Mar 062015

In Conversation with Linda A. Hill: The Leading Boss



“Leadership is fundamentally an emotional connection and for that emotional connection to work, it really needs to be based on mutual trust.”
~ Linda A. Hill


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In Conversation with Linda A. Hill
Linda A. Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. She is the faculty chair of the Leadership Initiative and has chaired numerous HBS Executive Education programs, including the Young Presidents’ Organization Presidents’ Seminar and the High Potentials Leadership Program. She was course-head during the development of the new Leadership and Organizational Behavior MBA required course.

Linda is the co-author, with Kent Lineback, of Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives of Becoming a Great Leader and Breakthrough Leadership, a blended cohort-based program that helps organizations transform mid-level managers into more effective leaders.

Breakthrough Leadership was the winner of the 2013 Brandon Hall Group Award for Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology. The book was included in The Wall Street Journal as one of the Five Business Books to Read for Your Career in 2011. She is also the author of Becoming a Manager: How New Managers Master the Challenges of Leadership.

In 2014, Professor Hill co-authored a book entitled Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation. It features thick descriptions of exceptional leaders of innovation in a wide range of industries – from information technology to law to design – and geographies – from the US and Europe to the Middle East and Asia. Business Insider named Collective Genius one of The 20 Best Business Books in summer 2014.

Also in this issue:
+ Don’t Just Survive as a Leader, Thrive as a Leader by Elizabeth Stincelli
+ A Leader’s Perspective by Susan Mazza
+ Four Ways Leaders Use Intuition by Shelley Row
+ The Language of Trust Begins with the ABCD’s by Randy Conley
+ Leader Profile: Jeremy Diamond with Glain Roberts-McCabe
+ Why Tone Matters by Emily Cosgrove
+ Executives: Leaders or Managers? by Mitch McCrimmon
+ Asking for Help: Why it is Important for Leadership by Leah Wuitschik
+ Leadership is Difficult, but it Doesn’t Have to be Hard by Tim Milburn
+ Complacency in the Workplace: Overcome Bad Attitudes with Accountable Leadership by Lisa Woods