The direction of diversity for the future of LGBT+ in business

We are on the right track – but there is still more work to be done

Will Murray writes about what still has to be done in the sense of diversity in business: Despite the fact that we are heading in the right direction, LGBT+ people still fear discrimination. Companies should not only be open to diversity, but should include this credo into the heart of their culture in order to create a healthy and respectful work environment!

Director’s thoughts – Calendar Week 28

Why invest in studying in times of uncertainty?

The current COVID-19 crisis reveals the importance of stable, adaptable and resilient leaders who are able to steer through an ocean of uncertainty. For this reason, Henley Business School is working hard to enable a proper and affordable education for as many individuals as possible – now also in Hamburg! Stay healthy and safe, everyone!

Taking pride in their work

A portrait of several organisations and firms who show exemplary interaction with the LGBTQ+ community

Joshua Perretta reports about IKEA, Network rail, PayPal and Absolut, which all show commitment towards including LGBTQ+ people into their companies and society in general. The efforts range from participating in events such as IDAHOT or launching campaigns to simply supporting employees in being their true selves and raising international awareness about the remaining intolerance all over the world.

Inspiration – Why it is so powerful and what it can do for you

What is the link between inspiration and productivity?

Studies have shown that the productivity of employees that feel inspired about their work is several times higher than the output of productive or even engaged ones. In our Henley Reflection Community, you can learn how to encourage inspiration and thus make your company a more productive place!

Changing attitudes towards LGBT+ in the business world

What is the current situation and what is still to be done?

There are not many studies that analyse the situation of members of the LGBT+ community at the workplace. The results of these studies show that inclusion can only happen when networks address the difference between their members. In the future it is important that we leave the discourse of normal and embrace our true colours!

Director’s thoughts – Calendar Week 27

COVID-19 and our style of leadership

The COVID-era has begun and brought a lot of changes, which doesn't exclude the skills expected by a leader. Before such skills were: the ability to adapt fast, resilience, a high capacity for EQ, strategic mindedness, the ability to inspire and be a strong leader. In the future, it is important for a leader to let his company recover, so the top leader qualities may be to achieve financial stability and transformation.

Reflection and Coaching @ Henley

About the role of reflection in Henley's coaching programmes

It is proven that reflecting on a regular basis can be a powerful tool in order to work with a clearer focus and more productively. We offer you the possibility to attend our professional, guided reflection sessions with a modern learning approach so that you can gain deeper insights into your own issues and find a way to solve them!

25/26 June 2020: Henley in Hamburg

Three of our programmes are soon also available in Hamburg!

Before launching the three events PCEC, PGC in Leadership and EMBA Global in Hamburg later this and next year, Henley Business School and the Business Club Hamburg demonstrated the potential of our strong collaboration: The hybrid events 'Becoming the CEO of yourself' by Ole Petter Anfinsen and 'The Leader Coach' by Prof. Jonathan Passmore which were held in the past two days were a full success!

Director’s weekly thoughts – Calendar Week 26

Innovations at Henley Germany

Henley Business School is a pioneer in finding ways to connect the classroom to online experiences while still maintaining exceptional teaching quality. In this manner, some upcoming events will be available online as well as face to face. In addition, this year's international alumni meeting will be held online – stay tuned!

Director’s weekly thoughts – Calendar Week 25

Re-opening and plans for the summer

Henley Business School Germany is opening up again for the summer! Under strict health regulations, you can look forward to some new events to celebrate our collaboration with Business Club Hamburg. In addition to running many workshops and events online, we will help out the main campus in the UK by hosting events that are not possible there due to stricter COVID-19 regulations. Also keep an eye on our three new programmes starting at the end of 2020!