The conversation about leaders and leadership is a dynamic one. As new global challenges arise, the business landscape continually shifts, and the tools available become more advanced, innovative leaders and different types of leadership models are necessary. The MLC blog series functions as a discussion platform for the MIT community to comment on shifting trends.


The Purpose-Driven Enterprise – And Why Everyone Is Talking About It

By Hal Gregersen, Executive Director, MIT Leadership Center   The purpose-driven enterprise was one of the most popular CEO panels at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year and last, and seems to be the corporate equivalent of the search for the Holy Grail. Indeed, instilling a sense of purpose in our organizations is […]

How Crucibles Can Define Leaders

By Tracy Purinton, Director, MIT Leadership Center    Eleanor Roosevelt was nicknamed “The First Lady of the World” thanks to her long-standing tenure in the White House fighting for human rights. Yet her legacy could have been much different if she succumbed to the tragedies of her childhood: a mother who died when she was […]

Living a Big-Picture Leader’s Life

Living a Big-Picture Leader’s Life | MLC Interview with Titania Veda Titania Veda, a journalist and an independent strategic partnerships and communications designer, talks about the moment she saw the “big picture” with Hal Gregersen, executive director of the MIT Leadership Center.   Living a Big-Picture Leader’s Life Titania Veda, journalist By: Hal Gregersen The […]

The Danger of a “Good News Cocoon”

Nandan Nilekani, an Indian entrepreneur, bureaucrat and politician who co-founded Infosys and was appointed by the Indian Prime Minister to serve as Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), sits down with Hal Gregersen, executive director of the MIT Leadership Center, to discuss why sustaining a two-way dialogue is vital in any leadership […]