It is hardly controversial to say that all great breakthroughs and discoveries throughout history have been the result of curiosity. They have been driven by someone asking some variant of: “What might be possible?

And yet, research (Gino, 2018) shows that despite awareness around the benefits of curiosity and much language about encouraging innovation, most leaders actually stifle curiosity.

What about you?

If you are interested in thinking through this question, I would invite you to complete this short survey: How Open Am I to Curiosity?

Lend your voice to this research and, in the process, you may also prompt valuable reflection on your own leadership practice.

Please don’t feel you have to answer every question. Just answer the ones that resonate with you now!

All responses will be treated with absolute confidentiality. Rest assured that any findings published will be stripped of any identifying information.

Reference: Gino, F. (2018). The Business Case for Curiosity. Harvard Business Review, September–October. Retrieved from

How Open Am I to Curiosity?