Future of work thought leader.
Writer, speaker, influencer.
Hello. I’m Professor Lynda Gratton. As well as an award-winning thought leader, writer and speaker, I am the founder of the global research advisory practice HSM Advisory.
As Professor of Management Practice at London Business School, I teach executives and MBA students about the future of work. I have also written a number of books and articles which share my insights and learnings from across my career.
Managers Can’t Do It All
In recent decades sweeping reengineering, digitization, and agile initiatives—and lately the move to remote work—have dramatically transformed the role of managers.Read More
The ticking time bomb of working families
Working families and the household decrease in unpaid time during a week are a ticking time bomb.Read More
How to Do Hybrid Right
If leaders and managers can successfully make the transition to an anywhere, anytime model, the result will be work lives that are more purposeful and productive.Read More
Two kinds of challenge, and how to face them
In times of a “polycrisis,” adaptability and resilience are the hallmarks of effective leadership. There are two types of challenges encountered throughout a career: “era challenges” and “life-stage challenges”. Th…Read More
MIT Sloan Management Review
Want More Clarity on Generative AI? Experiment Widely
In the midst of a big shift brought by Generative AI, we are in a global arena of dialogue and experimentation. Leaders are grappling with the nuances of deploying Generative AI, and what this means in the human capital domain. Read Lynda’s tho…Read More
Rocking Mick Jagger rolls into his 80s with lessons for us all
Mick Jagger isn’t just a rock legend, but a “social pioneer” challenging ageist assumptions. Mick reminds us of the power of mastery, comradery, and defying convention. Happy 80th! Read Lynda’s thoughts on what Mick can teach …Read More