Dr. Lynda Gratton

Thinkers50, Organisational Management Thought-Leader & Professor of Management Practice
London Business School

One of the world’s most influencial strategic thinker, Lynda 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.

For over seven years she has led the Future of Work Consortium which has brought executives from close to 100 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 eight books cover the link between business and HR strategy (Living Strategy), the new ways of working (The Democratic Enterprise), the rise of complex collaboration (Hot Spots and Glow) and the impact of a changing world on employment and work (The Shift).

In 2016, Lynda Gratton and co-author Professor Andrew Scott, published The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity, which, translated into many languages, continues to generate significant interest across the world, also in Japan, where it quickly became a bestseller. It was shortlisted for the FT Business Book of the Year award.

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.

In 2011 she was ranked #1 in the UK’s Human Resources Magazine's "Top 25 HR Most Influential UK Thinkers 2011" poll.

In 2013 she was awarded the Life Time Achievement Award by HR Magazine in the UK and equally in 2013 she was amongst the 15 top thought leaders in the Thinkers50 ranking.

Lynda is also 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”.