Posted Tuesday 20 August 2019
Kingston Business School hosted its ‘5 Minute Mic' event for MBA alumni at the Brand Exchange in central London on Thursday 18th July 2019.
The event, celebrated the diversity of knowledge, experience and expertise amongst our MBA alumni community. The session gave the opportunity for alumni to speak for five minutes on a topic affecting their business/industry or career to an audience of current students and fellow alumni.
The event was hosted by the Head of Kingston Business School, Ian Roberts, who also delivered a 5 Minute Mic on ‘The future of the MBA'. A wide range alumni attended the event, as well as current MBA students from both the Kingston and Moscow programme, (delivered with our partner institution, RANEPA) who were visiting Kingston as part of International Fortnight for their MBA electives.
Read more about the speakers and view photos from the event below.
Having spent more than 20 years building financial forecasting models for businesses, my lifelong learning has recently focused on the impact of psychological biases in my field. I will share some of my learning, which is relevant to all who make decisions.
Transformational coaching and personal excellence for business results.
In the insurance sector, business and IT leaders are competing to leverage digital technologies such as Blockchain, artificial intelligence, infonomics and robotics in order to disrupt the markets over the next 5-10 years. One thing's for sure, building a culture and environment supportive of creativity and innovation is essential in driving a sustainable competitive advantage. Creativity and innovation is not a department, it's a culture, and it starts from the top. How are you building a culture and environment supportive of creativity and innovation?
The Thriving at Work report supported by Deloitte highlighted the significant challenges that many organisations have around wellbeing - staff absence, attrition, and financial loss. I will describe one solution to promote resilience in the workplace.
Taking an MBA is hard work. Time management skills are essential to maintain a sensible work/life balance. When the pressure is on, challenges can be overcome, help is at hand and in the end it's worth it. My talk focused on why I took up the course, issues along the way and the effect on my career. Hopefully this will inspire current participants to focus on their long-term career goals on completion of the course.
My journey on how developing the virtue of equanimity and being comfortable in uncertain times opened up infinite possibilities in my personal and professional life.
Having had five years of responsibility for Leadership Development in the 180,000 strong Capgemini Group, shared some personal learnings on what makes a good leader.