Shortlisted: 2015 Leadership Award
Hal Gregersen is Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center, Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Senior Fellow at Innosight.
To grasp how leaders can ask catalytic questions – ones that change the world – Gregersen studied 200+ renowned business, government, and social enterprise leaders for a forthcoming book with HarperCollins (2018). In a recent Harvard Business Review article, “Bursting the CEO Bubble,” he explored how senior leaders can ask better questions to unlock what they don’t know they don’t know – before it’s too late.
Gregersen is also founder of The 4-24 Project, an initiative dedicated to rekindling the provocative power of asking the right questions in adults so they can pass this crucial creativity skill onto the next generation.
Gregersen has co-authored ten books, including The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators (with Clayton Christensen & Jeff Dyer) based on interviews with founder entrepreneurs and CEOs at 100+ of the world’s most innovative companies.
Putting research insight into practice, Gregersen recently created a unique executive development experience at MIT and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops. “Leadership and the Lens” leverages the power of photography to help leaders ask radically better, and often life-changing, questions.