2011 Ranking: #16
Shortlisted: 2011 Thinkers50 Leadership Award
Linda A. Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, and also chairs the School's Leadership Initiative. Her current work focuses primarily on leadership; innovation; managing cross-organizational relationships; and talent management.
Hill has written several books and many journal articles. Her books include the best-selling Becoming a Manager: How New Managers Master the Challenges of Leadership (2003, 2nd Ed); and her most recent book Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader (2011), co-authored with Kent L. Lineback. She has consulted with major corporations such as General Electric, IBM, Mitsubishi, Bertelsmann, and the National Bank of Kuwait.
In Being the Boss, Hill examines the challenges of being in charge and reveals how by mastering three disciplines – managing yourself; managing networks; and managing teams -- you can become a better boss.