Category Archives: 2016 Class posts

The final stretch

The final stretch

For his EMBA Individual Project, retail banker Tom Martin (EMBA 2016) is asking how banks can better support entrepreneurs.  His journey on this quest has taken him further than he could have imagined. How did I end up here?   Whether it was my invitation to speak at London’s City Hall to over 100 budding start-ups,… Continue Reading

Am I a goose? – Four stories about teamwork

Am I a goose? – Four stories about teamwork

Tom Martin (EMBA 2016) shares four stories about teamwork that he learnt from his EMBA Team Consulting Project, which he found instrumental in his own development as a leader and team player. Geese migrate over 4,000 miles in a perfect V-formation.  Whenever the leading one tires, another seamlessly slots into position in its place.   This… Continue Reading

Networking between EMBAs from Cambridge, Oxford and London

Networking between EMBAs from Cambridge, Oxford and London

Diana Henderson (EMBA 2016) jointly organised a networking event with students from CJBS and three other UK business schools. Last month, Executive MBA students from Cambridge, Oxford, London Business School and London School of Economics gathered for a joint networking event in London. I was motivated to organise this event because of the importance I… Continue Reading

Why women should apply for an EMBA

Why women should apply for an EMBA

Vanessa Marcie (EMBA 2016) discusses why more women should apply for the Cambridge EMBA, drawing from her own experience of the programme so far. We are 19 strong, opinionated, experienced women in a class of 81 professionals studying at Cambridge. We are one of the largest groups of women to study for this programme. We… Continue Reading

The silent power of leadership

The silent power of leadership

Diana Henderson writes about the importance of emotional intelligence as a leadership tool. Humility, deep listening skills and insight into people & team dynamics are some of the soft leadership skills that differentiate good from great leaders. Leadership is not simply charisma but also the capacity to understanding the culture of your team; the heart… Continue Reading

Like students.  Like bosses.  Like comrades – EMBA International Business Study Trip

Like students. Like bosses. Like comrades – EMBA International Business Study Trip

Mena Thamburatnam enjoyed the International Business Trip to Silicon Valley in March, one that developed her skills and those of her “superhero” classmates. I look through the cross-hairs of my rifle scope. I’ve been in stealthy pursuit of my quarry for over two hours. The next 30 seconds will need my undivided attention. But my thoughts… Continue Reading

The hidden face of the Côte d’Azur?

The hidden face of the Côte d’Azur?

Vanessa Marcie invited classmates to her native Côte d’Azur to discover a region of investment potential beyond tourism. A few weeks ago, I welcomed a dozen students from the Cambridge EMBA 2016, to the Côte d’Azur. My challenge: changing their perception of the Côte d’Azur. The Côte d’Azur is well known as a touristy place.… Continue Reading

The world is not flat, but uphill – EMBA International Business Study Trip

The world is not flat, but uphill – EMBA International Business Study Trip

Lillian Zagoya recollects her IBST to Silicon Valley alongside, amongst others, a “joyful entrepreneur from Hungary”, an “always smiley ex-captain of a Rugby team”. It’s 6:40am, and I ran through the rain to catch a spinning class at 7am. I can’t see much except for the backs of my 4 friends: a joyful entrepreneur from… Continue Reading