The Danger of a “Good News Cocoon” – MLC Interview with Nandan Nilekani

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 […]

How Leaders Stop Living in the “Good News Cocoon”

Kodak. Sears. Borders. The mere mention of any of these companies brings to mind the struggle to stay relevant amid today’s technology and boundless alternatives. But behind each of them lies a deeper story of at least one leader who is or was “sheltered” from the reality of their business. This dangerous “white space” where […]