Mar
26
Tue
Distinguished Speaker Seminar: Transformation in a time of change @ Saïd Business School
Mar 26 @ 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm

Judith will share how Walmart is transforming to make life easier for its customers and associates, and taking steps to strengthen the communities it serves around the world.

McKenna is president and chief executive officer of Walmart International, a growing segment of Walmart’s overall operations that is focused on making life easier for its customers and associates. She leads more than 5,900 retail units and 700,000 associates across 26 countries.

Mar
27
Wed
Engaging with the Humanities: In Sync @ Saïd Business School
Mar 27 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Leaders have an important role to play, but often the synchronicity of teams is the real secret of high performance. What role do leaders play in achieving and maintaining this? How do leaders help teams get in sync and stay there?

Musical ensembles understand the importance of this innately. In this talk, Dr Harrison will explore how musicians work with each other, acknowledging a conductor’s “lead” but also deploying other mechanisms to get and stay in sync. The audience will also be invited to participate in some interactive exercises to experience for themselves how synchronicity emerges.

The seminar is open for anyone to attend, registration is essential so please use the register button to confirm your attendance.

Schedule:
12:00 – On-site registration & buffet lunch
12.15 – Talk commences
13:30 – Event close

About the Engaging with the Humanities series:
Saïd Business School works with a number of Oxford’s leading Humanities scholar in a series of activities to which we give the broad title ‘Engaging with the Humanities’. This series of events is a part of that, and open to all member of the Business School and local Oxford community. We are delighted to welcome Dr Pegram Harrison to deliver a session at the School on Wednesday 27 March.

About the speaker:
Pegram Harrison is a Senior Fellow in Entrepreneurship at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He is a member of the Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and of Brasenose College, Oxford. He also conducts research at the intersection of business and social issues, and on projects relating to business education, particularly for women entrepreneurs in Muslim communities.

Pegram received a BA in Literature from Yale University, a PhD in English Literature and Indian History from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from the London Business School. Before joining Saїd Business School in 2008 he taught entrepreneurship and strategy at the European Business School, London, and was Director of the Emerging Leaders Programme at the London Business School. He has also taught literature and history at New York University and Birkbeck College at the University of London.