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Posted by: on March 12, 2021

A Very Different Return to Oxford

Two things are important to know in the context of this blog. The first is that I am a lead facilitator and consultant. It is my very profession to engage with groups of people to extract information from them, or provide information to them. My work is often executed through design thinking workshops and other […]

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Posted by: on February 25, 2021

What’s your question? 

Once in a while you come across a person who cracks your understanding of the world wide open.  It may be through supportive encouragement, a swift kick in the pants, or a combination of the two that force you out of your comfort zone, help you break through your own limit in thinking, and learn […]

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Posted by: on February 5, 2021

Tackling the Hardest Part

When you start a programme at Oxford, you’re convinced you know what the hardest part will be. Surely, it will be the exams, you think.  Oxford-level exams will be the toughest I’ve ever seen. Or maybe it will be speaking up in class.  How will I ever work up the courage to raise my hand […]

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Posted by: on July 7, 2020

Mindful Transformational Dynamics & Strategy in COVID Times

During these uncertain times, we have all been reading lots of information on the impact of the current COVID-19 crisis and how it is influencing the established norms, forcing them to evolve at all levels: economic, innovation, health, new ways of working, education, family, etc. At Saïd Business School, University of Oxford we (postgraduate students […]

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Posted by: on June 29, 2020

What is the Oxford experience?

My journey towards the University of Oxford began in the Southern Hemisphere in the scenic city of Perth, Australia. On a warm January evening in 2018 I boarded a flight to London Heathrow. After an exhausting over-twenty hour flight, I finally set foot on Oxford ground, excited to have arrived at the oldest university in […]

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Posted by: on June 19, 2020

A system lens on the current social divide

Infrastructure: from French (1875); infra + structure (n.). The installations and underlying framework that form the basis for any operation or system. Oxford Languages I first encounter the concept of systems thinking during my PGDip course at University of Oxford, when I had the privilege to sit in a lecture that was conducted by George […]

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Posted by: on June 19, 2020

Learning about leadership when it is needed the most

There is no doubt that the impact of COVID-19 on our lives has been catastrophic. Every facet of our day-to-day has been affected in very negative ways, for example, tourism, business and of course education. As we are beginning to experience the new “normal”, I believe that there are lessons to be learnt and that […]

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Posted by: on May 26, 2020

7 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Oxford Experience

At the time of writing this, my cohort is patiently awaiting the release of our final grades for the Diploma in Strategy and Innovation. Perhaps you’ve found yourself here reading these blog entries, as I did two years ago, hoping to better understand the school, the program, and the people. Or maybe, you’re a nostalgic […]

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Posted by: on April 22, 2020

Leadership requires a capacity to transcend adversity & emerge stronger

As the weeks go by and I get closer to starting module 2 of the University of Oxford Saïd Business School Diploma in Organisational Leadership I cannot express how incredibly fortunate I feel to not only have this opportunity but to be part of an educational institute that can thrive and adapt in amazing ways. […]

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Posted by: on February 28, 2020

First week, first impressions!

Just back from my first Diploma in Financial Strategy module at Oxford with new friends, new perspectives and new skills! Here’s my take on how returning to university will benefit me… Breathing new life into my career: Outdated skills can end the most promising of careers. No matter what your age, knowledge is king, and […]

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