My expectations were high upon entering the program and to great satisfaction those expectation have been exceeded, especially on two fronts: the cohort, and the ability to apply my learning in real life situation.
The cohort is comprised of 70 smart and talented individuals from varied industries and experiences. Working with my classmates over the past year has been nothing short of inspirational, they comprise some of the most brilliant, accomplished, and talented people I have met.
Perhaps most satisfying to me is the ability to utilize newly learned frameworks which have provided me with a different orientation in my thinking process and helped to make immediate and measureable improvements in addressing work challenges.
At Sloan, I’ve learned how to use frameworks to solve problems, but what I’ve learned most is more about myself. I really enjoyed the leadership module, which has helped me take an introspective view of my leadership style, and look at what kind of learner I am and how I network. It allows me to take the time to think about what kind of leader I want to be.
Juggling work, school and my personal life is probably the hardest part of the entire program. You never realize how much you can improve on your time management skills even if you think they are great now. Most importantly is keeping focused on what is important and never losing that perspective; for me its family. I have found that some people underestimate just how important your family’s support is through this process. They are that island in the storm. I make sure that no matter how busy things get and no matter what pressures are on me I always have time for my family. Otherwise, the very people I hope to inspire will resent the time that school and work takes me from them.