Linda A. Hill

Linda A. Hill is an American economist and currently 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. She is the co-author of “Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation,” co-founder of Paradox Strategies, and co-creator of the Innovation Quotient©. She was named by Thinkers50 as one of the top ten management thinkers in the world in 2013 and received the Thinkers50 Innovation Award in 2015.

Hill’s research focuses on implementing global strategies and leading innovation; building innovative organizations and ecosystems; developing leaders for innovation; and the role of the board in governing innovation. She is the author of highly-regarded books and articles on leadership, including her latest book “Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation”(Harvard Business Review Press 2014). “Collective Genius” was named by Business Insider as one of “The 20 Best Business Books” in 2014 and received the Gold Medal for Leadership, Axiom Business Book Award. 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,” noted by the Wall Street Journal as one of the “Five Business Books to Read for Your Career in 2011” and author of “Becoming a Manager: How New Managers Master the Challenges of Leadership” (2nd edition). Her books are available in multiple languages. Hill has authored or co-authored numerous Harvard Business Review articles, including “Where Will We Find Tomorrow’s Leaders,” “Winning the Race for Talent in Emerging Markets,” and “Are You a High Potential?” She is a contributor to the HBS Press Pocket Mentor series Managing Up, Hiring, Becoming a New Manager, and Negotiating Outcomes.