What a past presidency can teach us about the future of leadership

Rather uncomfortable – we as an active part of the Trump leadership phenomenon? A first uncomfortable thought. How much of the Trump phenomenon is in all of us, at work, in our leadership or community behaviour? Have you, at times, subordinated everything, including some of your values, to winning? A leisurely approach to accountability? Economical…

Trump’s pardons and medieval grants of mercy

In his final hours as American President, Donald Trump has made headlines by issuing pardons – but did you know the power has its roots in English history? Professor Adrian R Bell from Henley Business School and colleagues Helen Lacey (University of Oxford) and Andrew Prescott (University of Glasgow) explain. US President Donald Trump’s final…

Back to normal like before Covid-19? No way!

For managers, politicians, employees, friends “Back to normal” seems to be the new outlook after a first vaccine is out and more to come. Understandably many seem to be obsessed with normal in current times. Well, it is either normal or unprecedented.  Did we really think this was normal and do we want to go…

Biden his time

My dear friend John Rishton has an aphorism: commentary is easy, leadership is hard.  John has been there.  He was CEO of two major international organisations and FD of another.  He knows the truth of what he has said.  The USA presidential election is demonstrating the validity of the principle. The airwaves are now buzzing…

Has stock market disconnect from world economy left investors guessing?

The impact of COVID-19 has left the stock market out of alignment with the world’s real economy. In fact it’s broken, says Nada Kakabadse, Professor of Policy, Governance and Ethics at Henley Business School, and Dr Kirill Perchanok, investor and author. The relationship between stock and bond returns is one of the fundamental building blocks…

The Transition to Virtual Learning

Undeniably, we are living in a different world than we were a couple of months ago. The Covid-19 has affected our lives in ways that we can’t imagine, physically and mentally. Schools are closed, businesses are shut down, sports are suspended and families are separated. With all the uncertainties around us, it is normal for us to…

Taking pride in their work

With pride month upon us, it is another beautiful opportunity to display love, equality and togetherness. This is a time of embracement, love who you are and never feel ashamed. The LGBTQ+ community is growing and growing. This positive movement has been recognised by organisations and has in-fact led to strong alliances with the community…

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…