Vlatka is a world’s top 10 Most Influential HR Thinker, an international award-winning thought leader on Leadership 4.0, an activist for humanising management, and an author of a ground-breaking book ‘The Management Shift – How to Harness the Power of People and Transform Your Organization for Sustainable Success’ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), which was listed by Forbes as one of the top eight business books in 2014. Driven by her passion and purpose to make this world a better place, she is creating a global impact with her work, helping thousands of leaders and organisations worldwide to shift to a higher level of performance and profit whilst creating more engaging, purposeful and happier work places that do well by doing good.
She is a Professor of Leadership and Organizational Transformation at Hult Ashridge Executive Education, a Visiting Professor in the Department of Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London, Visiting Faculty at Cass Business School – City University of London, Visiting Faculty at the University of the Arts London, a former Adjunct Faculty at London Business School, a consultant for Said Business School, a global faculty member of FT/IE Headspring Executive Development and a Global Thought Leader at ICG Group. She is also a founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Management Shift Consulting Ltd and the Drucker Society London. She received a PhD in Information Systems at the London School of Economics, as well as a BSc (Hon) in Economics and an MSc in Information Systems from the University of Zagreb. She was voted one of the Most Influential HR Thinkers in the world in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 by HR Magazine (ranked at position 9) and has won the Croatian Woman of Influence Award as well as an Honorary Award from the Leadership Awards in 2016.
Vlatka is the winner of the CMI Management Articles of the Year Award 2015 and the winner of the Axiom Business Books Award (silver medal in the ‘Leadership’ category). She has been nominated for the Thinkers50 list and ‘Ideas to practice’ Award. Her book has been shortlisted for the CMI Management Book of the Year Award and it has been nominated for the FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award. Her new book ‘Humane Capital – How to Create a Management Shift to Transform Performance and Profit’(Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018) has been chosen as one of the top 5 business books in 2018 by HR Magazine and the Foreword was written by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
As a renowned professional keynote and TEDx speaker, she regularly presents at major business events worldwide, including events at the Houses of Parliament, European Commission, Home Office, Global Peter Drucker Forum, the Economist and Financial Times. She has published more than 350 academic and practitioner articles, including the award winning ‘To be a Better Leader, Give up Authority‘, Harvard Business Review, December 2009.
Vlatka is also a management consultant and Board adviser, helping organisations worldwide substantially to improve performance, engagement, innovation and profit. She has advised major international organizations including the House of Commons, GlaxoSmithKline, BP, FTSE100 retail company, The National Health Service, Learndirect, Brand Velocity USA, the Drucker Institute USA, the Croatian Government and the Hungarian National Bank. For her consulting engagements, Vlatka uses her research-based and empirically validated tools described in ‘The Management Shift‘ book, helping leaders and organisations worldwide to shift to the new level of working and success.
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