Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Linda A. Hill 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. Hill is the co-author of Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader and Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation , co-founder of Paradox Strategies, and co-creator of the Innovation Quotient. 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.
Join Big Think's co-founder and president Peter Hopkins in conversation with Professor Linda Hill on what it takes to be a boss during COVID-19.
Linda Hill: I think it’s very important to understand how people are going to respond when they actually are stressed or when they don’t know something.
It's only natural that people are only going to give interesting and important high-stakes work to people they know and people they trust.
No one learns to do their jobs in school. You learn your job through experience and through your relationships at work.
Are you cultivating the critical relationships at work?