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Kick start your day with these energy boosting early morning habits

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 days ago


We’ve all had those mornings when we just can’t seem to get going, no matter how many double espressos we down. According to the experts, that extra dose of caffeine is not helping matters—it’s most likely exacerbating things. In a recent article for Fast Company, MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer and neuroscientist Tara Swart explains why and offers a few suggestions on how to remedy the situation.

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Executive education gets graphic at MIT

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 9 days ago

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If you had to guess what sort of notes are featured on the whiteboards and flip charts of our Executive Education classrooms, you might propose charts, matrices, or mathematical equations. You probably wouldn’t guess art. But if Kelvy Bird happens to be in your next program, you will see creative, colorful, real-time artwork take shape on the classroom walls. “At the end, the room is filled with color and is alive with what people have heard and said. I can’t help but think this adds to the way people are existing in the room.”

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Driving strategic innovation with Kirsten Rose

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 16 days ago

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Kirsten Rose is the Head of Low Emission Technology at the world-leading resources company BHP, based in Melbourne, Australia. In September of last year, Rose was awarded a Chief Executive Women scholarship to attend the week-long, MIT Sloan Executive Education program, Driving Strategic Innovation: Achieving High Performance Throughout the Value Chain. Rose shared some of her thoughts and takeaways from the program with us.

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Q&A with Donald Kieffer on Dynamic Work Design

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 25 days ago

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If you’re interested in improving work, no matter what type of work it may be, check out the recording of the MIT Sloan webinar, Unlock Your Organization’s Full Potential with Dynamic Work Design, presented by Donald Kieffer, Senior Lecturer in Operations Management at MIT Sloan.The webinar was followed by a live Q&A session on Facebook, during which Kieffer fielded comments and questions from viewers from around the world. We recently connected with him to pose a few more questions that weren’t yet addressed. His responses, below, shed additional light on the value and flexibility of Dynamic Work Design.

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The need for IoT education is real

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

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In a recent TechTarget article, George Westerman, Principal Research Scientist at MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, shared his thoughts on the huge need for IoT education, both to understand the general direction of the technology as well as the specifics. He references the courses offered at MIT Sloan, which appeal to a wide audience, but especially management. Westerman teaches in the new program, Internet of Things: Business Implications and Opportunities (self-paced online).

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An interview with ACE holder Franco Amalfi

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

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Franco Amalfi is an accomplished executive with more than 25 years of experience in value selling, management consulting, software development, software implementation, program management, and business development. He recently completed his Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation & Technology at MIT Sloan and shared some of his thoughts about his ACE experience with us.

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Paper airplanes and black holes

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 13 days ago

Charles Compo

In this guest post, Managing Director of private investment bank Carriage Hill and MIT Sloan Executive Certificate holder Charles Compo reflects on his learnings from the Executive Education program, Creating High Velocity Organizations. "The brilliant and humorous Steven Spear stood before us and challenged us to manufacture and deliver 18 defect-free paper airplanes in four different styles to our customer in a specific order, in five minutes. I won’t spoil the fun if you haven’t had the pleasure of working through the paper airplane challenge yet, but believe me when I tell you it was a very good example of time dilation ...

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Worldly knowledge: A participant's perspective on the Global Executive Academy

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 13 days ago

GEA participant Alexei Gabler

MIT Sloan Executive Education recently connected with a past participant of the Global Executive Academy, Alexei Gabler. Based in Brazil, Gabler is a senior manager in IT who came to MIT seeking an international, post-MBA course that would give him a unique opportunity for learning and growth in a multicultural setting. Read what he has to say about the program content, participants, and multi-language and multicultural experience.

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