Let’s talk about ageism

Dr Tatiana Rowson, Henley Business School I am just returning from a conference on ageing at work where we discussed work and retirement issues. Among many areas of interest, ageism had not received a lot of attention. As the workforce gets older and more diverse, we cannot shy away from discussing ageism.  Ageism can be…

How can organisations achieve organizational readiness in the information age?

Professor Ben Laker, Henley Business School The era we’ve just entered – the Information Age – is like nothing we’ve seen before. It’s caused workplaces to become more volatile because of rapid changes, more uncertain with unknown outcomes, more complex with many interconnected parts, and more ambiguous with a lack of clarity. Hence, agility, has…

Why many Brits love Boris but hate Donald

How cultural differences shape the perception of leadership styles The Brits have had no mercy for Donald Trump. Thousands of them took to the street to protest against his visit to the UK. The pictures of the balloon depicting him as a huge orange baby have travelled around the world. A 16ft sculpture of him…

Alumni Regatta

On Saturday the 6th of July, I was fortunate enough to attend Henley’s annual Alumni Regatta Day at the Greenlands campus. First and foremost, the weather did not disappoint with the sun glistening across Henley for most of the day – a rare sight in the UK! The weather ensured crowds of alumni flocked to…

My tri-national study trip around Europe

The MSc Management tri-national study trip I was recently fortunate enough to participate in a two-week study visit to the Grand Est Region of France as part of my Master’s programme.  It was the crowning jewel to end to a truly rewarding MSc Management course, and so it is only fitting to share some of…

My Experience at University of Reading

University can be an extremely daunting thought for some, I was not the exception. The thought of starting university, moving away from home, and having to take responsibility for myself was a thought that I was not entirely sure I was prepared for. However, now that I have finished my final year exams, I am…

Myths of Leadership

Myths of Leadership by Jo Owen Now, from my memory, this is the first book review I have written since I had to choose one for my Year 5 English homework. As you may have gathered from that opening sentence alone, I wouldn’t describe myself as much of a book worm. You’ll only ever find…

Masters day at Greenlands

Being a master’s student for eight months so far, I have experienced a lot of incredible, unexpected and exciting moments. But what happens when the most difficult part of the master’s life (exams) comes to an end? Celebrating!   The perfect combination for me as a student is to finish my exams and spend a whole day…

The illusion of the power of positive self-talk

I’ve recently been watching SAS: Who Dares Wins for Stand Up To Cancer, where a group of celebrities are put through gruelling SAS type training. A key theme with this training is that it pushes the celebrities to not only their physical limits but also tests their mental resilience. What I find fascinating as an…

Start-ups, Russian style

Students last year said the trip to Moscow was the best part throughout the whole year.” Prof Yelena Kalyuzhnova, Vice Dean International at Henley Business School, said in the pre-departure briefing session. I totally agree. “MGIMO-Henley Start-up Tour” has enabled us, a group of postgraduate students studying different programmes to visit The Moscow State Institute…