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Management Meets podcast

Listen to the Management Meets podcast series, where School alumni tell tales of success, and failure, in the ever-changing world of business practice.

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Management Meets: Flo Ward and Serena Guthrie MBE - Business in Sport

In episode three of Management Meets, we explore the business skills needed in sports with two graduate guests:

  • Serena Guthrie MBE, Class of 2023 Executive MBA alumna former England Roses netball team captain.
  • Flo Ward, Class of 2016 MSc Management with Marketing alumna and world record holder, as part of the youngest female trio to row an ocean.

Guests discuss values-driven leadership, triumphs, setbacks, the reality of crossing an ocean in a rowing boat and the upcoming Olympic Games. Professor Steve Wyatt offers academic insight into effective leadership and followership, highlighting the importance of adaptability in high-performance environments.

Tune in to learn how leadership style affects performance, from the office to competitive sport.

Management Meets: Holly Simmons, Ali Kazimi and Prof. Mairi Maclean - ED&I

Delve into the complex world of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) in business. Bringing together academia and industry, our hosts welcome alumni guests:

  • Holly Simmons, Class of 2020 BSc in Business graduate and founder of Niya.
  • Ali Kazimi, Class of 1992 BSc in Business (then known as BSc Business Administration) graduate and Managing Director at Hansuke Consulting.
  • Professor Mairi Maclean, Class of 1990 MBA graduate and Associate Dean of Faculty for the School of Management.

Hear how our guests approach fostering a truly inclusive workplace culture, as they discuss the complexity of ED&I, and explore unconscious bias and equity.

Management meets: Jai Shah and Shinarai Idrissova - Risk Taking

In the first episode of Management Meets, we explore risk-taking in entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship. With personal insights from two alumni guests, MSc in Entrepreneurship and Management graduate, Jai Shah, Co-Founder of eSports team, Orangutan, and BSc in Business graduate, Shinarai Idrissova, a Venture Lead at Henkel Adhesives, the discussion covers the challenges and opportunities of taking risks in business.

The Management Meets podcast

Celebrating our alumni community

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Hosted by Prof Steve Brammer, Dean of the School of Management, and Katie Calvert-Jones, Head of Alumni Relations and External Engagement, Management Meets shares insight from leaders within our community on a variety of topics across a range of industries.

The School of Management has over 27,000 alumni in over 130 countries, including business founders, CEOs and Olympians. In this series, we meet some of these, as we dive into the ever-changing world of business practice and learn the latest academic thinking along the way.

From sport to the secrets of the boardroom, get inspired with tales of success, and some failures, in the Management Meets podcast.

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