Hal Gregersen is a senior lecturer in leadership and innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management and former executive director of the MIT Leadership Center. Hal’s work at MIT is the culmination of an academic journey that has included teaching posts at INSEAD, London Business School, Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, Brigham Young University and a Fulbright Fellowship in Finland. As an inspirational speaker and senior executive advisor, he has worked with such renowned organizations as Chanel, Disney, Patagonia, UNICEF, and the World Economic Forum, and been recognized by Thinkers50 and Global Guru as one of the world’s most innovative minds.
Hal has authored or coauthored ten books, translated into fifteen languages, including most recently the bestsellers Questions are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems at Work and in Life which is based on 200+ interviews with fearless questioners like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Orit Gadiesh (HarperBusiness, 2019) and The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators (Harvard Business Review Press, 2019). He has published over 75 articles on innovation and change and been highlighted in global media such as BBC, CNN, Economist, Financial Times, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal.
Hal and his wife, Suzi Lee, lived in England, France, and the UAE before landing on Boston’s North Shore, where she works as a sculptor and he pursues his lifelong avocation as a photographer.