INQUIRY-DRIVEN LEADERSHIP

Generate new business insights and drive innovation by asking the right questions.

Duration

6 weeks, excluding
orientation

Effort

6–8 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

Other Detail

Earn an MIT Sloan
certificate

YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

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The skills to create a questioning culture that finds, frames, and solves problems, uncovering new opportunities and overcoming business challenges.

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The ability to recognize and dissolve the barriers restricting your organization’s creative capacity to gain new insights and drive innovation.

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An understanding of the types of productive questions that drive positive change and deliver greater individual and organizational value.

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU IF:

 

  • You want to develop the interpersonal skills needed for increased growth and performance in your current role.

  • You’re looking to develop your personal and professional leadership skills to work towards an executive position.

  • You want to build a practical toolkit that can be immediately applied to identify and solve problems in your professional or personal context.

COURSE CURRICULUM

Over the duration of this online program, you’ll work your way through the following modules:

MODULE 1
Appreciating the Power of Catalytic Questions

Explore how to apply a question-based approach to challenges in your personal and professional life.

MODULE 2
Creating the Conditions for Questions to Flourish

Learn how to create and benefit from the conditions that stimulate catalytic questions.

MODULE 3
Building the Habits of Productive Inquiry

Explore habits and questioning methods that promote productive inquiry.

MODULE 4
Understanding and Working Through the Barriers to Inquiry

Recognize how structural, cognitive, and behavioral barriers constrain your questioning capacity.

MODULE 5
Building the Questioning Capacity of a Team or Organization

Learn how to model, enable, and motivate a question-driven approach in your team or organization.

MODULE 6
Changing the World by Changing The Questions

Investigate how you can continue your question-centric approach to challenges beyond yourself and the program.

HEAR WHAT YOUR FACULTY DIRECTOR HAS TO SAY

“Leadership is about creating a psychologically safe enough space for the people around us to ask questions that generate insight and compel us to action. This program is all about how we can ask the kinds of questions that create profound insight into the world we're working and living in, and provoke or cause us to do something about it.”
— Hal Gregerson, Senior Lecturer, Work and Organization Studies

WHO YOU’LL LEARN FROM

Hal Gregersen

Senior Lecturer, Work and Organization Studies

Gregersen is executive director of the MIT Leadership Center and a senior lecturer in Leadership and Innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management. There he pursues his vocation of executive teaching, coaching, and research. In his work, he explores how leaders in business, government, and society discover provocative new ideas, develop the human and organizational capacity to realize those ideas, and ultimately deliver positive, powerful results.

Gregersen is a Senior Fellow at Innosight, a growth-strategy consulting firm, and a former advisory board member at Pharmascience, a privately held pharmaceutical company based in Montreal, Canada. Before joining MIT, he taught at INSEAD, London Business School, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Brigham Young University, and in Finland, as a Fulbright Fellow.

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Roger Lehman
Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management

Lehman is a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a professor at INSEAD's Singapore campus. At INSEAD, he designs and teaches in both open and company-specific programs, providing a focus on executive leadership, personal and professional development, change management, and high-performance teams. In addition, he is a member of the core faculty at the INSEAD Global Leadership Center. As co-designer and program director of INSEAD’s innovative Coaching and Consulting for Change Program, he is deeply involved in supporting leadership transformational processes. Lehman’s clinical, teaching and organizational consulting career spans over 35 years during which time his experience has included a variety of staff and leadership positions in both public and private institutions. Over the past 20 years his teaching and consulting have led him to a variety of international assignments on all continents, including Antarctica. In addition to his extensive involvement in the Executive Master's Program, Lehman’s current focus is on leader development in Asia and Africa.

AN ONLINE EDUCATION THAT SETS YOU APART

This MIT Sloan online program is delivered in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals who have already benefited from the opportunity to:

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Develop new competencies and earn valuable recognition from an international selection of universities, entirely online and on your own time frame

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Enjoy a personalized, people-mediated online learning experience that supports you every step of the way

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Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your life to meet weekly milestones

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