She has been chief pyschologist at British Airways, consultant at PA Consulting Group and is currently Professor of Management Practice at the London Business School. Her articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, the MIT Sloan Business Review and The Financial Times.
Her research on the future of work has involved more than 20 companies from across the world including Shell, the Coca-Cola Company and Tata Consultancy Services.
She has worked on behalf of the Singapore government and chairs the World Economic Forum council on the future models of leadership.
Ranked by the Times as one of the top 20 business thinkers in the world and described by the FT as the management guru most likely to impact on the future. She was also in the top two of the Human Resources Magazine's "HR Top 100: Most Influential" poll, and was number one in Human Resources Magazine's Top 25 HR Most Influential UK Thinkers 2011 poll. Member of the World Economic Forum.
Eloquent and engaging, Lynda Gratton addresses the work we do, where our longer lives will take us and where we find meaning.
Lynda has written 8 books, all of which place people at the centre of any organization as their most important resource. "The Shift" takes a ground-breaking look at the future of work as it is transformed by globalisation and technology, "The Key" is about the impact of the changing world on organisations and leadership while "The 100 year life" asks important questions about how we will live and work in the future.
She has been involved with important research programmes into work life balance and women in management at the Centre for Women in Business at the London Business School and is the founder of the Hot Spots Movement which bridges academic and management practice to identify how companies can future-proof their working practice, to foster innovation and enhance performance.
"One of Britain's leading lights in human resource strategy" - Financial Times
"Lynda Gratton has captured, in a very profound way, the emerging realization of what truly matters in transforming businesses: people, purpose, and participation. In a word, democracy." - Niall FitzGerald, Chairman, Unilever