On the anniversary of George Floyd’s tragic death, Head of University of Bristol’s School of Management reflects on the steps the School has taken to value difference in society

anniversary of George Floyd’s tragic death,“Leadership is a powerful weapon to combat racism and we must not forget that we all have a part to play”. These were the words of Professor Palie Smart, Head of the School of Management, exactly one year ago today, when the world witnessed George Floyd’s tragic death.

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How to Lead in a Crisis

cohort of MSc Strategy, Change and Leadership at University of BristolThe overall focus for leaders in a crisis should be to create organisational resilience. Covid-19 is an unpredictable environment in which organisations look not only to survive but thrive.

We asked our Head of School, Professor Palie Smart, to provide her top 5 tips for those leading in a crisis.  

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What’s your Favourite Christmas Advert?

What’s your Favourite Christmas Advert? It’s December, and that can only mean one thing…our TVs are filled with new Christmas adverts! (Okay, we know we’ve been watching them since September). Wasked some of our marketing academics to share their favourite Christmas adverts and why they enjoy them so much.  

One of the most anticipated Christmas advert every year is probably the John Lewis ad. And we’ve got two in our favourite Christmas ads list!  

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Be a better leader with our MSc Strategy, Change and Leadership!

master's at bristolAcross the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, today’s leaders are facing the most challenging operating circumstances for generations. In this landscape of global uncertainty, leaner workforces, budget cuts, and reliance upon digital communications and the competencies needed to lead organisations successfully have shifted.  Leaders now need to be skilled at crisis management, dealing with uncertainty and high-level strategic leadership.   

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