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Ministry of Supply CEO and Co-Founder Aman Advani comes full circle at MIT’s EDP

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 8 hours ago

Aman Advani at MIT's EDP

Like many professionals who travel for work, Aman Advani often found himself frantically ironing a button-down shirt in the wee morning hours, wrangling with a cumbersome hotel iron. But the iron was not the real problem. Back in 2010, it was the clothes. Learn how Aman and his co-founders—with a little help from MIT— started an entirely new fashion category with Ministry of Supply, and how Aman is paying his success forward in the Entrepreneurship Development Program.

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New books by our faculty

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 8 days ago

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Power up for 2020 with recently released titles by MIT Sloan Executive Education faculty, including books on digital transformation, charting your path to the c-suite, business platforms, brain science, and more.

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When compliance leadership collides with learning leadership: What we can learn from the Battle of Midway

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 16 days ago

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Currently in theatres, Midway is based on the attack on Pearl Harbor and the subsequent Battle of Midway during World War II. In this blog post, MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Steven Spear shares some of the military decisions and leadership appraoches leading up to the historic Battle of Midway, how those decisions lead to devastating results for the Japanese Imperial Navy, and the important lessons today's leaders can and should take away and apply.

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Soft skills matter to your career—and your organization’s bottom line

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 27 days ago

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When you think about reskilling or upskilling your workforce (or updating your own skill sets), you probably jump first to technical expertise, such as statistical analysis, SEO/SEM marketing, software development, and artificial intelligence. But the demand for a more talented workforce goes beyond adapting to the new digital world. As companies become more dynamic, interconnected, and flexible by necessity, soft skills such as adaptability, persuasion, relationship mastery, and time management are increasingly valuable. The key capabilities of effective leaders in today’s uncertain and volatile business environment span a wide-ranging set of skills–from the intellectual and interpersonal to the conceptual and creative.

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One of our own completes the Entrepreneurship Development Program—and puts it to use

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 6 days ago

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Sometimes executives are moved to make a leap from the comforts of their corner office to the wilds of entrepreneurship. This is even true at MIT Sloan Executive Education, where one of our team members decided it was time to blaze her own trail. Since 2014, Colleen Berger has witnessed the impressive impact that our week-long Entrepreneurship Development Program has had on entrepreneurs and their ventures. So, in January of 2018, Colleen enrolled herself in EDP as a first step in exploring a business idea that had been brewing in the back of her mind for some time.

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Andreas Mathismoen strikes a balance between online and in-person learning at MIT

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

Andreas Mathismoen strikes a balance between online and in-person learning at MIT

Andreas Mathismoen is a media and communication professional from Norway who recently completed both online and in-person programs to earn an MIT Sloan Executive Certificate. "MIT has given me a way to further my digital development. Change is coming more and more quickly, and you have to be a student the rest of your life if you’re going to succeed."

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Driving high performance and revenue with the Good Jobs Strategy: Zeynep Ton presents at NACS 2019

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 14 days ago

Zeynep Ton at NACS 2019

Did you know that 42 million Americans currently work in a service industry with an hourly wage under $15/hr? These workers also endure poor benefits, changing schedules, and few opportunities for advancement. Many companies believe they have no choice but to offer bad jobs—especially retailers competing on price. But according to Zeynep Ton, companies can design and manage their operations in a way that satisfies customers, employees, and investors simultaneously.

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