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Leadership and the Lens

Breakthrough solutions start with assumption-challenging questions—and it’s a leader’s obligation to surface them. As
Hal Gregersen explores in his Harvard Business Review piece, leaders can learn a lot from photographers about how to lead and ask the right questions. In this video, he discusses how photography has impacted his own work as a leader and the framing questions that he asks and lives. The intersection between inquiry and images is the foundation of the MIT Sloan Executive Education workshop “Leadership and the Lens: Learning at the Intersection of Innovation and Image-Making” that Gregersen teaches with world-renowned National Geographic photographer Sam Abell.

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove

Founders of Thinkers50, Champions of the Best Business Ideas

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Stuart and Des have been championing the latest management ideas for more than 25 years.

As authors, their books are available in more than 20 languages and include Gravy Training, Generation Entrepreneur, What We Mean When We Talk About Leadership and the six-book Thinkers50 McGraw Hill book series. They also edited The Financial Times Handbook of Management.

They founded the communications company Suntop Media in 1999. They work as advisers, speakers and coaches to individuals and organizations intent on maximising the impact of their ideas. Stuart and Des’s work in business thought leadership led Management Today to describe them as “market makers par excellence”.

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