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Category: Principled Leadership

MIT Sloan welcomes the Ruderman Family Foundation and LEAD20@MIT Leadership in the Digital Age program participants

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 9 days ago

Ruderman Foundation LINK20 MIT program

You’d think MIT would be used to firsts, considering all the innovations coming out of our labs and centers. Yet here's a first that’s particularly exciting for us—a group of 27 disability inclusion advocates from around the world are meeting at MIT Sloan to take part in a digital advocacy and leadership program.

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Coaching leaders to solve complex problems, build relationships, and spark creativity

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 20 days ago

Executive Coaching at MIT

Have you noticed how executive coaching seems to be everywhere suddenly? Professionals in different stages of their careers are working with coaches in and outside of their organizations. Some—like me and some of my colleagues—are going through formal coaching training to expand their capabilities. Why is it happening now and why is it important? And is coaching right for you?

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Credible leaders walk the talk: An updated leadership framework from MIT's Deborah Ancona

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 24 days ago

Great Leadership

Decades of research by MIT Sloan Professor and Founder of the MIT Leadership Center Deborah Ancona and her colleagues have uncovered the four key capabilities of effective leaders—sensemaking, visioning, relating, and inventing. However, “no matter how exceptional, it is truly rare to see a leader exhibit more than two or three of these capabilities,” says Ancona. Known previously as the “4-CAP model,” this framework has recently been updated to add “building credibility” to its center.

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Robert Salafia says transformation is possible

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 27 days ago

Leading From Your Best Self

Rob Salafia is a Master Executive Coach at the MIT Leadership Center and part of the Executive Education coaching cadres for our Advanced Management Program (AMP), the Global Executive Academy, Executive MBA Program, and MIT Sloan Fellows. We had the pleasure of speaking with him about his coaching approach and his outstanding new book, Leading from Your Best Self.

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Wrong is the new right: Hal Gregersen's breakthrough approach to leadership and problem solving

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 4 months ago

Hal Gregersen MIT

Most of us hate being wrong. We fight it with every fiber of our being, not wanting to feel embarrassed or uncomfortable. This is partly innate, and partly how we were conditioned in school and at work: have the right answer, and you’ll get ahead. But this way of thinking is detrimental to our growth, according to Hal Gregersen, Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center and author of the new book Questions are the Answer.

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The Ruderman Family Foundation and MIT present LEAD20@MIT—a digital advocacy and leadership program focused on disability inclusion

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 10 months and 28 days ago


MIT Sloan Executive Education and Ruderman Family Foundation are teaming up for a unique leadership Program for young digital advocates in disability inclusion. Twenty five young leader will come to MIT Sloan Executive Education for a week-long program intended to strengthen their leadership skills and to help form a network that will amplify the impact of their work. Learn more about LEAD20@MIT – Leadership in the Digital Age.

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Marrying mindfulness, professional development, and purpose-driven leadership at MIT

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 10 months and 29 days ago

Charles Betito Filho

Charles Betito Filho is a serial entrepreneur and marketing executive. He founded Hive Digital Media in 2004 and led it to become one of Brazil’s premiere marketing technology companies. Charles is also deeply passionate about promoting clarity and compassion in the business world, so that groups of people can achieve radical meaningful change. To this end, Charles has been studying and practicing mindfulness meditation for more than 12 years. He originally came to MIT Sloan Executive Education to participate in the Global Executive Academy (GEA) and was looking for a school that shared his positive, humanistic kind of outlook on leadership. But what he found here surprised him.

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A carbon commitment worth keeping

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 year and 1 month and 24 days ago

Advocate for Carbon Tax

It’s Earth Day. Like New Year’s Eve, it’s an occasion that often results in resolutions, some harder to keep than others. Maybe you resolved to eat less meat, recycle more, bike to work, or install solar energy. However, it’s easy to feel that your actions aren’t enough. And you’re right—they are necessary but not sufficient. “Our fight against climate change depends on both personal and collective action,” says Jason Jay, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Sustainability Initiative at MIT Sloan. “To make a measurable difference, we need to catalyze change at the level of companies, cities, states, and nations.”

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