"The most important lesson I’ve learned at the GSB is about change: How to change yourself to deal with changes as a person, as a leader. Changes are constant in our world. I used to think that I knew this pretty well until I came to the GSB. Embracing changes is not only a mindset. It takes tremendous courage, positivity, dedication, discipline, integrity and resilience to face changes and take them head on. It’s exactly like Philip Knight’s inspiring words carved on the GSB ground, “There comes a time in every life when the past recedes and the future opens. It’s the moment when you turn to the unknown.
Through my 'Touchy Feely' class, I’ve changed to be less judgmental and more curious. Through my 'Path to Power' class, I’ve learnt to be constantly aware of the changes around you and respond to them positively instead of passively complaining about and resisting them. Through my 'Managing Growing Enterprise' class, I’m deeply touched by the optimism and resilience exemplified by so many entrepreneurs when they face difficult changes. I've changed to embrace uncertainties and try to make a difference in the midst of them. Because I've realized that this is the only way to make a change happen and leave a footprint in this world." –Dandan Wu (MSx ’16)
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Photo by Natalie White