“During my studies I started to understand why some of my efforts failed and why some of my efforts succeeded.”
Jason Young, MBA(L), Class of 2021
Jason Young is the General Manager for Standard Machine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Like many others who have joined the Dalhousie CEGE MBA program, Jason sought higher education to build on his existing skills and knowledge.
Jason has fond memories of the connections made, lessons learnt and new perspectives gained. He shares how the program has developed his leadership skills and given him new ideas.
I have been the general manager of a 100-employee organization for some time now. I felt there were many ideas and skills that I already possessed to do my job well, however wanted to see what else I could be doing. I felt this program was so beneficial to the development of myself as a leader. During my studies I started to understand why some of my efforts failed and why some of my efforts succeeded. Above all I was able to understand the “why”. I could see the recognition of understanding around my fellow students as well.
One of my biggest surprises was the sharing of ideas with my fellow students. I was reluctant to share ideas at first but once I realized this was a great way to generate different perspectives, I changed my mind. I enjoyed hearing other points of views on leadership and was surprised that others wanted to hear my opinions as well.
I will look back fondly at my studies and at the connections I made at Dal. I look forward to sharing more ideas with this group, someday perhaps back in Halifax over a pint on the lower deck.