The Innovator's DNA: Mastering Five Skills For Disruptive Innovation

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Innovation is a big buzzword that means different things to different people. Where do innovative and revolutionary business ideas come from? According to research by Hal Gregersen, co-author of The Innovator's DNA and executive director of the MIT Leadership Center, mastering five key skills forms the foundation for finding ideas that create value. This new innovation program helps executives learn to achieve breakthrough insights through self-assessment, catalytic questioning, deep observation, diverse networking, and rapid experimentation.

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  • Kevin M: Very thought provoking program facilitated with a passionate instructor.

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  • James W: Spot on; helped me to see innovation in a very different light.

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  • Neelkanth G: Great course. Very systematic approach to innovation.

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  • Patrick B: It is a "must-attend" course. Hal Gregersen is excellent, knows perfectly his subject and knows how to share his experience. The course provides a lot of tools and methodologies that can be used from day 1 when back at work. Acting differently to make a difference really becomes up to us, no more excuses !

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  • Per G: It's obvious, but needed to hear again. The mix of theory and practice in the course learn you experience the five innovation skills first hand. You may have done it before, but the focus is finding out how you can empower your organization and colleagues. "... I'm trying to figure out the job to be done so the system will be better, so what if / why / could you ..."

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  • Michael M: Hal Gregersen is truly amazing, imparting the not only innovation skills, but also demonstrating the importance of those skills through practical, individual case analysis.

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  • Geoffrey C: Hal is very knowledgeable in the area of Innovation. The class was great, maybe a little bit short for everything that needs to be covered.

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  • Edward L: I felt that the way the course was delivered created an opportunity for a large group to feel smaller. It also allowed for better networking and interaction (perspectives). The experience provided some new tools for innovative thinking that give a fresh perspective to those too close to the problem. Well done!

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  • Robert De Saint P: The high level of participant interaction, mixing and activity were much appreciated (along with the creative content). All the other MIT Sloan workshops I've attended are basically two-day back-to-back presentations with limited group activities/discussions. This course practices what it preaches. Thanks.

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  • Edna A: This course helped to understand that Innovation can be learned. I will be more observant of my business environment and question the status quo.

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Innovator's DNA Key Skills: Questioning

In this video, Hal Gregersen discusses the power of questioning (a key innovation skill) and its ability to change the status quo, both in our personal and professional lives.

Participant Testimonial

"It is a 'must-attend' course. Hal Gregersen is excellent, knows perfectly his subject and knows how to share his experience. The course provides a lot of tools and methodologies that can be used from day 1 when back at work. Acting differently to make a difference really becomes up to us, no more excuses !" -Patrick B.

Exploring the Innovator's DNA
Find out how disruptive innovators arrive at their value-generating ideas.