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5 Tips for Slowing Down—And Accomplishing More

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 3 days ago


When we see a successful person, we assume they must be extremely productive and thus equally busy, and we wonder how they’re able to juggle it all. But according to Robert Pozen, a Senior Lecturer at MIT and author of the book Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours, “Productivity is not about being busy all the time, it is pretty much the opposite. It is choosing what your priorities are and then using your time to meet those priorities. Typically, that means slowing down to do more.”

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Executive Certificate holder Jay Frost seizes the value of Collective Ambition

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 18 days ago

Collective Ambition

Jay Frost is an MIT Sloan Executive Certificate holder and the Director of Strategic Initiatives for Atlas Manufacturing, a U.S. contract metal fabricator. More than a year ago he completed Building Game-Changing Organizations as part of his certificate, a two-day program led by MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Douglas Ready. Frost has since operationalized many of the takeaways from this program in particular and recently let us know how useful some of those tools have been.

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Jason Pelletier holds himself accountable to what he’s learned at MIT

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 18 days ago

Jason Pelletier MIT Sloan Executive Education

As a busy government employee, Jason Pelletier was looking for educational opportunities that would fit into and complement his professional schedule. He discovered MIT Sloan Executive Education, where he earned an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership. “The courses, curriculum, and leaders at MIT were incredibly refreshing,” says Pelletier, who is Chief of Staff for Human Resources Operations Center (HROC) for the United States Immigration and Citizenship Service (USCIS). "MIT provided a way to access top of the line, disruptive, cutting-edge content in a way that fits my nonstop schedule.”

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Computers take collective intelligence to the next level

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 5 days ago

Thomas Malone Superminds

We’ve all heard the common worry that robots will take our jobs. But what if they were to work alongside us, making us better at what we do? Thomas Malone, Founding Director of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence and author of the 2018 book Superminds: The Surprising Power of People and Computers Thinking Together, says this collaboration between humans and AI is the future. Malone recently spoke to Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau, the CEO and publisher of MIT Technology Review, for their show Business Lab, about his book and the idea of superminds.

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Wrong is the new right: Hal Gregersen's breakthrough approach to leadership and problem solving

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 8 days ago

Hal Gregersen MIT

Most of us hate being wrong. We fight it with every fiber of our being, not wanting to feel embarrassed or uncomfortable. This is partly innate, and partly how we were conditioned in school and at work: have the right answer, and you’ll get ahead. But this way of thinking is detrimental to our growth, according to Hal Gregersen, Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center and author of the new book Questions are the Answer.

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Just ask: tapping into your internal innovation pipeline

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 16 days ago

Improving Quality of Conversations

Organizations that seek input from employees enjoy higher employee loyalty, attract better talent, and, as a result, are more innovative and competitive than those who do not. Yet, think about how often you have a substantive conversation with your manager. How about with your direct reports?

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For true digital transformation, businesses must embrace agility

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 23 days ago

Jeanne Ross on Agility

Today, most companies are confronting the reality of how to integrate digital into their business. MIT's Jeanne Ross recently conducted a webinar in which she talked about leveraging agile IT for digital transformation. Agility is especially important for traditional companies that are going digital, because “what made them successful in the past is not necessarily going to make them successful going forward,” says Ross.

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Faculty forecasts and insights for 2019

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 months and 11 days ago

MIT Sloan faculty forecasts for 2019

To kick off the new year, we asked MIT Sloan Executive Education faculty to weigh in on trends they’re seeing in their fields—from creating cyber-safe cultures to the intersection between neuroscience and AI. Here are their forecasts for 2019, including suggestions for how you and your organization can adapt and stay ahead.

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