Professor Lynda Gratton directs London Business School’s Human Resource Strategy in Transforming Organisations – considered the world’s leading programme on human resources – and the new programme Leading Businesses into the Future, and is on the School’s governing body. She was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by HR Magazine, in 2013, and was amongst the 15 top thought leaders in the Thinkers50 ranking.
She is the founder of The Hot Spots Movement and for over five years has led the Future of Work Research Consortium which has brought executives from more than 80 companies together both virtually and on a bespoke collaborative platform.
Professor Gratton has written extensively about the interface between people and organisations. Her eight books have been translated into more than 15 languages. They cover the link between business and HR strategy (Human Resource Strategy: corporate rhetoric, individual reality and Living Strategy), the new ways of working (The Democratic Enterprise), the rise of complex collaboration (Hot Spots and Glow) and the impact of a changing world on employment and work (The Shift). Her latest book The Key, looks at the impact of the changing world on corporate practices, processes and leadership.
She has won a number of awards. Her case ‘BP: Organisational Transformation’ won the EECH best case of the year, her article on ‘signature processes’ the MIT Sloan award, and in 2012 The Shift received the best business book of the year award in Japan.
Professor Gratton’s work has been acknowledged globally – she has won the Tata prize in India; in the US she has been named as the annual Fellow of NAHR and won the CCL prize; whilst in Australia she has won the HR prize.
She is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum and has chaired the WEF Council on Leadership. She serves as a judge on the FT Business Book of the Year panel and chairs the Drucker prize panel.
Lynda Gratton: Program Outlines
Lynda is a leading expert in the field of human resource strategy, sought after by a wide range of clients for her ability to translate complex ideas and strategies into easily digestible presentations, which show that people matter more than their roles in today's businesses, and how to make more of their talent and energy.
Finding The Flowers Amongst The Weeds
Leaders must focus on the few things that will really make a difference to their organization. Lynda Gratton encourages leaders to make sure their priorities are landmark priorities that are tightly aligned to their objectives and then find ways to filter these ideas down, as they are hugely important to the future of the company
Beyond Business As Usual
Large, powerful organizations have a responsibility to play an important role in society. Lynda Gratton explains how leaders should take responsibility for this and be a force for good by engaging employees in how to be collectively greater than just being defined by the financial returns of "business as usual."
Cooperation vs. Competition
In a competitive industry it can be difficult to be cooperative. But organizations based on trust are better places to work than those with a competitive atmosphere as cooperation can be extremely powerful, and lasting value can be created when people work together.
The Power Of Good Conversation
Executives who are prepared to have meaningful, purposeful conversations become powerful role models to people around them about what’s valued in the workplace.
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Amongst the 15 top thought leaders in the Thinkers50 ranking.