Personal Excellence for IESE

Last night I was invited to give a talk to a group of executives who are doing an intensive high management course at IESE. The talk was during a dinner held at the Royal Polo Club in Barcelona. Fernando Clariana, the director of business for IESE, presented me in an interview style introduction.

In a talk titled ‘Personal Excellence’, I explained my background and my solo adventures as an ultra runner, and then went on to talk about several of the lessons I’ve learned, tools I employ to achieve my challenges, and outlined my most important philosophies. All the points were ones that can be applied not only to running, but also to the business world and personal life.

The evening was a great success, both in terms of the talk itself, and also in the company. It was a wonderful and relaxed, yet professional group – an absolute pleasure to speak to. It was also a great opportunity to speak to such an international group. Fernando had done an impeccable job in organising the event – he is a credit to IESE.

An added plus was a wonderful dinner – The Polo Club really know how to make a delicious vegetarian dinner! Both Frank and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

Now it’s back to book editing – and a lovely run this afternoon…


2 Responses to “Personal Excellence for IESE”

  • Joanna Bouissou:

    Hello Alex, I was among these people that had luck to share the evening with you! It was such a pleasure to listen to you. Your speech, the experiences you shared are so stimulating. You are a real energizer! Thank you….. Joanna

  • Alex:

    Hi Joanna,
    Thank you very much. I’m delighted that you enjoyed it, and gained from it also. I enjoyed sharing with you all very much indeed! Hope to keep in touch,

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