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Posted by: on July 23, 2018

Settling in to study at Saïd Business School

The team is now well over halfway through the programme having completed module 3 along with sitting a series of very formal examinations for modules 1 & 2. Module 3, in my view, had a different feel from the previous modules, and my belief is that this was the result of participants feeling more at ease with […]

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Posted by: on July 13, 2018

The Power of Persuasion and Resilience in an Uncertain World

Are you wondering how Saïd Business School’s Post Graduate Diploma in Organisational Leadership’s Module 3 looks like and how it enriches the lives and careers of authentic leaders who journeyed from Asia, Europe, America, Africa, and Middle East regions? Here are my observations on this lifelong learning opportunity that I have time-honored and it’s like […]

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Posted by: on July 10, 2018

Living the Oxford Dream

Each time that I leave Oxford and my wonderful colleagues at the Diploma in Organisational Leadership, I leave with more humility and more inspiration. More humility for being blessed with the splendid opportunity of learning in and experiencing the city of dreaming spires, and more inspiration drawn from the wisdom and stories shared by the […]

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Posted by: on May 16, 2018

Moving ahead with my new venture

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 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 9, 2018

A U.S. Army Veteran’s Journey to Saïd Business School

Have you ever sat with leaders from more than 30 countries during a course? Do you know what it is like to visit the prestigious Oxford University? Have you imagined the value a post-graduate diploma at Saïd Business School brings you? Are you a member of the United States Military and wondering if you can […]

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Posted by: on June 20, 2017

Module 2 and an EXAM!!!!

The residential week for Module 2 was a scary prospect. The first thing that we had to do was an exam on the Wednesday morning (the exam was on Module 1), then it would be into the lectures for Module 2. This would be my first formal university exam for over 20 years. Between the […]

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Posted by: on June 15, 2017

Random Encounters

One of the rewarding things about doing the course in Oxford, is the people that I am meeting and the experiences that we share.  There is an incredibly great richness to the experiences and knowledge of the members of the cohort. Just prior to leaving Korea I received a message from a member of the cohort […]

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