Linda Hill Collective Genius – The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation Meet & Greet Last Week

Linda Hill, Harvard Business School leadership scholar, is well versed in the challenges faced by 21st Century leaders. 
Hill was named as one of Thinkers50 top ten management thinkers in the world and has produced award-winning leadership seminars.The morning started out with a VIP meet and greet at 7:30AM, with a general reception at 8AM before the program began shortly after 8:30AM. Above Drew Becher, 6th President of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society greets Linda Hill and gets a signed copy of her book.

Marie Nicolo, Christina Sloutis, Miriam Dechart and Patricia Day.
 Josh Cohen and Janice Woodcock, Kieran Timberlake
According to a 1999 Philly Mag article her favorite places:

The inside of Reading Terminal Market,
because of its activity and long-standing tradition — it’s a combination
of architecture and people. Outdoors, Forbidden Drive in Wissahickon.

 Nevin Muncley, Bank of NY Mellon and Devin Griffen, TD Bank
 Dana Farbo, Leigh Cook, Sparks Grove, and Ed Hickey, Bank of NY Mellon.

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia (ABC)
strengthens our creative sector, including arts, culture and for-profit
creative businesses, by engaging the business, legal & technology
communities, providing capacity-building services, and serving as a
thought leader and a convener. ABC, with the support of the Greater
Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, is uniquely positioned to actively
connect the creative sector with the business, legal and technology
communities. T

 Leroy D Nunery, Founder & Principal, PlusUltre LLC, Peter J Dunn, Mediator & Arbitrator with Margolis Edelstein in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,  Molly Shepard, molly shepard pPresident & CEO at The Leader’s Edge/Leaders By Designhiladelphia and Emmy Miller, Owner, Liberty Business Strategies, LTD (executive coach)

 Karin Copeland, Executive Director || Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia welcomes the guests.

First there was a panel of local leaders who discussed innovated ways their business’ execute to stay current in ideas.   The panel was  Drew Becher, President, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society ) I never thought that the Beer Pop Up Gardens are really mini-flower shows), Leigh Cook, Sparks Grove,    Peter J. Dean, Ph.D., Founder and President, Leaders By Design,     Natalie Nixon, Director of the Strategic Design MBA Program, Philadelphia University.    
Moderated by: Lyn Kremer, Publisher, Philadelphia Business Journal

Tim Brown, President and CEO, IDEO— on The Collective Genius book.
“The leadership of innovative teams and organizations is perhaps the most confounding mystery in business today . . . Collective Genius
reveals the principles by which we can unlock the collective potential
of our colleagues and release the creative potential of our

The next public event for the Arts & Business Council will be a meet and greet with February  OkCupid co-founder Christian Rudder. Keep checking their website for the latest information on the event. 
The last event was with Peter Thiel, co founder of Paypal and first investor with Facebook. These seminars are really inspirational, especially for entrepreneurs and folks on a career path.

Co-authors on the book are pretty impressive to boot:
Greg Brandeau, long-time head of technology at Pixar Animation Studios, is a former EVP and CTO for The Walt Disney Studios.

Emily Truelove is a researcher and PhD candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Kent Lineback
has spent more than twenty-five years as a manager and executive and,
before that, several years as a consultant and a creator of management
development programs. He has collaborated on several books, including Being the Boss.