Author, INSEAD professor, speaker, ranked among the top 50 management thinkers in the world for his work on leading, learning, and living in the age of nomadic professionalism.
An Italian psychiatrist turned management professor at INSEAD, Gianpiero blends his clinical background, academic research, and business expertise into a unique perspective on what it means, and what it takes, to become a leader. His award-winning work documents the rise of 'nomadic professionalism,' where authenticity and mobility have replaced loyalty and advancement as hallmarks of virtue and success. And it reveals how to humanize work and make the most of leadership development investments in oneself and others in this age.
Gianpiero is Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD. His award-winning research and teaching focus on what it means, and what it takes, to become a leader. He is particularly concerned with leading well in the age of “nomadic professionalism,” in which people have deep bonds to work but loose affiliations to organisations.
Building on two decades of experience studying and working with executives and companies around the world, he has refined a unique approach to experiential leadership development that aims to deepen and accelerate the development of individual leaders, as well as to broaden and strengthen leadership communities within and across organisations.
At INSEAD, Gianpiero directs the Management Acceleration Programme, the school’s flagship executive programme for emerging leaders, and chairs the initiative for Learning Innovation and Teaching Excellence. He also designs and directs customized leadership development programmes for multinationals in a variety of industries. He speaks widely on how to develop and exercise leadership in fast-changing, uncertain, and diverse workplaces.
Gianpiero has chaired the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on new models of leadership and was recently named one of the 50 most influential management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50. He has held Visiting Professor positions at the Harvard Business School, and at Copenhagen Business School. Prior to joining INSEAD, he contributed to executive programs and to the MBA at IMD and trained as a medical doctor and psychiatrist.
An energetic, erudite, and highly engaging speaker, Gianpiero presents provocative ideas with a gentle touch. He builds interaction into every talk, regardless of duration and audience size. His unique blend of clinical background and experience in the global business world allows him to pay equal attention to leaders’ inner lives and to their social circumstances.
Gianpiero combines cutting-edge research with attentive pre-work, to deliver deep insights and practical advice most relevant to the challenges and aspirations of each audience. Executives at every level and in every industry will be inspired and empowered by his views on how to foster trustworthy leadership, strong communities, and meaningful work.
Gianpiero’s recent corporate and conference keynote topics have included:
"We were delighted to have Gianpiero as a speaker at our Great Place to Work Conference in Dublin Ireland. The feedback on his session was fantastic. The audience loved Gianpiero's delivery style which is immensely engaging. He has a wonderfully refreshing view of the type of leadership that is required for the workplace of today and the future and his message is extremely consistent with the high trust mantra of the Great Place to Work Institute. Importantly his views are supported by well-researched data giving them real credibility. He gave us a glimpse of the skills and talents required of the exceptional leaders that will lead successfully in our fast-changing world. It was a joy to listen, learn, be inspired and entertained by our favourite Sicilian. Looking forward to working with Gianpiero again soon." - John Ryan, CEO, Great Place to Work
"Professor Gianpiero Petriglieri is rightly renown as an influential business thinker and inspiring speaker. I have interviewed him twice for the Polish edition of the Harvard Business Review and each time I was impressed with the profoundness of his insight about the contemporary leadership. I have also had the pleasure of attending his keynote conference which was a remarkably energetic, interactive and thought-provoking event." - Mateusz Zurawik-Le Mercier, Editor, Harvard Business Review Polska
"Gianpiero was one of the Keynote presenters in HR Forum 2017 in Athens. The passion of his speech made the experience unforgettable. He loves transferring knowledge, does it with a smile and humour and elevates the audience to another higher level. It was truly an honour to have had the opportunity to learn and hear from Gianpiero and a privilege collaborating with him because he is a truly inspirational speaker & leader." - Martha Mylona, Strategic HRM Advisor, Executive Coach and Workplace Mediator