Professor Linda Hill knows about leadership and innovation. She is chair of the Leadership Initiative at Harvard Business School, has visited and studied innovative companies, from Toy Story creators Pixar to Google, and written several books on the subject.
Conventional wisdom suggests the leader in a creative environment has to be a visionary, such as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs or the firm’s design head Jonathan Ive.
However Professor Hill disagrees and sees the boss’ role as the ‘social architect’, creating an atmosphere where experts and ‘creatives’ can thrive.
Marci Segal, MS, Creativity and Change Leadership, Freeing Leaders’ thinking so they can create new futures.