The Personal Leadership Development Programme (PLDP) is designed to provide INSEAD MBA students with a new standard of excellence in self-awareness that will enhance their career success. The programme that runs parallel to the MBA consists of personal and interpersonal assessment tools, communication effectiveness, leadership skills development, as well as professional and peer-based feedback on experiential learning opportunities.
You’ve heard the saying that money can’t buy happiness? Well, that’s not exactly true. Money can buy happiness—but only to a certain point. Once you make enough to support yourself without feeling anxious about paying for essential needs (groceries, housing, medical bills), then the positive effects start to taper off. “In spite of all their accomplishments and material possessions, [the super-rich] remain bored and deeply unfulfilled,” says Manfred Kets De Vries, a Professor at INSEAD business school.
Sarcasm is not something that’s easily practiced by the uninitiated. Aimed at the wrong target, it can be perceived as derogatory. When used inappropriately, it can be hurtful, create conflict, and mock people. Used in the right way, however, sarcasm can spark creative thinking in yourself and others.
Professionals are often told to foster collaboration and teamwork in the workplace. Both improve productivity and can increase job satisfaction and retention rates - all measures that benefit individual employees and companies. But it’s important to recognise one crucial element that underlies these principles: gratitude. Gratitude is a readiness to show appreciation and kindness. In the workplace, it’s saying thank you when a coworker responds to an email, goes the extra mile, helps you with an assignment, or offers advice.
What are bosses looking for when hiring? What are the qualities that might help a person succeed in his or her career? A quick chat with our C-suite MBA alumni sheds some light.
This weekend I was in Geneva to attend my fifth INSEAD Alumni Forum! It is always a pleasure to connect with our vibrant alumni community, business leaders and academia and learn about the latest trends. This year’s theme was “Leading with Purpose”. Here is the Forum Agenda.
"I enjoyed your two-hour presentation. It was as exciting as watching paint dry." Did you know that when used in the right way, sarcasm can benefit both the user and those on the receiving end? Research shows that sarcasm can inspire creativity in a work environment, but the key is to use sarcasm in a safe and "constructive" way so it doesn't backfire. Click through our slideshare above to find out more.
In middle management, women represent 50% and yet, less than 10% cent are in C-suite roles. So what’s stopping women from stepping up and taking on more roles in senior management? Articles and research papers by INSEAD and other institutions reveal the challenges women face at their workplace, and what both organisations and women themselves can do to make leadership opportunities available to all genders. INSEAD staff and alumni also share their views and experiences on the issue.
I had previously done an MBA, but I felt there was still something missing.
Discover how the Executive Master in Finance (EMFin) combines your experience with newfound knowledge and skills to deliver strategic solutions to real-life challenges in finance. Participants of the INSEAD Executive Master in Finance often remark positively on how the programme blends theoretical and practical learning.