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Linda Hill
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Linda Hill
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  • As a professor of business administration at Harvard and faculty chair of the Leadership Initiative, Dr. Hill has done years of study on how leadership and innovation work together in the business world.

  • Hundreds of hours researching the world’s top organizations and leaders have shaped her understanding of what activities and attitudes best cultivate innovation in an organization.

  • Audiences leave her sessions with a better understanding of what constitutes effective leadership, and how to put that into practice, and how to maximize an organization’s potential for innovation.

  • She is co-author of the multi-award-winning Collective Genius, one of “The 20 Best Business Books” in 2014, has been named one of the top 10 management thinkers in the world, and is Harvard University’s faculty chair of the Leadership Initiative.

Dr. Linda Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. As faculty chair of the Leadership Initiative, she has chaired numerous HBS executive education programs, including the Young Presidents' Organization Presidents' Seminar and the High Potentials Leadership Program. She also headed up curriculum development for the new Leadership and Organizational Behavior MBA-required course.

Dr. Hill did a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Harvard Business School and earned a Ph.D. in Behavioral Sciences at the University of Chicago. She received her M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Chicago. She has a B.A., summa cum laude, in psychology from Bryn Mawr College.

She co-authored Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives of Becoming a Great Leader and Breakthrough Leadership. She also spearheaded Breakthrough Leadership, a program that helps organizations transform mid-level managers into effective leaders. The program won the Brandon Hall Group Award for Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology, and the book was named in the Wall Street Journal as one of the “Five Business Books to Read for Your Career.”

Business Insider named Dr. Hill’s newest co-authored book, Collective Genius, one of “The 20 Best Business Books” and it received the Gold Medal for Leadership, Axiom Business Book Award. She was named a Thinkers50 as one of the top 10 management thinkers in the world and received the Thinkers50 Innovation Award.

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Dr. Linda Hill packs a lot of content into her engaging and thought-provoking talks. Her insightful points are very down-to-earth and include many examples from her years of up-close research into what companies are doing in the areas of leadership and innovation.

Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation
In this talk based on Dr. Hill’s book, a team of preeminent thinkers—former Pixar technology wizard Greg Brandeau, MIT researcher Emily Truelove, and writer and former executive Kent Lineback (Being the Boss)—reveal what is the inextricable, yet significant, link between leadership and innovation.

Based on extensive research at many of the world's top organizations, her talk makes the compelling argument that today's knowledge-intensive global economy demands innovation, not just as a competence, but as a much deeper part of the culture of the enterprise. With vivid real-life voices, rich ethnographic description, and expert guidance from authors who've led innovation and creativity firsthand in their own organizations, Dr. Hill helps audiences expand and deepen their leadership wisdom and competence for a new century.

The Power of Leadership: Unleashing the Collective Genius in Your Organization

What does it take to build organizations that can innovate again and again? The short answer: the right leadership. In her new book, Collective Genius, Professor Hill shows exceptional leaders of innovation in action. Based on a decade of observations of leaders from across the globe, Hill reveals how they go about developing organizations where people are willing and able to do the hard work that innovative problem solving requires. They build communities with a shared purpose and consistent set of values and rules of engagement that allow individual slices of genius to be leveraged into collective genius. They develop in their organizations the key capabilities required to get innovation done: collaboration, discovery-driven learning, and integrative decision-making. Professor Hill details what organizations can do to develop leaders with the right mindset and talents.

Leadership for Innovation: How to Create Collective Genius

From her research on companies that have achieved breakthrough innovations Professor Hill found a common leadership approach. Leaders at Pixar eBay Germany Google HCL Technologies and IBM among others build communities of people who are both willing and able to innovate. They develop willing teams by pulling people together with a shared purpose values and rules of engagement. And they build capabilities by fostering intellectual diversity and debate (creative abrasion) high experimentation (creative agility) and integrative rather than compromise-driven solutions (creative resolution).

Steve Jobs for example, after acquiring Pixar put tremendous design effort into a new facility for hundreds of employees designing it much like an Italian neighborhood with a central meeting place to foster a highly collaborative community. Vineet Nayar CEO of India's IT leader HCL Technologies introduced an "Employee First" mantra and encouraged the company's young employees to define their value system and goals building an ambitious trust-based community.

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Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation

You might think the key to innovation is attracting exceptional creative talent. Or making the right investments. Or breaking down organizational silos. All of these things may help—but there’s only one way to ensure sustained innovation: you need to lead it—and with a special kind of leadership. Collective Genius shows you how.

Preeminent leadership scholar Linda Hill, along with former Pixar tech wizard Greg Brandeau, MIT researcher Emily Truelove, and Being the Boss coauthor Kent Lineback, found among leaders a widely shared, and mistaken, assumption: that a “good” leader in all other respects would also be an effective leader of innovation. The truth is, leading innovation takes a distinctive kind of leadership, one that unleashes and harnesses the “collective genius” of the people in the organization.

Using vivid stories of individual leaders at companies like Volkswagen, Google, eBay, and Pfizer, as well as nonprofits and international government agencies, the authors show how successful leaders of innovation don’t create a vision and try to make innovation happen themselves. Rather, they create and sustain a culture where innovation is allowed to happen again and again—an environment where people are both willing and able to do the hard work that innovative problem solving requires.

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