This program introduces executives to effective design- driven leadership, demonstrating how it positively affects every facet of a product or service by encouraging and guiding innovation, empathy, execution, and delivery. Drawing on the resources of MIT’s Integrated Design & Management curriculum and its new Integrated Design Lab (ID Lab), the course combines intuitive methods taught in the world’s best design schools with the systematic, analytical methods for which MIT is world renowned. You will learn how to enable an action-based organizational culture in which empathy is generated, trial and error is encouraged, and failure is celebrated as a source of learning— resulting in successful innovation. You also will learn both strategic and hands-on techniques for structured exploration through prototyping. By applying a design-centered approach to leadership, you will be able to conceive of radically innovative solutions to multifaceted problems, create a vision that gets buy-in from senior management and colleagues, and create solutions that people love both emotionally and intellectually.