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Three analytics integration lessons from the sports data revolution

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 28 days ago

Three analytics integration lessons from the sports data revolution

You may not think of your organization as a sports team, but when it comes to data and analytics, there are more similarities than you might think. Those similarities can reveal how analytics, if effectively deployed, can lead to better decisions and more successful organizations. According to Ben Shields, Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan, executives can view sports as a petri dish for how their organizations can maximize the value of analytics. Although there are many lessons to be learned from the sports industry revolution, one especially valuable innovation is analytics integration—the ability of an executive to integrate an analytics program within the rest of the organization.

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A leadership reading list: Faculty-authored articles you may have missed in 2017

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 11 days ago

Faculty-authored articles on leadership

MIT Sloan Executive Education faculty are deeply involved in research as well as actively working with organizations around the world. And when it comes to sharing their findings and insights, they are also prolific scholars. In addition to several recently published books, our faculty have contributed dozens of articles to notable publications in 2017. Here are just a few of the articles they’ve authored with a focus on leadership breakthroughs.

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Innovation, failure, and progress in the pharmaceutical industry: Takeda's Andy Plump speaks at MIT

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 28 days ago

Andy plump speaks at MIT

In the Innovative Leadership (iLead) Series by MIT Sloan and the MIT Leadership Center, top thought leaders share their views on business challenges and achievements. Here, Andy Plump—Chief Medical Scientific Officer for pharmaceutical leader Takeda—shares his thoughts on his company’s approach to drug development, as well as the role MIT and the surrounding biotech community plays in it.

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Getting to the root of business success: A dentist earns his Executive Certificate from MIT

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 months and 5 days ago

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Mark Lassiter, DDS is a successful general dentist practicing out of Norwood, North Carolina. In 2013, Lassiter bought out his business partners and became the sole owner of his practice. With a passion to further grow his business, he began to consider a multi-practice model. “I’ve always had a great relationship with my patients,” said Lassiter, “and I thought it would be exciting to try and repeat this process and what has been so successful for my practice.” But there was a catch. Lassiter had been immersed in clinical dentistry for his entire career. “Basically, I had no idea about business.”

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How to cultivate the challenge-driven leadership of MIT at your organization

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 months and 18 days ago

How to cultivate the challenge-driven leadership of MIT at your organization

Tackling tough problems requires innovation and a diverse range of talent, along with the desire to take an unconventional approach. According to Deborah Ancona and Hal Gregersen of the MIT Leadership Center, these talents and traits are intrinsic to challenge-driven leaders. In a recent article published to strategy+business, Ancona and Gregersen explain that challenge-driven leaders also tend to be experts in their fields and entrepreneurial in spirit.

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Neil Ackerman has put his MIT Sloan Executive Certificates to work—and to great success

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 3 months and 6 days ago

MIT Sloan Executive Certificate Holder Neil Ackerman

MIT Sloan Executive Certificate holder Neil Ackerman is a highly successful supply chain and strategy executive currently serving as Senior Director of Global Supply Chain Advanced Planning and Innovation for healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson. His accomplishments in supply chain innovation throughout his career have been many—so, it’s hard to imagine a time when Ackerman wasn’t sure where he wanted to go, or how he was going to get there. But for the now-accomplished executive, there were several turning points in his career that required deep thought, new ways of thinking, and giants leaps of faith.

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How Red Hat’s CEO creates the context for success

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 3 months and 15 days ago

Red Hat’s Jim Whitehurst at MIT

The MIT Leadership Center, in partnership with MIT Sloan School of Management, invites distinctive individuals who are making a difference in the world to participate in The Innovative Leadership (iLead) Series. These leaders include Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO of open source software company Red Hat, who spoke to a live audience on campus about cultivating passionate employees in today’s disruption-driven business environment.

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5 reasons large-scale transformation efforts fail—and what to do about them

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 4 months and 8 days ago

MIT Sloan's Douglas Ready on Transformation

Douglas Ready knows a lot about leadership. The MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on strategic talent management and executive development and has been named multiple times to Thinkers50, the premier ranking of the world’s top thought leaders. Ready, who is also Founder and CEO of the International Consortium for Executive Development Research, is a prolific writer on enterprise leadership and implementing strategic and cultural change; his articles have set the agenda for talent, leadership, and strategic change over the last two decades. And he is an active advisor to CEOs and top executive teams around the world.

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