Personal development


georgep
Having done one semester (2 core modules) in DBS, I could find that people who do not have a current job that helps them develop their "soft skills" such as IT technical jobs need more than a distance MBA.

Duncun clearly explains here ..
http://www.find-mba.com/board/22882

So, what are the options available to develop "soft skills" to complement a distance/online MBA?

1. Personal development programmes such as Ashridge AMP or open programmes (Duncan, how good are they? - as we know you are an Ashridge alumni)
2. Personal coach
3. Executive coach
4. Join voluntary /charity organisation to build up people skills. ( eg: I am the treasurer for our local scouts - my son attends there. A chance to meet lot of people and deal with accounting, financial planing etc)

Any other suggestions to "apply" the MBA knowledge and build people/personal skills?
Having done one semester (2 core modules) in DBS, I could find that people who do not have a current job that helps them develop their "soft skills" such as IT technical jobs need more than a distance MBA.

Duncun clearly explains here ..
http://www.find-mba.com/board/22882

So, what are the options available to develop "soft skills" to complement a distance/online MBA?

1. Personal development programmes such as Ashridge AMP or open programmes (Duncan, how good are they? - as we know you are an Ashridge alumni)
2. Personal coach
3. Executive coach
4. Join voluntary /charity organisation to build up people skills. ( eg: I am the treasurer for our local scouts - my son attends there. A chance to meet lot of people and deal with accounting, financial planing etc)

Any other suggestions to "apply" the MBA knowledge and build people/personal skills?

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georgep
Who said distance/online MBA doesn't have a value?

Today, I got a new job in one of the big 5 banks in the city with a 25% pay raise with a team of 60 people to manage.

Few things to note ..
1. My participation at the last network event with senior management guys sparked the trigger.
http://www.find-mba.com/board/23096

2. Employer looked very favorably that I am building management skills via MBA at DBS while working full time.

Now I get a chance to practice what I am learning in the MBA and will recover the cost of investment before the course ends! Cool :-)

Just to put things in prospective, I have 16+ years experience and in the banking alone about 10+ years in the city.

Now I got to read ..
http://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Leaders-100-Day-Action-Plan/dp/1118097548/ref=pd_sim_b_2
Who said distance/online MBA doesn't have a value?

Today, I got a new job in one of the big 5 banks in the city with a 25% pay raise with a team of 60 people to manage.

Few things to note ..
1. My participation at the last network event with senior management guys sparked the trigger.
http://www.find-mba.com/board/23096

2. Employer looked very favorably that I am building management skills via MBA at DBS while working full time.

Now I get a chance to practice what I am learning in the MBA and will recover the cost of investment before the course ends! Cool :-)

Just to put things in prospective, I have 16+ years experience and in the banking alone about 10+ years in the city.

Now I got to read ..
http://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Leaders-100-Day-Action-Plan/dp/1118097548/ref=pd_sim_b_2
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maubia
I'm very happy for you Georgep! :-)
I'm very happy for you Georgep! :-)
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georgep
Thanks maubia.

Looking back at my first post on this forum..
http://www.find-mba.com/board/20012/2

donho199's prophecy has come true!

Except from that good luck with the MBA, to be honest with you, with that much experience, I think half-of-the MBA modules could be your piece of cake.


This is a very good forum. Thanks to you all, particularly Duncun, Ezra, Ralph, donho199 and maubia - we had good chat.

I guess it's time for me to move on. I have a lot of things on my head to do ..

Good luck to you all and bye.
Thanks maubia.

Looking back at my first post on this forum..
http://www.find-mba.com/board/20012/2

donho199's prophecy has come true!

<blockquote>Except from that good luck with the MBA, to be honest with you, with that much experience, I think half-of-the MBA modules could be your piece of cake.</blockquote>

This is a very good forum. Thanks to you all, particularly Duncun, Ezra, Ralph, donho199 and maubia - we had good chat.

I guess it's time for me to move on. I have a lot of things on my head to do ..

Good luck to you all and bye.
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Duncan
George, this is great news. I know you've been weighing up whether Durham is the right choice for you, and perhaps this is also a good choice to re-evaluate that? Of course you'll have a lot to focus on with your job, but don't underestimate what a high quality cohort experience would bring to accelerate you in your day job.

The Ashridge AMP looks excellent. As I understand it, it involves some pre-existing courses including the Ashridge Leadership Process and Influencing Strategies and Skills. After completing the AMP, of course, you can quite quickly complete the Masters in Management by distance learning.
George, this is great news. I know you've been weighing up whether Durham is the right choice for you, and perhaps this is also a good choice to re-evaluate that? Of course you'll have a lot to focus on with your job, but don't underestimate what a high quality cohort experience would bring to accelerate you in your day job.

The Ashridge AMP looks excellent. As I understand it, it involves some pre-existing courses including the Ashridge Leadership Process and Influencing Strategies and Skills. After completing the AMP, of course, you can quite quickly complete the Masters in Management by distance learning.

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