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Westminster academic writes article for The Guardian’s Women in Leadership series

12 February 2016

With an article on how distracting your mind from your daily work can make boost your achievement, Ruth Sacks at Westminster Business School was published in the Guardian’s series on Women in Leadership. 

Ruth Sacks, programme director of Women for the Board, wrote an article for the Guardian’s Women in Leadership series, in which she aims to inspire women to try some out of the ordinary activities away from daily work that can bring a fresh perspective and focus.

Ruth explains how being introduced to images, languages or sounds that she has never seen or heard before through music and art helps her refresh her mind and shift her perspective.

Whether the activity is learning to play a new instrument, taking an evening class or to going to art exhibitions, this can be way of enhancing your mood and stimulate creativity in different areas – something that Ruth and her colleagues have been able to channel back into their daily work in other ways. In her article, Ruth says: “It’s the excuse I need to surprise my brain out of its habitual approaches to work and life. It’s time to explore different ideas. To vary my perspective.”

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About Westminster Business School:

Westminster Business School, University of Westminster, is one of London’s leading centres for professional business education. The School offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes, including the AMBA accredited MBA.

All of our degrees are professionally focused and prepare students for working in their chosen careers. Alongside our quality courses, students have opportunities to enhance their practical experience through internships, professional placements and study abroad. Our central London location provides strong links with the business and government communities enabling us to bring practitioners and experts into the classroom on a regular basis.

We have a diverse student population which reflects London’s demographic variety and every year we welcome hundreds of students from Asia, Australia, continental Europe and the United States. We also have visiting scholars and researchers from all over the world. Although we are a school with a strongly international outlook, we also offer a range of part-time qualifications for working professionals.


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