5th of October, 2021,
I'm speaking to
Professor Linda Hill,
the Wallace Brett Dunham Professor of Business Administration and
Chair of the Leadership Initiative at Harvard Business School.
Together with Kent Lineback,
Linda Hill is author of the book, 'Being the Boss:
The 3 Imperative for Becoming a Great Leader',
published by Harvard
Business Review Press.
It's anticipated that listeners have
either read or currently reading the book.
Professor Hill, in the book,
you describe what you claim are
three interrelated imperatives.
Manage yourself, manage your
network, manage your team.
Today with your permission,
I would like to explore the second in the list
in what has been called the new digital age.
Manage your network.
Who should be doing
what and how?
Prof. Hill: It's a pleasure
to be here with you.
I'm happy to explore managing
your network with you.
I'd like to put it into context.
I would like to say a little bit of how it fits
with the other two to begin, if that's appropriate.
Interviewer: Please do so.
Prof. Hill: One of the things we learned when we were doing
research on what it takes to build an innovative organization,
is that that network piece is quite critical
to building an organization that is agile.
We also learned over
time looking at
who are trying to
learn how to lead and take
on more scale and scope.
One of the reasons
they derail is
they don't manage
the network piece.
As a consequence of research
in those two areas,
I began to think
that we needed to
reconceptualize how we
thought about leadership.