Linda A. Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. She is the faculty chair of the Leadership Initiative and has chaired numerous executive education programs at the school.
Hill has authored or coauthored several books and many Harvard Business Review articles. She is the author of Becoming a Manager: How New Managers Master the Challenges of Leadership (Harvard Business Review Press, 2003) and has a book forthcoming from Harvard Business Review Press: Being the Boss (2011), coauthored with Kent L. Lineback. Among Hill’s many HBR articles are “Are You a High Potential?” (June 2010) and “Winning the Race for Talent in Emerging Markets” (November 2008), both coauthored with Douglas A. Ready and Jay A. Conger.
Hill’s consulting and executive education activities have been in the areas of managing change, managing cross-organizational relationships, implementing global strategy, innovation, talent management, and leadership development. She serves on numerous boards of directors, boards of trustees, and advisory boards. She also serves on the editorial board of the Leadership Quarterly.
She has an AB in psychology from Bryn Mawr College and received her MA in educational psychology from the University of Chicago. She earned a doctorate in behavioral sciences at the University of Chicago and did a post-doctoral research fellowship at Harvard Business School.