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.


 

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 […]

Seeing The Big Picture

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. To read the full affiliated blog post click here.

It’s All In A Story

Titania Veda, a journalist and an independent strategic partnerships and communications designer, sits down with Hal Gregersen, executive director of the MIT Leadership Center, to discuss her leadership style and why diversity in art and culture is a critical foundation for business. To read the full affiliated blog post click here.

The Power of Purpose

Eileen Fisher, founder and chief creative officer of her self-titled company, believes her greatest purpose as a leader is helping others within her organization find theirs. As part of the MIT Leadership Video Series, she shares with Deborah Ancona, Director of the MIT Leadership Center, her advice for keeping people purposefully engaged and meaningfully connected […]

Empowering with Distributed Leadership

Eileen Fisher, founder and chief creative officer of her self-titled company, sits down with Deborah Ancona, Director of the MIT Leadership Center, as part of the MIT Leadership Center Video Series to share how she carried out her vision to empower women with simple, timeless clothing through a distributed leadership model.

Avoiding the Cloak of Leadership

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,” sits down with Hal Gregersen, Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center, as part of the MIT Leadership Center Video Series. General […]

We Don’t Need More Leaders

Deborah Ancona, Director of the MIT Leadership Center, interviews Alberto Avendano, the Executive Editor of El Tiempo Latino, a sister publication of the Washington Post, as part of the MIT Leadership Center Video Series. As part of the discussion, Avendano shares why empathetic visionaries will be able to reach and impact diverse audiences – and […]

How Crucibles Can Define Leaders

In the face of crucibles, hardships could become excuses for failure instead of achievements. Yet why do these experiences often make leaders instead of break them? As part of the MIT Leadership Video Series, Deborah Ancona, faculty director of the MIT Leadership Center, sits down with Una Ryan, current managing director of Golden Seeds, an […]