Lynda Gratton, Professor of management practice, London Business School
HR Most Influential 2012 UK Thinker - position 2
"Always ahead of the game, her ideas can be used in business settings which puts her ahead of many thinkers who have great but unimplementable ideas"
"Most future-focused, strategic HR thinker in the UK"
"A strong thinker who presents research and new ideas in an accessible way"
"A leader when it comes to promoting collaboration"
"Consistently authoritative with real original insight"
Lynda Gratton is professor of Management Practice at London Business School where she teaches an elective to MBA students on the future of work.
In 2009 she was ranked by the Times as one of the top 20 business thinkers in the world, described by the FT as the management gurus most likely to impact on the future, ranked second in the HR world by Human Resources magazine, and received India’s Tata Award for services to HR, she was named the 2010 Fellow of the American Academy of Human Resources.
She has written six books including Living Strategy, Hot Spots and Glow and many articles including articles for the FT, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review and the MIT Sloan Business Review. Her latest book The Shift– about the future of work was published in 2011.
She has won a number of prizes for her writing and research, and her books have been translated into more than 20 languages. Lynda advises companies in Europe, the USA and Asia, and is the founder of the Hot Spots Movement (www.hotspotsmovement.com) dedicated to bringing energy and innovation to companies.
The movement has offices in London, Singapore and California, more than 5,000 members, and advises over 40 companies and governments around the world. Gratton has a weekly blog about the future of work – www.lyndagrattonfutureofwork.
HR Most Influential 2011 UK Thinker - position 1