INSEAD Professor of Innovation and Leadership, Hal Gregersen, has been shortlisted for the Thinkers50 2013 Innovation Award. We have an exclusive video interview with him here, where he discusses how being a great leader means creating innovative solutions to distinguish your company, and how you need to change your actions to produce those sorts of creative ideas. Gregersen identifies the way in which great leaders ask questions no one else asks to unlock solutions no one else sees. This capacity for question and this desire to seek out the ‘different’ rather than the ‘same’ is what gives innovative leaders and innovative companies an edge.
Currently Gregersen is championing the 4-24 Project, which asks forward-thinking leaders to set aside 4 minutes every 24 hours to ask better questions.