Management and Leadership

Transforming Your Leadership Strategy

Dates: Jun 17-18, 2014| Nov 18-19, 2014

Certificate Track: Management and Leadership

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Tuition: $3,300 (excluding accommodations)

Program Days (for certificate credit): 2

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This program is built around MIT's unique Distributed Leadership Model―a powerful, innovative approach to executive leadership that lies at the core of leadership development at MIT, and the result of an intensive, four-year research project at the MIT Leadership Center to identify more effective strategies for leading in a networked economy. Tested in diverse, real-world settings, the model allows managers to succeed as leaders by being flexible and adaptive in new and unexpected ways through the application of two key concepts:

  • A 4 Capabilities Leadership Framework  that makes it possible to harness, align, and leverage the leadership capabilities that exist throughout an organization.
  • X-Teams, a revolutionary approach to creating flexible, outwardly-focused project teams that enables managers to both keep current with shifts in markets, technologies, and competition, and accelerate the pace of innovation and change.

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Upon completion of this program, participants will gain an understanding of how to:

  • Innovate and move quickly from generating ideas to executing and diffusing them throughout the organization
  • Unlock crucial information, expertise, and new ways of working together, wherever these qualities reside within or outside the company
  • Succeed in a competitive “flat world” of new organizational architectures; smart, orchestrated networks; and tiny firms that do not need huge capitalization to compete
  • Make their organizations more agile, responsive, and creative

This program has been designed especially for senior general and technical executives whose organizations compete in an environment of rapidly changing markets, technologies, and cultures, including:

  • CEOs
  • Presidents
  • COOs
  • Executive VPs
  • Heads of R&D, Engineering, Manufacturing & IS
  • Chief Technologists
  • Corporate Planners and Strategists
  • VPs of Marketing and New Venture Development
  • Other senior managers with leadership responsibility

Please note that faculty are subject to change and not all faculty teach in each session of the program.

  • 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)... ... (more)
07:45 AM - 08:30 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
08:30 AM - 12:30 PMWelcome and Introduction, Overview of the 4 Capabilities of Leadership Framework, Sensemaking / Relating Exercise
12:30 PM - 01:30 PMLuncheon
01:30 PM - 03:00 PMTeam Sensemaking Exercise
03:30 PM - 05:15 PMUsing the 4 Capabilities for Change, Visioning Exercise I
05:15 PM - 06:00 PMReception
07:45 AM - 08:30 AMContinental Breakfast
08:30 AM - 12:00 PMWelcome Back and Preview of Day 2, Your Leadership Profile; Visioning Exercise II
12:00 PM - 01:00 PMLuncheon
01:00 PM - 03:30 PMX-Teams & Distributed Leadership
03:30 PM - 03:45 PMAdjournment

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