I'm often asked why I chose to pursue the INSEAD Executive Master in Change (EMC) programme. The answer is quite simple: I chose to do so because I want to be a more effective collaborator, communicator and empathetic leader to my family members, friends and colleagues.
I value myself and other individuals a lot more.
Each year INSEAD selects a limited number of seasoned professionals who are looking for new ways to make an impact on their organisation by starting their journey of change with the Executive Master of Change (EMC) programme. Selection is based on a combination of your potential to be a change agent, interest in psychological approaches to management and self-development and your ability to contribute to the INSEAD experience.
“In life, change is inevitable, in business, change is vital.” So says Warren G. Bennis, an American scholar, organisational consultant, and author. We’re certain that most, if not all, business people would agree with him. However, the sheer pace of change continues to accelerate. How can leaders help organisations to thrive in a constantly changing environment?
“As an MBA student at INSEAD, I was young, ambitious and focused on success,” says Loren Shuster MBA’96J and EMC’14, now Chief People Officer of LEGO. “If anyone had told me I’d return to do a second programme about ‘the basic drivers of human behaviour and organisational dynamics’, I wouldn’t have believed them.”