HAL GREGERSEN is the Executive Director of the Leadership Center as MIT, a prolific author and motivational speaker, recognized by Thinkers50 as one of the world's fifty most innovative minds. He has authored or coauthored ten books, and his most recent bestselling book is The Innovator's DNA, coauthored with Jeff Dyer and Clayton Christensen.
"I connected with this book's message because I lived it.
Everythingchanged for the better when I realized that I, like so
many others, wasasking the wrong question. Our culture chases
conventional notionsof success instead of nurturing what would
really make us thrive. HalGregersen is absolutely right-the best
way to get to a better answeris to start with a better question,
and we can all learn to do that." -- Arianna Huffington
"It's a great insight that, if you want to arrive at a better answer, you should start with a better question. Hal Gregersen takes that observation further, exploring how to put it into daily practice. I love this book's emphasis on creating the conditions in which creative thinking will thrive, and I love its bighearted storytelling." -- Tony Hsieh, Zappos.com CEO
In his new book, Hal Gregersen reveals the power of cultivating a beginner's mind, deep listening and continuous reflection in search of the right questions. Read this remarkable book and you will find a path to meaningful answers -- Marc Benioff, Chairman & Co-CEO, Salesforce
Hal Gregersen is one of those rare educators who always practices what he preaches. Deliberately, he pushes himself out of his comfort zones, and consistently, he surfaces those great questions that unlock better answers. I think it's wonderful that, with Questions Are the Answer, he is equipping so many more people to do the same. -- Clayton M. Christensen, Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School
"Creating an open environment where every manager can ask questions without fear is the first step in bringing innovation to achieve the betterment of a corporation. The author brings out how asking the right questions is the responsibility of a successful leader. A "must" read for every corporate person aspiring to succeed as a leader." -- Narayana Murthy, founder of Infosys
If you want a simple answer to the question of what matters most to creativity, then look no further than the title of this book. Mastering the art of questioning is not easy, but Hal Gregersen describes a wealth of valuable approaches that will serve you well -- no matter what kinds of problems you are trying to solve. -- Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO and author of Design for Change
As machines become exceedingly proficient at providing answers, it becomes more and more important for people to be asking the right questions. Hal Gregersen is exactly right that this is a skill we can learn -- and must teach. -- Joi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab and author of Whiplash
Readers of both self-help and business books will enjoy this read as a challenge to their established perspective. -- Library Journal