A sad story

by Professor David Pendleton My nine year old came home from school today and said he was very upset.  He told me that a group of his friends had been having a party at the house of a very posh friend and a few of them had been telling stories when one of the group…

Ambition vs Gratitude

Dr Rebecca J Jones I have been thinking a lot recently about ambition. More specifically, where and how ambition can fit in with gratitude. In my younger years, I would say that perhaps my most defining characteristic was my ambition. I was hungry for success and had a laser sharp focus on achieving this. The…

A 12 month Masters flies by

There are many reasons to do a full time Masters at Henley Business School, and one is that it packs all that learning into 12 months, meaning that you are soon ready to embark on the next stage of your life. One year passes really quickly though, and post-graduate study is a once in a…

Leadership takes time

Dr David Pendleton; Professor in Leadership, Henley Business School I teach leadership and regularly discuss the satisfactions and frustrations of leaders as they navigate their roles in busy organisations.  There is a familiar pattern to several of these discussions. Organisations, rightly, seek to keep a tight rein on expenditure and staffing levels.  An unforeseen consequence…

100 Years of Women’s voices

In December 1919 the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act was added to the statute books which enabled women to join professions such as veterinary, law and accountancy which they had formerly been prohibited from entering. It was a major win for women and the time considering, that World War I had only recently ended which brought…

Interview Horror Stories

At Henley Careers we’ve heard our fair share of interview horror stories that are fit for a Halloween tale. So this year, we’ve huddled together and mixed a ghastly potion of our top horror stories we’ve heard about from industry recruiters. From tardiness to shocking responses, these are things we recommend you definitely don’t do…

Diwali 2019

Deepavali or Diwali the grand festival of lights celebrated by the Indian community throughout India and the world. It is that time of the year where family, friends and community gather to rejoice the festivities; simply translating the above lines – ‘’Lights shall illuminate your house and your life may brighten with the presence of…

AI in industry: A talk from BP

The first BP Corporate Patrons talk took place on 10th October, about artificial intelligence in industry today. The guest speakers were greatly informative and did a great job of keeping everyone intrigued. Learning about how AI is used in industry and at home was so interesting, and encouraged me to go home and learn more…