Many of our affiliated faculty teach in MIT Sloan’s Executive Education non-degree executive programs which provide business professionals from around the world with a targeted and flexible means to advance their career development goals and position their organizations for future growth. Their cutting-edge leadership training includes more than 40 short courses, executive certificates, online courses, custom programs for organizations, and their flagship five-week program, Advanced Management Program.
This program is built around MIT’s unique Distributed Leadership Model―a powerful, innovative 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.
Brain research is leading us to a greater understanding of how to improve personal and leadership behaviors and performance. Those who grasp the meaning and implications of this research will be positioned to take competitive advantage. This program will provide hands-on application of concepts and techniques deriving from cognitive neuroscience that can improve your individual performance, as well as that of your team and organization.
In this three-day workshop, Hal Gregersen, Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center and Sam Abell, world-renowned National Geographic photographer, will help you uncover untapped aspects of yourself—both as a leader and as a photographer. They will teach you how to ask substantially different questions and by so doing, change your leadership impact.
Every great innovator, from Jeff Bezos to Steve Jobs, excels at asking the right questions. Day-in and day-out they seek provocative new insights by getting out of their offices and into the real world, actively observing, networking, and experimenting to generate valuable new ideas. By doing so, they improve our lives and grow our economy, finding new solutions to the most challenging problems we face. Innovative entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs act differently to think differently and, in the end, they make a significant impact.
In the 21st century, a critical factor in business success will not just be how efficient organizations are, but also how intelligent they are. Drawing on examples like Google, InnoCentive, eBay, and Wikipedia, participants of this program learn to identify opportunities for using crowd intelligence, loose hierarchies, and other innovative ways of organizing work to apply to their own business environment. This new culture of collaboration allows you and your organization to be more productive, effective, and intelligent.
The 21st century organization is enormously complex, difficult to understand, and even more difficult to manage. A volatile mix of dynamics are triggering changes in the workplace. As the complexity increases, effective managers must have a strong knowledge of the people in the organization and the tasks they perform. And they must have the skills to use that knowledge in practical and flexible ways. This program will present innovative perspectives on managerial problems and offers practical ways to solve them. The issues examined apply across organizations, national boundaries, and technical domains.