The MIT Leadership Center has documented conversations with many influential leaders from around MIT and across the world. Faculty Director, Deborah Ancona, and Executive Director, Hal Gregersen, have interviewed dozens of leaders about their personal leadership journeys and the lessons they have learned along the way.


 

Finding A Complete Leader – MLC Interview with Alan Mulally

Alan Mulally, iconic CEO and current Google board member, sits down with Deborah Ancona, Director of the MIT Leadership Center. As part of the MIT Leadership Center Video Series, they explore how Mulally (and his leadership style) contributed to the turnaround of Ford and Boeing.

Creating the Environment for Powerful Questions | MLC Interview with Guy Wollaert

Creating the Environment for Powerful Questions | MLC Interview with Guy Wollaert Guy Wollaert, chief exploration officer at Loggia Strategy & Design, talks to Hal Gregersen, executive director of the MIT Leadership Center, about his 20-plus tenure with Coca-Cola. Most recently serving as the global beverage brand’s chief technical and innovation officer, Wollaert discusses how […]

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 […]

Building Empathy Into Your Business | MLC Interview with Kailash Swarna

Building Empathy Into Your Business | MLC Interview Kailash Swarna, Associate Partner at IBM and MIT Sloan fellow, sits down with Hal Gregersen, Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center, to discuss the power of questions in creating a culture of transformative, empathetic conversations. As part of the MIT Leadership Video Series, Swarna reflects on […]

Leading from the Heart & the Head

Former Prime Minister of Haiti, Laurent Lamothe, sits down with Deborah Ancona, director of the MIT Leadership Center, to talk about how to balance the heart and the head to lead through challenging times. He reflects on how his careers as a professional athlete, entrepreneur and executive led him to politics and prepared him for […]

Vision in Volatility

After the catastrophic 2010 earthquake, Laurent Lamothe, former Haiti Prime Minister, was tasked with leading his country through the greatest disaster it has ever seen. In this interview Lamothe speaks with Deborah Ancona, director of the MIT Leadership Center, about his strategy to recover from the devastation and some of the challenges he faced on […]

The Introverted Leader

Being an introvert can be both an obstacle and an advantage, according to General Stanley McChrystal, former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan and of the Joint Special Operations Command and author of “Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement of a Complex World” in a conversation with Hal Gregersen, Executive Director of […]

It Starts With a Vision

Alberto Avendano, the Executive Editor of El Tiempo Latino, a sister publication of the Washington Post, sits down with Deborah Ancona, Director of the MIT Leadership Center, as part of the MIT Leadership Center Video Series to share how he was able to spark a partnership between El Tiempo Latino and The Washington Post – […]

To Lead Today, Go Back to the Basics

Despite the complexities and changes in today’s marketplace, Una Ryan, current managing director of Golden Seeds, an angel investing group focused on women-led companies, and former president and CEO of Diagnostics for All, believes successful leadership comes down to one fundamental factor: a very clear sense of the mission. As part of the MIT Leadership […]