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For this “brief master class in asking better questions,” Harvard Business Review editor Sarah Green Carmichael gathers a panel of innovation and leadership experts. Hal Gregersen, Thomas Wedell-Wedelsborg and Roger L. Martin each add a guiding principle to the theme. getAbstract recommends this lucid discussion as a business library staple.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to use three principles to ask better questions, and
  • How to build and strengthen the relevant skills.

About the Speakers

The Innovator’s DNA author Hal Gregersen directs the MIT Leadership Center. Thomas Wedell-Wedelsborg co-wrote Innovation as Usual. Roger L. Martin wrote Playing to Win and other business books.



Management theorist Peter Drucker once said, “The most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers. The truly dangerous thing is asking the wrong questions.” How can you learn to ask the right questions? Heed three principles:

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