Douglas Ready

Senior Lecturer

Douglas Ready

Doug Ready is Senior Lecturer in Organization Effectiveness at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

His research into aligning purpose, performance, and principles has led to the popular concept of implementing a company's Collective Ambition. Ready's research and writing also focuses on strategic talent management and enterprise-wide change. He has authored numerous highly popular Harvard Business Review and Sloan Management Review articles on these topics, including “The Power of Collective Ambition, “ “ Make Your Company a Talent Factor,” and “Leading at the Enterprise Level,” among others.

Ready is also the founder and president of the International Consortium for Executive Development Research (ICEDR), an internationally renowned collaborative in talent management and leadership development, comprised of many of the world's leading companies and business schools. Ready works with top management teams, helping them to mobilize their leaders to bring about large-scale change. He has led major change and leadership development initiatives for companies including: Continental AG, Ford Motor Company, Four Seasons, Hess Oil, HSBC, LG Group, PwC, Royal Bank of Canada, Samsung Group, and United Technologies Corporation.

Ready holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, an MPA from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and a PhD from the Cranfield School of Management, UK.

General Expertise: Action learning; B-school; Change management; Distributed leadership; Executive education; Leadership; Leadership; Managerial change; Managerial vision; Managing change; Organizational change; Organizational communication; Organizational culture; Organizations; Strategic management; Strategy


For more background on this faculty member's research and academic initiatives, please visit the MIT Sloan faculty directory.

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