Mindful Manager

In the Mindful Manager module we are concerned with your development as a high performance business manager. The module is designed and deployed as the central element of your learning throughout the MBA programme.
It represents, alongside the Core Capabilities and Leading Mindfully modules, the General Management core of the course around which all the other modules revolve

Today’s business world is volatile, uncertain, ambiguous and complex; and is suffused with diverse stakeholders with competing agendas. Instead of shrinking away from this complexity, we encourage you to embrace the challenges and opportunities it offers. We strive to ensure you learn to deal with the world as it is; not how you might like it to be! Unlike other MBA programmes, we’ve recognized the importance of this.

Through The Mindful Manager – a module that’s totally unique to The Lancaster MBA - we focus on building the 'attitudes of mind' that you will require if you are to be highly effective at the most senior levels. We drive the development of your practical wisdom - your capacity to exercise quality judgement – your ability to deal with the real world of business and management.

Within the module you will also have the unique opportunity to stress test your judgement working with Kevin Roberts, formerly the Worldwide CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi. Kevin makes four visits to the MBA, spread over the period from January to June. Kevin also offers students the opportunity to enter a unique competition to win one of eight places on an in-depth summer leadership session. This takes place in July at his Lake District home.