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INSEAD’s Senior Affiliate Professor of Leadership, Executive Education Programme Director, Learning to Lead
An expert in Innovative Entrepreneurship, Hal Gregersen has conducted extensive research into how the world’s top innovators come up with their ideas and how we can learn from studying the way they think and act
Co-author of The Innovators DNA which identifies the winning habits and thought patterns of our leading innovators.
Professor of Leadership at INSEAD as well as author, consultant and speaker.
Wants to use innovative behavior to tackle social issues and to inspire a new generation.
Topics covered include Disruptive Innovation, Inquiry-based Leadership, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity and Transformational Change
Hal Gregersen presents with great charm and charisma - his inspirational talks are none the less grounded in concrete examples from the world’s top innovators.
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Gregersen received a
degree in business administration
University of Utah
and completed a
Masters in organizational change
in 1983 - adding a
Ph.D. in business administration
University of California
five years later. He has taught extensively at leading institutions around the world including the
London Business School
Helsinki School of Economics
Turku School of Economics
He lives in
where he is
Professor in Leadership at INSEAD
and also resides in
. He is married and enjoys photography and the arts.
Gregersen's seminal work is undoubtedly
The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators
which is the result of extensive studies conducted alongside Jeff Dyer and
. In fact it builds on work started by Christensen into the phenomenon of Disruptive Innovation and asks where do these ground breaking ideas come from? From Amazon to PayPal they concluded that great breakthrough ideas come from the habit of constant questioning and observation together with networking widely amongst those who can offer different perspectives. The study is used as a practical teaching method in workshops and in consultation with leading companies worldwide. He has worked with, among others,
Adidas, Coca-Cola, The World Economic Forum and Yahoo
. Gregerson is now looking at how these insights can be used in social projects. He has also worked with governments and NGOs and wants to bring on a new generation of innovative leaders.
He has several other books to his name and over 50 articles in journals like the
Harvard Business Review
Journal of International Business Studies.
He is a
consultant on innovation and transformational change at Innosight
Along with Dyer and Christensen he has developed the
World’s Most Innovative Companies list with Forbes
, now in its 2nd year.
In 2009 he was the
McKinsey Award runner-up
for the best article in the
Harvard Business Review
and received the
Ascendant Scholar Award
Western Academy of Management
. He has also received several awards for
teaching excellence in MBA programmes
Global Explorers: The Next Generation of Leaders with Stephen R. Covey, J. Stewart Black, Allen J. Morrison (1999)
Leading Strategic Change: Breaking Through the Brain Barrier with J. Stewart Black (2002)
IT Starts with One: Changing Individuals Changes Organizations with J. Stewart Black (2008)
The Innovator's DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators with Jeff Dyer and Clayton M. Christensen (2012)
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