Posts con el tag ‘experience’

What I learned from my 18 month long Executive MBA at ESADE Business School

Published in Linkedin Pulse by Juan Luis Isava, ESADE Executive MBA 2016:

“The purpose of this small essay is to reflect on what you can expect from Executive Education from a top business school. This is not part of the debate on whether it’s worth it or not, rather than to enlighten on what to expect once you’ve made up your mind.

Spending money on education nowadays is a tough one: information has never been more available than it is now, so learning whatever you want to learn should be easier than ever. And it actually is. So why should one do it?

Before starting my Executive Education I was expecting to receive the following (yes, in this particular order):

  • New people in my circles: I hoped to find freaks like me who thought that changing the world was only a matter of heart and time and in their experience, find what I value the most: perspective.
  • Learning something new: This I love, specially if it was something finance related with a global perspective.
  • Alumni networking: Having a close circle of freshly acquired partners in crime is one thing, being part of something bigger all over the world, is another.

So, a few weeks still with the whole experience fresh in my memories…”

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“The Experience Learning Programme” – an intense experience at Món Sant Benet

It is hard to briefly summarise the nature of the experience of the stay at Món Sant Benet. The Outdoor Experience Learning Programme marks a watershed in our EMBA studies. From the standpoint of leadership and self-leadership, the programme is an initiation in personal and social management under changing conditions. The nature of the change may be personal, professional, or even corporate. Working together to deal with changes of various kinds helped us strengthen relations and improve teamwork.

 Emotions’, ‘change’, ‘revelation’, ‘enthusiasm’, ‘improvement’, ‘feelings’, ‘help’, ‘a boost’, ‘tranquillity’, ‘enjoyment’, ‘creativity’, ‘discovery’, ‘overcoming hurdles’.

These are just some of the terms participants used to sum up in a few words what the programme meant to them.

It is hard to return to the daily grind after this experience in such an idyllic setting yet one has to make the most of every waking moment. The daily routine takes up most of our time and makes us lose touch with what is really important. That is why we are often loathe to stray off the beaten track or to face the need for change. Such shortcomings are part of human nature but we can overcome them with enthusiasm, initiative and determination.

“The future depends on what we do today” (Mahatma Gandhi)

Jordi J. Lorente Vázquez, EMBA Candidate 2015

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