How Crucibles Can Define Leaders

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 just eight and a father, confined to a […]

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 […]

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 […]