Many of you may have seen Hal Gregerson as he did the opening keynote speech at the last ICF Global Conference in Washington. He has now just released a fantastically insightful book called ‘Questions Are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems at Work and in Life’. This is an absolute ‘must’ read for every executive coach wanting to help senior leaders unlock what they don’t know, In his book he reveals the power of cultivating a “beginner’s mind”, deep listening and continuous reflection in search of the right questions.
To Hal Gregersen, the power of questions has always been clear—but then he asked the question: If fresh catalytic questions are so important, shouldn’t we know more about how to arrive at them? Gregerson went on to conduct research that included over two hundred interviews with renowned businesses, government, and social enterprise leaders to better understand how leaders can ask catalytic questions.
Hal Gregersen is Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center, a Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and the founder of the 4-24 Project. A Thinkers50 globally ranked management thinker, as well as co-creator (with Sam Abell) of “Leadership and the Lens: Reframing the Question to Unlock Insight and Impact,” a unique executive education experience delivered by MIT Sloan Executive Education in association with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.
His book is available on Amazon here