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Posted by: on July 30, 2018

A city of influence: “walk with the wise”

One of the benefits of studying at Oxford Saïd is that you have the opportunity to meet leaders from many different diverse countries and settings. There are opportunities to learn from each other within the lecture theatre but also outwith as we take advantage of the many activities available in Oxford. During Module Three some shared […]

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Posted by: on July 23, 2018

Ubuntu – I am because we are

Ubuntu is a beautiful and complex word from the Nguni language, which is difficult to translate into English. Its meaning embodies the ideas of connection, community, care and human kindness. At the heart of each definition is the bond that exists or should exist between people. Interdependence and interplay between the self and the other(s). […]

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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 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 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 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 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 March 20, 2018

Reaching

There are times when life presents you with a curiosity and opportunity collectively and the end result leads to something very special. I have experienced this scenario a few times in my life but most recently it required an expertise level completely out of my wheelhouse.  If by definition of being compensated means being a […]

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