Lynda Gratton was named one of the top 15 business thinkers in the world by the Harvard Business Review and The Times. She is Professor of Management Practice at London Business School where she runs the world’s leading program on human resources. The Founder of The Hot Spots Movement, she has led the Future of Work Consortium for over 5 years, bringing together executives from more than 60 companies.
Lynda is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum and has chaired the WEF Council on Leadership. She chairs the Drucker prize panel and is on the governing body of London Business School. Lynda has won the Tata prize (India), the CCL prize (US), the HR prize (Australia), and is the annual Fellow of NAHR.
She has written extensively about the interface between people and organizations. Her eight books have been translated into more than 15 languages. Lynda’s case on BP won the EECH best case of the year, her article on ‘signature processes’ won the MIT Sloan award, and in 2012 The Shift received the best business book of the year in Japan. Lynda’s book The Key (published 2014) looks at the impact of the changing world on corporate practices, processes and leadership.
Her latest work, The 100-Year Life, co-written with Andrew Scott, was published in June 2016, and has been shortlisted for The FT’s Business Book of the Year award.
THE 100-YEAR LIFE – Buy here
Does the thought of working for 60 or 70 years fill you with dread? Or can you see the potential for a more stimulating future as a result of having so much extra time?
Many of us have been raised on the traditional notion of a three-stage approach to our working lives: education, followed by work and then retirement. But this well-established pathway is already beginning to collapse life expectancy is rising, final-salary pensions are vanishing, and increasing numbers of people are juggling multiple careers. Whether you are 18, 45 or 60, you will need to do things very differently from previous generations and learn to structure your life in completely new ways.
The 100-Year Life is here to help.
Drawing on the unique pairing of their experience in psychology and economics, Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott offer a broad-ranging analysis as well as a raft of solutions, showing how to rethink your finances, your education, your career and your relationships and create a fulfilling 100-year life.
– How can you fashion a career and life path that defines you and your values and creates a shifting balance between work and leisure?
– What are the most effective ways of boosting your physical and mental health over a longer and more dynamic lifespan?
– How can you make the most of your intangible assets such as family and friends as you build a productive, longer life?
– In a multiple-stage life how can you learn to make the transitions that will be so crucial and experiment with new ways of living, working and learning?
The 100-Year Life is a wake-up call that describes what to expect and considers the choices and options that you will face. It is also fundamentally a call to action for individuals, politicians, firms and governments and offers the clearest demonstration that a 100-year life can be a wonderful and inspiring one.
PUBLSIHER: Bloomsbury Information Ltd
PUBLICATION DATE: 2nd June 2016
THE SHIFT — Buy it here
Work is a defining, all-consuming part of our lives. Now, more than ever, the speed at which the nature of work is changing is having an extraordinary impact on working lives everywhere. The Shift is Lynda Gratton’s groundbreaking book which looks at the five forces that will fundamentally change the way we work in the next ten to fifteen years: globalisation, society, demography, technology and energy.It remains to be seen whether this will be a bad thing or a good thing. The invaluable advice that Lynda imparts, however, is that there are three key shifts that you as an individual can look to make to prepare yourself best in this fast-moving world of work… Esteemed by The Economist for ‘leading the world’s top 200 business minds to predict the future of work’, Lynda Gratton is the most sought-after name in this area. Professor at London Business School she has been hailed by The Times as one of the top 20 business thinkers in the world today and by The Financial Times as the business thinker most likely to make a real difference over the next decade.
PUBLISHER: Harper Collins
PUBLICATION DATE: 12th May 2011