Hal is a senior lecturer in Leadership and Innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management where he pursues his vocation of executive teaching, coaching, and research by exploring how leaders in business, government, and society discover provocative new ideas, develops the human and organizational capacity to realize those ideas, and ultimately deliver positive powerful results.
His most recent book, Questions Are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems at Work and in Life delivers insights about the conditions that give rise to catalytic questions and how anyone can create them.
His previous book, The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators, flows from a path-breaking international research project (with Jeff Dyer and the late Clayton Christensen). They explored where disruptive innovations come from by interviewing founder entrepreneurs and CEOs at 100+ of the most innovative companies in the world and by assessing how 8,000+ leaders leverage five key innovation skills to create valuable new products, services, processes, and businesses.
It was delightful to have Hal on this podcast. Head over to the Nour Forum for the show notes including what we can all do to get better at asking better questions, creating a space for inquiry that can often lead to insights, and bolstering our teams to use those insights to create real impact.
Enjoy the podcast,