Are you the boss you need to be? As good as your firm expects you to be? Good enough to have real impact and influence? Good enough to achieve your career aspirations in today’s increasingly difficult environment? As you’ve surely discovered, becoming a great boss is a journey of years, not weeks or months. Being the Boss can help, no matter where you are on your journey. Harvard Business School’s Linda Hill and manager and executive Kent Lineback combine six decades of research, teaching, practice, and observation to provide the insights and information you need to move forward. In vibrant video as well as the text itself, Hill and Lineback not only explain why most managers get stuck along the way, but show how to become a great boss, what great bosses actually do, or where they currently stand in comparison with where they should be. Videos of star managers demonstrate the pitfalls and the importance of three imperatives—manage yourself, manage your network, manage your team—that capture the essentials of being a great boss in today’s changing organizations. The authors then show how to assess and measure yourself to keep moving forward on your journey. Whether you’re new or experienced, Being the Boss can serve as your essential guide in determining where you are on your journey to become the great boss you need to be—for your firm, your people, and yourself.