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Deborah Ancona talks to Sloan Management Review about Leadership

From Sloan Management Review By Martha Mangelsdorf What does it take to be an effective leader in today’s unpredictable and uncertain business environments? Earlier this month, I attended an MIT Sloan executive education course called “Transforming Your Leadership Strategy,” taught by MIT Sloan professor Deborah Ancona. While a good deal of the learning in the course […]

LGO students talk labor issues with Prof. Thomas Kochan ahead of May 8-9 conference

The migration in manufacturing jobs and facilities from the U.S. to China and other countries has been getting a lot of attention lately. Recently my LGO classmate Benj Christensen and I had the opportunity to discuss labor issues over lunch with Thomas A. Kochan, Professor of Work and Employment Research and Engineering Systems at MIT’s […]

Yasheng Huang: Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women Initiative will help train the next generation of Chinese entrepreneurs

I am just back from an exciting weeklong trip to China to meet applicants for a new program MIT Sloan is helping develop at Yunnan University for women entrepreneurs. The program is part of Goldman Sachs’s 10,000 Women Initiative. Goldman’s initiative is a $100 million campaign designed to provide business and management education to promising […]

MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference: If you build it, they will come

In 2007, Daryl Morey, MIT Sloan MBA ’00, and Jessica Gelman of The Kraft Sports Group had a vision to build a forum for innovation in sports. Just five years later, the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference developed into that and more. With more than 2,200 participants, the conference grew by 50% from 2011 and featured […]

Prof. Evan Apfelbaum: A blind pursuit of racial colorblindness — Research has implications for how companies manage multicultural teams

My research investigates the science of diversity. Some of the questions I’ve been working on lately explore what strategies people use to appear unprejudiced in social situations, and to what extent these efforts are effective. Ever see the Colbert Report on Comedy Central? One of Stephen Colbert’s recurring jokes is that he is “racially colorblind.” […]