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Posted by: on May 16, 2018

Why I chose to be happily outside of my comfort zone – Part 2

After completing the rigorous application process and subsequently finding out that I had been accepted into the Diploma of Organisational Leadership, the extent of what I had signed up for slowly started to sink in. It is natural at times for everyone to have some degree of self-doubt, and as a ‘very’ mature aged student […]

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Posted by: on May 10, 2018

The Wisdom of the Tribe

As I join this course the National Health Service my employer turns seventy years old. The NHS was created out of the ideal that good healthcare should be available to all, regardless of wealth. When it was launched by the minister of health, Aneurin Bevan, on July 5 1948, it was based on 3 core […]

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Posted by: on May 2, 2018

The Module 2 in to the City of Dreaming Spires-Oxford and the views of the River Isis

Have you wondered about the life and study in Oxford during the Spring? Today I am sharing my experiences and lessons learned from the Module 2 of our course that took place in April 2018. After nearly two months of being away from Oxford, the executives who are part of the Post-Graduate Diploma in Organizational […]

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Posted by: on May 1, 2018

April 2018

I am a director with an SME called Cornerstone, a real estate investment and development company based in the City of London. We invest in and redevelop public and private sector land assets in the UK. My first degree is in engineering and I’ve previously held senior technical posts with some of the UK’s largest […]

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Posted by: on April 30, 2018

Tradition and Innovation: How the Two Can Coexist

“That’s how we do things around here”. “We’ve always done things this way”. I have heard these statements many times. There were times when it was okay to resist change. We don’t live in those times. There are societies, companies and organisations that were built on maintaining the status quo. Families started businesses that they […]

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Posted by: on April 30, 2018

Oxford – The Journey Continues

Returning to Oxford for Module 2 was filled with anxiety and mystery unlike my initial journey.  My first sojourn to Oxford was filled with excitement and a sense of accomplishment of having been accepted to this prestigious institution.  I now faced the initial assessment after having experienced Module 1 and spending five short weeks at […]

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Posted by: on April 25, 2018

Innovating Peace

As another amazing week of fascinating lectures and insights, making friends and making memories comes to an end, I have been reflecting on the power of our network(s) and the endless possibilities it brings. Not only for us as individuals, for our companies and projects, but also for the ever-changing complex world. We are the […]

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Posted by: on April 24, 2018

A Renewal Opportunity

The application process was long and in the middle of it I ended up losing my password for the application, but long story short, I applied, and got accepted. Uff! A year ago, not even in my wildest dreams could I imagine that I was going through a formal exam in one of the most […]

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Posted by: on April 16, 2018

Why I chose to be happily outside of my comfort zone

I have thought about modernising my skills for a long time, but over the years working on construction projects 6-7 days a week for months on end, often in remote locations, always seemed to get in the way of actually doing something about it.  Every year I would receive a fresh batch of bright young […]

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Posted by: on April 11, 2018

Thoughtful Reflections – Module 1

While knocking away letters on my laptop seated on the upper deck of this A380 aircraft bound towards Abu Dhabi, it is very easy to loose sense of time. My flow is interrupted and I am asked to switch off my laptop and mobile device in preparation for take-off. It is now that I have […]

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