An ILA Leadership Perspectives Webinar

Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader

Presenters: Linda Hill

Date: 25 April 2011


Managing and leading — the two sides of being the boss — are difficult and growing even harder. You must get the best from your people in a tough environment, meet the ever rising expectations of your organization, satisfy increasing customer demands and, on top of all that, prepare yourself for greater challenges.

In this webinar, Harvard Business School Professor Linda Hill discusses how to evaluate your skills and then build a plan to enable you to become the great boss you need to be.

Read more about this book – and a Q&A with the author – at the Harvard Business School’s website.

Speaker Information

Linda Hill
Linda A. Hill, Ph.D., 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 is a former faculty chair of the Organizational Behavior unit at Harvard Business School, and she was coursehead during the development of the new Leadership and Organizational Behavior MBA required course. She is the author of Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives of Becoming a Great Leader and Becoming a Manager: How New Managers Master the Challenges of Leadership (2nd Edition). She is author of course modules: Managing Your CareerManaging Teams, and Power and Influence and of award-winning multimedia management development programs High Performance Management, Coaching, and Managing for Performance.

Professor Hill is a member of the Boards of Directors of State Street Corporation, Cooper Industries, and Harvard Business Publishing. She is a trustee of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund USA, The Bridgespan Group, and 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. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Leadership Quarterly.

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. She 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.