Linda Hill on Leading Innovation

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To foster creativity, we must break the mold of traditional “good leadership,” says Linda Hill, co-author of Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation. As a professor at Harvard Business School, Hill has studied leadership within some of the world’s most revolutionary companies. In this exclusive interview she sits down with former SUCCESS magazine Publisher Darren Hardy to discuss how we, as leaders, can create giant leaps in our own organizations.

This interview appears on the SUCCESS Talks Collection, available in the April 2015 edition of SUCCESS magazine.

Favorite quote:

“Innovation is about that which is new and useful. To get the new, you need to unleash lots of ideas. Then to get the useful, you have to figure out how to leverage and harness those ideas, and deal with the diversity and conflict that comes from that, to come up with a useful solution that will be for the collective good.”

—Linda Hill

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