About the webinar -
We are living in a unique moment of rapid change that is shifting our understanding of how leaders need to lead self, teams, and organizations. In this session, Professor Ancona, Founder of the MIT Leadership Center, will present three key points for succeeding in a world of uncertainty.
- Discovering and communicating one’s unique Leadership Signature
- Creating xTEAMS for innovation and success
- Architecting Nimble Organizations that harness leadership at all levels to adapt to these changing times
Deborah Ancona is the Seley Distinguished Professor of Management, a Professor of Organization Studies, and the Founder of the MIT Leadership Center at the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is the author of the book X-Teams: How to Build Teams That Lead, Innovate, and Succeed (Harvard Business School Press).
Her pioneering research into how successful teams operate has highlighted the critical importance of managing outside, as well as inside, the team’s boundary. This research directly led to the concept of xTEAMS as a vehicle for driving innovation within large organizations. Ancona’s work also focuses on the concept of nimble and on the development of research-based tools, practices, and teaching/coaching models that enable organizations to foster creative leadership at every level.
Ancona holds a BA and an MS in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in management from Columbia University.