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.
When I wrote Evolutionary Leadership: A Holistic Perspective, I was introduced to Prof Manfred De Kets Dries at INSEAD. He encouraged me to consider the EMC (formerly EMCCC) programme that INSEAD was running. But for me to commit to a diploma was too much at the time.
There’s increasing awareness about gender equality across the globe. It’s a conversation that’s happening over and over again. According to a recent Atlassian survey, 80% of respondents think diversity and inclusion are important to creating a successful workplace. But unfortunately, there’s no silver bullet to help businesses achieve gender parity.
We will go through this. The world will re-emerge from this crisis much stronger and much more resilient than before. Things need to change though, and we need to start from politics and from entrepreneurship. COVID-19 is a wake-up call for everyone. We all have a role to play in this.
The programme serves as a personal development programme that stimulates our growth on various personal levels.
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.
A good mentorship scheme can be the catalyst that takes a promising career to the next level. As research shows, mentors can help rising stars further their prospects, build their networks, and get concrete professional advice and guidance.
Since I hail from a non-business background, my main goal in pursuing a business school education was to gain finance and other hard skills, so as to become a general manager within the pharmaceutical industry, my current work area.
The Leadership Development Programme (LDP) is a unique feature of the INSEAD EMBA: It's a programme that follows and shapes your personal and professional development—and runs throughout your time as a participant.
I am clearer about what I really want and I have the courage to make things happen.