Lockdown and fear for the future

Fear, happiness, hope and dejection. Nada Kakabadse, Professor of Marketing and Reputation at Henley Business School, calls 10 friends and acquaintances for a snapshot chat on how people are coping with lockdown. Even before Covid-19 the UK, Australia and Canada were concerned about the impacts of loneliness and social isolation, especially amongst the elderly. In…

Rona Radio: Entertaining during lockdown

By Harvey Dryburgh, Henley Business School student Upon reflection, during these past few weeks as a student it could have seemed difficult to find solace in anything other than textbooks and revision. These unprecedented times of isolation have left us all feeling disengaged from our daily networks, on top of fearing the devastating impacts of…

Democratised leadership or dependency?

Professor David Pendleton The U.K. government seems to be feeling the absence of its leader.  At the start of the coronavirus emergency, a slew of actions were taken that seemed decisive.  Information flowed, lockdown was announced, vast sums of money were put aside to help, all in a succession of actions that were designed to…

Looking after me

With many of us feeling the effects of the lockdown in different ways, one thing most of us can relate to is the struggle of maintaining good mental health while adapting to a new way of working.A global pandemic is stressful enough without having to worry about looming deadlines, and as a student, this is…

Keeping the Sense of Time

When the UK’s government started advising the social-distancing and self-isolation measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, those measures didn’t feel totally alien to me. It’s just a reminder of a previous experience more than a decade ago, when I spent nine months back home (in Cairo) from September 2007 to June 2008 to document my…

Coping in a crisis: routine, routine, routine

By Dr Rebecca Jones I have always been a big fan of routine. I generally find that having a routine helps me to form healthy habits and to get things done, therefore making me as efficient as I can be. Having a routine around things like exercise makes it easier to consistently achieve my goals…

I can love my kids and love my career too

My name is Arjana Cupi and I’m a mother of two children, aged 4 years old and under. I’m currently pursuing a full-time Master’s in Accounting and Financial Management at Henley Business School. This has been by far the toughest and most right decision I have ever made. Choosing to study at Henley has not…

My Favourite Book

One of our student helpers Helena Smagala takes the opportunity to talk about her favourite novel. As an English Literature Student and a literary fiction enthusiast, it is difficult to pin point my ‘favourite’ book, just as it is for film buffs to choose a favourite movie. Favourite books also change with time, depending on…

An introduction to eco-coaching

Standing on the Ridgeway near West Kennet, Wiltshire a dark bank of clouds rolled towards us. The temperature plummeted and snow started to fall. We shivered, wrapped our jackets closer and adopted a slightly brisker pace as we walked back towards our parked cars; our coaching session nearly at its conclusion for the day. Suddenly…