01 May 2015

HBS Professor Linda Hill Wins Warren Bennis Prize

Award lauds her Harvard Business Review article on “Collective Genius”
Linda Hill

BOSTON—Harvard Business Review (HBR) has announced that Linda Hill, the School’s Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration and faculty chair of its Leadership Initiative, has won, along with coauthors Greg Brandeau, Emily Truelove, and Kent Linebeck, the first Warren Bennis Prize for their article “Collective Genius,” which appeared in the June 2014 issue of the magazine.

Established by HBR and the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, the prize honors the legacy of the late Professor Bennis, a world-renowned scholar and best-selling author on successful leadership, who taught at the Marshall School for more than three decades and who died last July at the age of 89. As Harvard Business Review editor in chief Adi Ignatius writes in the current issue (May 2015), “No one wrote better, or with more clarity, about the imperative and challenges of being a great executive.”

The award-winning article argues that for organizations to stay competitive, their leaders must foster collaborative communities that are both willing and able to innovate. It is based on research that led to a book of the same title, focusing on the art and practice of leading innovation and published by the Harvard Business Review Press.

Runners up for the prize include Boris Groysberg, the School’s Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration, for “Manage Your Work, Manage Your Life,” an article co-written with Robin Abrahams and published in the March 2014 issue of HBR.


Jim Aisner

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