Whether you want to learn about highly successful businesspeople or gain some practical career advice, there are a bunch of great new books to add to your summer reading list. There are Wall Street stories like Michael Lewis’ “Flash Boys,” useful guides like “Talk Like TED,” and memoirs from successful people, such as Twitter cofounder Biz Stone’s “Things A Little Bird Told Me.” We’ve collected 20 of the most valuable and interesting business books released this year that can keep you busy on your next flight or trip to the beach.
Linda A. Hill, Greg Brandeau, Emily Truelove, and Kent Lineback highlight executives at companies like Volkswagen, Google, eBay, and Pfizer to show how leaders of innovative companies don’t carry the burden of being creative.
Rather, they build cultures that foster innovation through “collective genius.”
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The Washington Post
The Washington Post named it [Collective Genius] a “Leadership Book to Watch Out for in 2014”
Creativity, Inc., by Ed Catmull (April 8) and Collective Genius by Linda Hill, Greg Brandeau, Emily Truelove and Kent Lineback (June)
Innovative animator Pixar serves as inspiration in both of these books—the first is written by the studio’s co-founder and president, the second is co-written the movie house’s former SVP of technology, Greg Brandeau. Catmull’s book, which Stanford’s Bob Sutton recently called “one of the best business books of all time,” teaches readers how to lead innovation through the personal story of both his life and Pixar’s history. The latter book, co-written by Harvard Business School professor Linda Hill, MIT researcher Truelove and former executive Lineback, combines academic research with real-life examples from Pixar, as well as other companies.
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“Purpose is not what a group does. It’s why they do it. In her new book, Harvard Business School professor Linda Hill explains how your company can become purpose-driven–and why it matters.”
“Hill’s latest book, Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation, makes a fascinating argument that Hill has made before: Namely, that to lead innovation, you should not view leadership as a take-charge, bull-by-the-horn-grabbing activity.
Instead, your job should be to create, populate, and inspire a flexible ecosystem, in which employees feel comfortable proposing radical ideas and challenging long-held corporate beliefs.
Read the full article: http://www.inc.com/ilan-mochari/linda-hill-purpose-driven-leadership-innovation.html#ixzz33ml4Fnks
WGBH (Boston Public Radio)
WGBH sent a video crew to cover Linda and Emily at Harvard Book Store.
Taped by WGBH Forum Network, Harvard professor Linda Hill and M.I.T. researcher Emily Truelove visited the Harvard Book Store to discuss their book, Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation.
Hill and Truelove talk about what attributes are important in a leader and how companies like Pixar and Apple embody the formula for successful leadership in today’s world.
This talk was taped on June 12, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Linda and Emily giving a talk at Harvard bookstore.
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Linda was selected by Inc Magazine as one of the 7 Breakthrough Business Thinkers to Watch. Here is what Inc. said about Linda:
2. Linda Hill. She is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School. Hill’s insights on the stealth leaders within organizations–those unheralded members of the rank-in-file who take charge of key initiatives–are well worth your while. If you’re pressed for time, give her 8-minute interview in the Harvard Business Review, called “Where Will We Find Tomorrow’s Leaders,” a chance.
Specifically, Hill suggests that executives refine how they scour their own backyards to find the leaders they need. Why? Because certain tenets of corporate culture prevent high-potential employees “from growing into leadership roles,” she argues. As a result, many execs “shut off a rich source of talent.”
The Thinkers50 global ranking of management thinkers is published every two years and is the essential guide to which thinkers and which ideas matter now.
“LONDON – Who is the most influential living management thinker? The Thinkers50
2013 provides the answer. Described as the Oscars of Management Thinking, the
global ranking is published every two years and is the essential guide to which
thinkers and which ideas matter now – and which have been consigned to business
history. Who gets the plaudits in 2013?”
Linda Hill is number eight on this important list.
Read the full article: http://www.thinkers50.com/t50-ranking/2013-2/