Linda Hill

Linda Hill

Linda A. Hill is a Founding Partner at Paradox Strategies.

Linda 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 and innovation. Hill is the co-author of Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of  

Leading Innovation (Harvard Business Review Press 2014), co-founder of Paradox Strategies,  and co-creator of the Innovation Quotient and re:Route. She was named by Thinkers50 as one  of the top ten management thinkers in the world in 2013 and received the Thinkers50  Innovation Award in 2015. 

Hill’s research focuses on leadership development, building agile, innovative organizations, and  implementing global strategies. She is the author of highly regarded books and articles on  leadership. Collective Genius was named by Business Insider as one of “The 20 Best Business  Books” and received the Gold Medal for Leadership, Axiom Business Book Award. Hill’s TED  talk on how to manage for collective creativity has over 2 million views. In 2015, Hill, along  with her co-authors, received the first Warren Bennis Prize for the Harvard Business Review  article “Collective Genius,” based on the book. Hill is also the co-author of Being the Boss: The  3 Imperatives of Becoming a Great Leader and author of Becoming a Manager: How New  Managers Master the Challenges of Leadership. Her books have been translated in multiple  languages. Hill has authored or co-authored numerous Harvard Business Review articles,  including “Where Will We Find Tomorrow’s Leaders,” “Winning the Race for Talent in  Emerging Markets,” and “Are You a High Potential?”  

Hill has chaired numerous HBS Executive Education programs, including the Young Presidents’  Organization Presidents’ Seminar, 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 a Brandon Hall Group Award for Best  Advance in Unique Learning Technology, and the award-winning multimedia management  development program, High Performance Management. 

Hill is a member of the Board of Directors of Relay Therapeutics, on the Board of Trustees of  the ArtCenter College of Design and a member of the Team8 Fintech Strategic Committee. She  serves on the advisory boards of several organizations including the American Repertory  Theater, the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program, the California Institute for  Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), Eight Inc., the Morgan Stanley  Institute for Sustainable Investing, and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research.  She sits on the board of the Global Citizens Initiative, Inc. and is a Special Representative to the  Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr College. 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 the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund USA. 

Hill’s consulting and executive education activities have been in the areas of leadership  development, talent management, leading change and innovation, implementing global  strategies, managing cross-organizational relationships, and diversity and inclusion.  Organizations with which Professor Hill has worked include the Abu Dhabi Investment  Authority, Accenture, AREVA, IBM, MasterCard, Merck, Mitsubishi, Morgan Stanley,  National Bank of Kuwait, The Federal Reserve Bank, NASA, RELX, UnitedHealth Group, The  Economist, Salesforce.com, and The World Economic Forum.  

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.