Lynda Gratton

Lynda Gratton



  • Leadership
  • Corporate Resilience
  • Collaboration
  • The Future of Work
  • The Hundred Year Life

What she offers

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.

How she presents

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.

Lynda is a Professor of Management Practice at London Business School where she directs the program ‘Human Resource Strategy in Transforming Companies’ – considered the world’s leading program on human resources. Lynda is the founder of the Hot Spots Movement and for over six years she 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.

Over the last 20 years Lynda has written extensively about the interface between people and organisations. Her book The Key looks at the impact of the changing world on corporate practices and processes and on leadership. Lynda 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, chairs the Drucker prize panel and is on the Governing Body of London Business School.


  • The 100-Year Life – Living and Working in an Age of Longevity (with Andrew Scott) (2016)
  • The Key – How Corporations Succeed by Solving the World’s Toughest Problems (2014)
  • The Shift: The Future of Work is Already Here (2011)
  • Glow: How You Can Radiate Energy, Innovation, and Success (2009)
  • Hot Spots: The New Rules for Creating Extraordinary Energy Through Boundaryless Cooperation (2007)
  • The Exceptional Manager: Making the Difference (2006)
  • The Democratic Enterprise (2004)
  • Free To Choose: Building the Democratic Organization (2002)
  • Living Strategy: Putting People at the Heart of Corporate Purpose (2000)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (1999)


  • HR Magazine, HR Most Influential Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award (2013)
  • Amongst The 15 Top Thought Leaders in The Thinkers50 Ranking (2013)
  • Her Book The Shift Received The Best Business Book of The Year Award in Japan (2012)
  • Center for Creative Leadership’s Walter F. Ulmer Jr Award for Applied Research (2011)
  • Ranked Number One in Human Resources Magazine’s “Top 25 HR Most Influential UK Thinkers 2011″ Poll
  • Elected Fellow of National Academy of Human Resources (2010)
  • Global HRD Tata HR Leadership Award in India (2010)
  • The Financial Times Selected Her as The Business Thinker Most Likely to Make a Real Difference over The Next Decade (2008)
  • Lynda’s Case on BP Won the EECH Best Case of The Year (2005)
  • Her Article on ‘Signature Processes’ Won the MIT Sloan Award (2003)
  • In Australia She Has Won The HR Prize
  • Named by The Times/Harvard Business Review ‘Business Thinkers 50’ as One of The Top 15 Business Thinkers in The World

Presentation Languages: English

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