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 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.
The INSEAD experience has taught me the importance of prioritising my goals
The PLDP has been an eye-opener.
Having so many different yet equally credible perspectives really challenges you to consider those issues from completely different angles.
INSEAD has been as exhilarating as I hoped it to be.
I used to doubt people who said getting my MBA at INSEAD would be a life-changing experience, but now I know what they meant.
Many people say that getting along with Culture is an art, as with all relationships. But the optimist in me would like to think that what we call "art", like magic, is just science waiting to be understood, and technology waiting to be invented.
It's half past midnight. I have just come home from school after a long walk through a foresty neighborhood. Suddenly I felt this tenderness flying around in the air. As this mystical wind blew, I decided to pause my individual report for Strategy. The MBA suddenly became soft. The past 50 days have been a softening process, of time, of humanity, of everything in my life that I can touch and feel. Seriously? Don't people think of an MBA as stainless steel? Tough, cold, shiny and unbreakable.
When you are in the process of learning a new language, some words you encounter actually define a concept or pinpoint feelings very specific to a certain culture or lived experience.