was the main reason I went on to study psychology and trained as a psychotherapist. This is still a featured topic in my teaching and research today, from various perspectives such…

The 1st Year myth

As a student going into your first year of University you can be forgiven for feeling a little overwhelmed by the generalisations people make about first year. It’s important not let some of the stereotypes and myths discourage you, after all, we’re all different and experience university in our own way.Many college or sixth form…

My MSc at Henley

Hi, everybody! I am very happy and honoured to be able to share with you my experience of studying and living at Henley Business School. I am Felicia Qi, currently studying the MSc Management (International Business) programme. My fate with Henley began in early 2019, when I also had offers from other schools. However, it…

My Henley Postgrad

Having completed my undergraduate degree in 2017, the reality dawned that I had to make another major life decision which would affect me for the next few years: where to undertake my postgraduate degree? Having done much research and searching for programmes from various institutions and universities, I came across the Business Technology Consulting programme…

Lockdown and fear for the future

Fear, happiness, hope and dejection. Nada Kakabadse, Professor of Marketing and Reputation at Henley Business School, calls 10 friends and acquaintances for a snapshot chat on how people are coping with lockdown. Even before Covid-19 the UK, Australia and Canada were concerned about the impacts of loneliness and social isolation, especially amongst the elderly. In…

Rona Radio: Entertaining during lockdown

By Harvey Dryburgh, Henley Business School student Upon reflection, during these past few weeks as a student it could have seemed difficult to find solace in anything other than textbooks and revision. These unprecedented times of isolation have left us all feeling disengaged from our daily networks, on top of fearing the devastating impacts of…

Democratised leadership or dependency?

Professor David Pendleton The U.K. government seems to be feeling the absence of its leader.  At the start of the coronavirus emergency, a slew of actions were taken that seemed decisive.  Information flowed, lockdown was announced, vast sums of money were put aside to help, all in a succession of actions that were designed to…

Looking after me

With many of us feeling the effects of the lockdown in different ways, one thing most of us can relate to is the struggle of maintaining good mental health while adapting to a new way of working.A global pandemic is stressful enough without having to worry about looming deadlines, and as a student, this is…