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COP26, silence of the leadership development, and the band on the Titanic

  • 23 Nov 2021
Within the leadership development community, we know we hit the iceberg of climate change and it is sinking us, yet it seems we are continuing to play the same old leadership development tunes. Why is that and what can we do together?

Why lifelong learning?

  • 19 Nov 2021
For a lot of people, formal education has in the past started with primary school and ended with undergraduate education. However, educating oneself beyond the early phases of life and career has become more and more important. Why is lifelong learning so important?

Why leaders at COP26 are missing an opportunity to be bolder in their actions

  • 18 Nov 2021
In our latest Leading Insights, Professor Kevin Money explains why he believes governments could be doing more to tackle climate change.
The most difficult part about learning is unlearning - Henley Business School Finland

The most difficult part about learning is unlearning

  • 16 Nov 2021
I recently attended the Managing Processes and Systems workshop as part of my Executive MBA studies. I felt well prepared having done all the course pre-work and was ready to learn new models and frameworks that would enable me to understand business processes more broadly. The reality, however, turned out to be much more about unlearning. Sounds complicated? Let me explain.
Rowers on Thames - Henley Business School Finland

What is it like to balance Executive MBA studies with a leadership role and family life โ€“ and why is it worth the effort?

  • 21 Oct 2021
Anu Laitila, Executive Director of Leisure and Wellbeing at the City of Kerava, shares her Executive MBA story including why she chose to embark on this journey, how she experienced and managed the studies and why it was worth the effort.
Getting ready: What to wear? How to speak? - Henley Business School Finland

Getting ready: What to wear? How to speak?

  • 16 Sep 2021
I just received the invitation for the first workshop of my Henley Executive MBA studies and I'm happy that despite the challenging COVID situation we will be traveling to the campus in Henley, UK. It feels good to get started but it also raises some questions regarding proper attire for the workshops and my spoken English.
How can organisations build trust? - Henley Business School Finland

Board leadership โ€“ a challenge of engagement

  • 8 Sep 2021
Why is engagement crucial for boards operating in increasingly demanding and competitive environments? Andrew Kakabadse, Professor of Governance and Leadership at Henley Business School considers the question.
Purpose of education

Career sustainability and the purpose of education

  • 2 Sep 2021
Dr David Pendleton, Professor in Leadership at Henley Business School explores the role of education and the need to adapt in today's business environment.
May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears - Henley Business School Finland

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears

  • 19 Aug 2021
In preparation for my Executive MBA studies, I have made a mental division of the coming study years: 2021, 2022 and 2023 and Iโ€™ve also reflected on my personal hopes and fears for this journey.
Why should we stop playing down ageism at work? - Henley Business School Finland

Why should we stop playing down ageism at work?

  • 4 Aug 2021
Dr Tatiana Rowson about age (and ageism) at work and why this is not only a diversity issue but an occupational health and wellbeing issue too.
Reducing working hours in Iceland - Henley Business School Suomessa

Reducing working hours in Iceland: Lessons on workload and flexibility

  • 27 Jul 2021
Iceland has been on the news because between 2014 and 2019 it trialled a move from a 40-hour to a 35- or 36-hour working week among over 2,500 workers in the public sector. Dr Rita Fontinha looks at Iceland's recent trial of a shorter working week and its consistency with Henley's research findings on the four-day week.
Why an Executive MBA? - Henley Business School Finland

Why an EMBA? Thatโ€™s what many people ask.

  • 6 Jul 2021
Iโ€™ve been considering EMBA studies for many years. Despite many critical comments, Iโ€™ve decided to pursue Henleyโ€™s EMBA and in this blog I share my reasoning behind this decision.