In our line of work, the challenge is taking the reality of a program and translating that to the application process. How does this “readiness” aspect impact you and your application to INSEAD? It starts with ironclad career goals that make perfect sense, it extends to an ability to show academic focus, discipline, and curiosity, and is topped off with a requirement that you show true people skills in your profile. This last point is paramount; it’s not enough to show “teamwork and leadership” as it is at most MBA programs. With INSEAD, you have to show more personality – the ability to interact with people from all over the world.