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When you decide to go for an Executive Master’s degree in your forties, you go in with tempered expectations. After all, after a dozen or more training programmes, and 20 years of professional experience, you’ve learned a lot of what there is to know about your field. Your goal will probably be to build on that experience with some of the latest knowledge and research that a university like INSEAD can provide.
A few months ago, I had a level of stability that I was grateful for and ‘knew’ that it would remain so. I felt that I had a certain amount of agency over my life and career. My coaching and training work in Hong Kong (after our move from Mainland China) was not just showing a pulse: it looked as if it was on its way to thriving into a successful business. My first book had been published, and the next couple were written and ready as well. Anxiety, helplessness and worry
We asked four alumni to share their views on the professional impact they have been able to make since taking part in the EMC.
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there”. These words were written by Rumi the, 13th-century Persian poet. Did you know that these words were written after Rumi fell in love with a man in the later years of his life? These lines remind me of my EMC experience.
‘The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.’ - Carl-Gustav Jung When admitted to the EMC programme in Wave 22 of June 2016, I had no idea that nothing was to become more real than the above quote from CG Jung.
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” - Confucius During my time on the EMC progamme, I wrote a case paper about resilience. While talking to some executives recently, they confessed how hard it has been to maintain their own and their team's spirit elevated during this quarantine, so I thought it may be an interesting subject to reflect about in this time of uncertainty.
Spring is upon us and has ushered in a riot of colours with flora and fauna creating a potpourri, refreshing all beings across the world. These sites and aromas arrest our movements and bide us to become one with the gorgeousness of the surroundings. These magnificent shows of nature descend upon us every year but alas, most of us in our haste had a tendency of ignoring these blissful moments, until now.
Trying to explain what the Executive Master in Change (EMC) programme is like, is like trying to explain the taste of a mango. I will try, but if you are an executive, business owner or consultant, I hope you have the opportunity to taste it for yourself.