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We starting the Third Stage!

The international stay in Asia and the last courses in the Second Stage marked the end of the first half of the fortnightly format of the EMBA programme. We had enjoyed the intense, varied classes, which were emotion-packed and full of valuable lessons.

We leave behind the well-deserved (and now almost forgotten) holidays that have left us raring to go for the programme’s Third Stage.

The new stage we are now embarking covers subjects that are both thrilling and complementary. They range from the development of new businesses, self-knowledge, an international stay at HEC Paris and a whole lot more.

On this leg of the journey, we will press ahead with our quest for personal and professional development and will also have the chance to share thoughts with our own personal coach as we grapple with anything that might hinder us from achieving our goals. In addition, there is professional guidance to show us how best to attain our aims.

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory” (Mahatma Gandhi)

Jordi J. Lorente – EMBA 2015-16 Candidate

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Now for the second stage!

The sheer intensity of the programme might lead one to think that only a few weeks have elapsed since it began but in fact it has been under way for four months. It has been packed with unlearning and Eureka moments and has brimmed with adventures in learning and strong emotions. Yet its most motivating aspect is that there is an even greater wealth of knowledge and wisdom still in store.

In addition to the lectures (which are as testing as ever), we are preparing for the first intensive international week, which will be held in June.

The first international stay will be in Asia, with some groups going to China (Beijing – Guanghua School of Management) and others to India (Hyderabad – Indian School of Business, and Bombay). The flights have already been booked and the visas arranged.

We have now reached the second stage of the programme, with new courses, teachers, groups, activities and case studies. We seem to be in perpetual motion, enriching our knowledge by leaps and bounds as the programme continues to gather pace.

Progress is not possible without change, and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything” (George Bernard Shaw)

Jordi J. Lorente Vázquez, EMBA Candidate 2015

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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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NETWORKING SESSION BETWEEN EMBA BARCELONA AND MADRID

Most people would not rate attending a gathering at ESADE´s Sant Cugat campus as the best way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Yet they would have been wrong in the case of this Saturday gathering of EMBA students from ESADE Madrid and Barcelona. I for one was glad I went.

I was lucky enough to see ¨Building and Bringing Down Human Towers¨ (‘human towers’ are built by people balancing on the shoulders of others to reach a height of two dozen feet or more).

It just went to show that where there is a will, there is a way. When one tells people why a project is important, every one rallies round. ¨There is a lot we can learn from those who build human towers.

After a much-needed coffee break, we plunged into the session titled ‘Atmosphere Management’.

I guessed that it must be about managers creating a work atmosphere in which people are willing to give their all.

In fact it was this and a great deal more.

It proved to be one of the most enriching classroom debates I have heard. The participants made me ask myself many questions and greatly enriched my knowledge. It made me realise something that we should all be aware of, namely: ¨Knowledge stems from the class, it does not lie with the teacher¨.

You should know that the future of entrepreneurship lies in your hands. Tell stories through transmedia and with drivers who spur engagement.

I am deeply grateful for such an awesome Saturday afternoon.

Norbert Monfort

Academic Associate, Human Resources Department

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