Inside of one of the books at Henley library there was an old sticker with the school’s old tagline ‘A place to think’. Henley Business School has the ambience that I find predisposes towards slowing down and feeling like I have a room to think. Yet such expression in business schools seems to have been replaced with becoming leaders and other more functional stuff. When I drove to Henley on the morning I took this picture it was very foggy. It was hard to see through the fog so I drove slowly.
It seems that if we can’t see (or for that matter think) clearly then driving fast becomes dangerous. Yet in management practice we are often encouraged to drive faster (for better or worse… though often assumed to be for better, seem to turn out for the worse). Finding a place like this (metaphorically or literally) where I can stop and think helps.