MIT Sloan

Executive Education Faculty

Deborah Ancona

Seley Distinguished Professor of Management
Professor of Organization Studies
Faculty Director, MIT Leadership Center

Deborah Ancona's pioneering research explores how successful teams operate and the critical importance of managing both outside and inside the team's boundary. This research led directly to the concept of X-teams as a vehicle for driving innovation within large organizations and to the publication of her book, X-teams: How to Build Teams That Lead, Innovate, and Succeed (Harvard Business School Press, June 2007)... Read More»

Organization Studies

Research Center(s):
MIT Center for Collective Intelligence

General Expertise:
Leadership; Organizational change; Teams; Training programs

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Contact Information:

Office: E62-434

Tel: 617-253-0568

Fax: 617-253-2660


Support Staff:

Name: Colette Boudreau

Tel: 617-253-0575


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The Comparative Advantage of X-Teams

Date Added: November 19, 2013

Often teams that seem to be doing everything right establishing clear roles and responsibilities, building trust among members, defining goals ... more

Four must-have skills for todays leaders

Date Added: November 19, 2013

Deborah Ancona, Professor of Organization Studies at MIT Sloan, has spent the last year researching the competitive advantage of dynamic capability... more

How to combat team failure and drive innovation using the X team

Date Added: September 19, 2013

How to Build a Team for Lasting Success: Secrets of the X team Deborah Ancona, Seley Distinguished Professor of Management and Professor of... more

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