Hal Gregersen

Hal Gregersen

Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center

Global Innovator, Hal Gregersen is Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center and Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Gregerson works with a diverse set of companies to help them master the challenges of innovation and change, from Chanel to IBM to the World Economic Forum. He also authored The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators, which assesses how top tier leaders leverage innovation skills to create valuable new products, services, processes, and businesses.

Hal Gregersen is a Senior Fellow at Innosight and a former advisory board member at Pharmascience, a privately held pharmaceutical company based in Montreal, Canada. Before joining MIT, he taught at INSEAD, London Business School, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Brigham Young University, and in Finland as a Fulbright Fellow


Gregerson’s new book, Questions are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems at Work and In Life, builds on 200+ interviews with renowned business, technology, education, government, social enterprise, and artistic leaders. This question-centric project surfaces crucial insights into how leaders build better questions to unlock game-changing solutions. Gregerson 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.

Beyond Creativity: Unlock Innovation
  • The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering five skills of disruptive innovators
  • Building a sustainably creative company: Putting people, processes, & philosophies to work
  • Catalytic questioning: Daily disciplines to surface the right questions
  • Avoid the leaders dilemma: Why bosses are being told what they want to hear instead of what they need to hear