What I experienced at the EMC helped me answer some of the questions I had about myself. It also gave me the tools I needed to start a change in my professional life.
I can say that the EMC programme has tremendously impacted my career so far.
The EMC has shown me not to live in a fantasy world of overoptimistic and wishful thinking. It is hard work to achieve meaningful changes.
Throughout the EMC you will learn to identify your own blind spots and maladaptive scripts that stop you from performing on another level.
Fundamentally, the EMC is about “self” as an instrument for “change”.
"Asia’s business world is facing a reckoning", states a recent McKinsey report. "The ongoing effects of the pandemic, climate change, inflation, and geopolitical tensions have reshaped the corporate landscape, pushing leaders and companies to reimagine what it’ll take to succeed in 21st century Asia. The businesses that can embrace the uncertainties to rebuild and future-proof their organisations stand to reap the rewards."
Since September 2020, I have been attending the Executive Master in Change at INSEAD, which is best described as a programme that connects psychology with business, applying and anchoring theories and concepts learned back into business and organisations.
INSEAD is known as the business school for the world. What some may not know is that one of our core values is closeness to the international business community. This means that we partner with the international business community to explore and disseminate management knowledge as we believe in the role of business as a force for improving people's lives. This is also why INSEAD has multiple campuses beyond the original location in Fontainebleau, France.
It was a joyous day back in October 2019 when all my EMC Wave 25 colleagues and I gathered once again in Fontainebleau for our graduation ceremony. When looking into everyone’s eyes, I can think of only one word to describe what I saw – GROWTH. For some this growth was deeply personal, enabling transformations of an individual kind that were liberating and empowering in the most meaningful of ways. For others this growth was more professional in orientation, inspiring work-related breakthroughs leading to business success.
The Executive Master in Change Class of 2023 (Asia) started in October 2021 on the INSEAD campus in Singapore. 22 participants from 15 nationalities embarked together on a transformative journey towards change leadership, or, as some would say, the journey of a lifetime. Who are the people in this class, and what are their dreams and motivations? We caught up with a few of them to find out more.