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…

SET for life!

When I first applied to be a part of the Student Engagement Team, for Henley Business School, I was not really sure what to expect. However, as it was my third year and final year of university, I felt it would be a unique opportunity to learn new skills, whilst building on my prior experience….

Calm in the first Brexit cyclone

Brace for collective leadership for the post-Brexit cyclone! Professor Bernd Vogel After the recent high action-high octane months last week felt like a breather on Brexit. MPs were asked to use the Easter break to reflect. I have never been in the eye of a storm, but the situation read a bit like the calm…

A collective and dynamic view on leadership

Ana Margarida Graça – Lecturer in Leadership A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle Japanese proverb The England football team during the World Cup 2018, Thailand’s cave rescue or the UK parliament during Brexit negotiations are all recent examples on the importance of teamwork. To some of these teams, coordination…

Why not me? Reflections on Workplace Envy

By Dr Amal Ahmadi “Who’s living the best life” I was watching an episode of “Friends from College”, where a close-knit group of friends reconnects twenty years after graduation. The episode unravels how excitement over the reunion quickly turns into envy and distress as the friends begin to brag and talk over each other to…