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Leading Across Boundaries

Leading Across Boundaries

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: The Passion to Action Summit: The MIT Leadership Center Launch. "This is a strange and paradoxical time," says moderator Peter Senge, in which people live "more and more in each other's backyard"-- interdependent globally but also fragmented by economics and politics. Senge believes "working across boundaries is the defining challenge" of our era. Ron O'Connor is a pioneer in the practice of crossing boundaries. While volunteering as a medical student in Nepal 30 years ago, he observed devastating mortality rates that could be eradicated if up-to-date public health measures were implemented. But he also understood that Westerners couldn't simply go in and impose solutions on a different culture. "We're seen as a big gorilla knocking over small... Show More
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