Blurring the divide between human and machine

Maddy Woodman, the Learning & Development lead for Henley Careers, asks where is the line between human emotion and artificial intelligence? The main thing we can all agree on is that the difference between humans and machines is emotion. Robots can’t feel hurt, anger, happiness or joy and don’t care about how they are treated…

The year that changed my life – reflections of an MBA

I entered the room on a Monday morning, sat down and expected to be given a direct walkthrough of the program and the journey ahead of us, but instead a gentle but firm voice started with: “Welcome! This is all about you, your development and your goals”, and that is exactly what it was. The…

What kind of leader do we now need?

There has been a great deal of noise on the streets of the UK.  The two main causes have been football and the visit of President Trump, and while the scope of these topics is vastly different, there is an interesting comparison to draw between them in terms of leadership. bullish directness… There can seldom…

Where is the world in the World Cup?

Ahead of the semi-finals this week, Professor Adrian Bell, Head of the ICMA Centre and football finance expert, reflects on the World Cup so far… Don’t get me wrong, I have loved this World Cup, and perhaps for once this is a universal feeling, but there is something missing, and it isn’t the lack of…

The Map that is your life – doing an MBA (part 3)

Is it what you know or who you know? As part of my MBA Blog triptych, this final instalment deals with the part of my MBA journey that included researching, writing my dissertation and implementing my newly-found know-how into my daily life (yes, not just into my life as a solopreneur, but also areas that…

Are we succeeding in leading digitally or in digital leadership? How to tell…

In an earlier post, we considered how leading digitally differs conceptually  from digital leadership within an organisation. Needless to say, both concepts are necessary to fully navigate the complex challenges organisations face in our increasingly digital world. One important question that has emerged from that post is, how do we know we are succeeding in our use…

The Debate on what is Debatable in Leadership

Last week I attended the annual Windsor Leadership Debate, held at the Royal Institution in London’s Mayfair. Windsor Leadership Trust is a charity founded 1981, that provides “transformational leadership programmes for senior leaders across all sectors, including corporate, public, military, education, faith and not-for-profit” (according to its website), and that operates within the grounds of…

Big Data: Opportunities and Challenges

Chris Flanagan, Data Impact Manager for Henley Careers, reflects on the phenomenal growth of data analytics and the challenges and opportunities that the rise of Big Data present. As an information officer starting out in the 1990s, being “good with data”, although considered useful, would have featured fairly low down in the role description; certainly…