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June 22, 2012

Linda Hill Thought Leader SeriesIn this HBS interview, Linda Hill, co-author with Kent Lineback of Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader, addresses how managing yourself as an individual contributor is light years away from leading others. Great leaders must adopt a way of thinking about how they can influence their people to ever-higher levels of productivity and results. Professor Hill calls this approach the effective manager’s 3 Imperatives: Managing yourself, managing your network, and managing your team.

It starts with using yourself as an instrument to get things done. And because you’re the instrument, you’ve got to know that instrument very well and use it appropriately, so that your imprint matches your impact. We talk a lot about what it really means to be the boss. For instance, although you do have formal authority, you don’t want to have to rely on that too much to get things done. Click here for the full interview>>

Linda Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. She will be joining us for a 90-minute broadcast and interactive Q&A on June 28 at 11:00AM ET on The Three Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader. For full details, click here>>

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