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Back to the future: 10 years and 5 key lessons learned from virtual worlds

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 6 days ago

Rubix Cube

As far as business disruptions go, we are living through perhaps the most turbulent time in people’s careers. Thankfully, humans have had their entire history to learn how to do just that to survive, with our strategies and tools evolving along the way. Below are a handful of lessons that we at MIT Sloan Executive Education have learned on our journey of practical innovation.

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Innovating in the emerging future - Q&A with Otto Scharmer

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 13 days ago

MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer, Otto Scharmer, covered a lot of ground during his recent webinar, Innovating in the Face of Disruption: How to Lead from the Emerging Future. However, those 60 minutes flew by and there were still many wonderful questions from participants we couldn’t address in this extended time frame. We collected them and curated their answers during a follow-up interview with Otto here.

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How this ACE holder is helping people go further together

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 20 days ago

Benoit Savard

Benoit Savard has been leading operations within large-scale organizations for more than 25 years, creating ecosystems that support behavioral change. Based in Canada, Benoit is a partner at consulting firm Humance and founder of Skillable, an e-learning company focused on behavior change. “We believe that if performance is the end result, culture is the means.”

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You don’t need an orchestra when a quartet will do, and other lessons from 2020

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 1 day ago

Sons of Serendip

An open, adaptive mindset is one of the essential leadership qualities that we emphasize in our executive education programs. Earlier this fall, I was part of bringing forth a collaborative experience with such a mindset in the form of FRED Week, an annual workshop of my leadership development peers. (Contributed by Peter Hirst, Senior Associate Dean, MIT Sloan Executive Education)

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Navigating Uncertainty: A Coaching Approach to Leadership in Challenging Times

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 4 days ago

Focusing on the importance of soft skills (social and communication skills) doesn’t always feel comfortable or easy. Yet soft skills, especially given today’s uncertainties, are more vital than ever personally and professionally. They are what set great managers apart from good managers – and there is data, science, and research to support this.

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Simple acts to energize your brain

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 10 days ago


With most of us suffering from an increased amount of distraction or lack of focus at the very least, how can we create more agile brains to manage our emotions and improve our overall physical well-being during times of stress? Dr. Tara Swart emphasizes that it’s important to set up conditions that encourage neuroplasticity. Here are some ways to get started.

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Verifying credentials and creating trust: An entrepreneur's story

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 12 days ago

David Goldenberg of CVTrust

Did you know that more than 30% of CVs/resumes are not reliable? When David Goldenberg became aware of this problem, like a true entrepreneur, he sought to solve it. Read how he put an idea to the test in MIT Sloan's Entrepreneurship Development Program, resulting in his global technology company, CV Trust. And learn why MIT Sloan is a client!

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Turn the page to 2021 with these faculty authored books

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 17 days ago

4 book covers

Processing the lessons learned in 2020 is a tall order. Don’t go it alone. Our faculty is here to help, with books that shed light on digital connection, the future of work, and more. Take these resources with you into the new year.

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