Transforming Your Leadership Strategy


The July 14-15, 2020 session will take place over the same days, but in a virtual format (live online). July 14, 8:30am-5:00pm ET; July 15, 8:30am-4:00pm ET.

The November 5-6, 2020 session wil take place over the same days, but in a virtual format (live online). November 5, 8:30am-5:00pm ET; November 6, 8:30am-4:00pm ET.

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As organizations move away from a “command and control” model to a more “cultivate and coordinate” model, executives can no longer rely on old ways of thinking about leadership strategies. This course introduces participants to a powerful framework developed at MIT to help leaders at every level drive innovation, maximize team performance, and succeed in today’s complex world of fast-paced, dramatic change.

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Transforming Your Leadership Strategy
Certificate Track: Management and Leadership
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Tuition: $4,500 (excluding accommodations)
Program Days (for ACE Credit) 2

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This program is built around MIT's unique Distributed Leadership Model―an innovative and impactful approach to executive leadership that lies at the core of leadership development at MIT, and the result of an intensive, four-year research project at the MIT Leadership Center to identify more effective strategies for leading in a networked economy. Tested in diverse, real-world settings, the model allows managers to succeed as leaders by being flexible and adaptive in new and unexpected ways through the application of two key concepts:

  • A 4-Cap+ Leadership Framework that makes it possible to harness, align, and leverage the leadership capabilities that exist throughout an organization.
  • X-Teams, a revolutionary approach to creating flexible, outwardly-focused project teams that enables managers to both keep current with shifts in markets, technologies, and competition, and accelerate the pace of innovation and change.

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