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ACE holder Joanne Markow says seize the day and always finish what you start

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 day ago

Joanne Markow MIT Sloan

Joanne Markow is an executive and entrepreneur who recently earned her Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation, and Technology (ACE). The ACE is a special Executive Certificate for participants who attend 25 program days (including at least 10 days of in-person programs) and complete at least two programs from each Executive Certificate track within a four-year period. We recently caught up with Joanne to learn more about her journey at MIT—from her first classes in 2014 to her online program experience, immersion in the MIT community, and the experience of earning an ACE.

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Senior leaders look to F1 and MIT for learning at high speed

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 11 days ago

MIT and F1 Extreme Innovation Series

Last month, MIT Sloan faculty conducted an Executive Education event for c-suite business leaders in Milan, Italy, during the weekend of Formula 1’s 2018 Italian Grand Prix. This was the first session of the F1® Extreme Innovation Series—a meeting of F1 and MIT minds intended to share innovative insights from both motorsport and business with real world application for senior executives. Next stop: Austin, Texas, October 18.

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An executive's deep roots and ongoing collaborations with MIT Sloan

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 months and 15 days ago

Carolyn Cameron-Kirksmith

Carolyn Cameron-Kirksmith manages key initiatives and a diverse range of projects for Standard Bank Group in Johannesburg, South Africa. In her complex role, Carolyn manages new and existing relationships throughout Africa and writes on topics like innovation and digitization for the company’s executive committee. She is charged with finding innovation solutions to complex problems for the bank. In 2012, Carolyn began a journey at MIT Sloan Executive Education that continues today. She holds an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership as well as an Advanced Certificate for Executives, and in 2014 she embarked on the five-week Advanced Management Program, simultaneously helping to forge innovative collaborations between MIT and her company.

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4 brain superpowers necessary for leadership success

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 months and 16 days ago

4 brain superpowers Tara Swart

Today’s executives are seeking new ways to achieve optimized thinking in order to make better decisions more quickly, maximize their productivity, solve complex problems, and to unleash these same capabilities in their teams. All of the above requires a healthy brain, which is one of the reasons that the application of neuroscience to business has become popular in recent years. In a recent Inc. article, the writer Leigh Buchanan spoke with Tara Swart, a neuroscientist, executive coach, and MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer, to hear her thoughts on making our brains—and those of our teams—more nimble, innovative, and resilient. In the article, Swart offers up these four brain superpowers worth developing:

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An interview with ACE holder Franco Amalfi

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 5 months and 8 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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Blue Nile COO Ruth Sommers says self-reflection and self-care can land you in the job where you do your best work

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 6 months and 14 days ago

Ruth Sommers 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. As part of this series, Ruth Sommers, COO of Blue Nile, recently shared some leadership lessons learned during her 25-year career as an executive in the retail industry.

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The coaching approach in MIT Sloan's Advanced Management Program

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 6 months and 20 days ago

1:1 Leadership Coaching in AMP

Our MIT Sloan Advanced Management Program (AMP) provides executives with a unique, month-long opportunity to step away from work, to learn, practice, and benefit from 1-to-1 leadership coaching and individualized feedback assessments. AMP participants are paired with an executive coach for individualized, confidential sessions during the program. These coaching relationships are often so powerful that the participant elects to continue the sessions beyond completion of the program.

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7 characteristics of effective strategic priorities

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 8 months and 17 days ago

Strategic Priorities

A recent survey of more than 400 global CEOs revealed that the ability to execute strategy was their #1 challenge. Why? And what can be done about it? MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer and global strategy expert Donald Sull says leaders can improve strategy implementation by translating the complexity of strategy into guidelines that are simple and flexible enough to execute.

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