Hal Gregersen is the co-author of “The Innovator’s DNA” with Clayton Christensen, which outlines the skills that are necessary in order to be a "disruptive innovator." Gregersen is the creator of Forbes’ Most Innovative Companies list and founder of the 4-24 project, which is dedicated to rekindling in adults the provocative power of asking the right questions to ultimately cultivate the next generation of innovative leaders.
Innovators, they start with a question. Questions that are not normal. They provoke the status quo. They challenge the way things are. They turn things a bit upside down.
Some people are really good on the innovation side but not so good on the execution side. But that can be changed.
Hal Gregersen: Four-year-olds everywhere in the world are successful innovators. They ask lots of questions. They observe like anthropologists. And that means everyone - you and I - we have more creative capacity than we think.
You can equally improve my innovation or discovery skills if you just learn what they are and how to become better at it.