Hal Gregersen

Teachers should reward questions, not just answers

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Guest Post by Hal Gregersen – previously posted at “WIRED”

According to a paper in the journal Communication Education, an average child aged between six and 18 asks only one question per one-hour class per month – a number that starkly contrasts with the innate curiosity exhibited by an average four-year-old. Contrast that with the average teacher, who, according to the British Education Research Journal, peppers kids with 291 questions a day and waits an...

How Intuit Innovates by Challenging Itself

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Guest Post by Hal Gregersen – posted previously at HBR

We know that questioning can trigger innovative thinking. But the key—and challenge—to truly changing the status quo is:

“Identifying the right question.”

In a collaboration to determine just how disruptive leaders find these compelling questions, Professor Clayton Christensen and I conducted nearly 40...

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