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Posted by: on August 9, 2022

A Coffee and Change

I raised the window screen and looked out over the English countryside, feeling the large aeroplane slowly descend as the sun gently rose through soft clouds lingering in the morning sky. My exhaustion from a transcontinental red-eye flight faded as a strong sense of excitement arose within me. After months of preparing, I was finally […]

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Posted by: on May 13, 2022

Oxford Executive Diploma – Great Decisions and Wicked Regrets

Sitting in my ergonomically incorrect office chair, reading my Strategic Mindset coursework, a crushing sense of regret pressed in on me. I did not regret returning to school after a decade and a half away. Nor for choosing to do so with one of the most reputable, globally diverse programmes. Both of those decisions had […]

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Posted by: on May 13, 2022

Describing the indescribable

Describing the indescribable is a daunting task, but herein I will attempt to do so. The Executive Diploma in Organisational Leadership enables you to access and connect with brilliant and creative thought leaders, acquire new learnings, to be creative and to ‘think differently’. The professors and executive diploma peers alike, relish challenging current and popular […]

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Posted by: on May 10, 2022

Oxford, Covid and Strategic Decisions

In March, I wrote about saying “yes” to new challenges as Saïd Business School celebrated International Women’s Month. And here I am now saying “no.” Well, “not right now” to be more precise. Let’s recap: I joined Oxford Saïd in January as part of cohort 1 of the Diploma in Strategy and Innovation. Coming from […]

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Posted by: on May 10, 2022

My diploma experience: A fantastic and magical journey

This blog will interest many executives and senior managers who, after several years of successful career progression, have the ambition to advance their knowledge, leave their comfort zone and are excited to put on their ‘student shoes’ once again.  Equally, if you are interested in artificial intelligence (AI) and eager to understand how it works […]

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Posted by: on March 28, 2022

Reflections on the Diploma in Global Business

First and foremost, the total Oxford experience is incredible. While I was choosing to join this programme, I was at a senior leadership level in a Fortune 200 firm with a global remit. However, the learning I have gained from the Diploma in Global Business has been an eye-opener, to say the least. It has […]

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Posted by: on March 7, 2022

From access to justice to Global Business: experiencing a new mindset in Oxford!

Why would a lawyer, who spent most of his career working either in the public sector or third sector, apply to the Executive Diploma in Global Business at the University of Oxford? For someone who spent half of his career promoting human rights, access to justice and the rule of law in developing countries, with […]

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Posted by: on September 13, 2021

Saïd Business School with a baby on board

2020 was a tough year for me, as it was for most of the world. I found out I was pregnant in February, and the excitement was quickly replaced by anxiety as it became increasingly clear that COVID was going to mean that this year of milestones would be spent far from friends and family […]

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Posted by: on August 5, 2021

Understand the G.A.P – That’s all it takes

“To be or not to be, that’s the question!”, as Shakespeare famously wrote, I think decision-making subsequently boils down to it. When I got the opportunity to write for the Oxford blog, and as I began to contemplate what to write about, it strikes me what am I doing right now? – I am in […]

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Posted by: on October 15, 2020

It’s not hard. It’s simple. And that’s why it’s hard.

How one might prepare for, participate in, and use the Diploma in the real world: What is it like to study Strategy & Innovation at SBS? What did I get out of it? Was it worth it? “I want you leaving awake and with new ideas in your field” said Teppo Felin, the engaging programme […]

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