WHY WE WROTE THIS BOOK

Linda Hill

This book is intended for managers who want to make a difference—those who want to be great at working with and leading others. For almost thirty years, I have been doing research on what effective managers do and how they have learned to do it. One thing is crystal clear: management is hard and is getting harder.

As faculty chair of the Leadership Initiative at Harvard Business School, I spend much of my time working with high potentials—MBAs and executives from around the globe who want to contribute to their organizations and build fulfilling careers. These are well-intentioned, smart, accomplished individuals. There is nothing that gives me more pleasure than watching those managers who progress and fulfill ...

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