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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 February 5, 2021

The Oxford Experience: An experience that brings out the best in you

What do leadership lessons with LEGO, Quidditch in the park, and Varsity ski races have in common? They make you feel great and excited. They cheer you on to success. – The friendly, inspiring and welcoming atmosphere at Oxford was a game-changer for me.  Choosing Oxford As a commander of the Austrian Armed Forces, I […]

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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 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 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 26, 2020

Feeling empowered at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

I was born and raised in Ecuador, with the freshness of the Andean mountains. At 18 I arrived alone in France with the purpose of learning French. 9 months later I obtained my high school diploma in literature as any other French student and started working part-time, as a cleaning lady and a school assistant, […]

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Posted by: on April 24, 2019

Where were you when you were accepted into Oxford?

I will always remember where I was when I decided to apply to study at Oxford, a bit like remembering what you were doing when the world lost Princess Diana or anyone else of remarkable position and calibre- those significant times in your life when something happens and changes you or your thinking in a […]

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Posted by: on April 17, 2019

Imposter syndrome: let it drive you, not control you

When thinking about a subject for my first blog I was inspired by a conversation with a friend of mine who I met on the Post Graduate Diploma in Organisational Leadership at the University of Oxford. This person is someone I look up to a great deal, he’s a real high flyer working for one […]

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Posted by: on March 12, 2019

My journey to Oxford University.

My journey to Oxford University seemed to have begun even before I knew it!! A couple of summers ago, I was visiting Oxford, it was a Sunday and as we walked along I saw a college with a huge courtyard. When I attempted to go in I was stopped and told no one can enter […]

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