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 judges the FT Business Book of the Year, chairs the Drucker prize panel and is on the governing body of London Business School. Lynda won the Tata prize (India), she is the annual Fellow of NAHR and won the CCL prize (US), and won the HR prize (Australia).
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.
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