Building and Leading Effective Teams

A photograph of a student-constructed egg protection device.  The device consists of a paper pyramid with an egg suspended within.

Students build protective devices for a team-building egg drop exercise. (Photograph courtesy of Amy MacMillan. Used with permission.)


MIT Course Number


As Taught In

Summer 2005



Cite This Course

Course Description

Course Features

Course Description

This course is an intensive one-week introduction to leadership, teams, and learning communities. The class meets daily for five days. The class serves as an introduction of concepts and uses a variety of experiential exercises to develop individual and team skills, as well as supportive relationships within the Leaders for Manufacturing class. As part of the focus on leadership, it discusses the idea of the "Universe Within", the images, thoughts, and experiences that are internal to all leaders.

Related Content

John Carroll. 15.316 Building and Leading Effective Teams. Summer 2005. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

For more information about using these materials and the Creative Commons license, see our Terms of Use.