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. Hill has chaired numerous HBS Executive Education programs, including the Young Presidents' Organization Presidents' Seminar and the High Potentials Leadership Program, and Leading and Building a Culture of Innovation.
She was course-head during the development of the new Leadership and Organizational Behavior MBA required course.
Hill has been at the forefront of developing various innovative learning programs for managers, including Breakthrough Leadership, the winner of the 2013 Brandon Hall Group Award for Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology, and the award-winning multimedia management development programs such as High Performance Management.
Hill’s consulting and executive education activities have been in the areas of leadership development, talent management, leading change and innovation, implementing global strategies, and managing cross-organizational relationships.
Organizations with which Professor Hill has worked include the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, NASA, General Electric, RELX, Accenture, UnitedHealth Group, IBM, MasterCard, Merck, Mitsubishi, Morgan Stanley, National Bank of Kuwait, The Federal Reserve Bank, AREVA, The Economist, Salesforce.com, and The World Economic Forum.
In 2014, Hill co-founded Paradox Strategies, an advisory and research firm that assesses and advises organizations and boards on leadership and innovation. Hill is a member of the Board of Directors of Relay Therapeutics and the Global Citizens Initiative, Inc.
Hill serves on the Board of Trustees of the ArtCenter College of Design and is a Special Representative to the Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College.
She is also on the Advisory Board of Eight Inc., the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program, the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), the American Repertory Theater, and the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing. She is a member of the HR People + Strategy Advisory Council.
Hill is a former member of the Board of Directors of Harvard Business Publishing, State Street Corporation, The Bridgespan Group, and the Eaton Corporation. She is also a former member of the Board of Trustees of The Rockefeller Foundation and a former member of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund USA board. Hill completed 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.
In this session, Professor Hill will share a simple but robust model of leadership to help managers focus their time and attention and achieve desired results. She will describe three imperatives of leadership: managing yourself, managing your network, and managing your team. This framework was based on years of results and teaching high potentials (both MBAs and executives): What is expected of high potentials today given the need of companies to both execute and innovate?
Why do high potentials fail to realize their potential? What are the most common derailers? How can those derailers be addressed? Professor Hill has used this framework in her consulting and coaching practice with both junior managers and senior executives.
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