EO Value: Becoming a Better Leader

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B.K. Anand EO Chennai
B.K. Anand
EO Chennai

When I first heard about EO’s partnership with the Indian School of Business, and the Executive Business Growth Program that was created as a result, I wondered if the program was truly worth the high registration cost. I wasn’t sure if I should participate, so I checked with some Forum buddies and asked about their experience. Here were their responses: “It’s a ‘wow’ event.” “You must attend!” “It will give you a different perspective on business!”

Being a chartered accountant, I tend to look at the cost-benefit analysis in everything. However, I have learned that it is simply impossible to do such an analysis when attending programs and seminars, as you’re not entirely sure how you’re going to apply what you learn to your business or life. After doing some more research, I decided to take the plunge. I don’t have an MBA, so I figured this was going to afford me the tools I needed to take that next step in business.

My Forum mates were right! The entire experience was great, from the first session to the very last. The speakers offered in-depth knowledge, there were a lot of take-aways, and we even experienced business simulations designed to prepare us for the real world.

Working as a team to achieve the simulation goals showed us how well or bad we manage our businesses under stress, and it gave us new insights into leadership. All in all, EO India and EO Global put on ma great program. It’s well worth it for those members starting out in business, as well as those who’ve been doing it for years.

To learn more about the 2012 EO/ISBN Executive Business Growth Program, contact Marc Arena, EO’s Director of Global Learning, at [email protected].

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