The content can be learned by reading books, but I am learning a lot from my classmates and professors from all over the world.
I'm fascinated by human behaviour and EMC provided me the opportunity to pursue a master's degree which integrates both business and psychology.
The EMC is also about changing and improving both how I do things and how I think with regards to how I act.
I hope to become an instrument of positive influence and change in my community and within the organisations I am affiliated with.
Last year, my EMC peers and I delivered two sessions for our INSEAD alumni community where we explored the concept of negative capability. This idea was introduced by John Keats in 1817. He described it as a state in which a person is ‘capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason’. It is a relevant and powerful skill - especially in a current context.
"Most people are strangers to themselves", said Manfred Kets de Vries, Programme Founder of the INSEAD Executive Master in Change and Distinguished Clinical Professor of Leadership Development & Organisational Change in a 2020 webinar. "Many of them resort to the manic defence – filling their calendar with a flurry of activities meant to prevent them from having any time to re
A friend’s daughter was getting moved into a more prominent role in the crisis at her accounting firm. In her early 20s, a bit nervous about the new role, I wrote her an email with five concepts she could be mindful of to make an impact as a newly minted leader. These tips are from the email that I’m sharing here after removing the personal details. If you are moving from manager to leadership, let me know if these tips resonate. If you are already a leader, what would you add to this list for a newbie? Be Worldly
“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” Carl Jung
The benefits of executive group coaching are economies of scale, diversity of perspectives and behavioural changes. If we add to this mix a coach trained in psychodynamics, they can bring out the unconscious patterns that play out in organisational life. Psychodynamic coaching interventions give the executives a transitional space to explore and reflect on aspects of inner theater such as defenses, primary relationships and their impact on the workplace.