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Keynote speaker Linda A. Hill is an experienced and highly regarded Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. She is a successful author, consultant, speaker, and has worked with multinational corporations, banks, and media outlets. Thinkers50 ranked Linda as one of the top ten management thinkers in the world in 2013, and Collective Genius, a book she co-authored was awarded the 2015 gold Axiom Business Book Award for Leadership.
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Keynote speaker 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.
Professor Hill is also a successful author with numerous academic books within the field of management, leadership, and innovation. She is the author of Becoming a Manager: How New Managers Master the Challenges of Leadership (2nd Edition) and in 2014, Professor Hill co-authored a book entitled Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation. It features comprehensive description 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. Collective Genius was awarded the 2015 Gold Axiom Business Book Award for Leadership, and Business Insider named it one of “The 20 Best Business Books” in summer 2014.
The insightful speaker Linda A. Hill is the subject expert of numerous e-learning programs: Stepping up to Management (based in large measure on Becoming a Manager); Harvard Manage Mentor, and advisor for the Change Management Simulation: Power and Influence. Hill has authored or co-authored numerous HBR articles, including “Where Will We Find Tomorrow’s Leaders;” “Winning the Race for Talent in Emerging Markets;” and “Are You a High Potential?” She is a contributor to the HBS Publishing series on Managing Up, Hiring, and Becoming a New Manager. She was named by Thinkers50 in 2013 as one of the top ten management thinkers in the world.
Professor 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 General Electric, Reed Elsevier, Accenture, Pfizer, IBM, MasterCard, Mitsubishi, Morgan Stanley, the National Bank of Kuwait, AREVA, and The Economist.
Our quick-witted speaker Linda A. Hill is a member of the Board of Directors of State Street Corporation, Eaton Corp., and Harvard Business Publishing. She is a trustee of the The Bridgespan Group and the Art Center College of Design. She is on the Board of Advisors for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund USA and a Special Representative to the Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College. She is a former member of the Board of Trustees of The Rockefeller Foundation. She is also on the Advisory Board of the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program.
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. Our speaker Linda A. Hill received her M.A. in Educational Psychology with a concentration in measurement and evaluation from the University of Chicago. She has a B.A., summa cum laude, in psychology from Bryn Mawr College.