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Justine Greening's insights into leadership

02 May 2012

1424The Right Honourable Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Transport and alumna of London Business School, was guest speaker in an MBA class, Leading Teams and Organisation.

Justine addressed the audience sharing her leadership experience in terms of people, decisions and organisations in the class, taught by Margaret Ormiston, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour. During a distinguished career, which began in the private sector, Justine moved fully into politics during her time at the School upon a classmate’s suggestion that she run as a Member of Parliament. Sharing wisdom from her breadth of experience in leading positions, Justine emphasised the importance to be self-aware, focus on the customer, treat those around you with respect and surround yourself with a good team structure.

The Executive MBA programme helped to enhance Justine’s career path, by broadening her skill set and allowing her to engage in conversations across an entire organisation. After thorough discussions on leadership, Justine reminded the audience to keep in mind that if there are tube delays they are not her fault!