Dr. Lynda Gratton is a Professor of Management Practice at London Business School where she directs ‘Human Resource Strategy in Transforming Companies’ – considered the world’s leading programme on human resources. She is also the founder of Hot Spots Movement and since 2008 she has led the Future of Work Research Consortium.
”People are our most important asset”
Lynda’s top themes & topics for 2022:
• Based on her latest book: ”The New Long Life: A Framework for Flourishing in a Changing World”
Human progress has risen to great heights, but at the same time it has prompted anxiety about where we’re heading. Are our jobs under threat? If people live to 100, will they ever really stop working? And how will this change the way we love, manage and learn from others?The New Long Life takes the case for the impact of longevity forward whilst bringing in technological and social themes. At the heart of the book is the concept of ‘human ingenuity’. We now need to be social pioneers if we are to make the most of smart new technologies and longer, healthier lives. That means narrating and navigating a new life story, exploring by learning and transitioning, and relating by connecting deeply. This book also focusses on wider human society. The last three chapters describe the agenda for education, government and corporations in detail.
• How do you put people at the heart of corporate purpose?• What is the role of the company and the leader in this changing world? • How can innovation and collaboration flourish? • The Future of Work – Skills & Hybrid Work
Lynda’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. Lynda is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum and has chaired the WEF Council of Leadership. She has served as a judge on the FT Business Book of the Year panel, chairs the Drucker Prize panel and is on the governing body of London Business School. In 2017, Lynda became an Advisor for @GoogleOrg’s initiative to help people prepare for the changing nature of work and was also, as the only foreigner, invited by Prime Minister Abe of Japan to join a new advisory council “Council for designing the 100-year-life society”. Over the last 20 years she has written extensively about the interface between people and organisations.
Lynda Gratton 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.
Lynda is known for her engaging and inspirational speaking style, drawing on the latest thinking and cutting-edge research. Organisations she has spoken for include the RSA, Roche, Microsoft and the World Economic Forum.