Linda A. Hill

Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Faculty Chair, Leadership Initiative


Linda A. Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and chair of the Leadership Initiative. Hill is regarded as one of the top experts on leadership and innovation. Hill is the co-author of Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation (Harvard Business Review Press 2014), co-founder of Paradox Strategies, and co-creator of the Innovation Quotient and re:Route. She was named by Thinkers50 as one of the top ten management thinkers in the world in 2013 and 2021 and received the Thinkers50 Innovation Award in 2015.

Hill’s research focuses on leadership development, building agile, innovative organizations, and implementing global strategies. Her current research focuses on scaling innovation and digital leadership. She is the author of highly regarded books and articles on leadership. Collective Genius was named by Business Insider as one of “The 20 Best Business Books” and received the Gold Medal for the Leadership Axiom Business Book Award. Hill’s TED talk on how to manage for collective creativity has more than 2.6 million views. In 2015, Hill, along with her co-authors, received the first Warren Bennis Prize for the Harvard Business Review article “Collective Genius,” based on the book. Hill is also the co-author of Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives of Becoming a Great Leader and author of Becoming a Manager: How New Managers Master the Challenges of Leadership. In 2022, the article “Becoming the Boss,” which is based on the book Becoming a Manager, was selected as one of the most influential and innovative articles from HBR’s first century. Her books and articles have been translated into multiple languages. Hill has authored or co-authored numerous Harvard Business Review articles, including “Winning the Race for Talent in Emerging Markets,” “Are You a High Potential?,” “The Board’s New Innovation Imperative,” and “Drive Innovation with Better Decision-Making.”

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