From group photo with masks to f2f live class without masks. Mission in action now! Our CUHK EMBA CLASS of 2024 has just started 9 months ago. I met our new students first time (with masks on) in our program called Residence Week back then. It was a fruitful orientation week for all of us. Last weekend, I was very pleased to meet them (without masks and with smiles) again.
Our students are taking our course called “Crafting and Executing Winning Strategies” jointly developed and taught by Dr. Gilbert Cheung, Professor Pong Yuen, Howard Lam and myself. Our objective is to empower our EMBA students to become strategic leaders. It is easier said then done to be a strategic leader. Are you a strategic leader? Does your company have a strategy? Why bother? Why Strategy failed? Or Do you really know what is Strategy? More to be explored in our learning journey.
Apart from our experience, we also leverage on our networks to invite the best strategic leaders in Hong Kong and the region to share their practical experience on strategic management.
My first guest speaker was Susanna Wong, CEO of YATA. We are so grateful to have Susanna to share her experience in #YATA, #SHK and #Mckinsey with us. Her sharing was really insightful, inspiring, impactful and practical as well. She discussed the challenging dilemmas that we always faced in practicing strategies like Stubborn vs Persistence, Change vs Plan, Financial Pressure vs Long-term Goal, Top Down or Bottom up, Communication vs Interpretation, Good Strategy vs Bad Strategy, and more.
We did have a good start of our “Crafting and Executing Winning Strategies” course in the last weekend. Our students started with some doubts on why we need to take Strategy seriously and now they are keen on digging wider and deeper on Strategy to master it. More to come in the next 3 months as the course continues. Stay tuned.