Leaders have always faced the job of inspiring others while making important decisions with incomplete information. Today's leaders are confronted with challenges and opportunities that have never been more dynamic or complex. Helping individuals effectively understand and manage these forces is a key responsibility of HBS and the Leadership Initiative.

Leadership Initiative

We undertake cutting-edge research and course development projects about leadership and leadership development, both within Harvard Business School and through collaborations with other organizations.

We foster a global conversation that addresses the challenges of leadership in context—across time and location.

We encourage interdisciplinary exchange in order to bridge the gap between scholarship and practice.

The MBA Experience

MBA students benefit directly from the work of the Leadership Initiative across their two years at HBS.

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New & Noteworthy
Article

Successful Innovation Leaders 'Make Their Organizations Ready And Willing To Perform' - Linda Hill on Collective Genius in Forbes by Roger Trapp

HBS Working Knowledge

Leading Innovation is the Art of Creating 'Collective Genius' by Kim Girard

New Book

Linda A. Hill, Greg Brandeau, Emily Truelove, Kent Lineback have released Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation.

Interview

TVHBR Brazil-Interview with Tony Mayo, Thomas S. Murphy Senior Lecturer of Business Administration and Director, Leadership Initiative.

Book

Dean Nitin Nohria and Professors Ranjay Gulati and Anthony J. Mayo have recently written Principles of Management.

The book is available through Cengage Learning.