Everytime I think I’ve left IMD’s first half in my rearview mirror, it jumps back into my life. It is late at night, I’m here at school with my team, and–just to ensure that I really feel like it’s Q1 2008 again–we all just trampled each other to get at sushi left over from an executive program dinner. But I wouldn’t have it any other way; these are the memories I will take with me years afterward.
Our Phase II ICP presentation is 36 hours away and there is still a great deal of work to do. However, it is interesting work so staring at it all day everyday is not onerous. Time constraints bring the challenge of finding the right balance between sophisticated analysis and quality communication of results. Growing anxiety over careers adds another dimension as teammates (myself included!) are pulled in other directions. This isn’t unexpected, though, and I’m sure we can address it–after all, we will face similar challenges in the “real ” world.