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Leadeship at MIT
As President Hockfield stated in her inaugural address, "MIT is uniquely equipped, and obliged, to make a critical difference... to educate the leaders the world needs now."

Rather than classifying people as "leaders" or "nonleaders" and trying to develop individuals into leaders, MIT assumes that everyone can learn and grow in ways that make them more effective in the various contexts, roles within a group, and processes they take on in their lives. Each experience you engage in during your time at MIT is an opportunity to test skills, shape effectiveness, and enhance awareness about how you want to impact the world.

We have developed this website as the foundation for a Virtual Leadership Center, a one-stop-shop for dissemination of information about the wide inventory of offerings across MIT that provide leadership development opportunities for students.
Leadership Defined
Leader PhotoWhen using this website, please think of the term "leadership" in its broadest definition - beyond position, power, or privilege - and recognize that each of us has qualities that can be examined, practiced and developed including skills in: problem-solving, creativity, big-picture thinking, ability to connect people and ideas, ability to influence others, conscientiousness, conflict resolution, attention to detail, communication skills, or a desire to change the world.
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icon 15.941J Leadership in Real Estate

Provides students with the concepts and tools to craft, articulate and refine a 'leadership point of view.' Through self-assessments, discussion and feedback, students learn about their readiness to lead, leadership style, learning preferences, creative potential, and presentation skills. Students have conversations with leaders in the industry, and use concepts and frameworks to analyze and learn their 'leadership points of view.' At the conclusion of the subject, students have a deeper understanding of leadership; a better understanding of themselves and their authentic leadership style; a plan to continue developing their leadership capabilities and a 'leadership point of view.'
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