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Lynda Gratton

Lynda Gratton

Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the London Business School

Lynda Gratton is Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the London Business School. She is responsible for the teaching of Human Resource Strategy to the School's MBA students, is Director of the Global Consortium Program and Research Director of The Leading Edge Research Initiative.

During 1996 Lynda was responsible for developing and directing the Global Consortium Program, which is a development consortium of senior executives from ABB, BT, Lufthansa, SKF, Standard Chartered Bank and LG. This innovative program aims to increase participants skill in managing complex global businesses by taking participants to China, India and Europe to study global companies.

Lynda has a dynamic research portfolio, at the centre of which is The Leading Edge Research Initiative which focuses on identifying and articulating how business strategy is developed through people. Since 1993 a series of in-depth studies of 8 large companies have resulted in increased understanding of this complex issue. The results of this research were published during 1996. Lynda's main field of interest is human resource strategy where she has published widely and is seen as one of the world's leading authorities. She consults actively to a number of multi-national companies including Nortel, Philips, BP, Hewlett Packard, GKN, United Technologies and BAT. Her focus is on helping senior executives consider the people implications of business strategy.

Before joining the London Business School in 1989 Lynda was Director of Human Resource Strategy at PA Consulting where she had responsibility for the world-wide HRS practice development. She is a trained psychologist with a doctorate in individual psychology and worked for some years with British Airways as an occupational psychologist. Lynda is married to a Danish architect and lives in central London with two children.

Author's areas of Expertise

  • Human resources strategy