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  • Eight Interviews with MBA Scholarship Winners

    Welcome to the Q&A interviews with six young engineers who have each won a £30,000  Sainsbury Management Fellows scholarship to study for an MBA at a leading business school. Over the next few days, we are publishing a new Q&A from an  awardee who will share why they decided to...

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  • What are the challenges of IoT?

    Professionals, particularly engineers, are enthusiastic about the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT).  Everybody talked about it when it wasn’t quite here. Now that it’s here, it’s growing exponentially. Gartner predicted last 2014 that there would be 25 billion devices...

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  • Why isn’t my business attracting customers?

    You have a great product, a committed and energetic team, and all the world’s marketing tools at your disposal – but your business just isn’t attracting customers. This is a very common story, and it’s normal for most businesses and start-ups to go through a period where people...

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  • Will an MBA really make a difference to my career? Choices & Options – David Falzani, SMF President

    In our previous post in this series, we began to explore in a general sense how an MBA can give your career a huge boost – if you make the most of it and are in it for the right reasons. MBAs give you a toolbox of new skills, enable you to make important contacts, provide access to the...

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  • MBA Scholarship Applications Open

    Are you a professional engineer considering studying for an MBA? We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for our Sainsbury Management Fellows MBA scholarship  - applications can be made via the Royal Academy of Engineering.  Follow this link for further information and...

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  • Will an MBA really make a difference to my career? – David Falzani, SMF President

    To a large extent, that’s up to you. An MBA (Masters in Business Administration) is much more than qualifications and getting the most out of the experience requires the right mindset and purposeful action. Pursuing an MBA programme is likely to be one of the biggest development...

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  • Boosting Your Job Search with Social Media – David Falzani, SMF President

    The way we hire, work, and organise has fundamentally changed in the last ten years. The rise of mobile data and social networking, spurred on by corporate involvement and investment, has resulted in a situation where many of the old rules and concepts we used to understand in the world of work...

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  • Leading in a Crisis Part 2: Taking Action – David Falzani, SMF President

    If a crisis hits your company, clear thinking and decisive leadership is essential take your team through the ensuing storm. As you’ll have read in our previous blog post on this topic, preparation is vital to ensuring that your organisation can deal with a crisis effectively. With a...

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  • Cathy Breeze – Steering SMF Communications for 20 Years

    Cathy Breeze took up the role of Director of Communications at Sainsbury Management Fellows (SMF) around the time that email started to take off in business! 20 years on Cathy is managing a wide ranging campaign that embraces everything from the Annual Dinner and the Annual Report through to...

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  • Leading in a Crisis Part 1: Preparation – David Falzani, SMF President

    When crisis strikes your organisation, who are you going to call? A consultant? The bank? Your legal team? Unfortunately, there are few easy fixes to a business crisis. Crisis can strike at any time and in any form, and some can end up being so severe that your company may have to cease...

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