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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 15.318 Leadership and Change in Organizations and Change

Subject covers leadership theory, leadership skills, and self-reflection. Focuses on three questions: What is leadership? What kind of leader am I? How can I develop as a leader? Built around the 3 C's Sloan Leadership Model: catalyzing action, contingent on context, and change signature. Leadership is about making things happen, creating change, with a deep understanding of the context and who you are as an individual. Subject should increase knowledge and skills related to catalyzing action, including how to make sense of context, using power and influence, building momentum for change, creating a visionary speech, and developing leadership capabilities in others. Includes a number of self-assessment exercises examining personal history, emotional intelligence, and catalyzing action skills to help identify personal change signature. Half term subject.
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