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Lynda Gratton

Lynda GrattonProfessor of Management Practice at London Business School and a world class expert in human resource strategy was named the number 12 business thinker in the world in 2011 and is the highest ranking Briton.

Also in 2011, Lynda Gratton was named number one in Human Resources Magazine's “Top 25 HR Most Influential UK Thinkers” poll. In 2008 The Financial Times selected her as the business thinker most likely to make a real difference over the next decade and in 2007 she was ranked by The Times as one of the top 20 Business Thinkers in the world today.

As well as being Professor of Management Practice at London Business School, she has written seven books and numerous academic articles and is considered one of the world's authorities on people in organizations.

Lynda has received a number of awards for her research and writing. Her 2005 case study of BP's peer assist integration practices won the ECC Best Strategy Case of the year award and went on to win the best case of the year. Her book, published in 2007 Hot Spots – why some teams, workplaces and organizations buzz with energy and others don't, focuses on bringing innovation and energy to organizations. The book has already been translated into more than 10 languages and the Financial Times rated it as one of the most important business books of 2007. Glow (2009) focuses on bringing energy and innovation to our lives and The Shift published in 2011 focuses on the future of work and offers clues about how technological and demographic shifts will alter how we go about our daily business in 2025. .

Lynda actively advises companies around the world and sits on the advisory board of Royal Bank of Scotland. In 2006 she founded the Hot Spots Movement. This is a research and consulting team that bridges academia and management practice using leading edge research as a base for the application of tools that boost innovation and value creation while maximising ROI. Since that time the Hot Spots Movement has become the focus of a global community of many thousands of people all of whom share a passion for bringing energy and innovation to people at work. The movement has engaged with many companies including ARM, BT, Fujitsu, Generali, Philips and Unilever. For example, in the co-creation partnership that has been established with Nokia, state of the art mobile phone based learning has been built. Lynda is currently engaged with her colleagues on research commissioned by the Singapore Government to examine innovation and team performance across 10 companies in the country and to draw up recommendations for the government.

Professor Gratton was appointed a Senior Fellow of the UK's Advanced Institute of Management Practice in 2004. In 2006 she was the founding director of the Lehman Centre for Women in Business at the London Business School and as such directed a number of important research programs on work, life balance; women's routes to the top and the attitudes and aspirations of Gen Y. In 2010 Lynda was elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources.

Lynda Gratton speaks at many events ranging from public events for hundreds of delegates to small private sessions. In 2010 some of these events include The TCS Summit in Paris, SAP's European Chief HR Officer Roundtable in Amsterdam, The Human Capital Summit in Singapore, Somfy in Marseille, HR Media & Entertainment Network, London, NASSCOM and the World HRD Congress in Mumbai.


  • Hot Spots and high energy, collaborative teams

  • The Future of Work