The lessons of life are, according to Anu Aga, inextricably tied to the lessons of loss. Addressing the MBA 50th Anniversary in New Delhi this month, the former chairperson of Indian engineering giant Thermax observed: “From a young age it’s helpful to internalize that loss, separation and failure are built into our lives. “At some stage we will have to face them. Every so-called misfortune, every rejection or loss teaches us profound lessons, if we allow life to be our greatest teacher.”Read more
Becoming a leader isn’t just about accumulating knowledge; it’s about developing as a human being.This was one of many key insights shared by a panel of distinguished IESE alumni celebrating the MBA 50th anniversary on campus in Barcelona this week. Prominent senior executives from the worlds of banking, finance, consultancy and recruitment, the alumni shared personal insights into how to make the most of the MBA, and what it takes to become a successful business leader.
“Learning how to mobilize your people and get what you need to get done under difficult circumstances – that’s a sign of great leadership.” So says Romaine M. Seguin, president of UPS International Inc. in the Americas region. Seguin addressed alumni this week in Miami, to mark the 50th anniversary of the IESE MBA. Responsible for UPS International’s operations in Canada and Latin America, Seguin took the opportunity to reflect on the characteristics that undergird strong leadership, and drive success in the global economy.Read more
In 1963 a big idea took shape. An idea that would help define the careers of business executives all over the world. An idea that would impact the lives of thousands of people. An idea as simple, and as complex, as inspiring business leaders to have a positive and lasting impact on the world around them. For 50 years, the IESE MBA has empowered executives from around the globe to find and connect with the best in themselves. To approach business problems from a broader diversity of perspectives. To always strive to see the bigger picture. To continuously ask more from themselves. And from others. To pursue excellence in everything. And to remember that every big dream begins with a dreamer.Watch video