Linda A.

Leadership and innovation expert

Linda writes about: Business

Linda A. Hill, the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, is one of the world’s most respected and sought-after leadership and innovation experts. Hill helps organizations build and sustain growth by teaching leaders how to unleash and leverage the creativity of diverse individuals to create “collective genius”—a community of innovative problem-solvers.

In addition to her longstanding role as an educator and researcher, Hill has worked closely with executives, managers, and teams for more than 30 years as an advisor and consultant. During that time, she has coauthored a number of books that have been translated into multiple languages, including the award-winning Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation as well as Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives of Becoming a Great Leader, now considered a bible of sorts for leaders at every level of management.

Hill’s work focuses on helping organizations build agility and resilience so leaders and their teams can routinely innovate. She is the cofounder of Paradox Strategies, a leadership research and advisory firm, and has served on the board or worked with organizations across the world such as Merck, Aon, Mitsubishi, NASA, RELX, The Federal Reserve Bank, National Bank of Kuwait,, and The World Economic Forum.

Great leaders of innovation see their role not as take-charge direction setters but rather as social architects creating the conditions necessary for others to co-create the future with them.


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