Sarah Lethbridge

Sarah Lethbridge

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The Love Island Blog

Posted on 2 August 2021 by Sarah Lethbridge

Every month Executive Education sends a newsletter to its community to remind everyone that we are still here, open for business, and to let people know about the events and courses that are up and coming.  At the end of each newsletter, as you can see, I write a little blog to attempt to connect
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More Haste, Less Speed

Posted on 2 July 2021 by Sarah Lethbridge

“Lean is primarily a lead time reduction methodology” I’ve said this sentence about a gazillion times, revelling in the fact that it took me too long to actually grasp this fact and that once I had grasped it, I needed to make sure I shared it with the world. Of course, lots of lean experts
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The Power of Persistence

Posted on 28 May 2021 by Sarah Lethbridge

I’ve just learned that the winner of a 6 week virtual school rugby contest is “Ysgol y Ffin”, and I’m delighted! I don’t know who this School is, never been there. I’ve never met any of the pupils, or any of its members of staff. I don’t know whether their junior school rugby team is
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Brain Training

Posted on 4 May 2021 by Sarah Lethbridge

When I was pregnant, I turned down a couple of offers to speak at different international conferences because I didn’t want to fly. Not that there is any evidence to say that I couldn’t or shouldn’t have flown of course, ever the catastrophist, I just didn’t want to take what I considered to be unnecessary
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A Tweet’s Tale

Posted on 5 April 2021 by Sarah Lethbridge

Last month, I finally ‘went viral’. As a fan of social media (Facebook to keep in touch with family and friends, Instagram to keep in touch with celebs, Twitter to keep in touch with global events) I had always sneakily wanted to go viral. I’m not sure why, it probably stemmed from my days of
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Searching for a Sign or a Signal

Posted on 1 March 2021 by Sarah Lethbridge

As I’m writing this, it’s St David’s Day in Wales, this morning I sent my little girl off to School in her Welsh Lady costume and felt compelled to go into the Supermarket (for the first time in a year) to buy some Daffodils (deemed Essential Items for Welsh people). I did not linger. I’m
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Operations Rule the World

Posted on 31 January 2021 by Sarah Lethbridge

There are many things that annoy me in the world of work, but a particular bugbear of mine, which I’m sure happens in many organisations, is that when discussing the progress of various initiatives, the Centre’s ‘strategic role’ is positioned as more critical and important that the satellites’ ‘operational’ one. The inference is that ‘operational
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How Would It Make You Feel?

Posted on 30 October 2020 by Sarah Lethbridge

“What is the problem you are trying to solve?” *Thunderbolt* *Dramatic Music* *Spine Tingles*  “The best thing to do when things are complicated and you’re not sure which way to turn, is to ask the question… what is the problem you are trying to solve?” I’m not sure if that follow up qualification sentence was
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Lights, Camera, Action!

Posted on 17 October 2020 by Sarah Lethbridge

If anyone hadn’t noticed, we’re in the middle of a global pandemic which has affected Executive Education teaching somewhat…. We’ve had to get used to a variety of online delivery packages from Teams to Zoom and also, the University’s integrated package, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. I first started trialling it out a couple of years ago,
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