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After the EMBA

RILEY-COLE

March 18, 2016

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AFTER THE EMBA

Great Expectations
Successful EMBAs Face Classic Challenges
Your Brand

Exercises

Rationalizing Expectations
Evaluate typical challenges
Establish post-EMBA Goal
Plan
Short discussion on
Branding

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Great Expectations

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Based on the research 4 years following


graduation

48% changed employers


Largest salary increases for those who
changed employers and stayed in the
same industry
Second highest salary increases
for those who switched employers
and sectors
Lowest average increases were
for those who remained
60% promoted
20% working in a different country
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Group Discussion Exercise 1


What goals / expectations did you set for
yourself prior to the start of the EMBA
program?
*Please refer to your admissions essay

How have they changed / Whats


different?
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WHAT IS EXPECTED OF AN EMBA?

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1. Better Decision Making

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New Thinking
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2. Increased Self-Confidence

Realize Your Potential


Self fulfillment

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3. The Right Career Direction

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Unexpected
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4. Real World Experience

Fine-tuned Soft Skills


Knowledge Transfer

Fresh Perspective
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5. Impact Colleagues And Company

Lead Business Trends


Shape Strategy
Team Leader
Spread
your Skills

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Summary: Expectations of an EMBA

1.Make Better Decisions


2.Increased Self Confidence
3.Head in the Right Career
Direction
4.Real World Relevance
5.Impact Colleagues and
Family
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Table Group Discussion Exercise 2


What do your family members expect of
you?

How about your employer /


shareholders / customers?

How can you increase the likelihood you


will realize your goals / expectations?
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CLASSIC CHALLENGES FACED BY


SUCCESSFUL EMBA

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Teaching EMBAs what to

STOP
We spent the last two years
helping you learn what to do,
we dont spend enough time
helping you understand what
to stop
Peter Drucker Knock of

Annoying Habits That Can Hold Us


Back
Winning Too Much

Adding Too Much Value


Telling the world how smart we are
Passing Judgment

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Annoying Habits That Can Hold Us


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Starting with No, but, however


Thats great but
Making destructive comments

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Annoying Habits That Can Hold Us


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Speaking When Angry


Withholding Information
Failing to Give Proper Recognition

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Annoying Habits That Can Hold Us Back

Making excuses: The need to reposition our annoying


behavior as a permanent fixture so people excuse us for it
Playing favorites: Failing to see that we are treating
someone unfairly
Clinging to the past: The need to deflect blame away
from ourselves and onto events and people from our past;
a subset of blaming everyone else
Refusing to express regret: The inability to take
responsibility for our actions, admit when were wrong, or
recognize how our actions affect others.
Not listening: The most passive-aggressive form of
disrespect for colleagues.
Failing to express gratitude: The most basic form of
bad manners.
An excessive need to be me: Exalting our faults as
virtues simply because theyre who we are.

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Effectiveness

The vast majority of managers stop or fall short of


their potential.

Performance

Time

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According to Fastcompany.com

90% of all heart bypass


patients revert back to their old
habits after two years

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CHALLENGES AND GOAL PLAN: Exercises 3-4

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DONT FORGET YOUR BRAND

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1. Be true to the future you want for yourself

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2. Think about the dent you want to make in the world

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3. Identify your personal Board Of Directors

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4. Craft your personal brand story

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5. Communicating your personal brand

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Summary: 5 Steps to Personal Branding

1.Be true to the future you want


for yourself
2.Think about the dent you want
to make in the world
3.Identify your circle of
collaborators
4.Craft your personal brand story
5.Communicate your personal
brand
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BEST REGARDS ERIC TOLMAN


COLE.COM

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ETOLMAN@RILEY-

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