The MIT Leadership Center’s affiliated faculty focus on topics and themes related to leadership and leadership development.

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Credit: Markus Spiske on Unsplash

Problem-Led Leadership: An MIT Style of Leading

Based on research by MIT faculty members Deborah Ancona and Hal Gregersen, leaders emerge at MIT in a unique way.  Read more.









 

 

Credit: MIT Sloan Management Review
Credit: MIT Sloan Management Review
The Most Underrated Skill in Management 

MIT faculty members Nelson Repenning and Don Kieffer, along with Dr. Todd L. Astor, highlight problem formulation as one of the foundational skills in creating effective change. Read more. 
 

Nimble Leadership

Walking the line between creativity and chaos

MIT's Deborah Ancona, Elaine Backman, and Kate Isaacs explore how leaders who balance freedom and control can allow for increased self-management among employees and foster a more innovative workspace. Read more. 

 
Use Catalytic Questioning to Solve Significant Problems

An alternative to the traditional brainstorm

MIT's Hal Gregersen introduces the method of Catalytic Questioning, which comprises of five unconventional steps that can help us creatively solve problems. Read more. 

Principles of Dynamic Work Design 

MIT's Nelson Repenning and Don Kieffer, partners at ShiftGear Work Design, present the four principles of dynamic work design and how they can improve an organization's performance. Read more. 

MIT Leadership Faculty Insights

Deborah Ancona

Deborah Ancona

Founder, Seley Distinguished Professor of Management, Organization Studies

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Emilio J. Castilla

Emilio J. Castilla

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

NTU Professor of Management

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Jared R. Curhan

Jared R. Curhan

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

Gordon Kaufman Professor of Management

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Roberto Fernandez

Roberto Fernandez

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

William F. Pounds Professor in Management

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Hal Gregersen

Hal Gregersen

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

Senior Lecturer, Work and Organization Studies

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Leigh Hafrey

Leigh Hafrey

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

Senior Lecturer, Communication and Ethics

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