In profile with… Daniel Jones, Leadership Lecturer at BPP Business School

Name: Daniel Jones

Job title: Lecturer

Study Centre: London City

What is your education background (i.e. where did you go to university etc.)?

  • Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
  • Royal School of Military Engineering
  • MA Engineering, Cambridge University
  • MBA The London Business School
  • PGCPE (Student) – BPP University

What is your professional background?

  • Officer – Corps of Royal Engineers
  • Programme and Project Management – IT and Business Change; major bid management
  • VP, General Manager and Company Director – IT and Business Services
  • Management Consultant – Systems Development, Business Change and Global Outsourcing
  • Business and Executive Coach – SME growth and development.

How do you think this experience has assisted your teaching at BPP University?

When I am teaching any business subject, but particularly leadership, project management and strategy I am able to draw on a wealth of practical experience gained working in and with some of the world’s leading companies including Amgen, IBM, Fujitsu, PWC, Tata, Capgemini, Ikea, Standard Bank, JPMorgan and ATKearney.

If you could give one piece of advice to your students for their future careers, what would it be?

You have to step out of your comfort zone to learn and grow.

If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would you go, and why?

China – I have worked in North America, India, South Africa and Europe but have never been to China; as a country it is hugely important to the future of the global economy and there is such an amazing civilisation.

Have you been motivated by an influential figure, if so, who?

A list of one is too short so here are three:

  • Field Marshall Lord Slim, a great general, who inspired me to become a soldier and a leader
  • Isaac Asimov, for an interest in future technology, particularly robots
  • Gary Hamel, who taught me at LBS and kindled in me a deep interest in global business.

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