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Posted by at 19 April , 2010

Building a bridge in the forest

Building a bridge in the forest

Last week, we went to something truely unique about the HEC MBA: The Leadership Seminar at St-Cyr, where we spent two days. One in the Coëtquidant center, in the forest. The other one at the Penthièvre fort, by the sea of Brittany.
For the record, St-Cyr is the highest level French military academy, where cadets train to become officers of the French army. It is considered to be one of the more prestigious Grandes Ecoles.

And, yes, it was a blast :)
We didn’t get to play with arms but we had plenty with all the rest.
We learned to quickly understand people’s key skills in a team. We learned to trust our team mates. We learned to trust ourselves too.
We woke up early, and experienced things we never had before. We faced our fears and conquered some of them.

I can seriously say I felt priviledged to be part of such a programme.
It was fantastic and I’m sure all of us will have lots of happy memories of these two days :)

PS: Yes, I had my share of cramps and bruises afterwards.

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  1. Hey, it is nice to read such a post about the Special Military Academy of Saint Cyr, THE school of leadership, and glad to hear that you enjoyed your Leadership Seminar at my former school. Even though you were there for only 2 days, I’m sure you got a glimpse of what can be learned by attending a real school of life.
    Now you can take a well deserved rest!!! Enjoy! ;-)

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