15 top future of work speakers & authors you need to follow right now
It’s why we are organizing The Art Talent Tour - lead by the amazing Frederik Anseel - in Copenhagen in June. That’s why I compiled this list with some of the top thinkers, writers and speakers about the future of work. Enjoy!
Frederik Anseel is a Professor of Management and Senior Deputy Dean (Research & Enterprise) at UNSW Business School, Sydney. He studies the motivational micro-foundations of why and how people contribute to organizational success. Recent work focuses on how individuals can overcome motivational obstacles during the innovation and entrepreneurial process to “keep their fire burning”.
Amy C. Edmondson
Professor Amy C. Edmondson is Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School. Her research examines psychological safety and teaming within and between organizations. She is particularly interested in how leaders enable the learning and collaboration that are vital to performance in a dynamic environment.
Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author who explores the science of motivation, generosity, original thinking, and rethinking. As an organizational psychologist, he is a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, rethink assumptions, and live more generous and creative lives. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 10 most influential management thinkers and Fortune’s 40 under 40.
Frances X. Frei
Frances Frei is a Professor of Technology and Operations Management at Harvard Business School. Herresearch investigates how leaders create the conditions for organizations and individuals to thrive by designing for excellence in strategy, operations and culture. She regularly advises senior executives embarking on large-scale change initiatives and organizational transformation, including embracing diversity and inclusion as a lever for significantly improving performance.
Peter Cappelli is a human resources and management academic and author. He is a professor ofManagement and director of the Center for Human Resources at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His research focusses on hiring and training practices, automated recruiting, employee retention, employee performance and talent management. His works are known for contextualizing and chronicling the evolution of employment landscape in the US.
Heather E. McGowan
Heather McGowan is an internationally known speaker, writer and thought leader. McGowan prepares leaders to most-effectively react to rapid and disruptive changes in education, work, and society. Recognizing that business innovation begins with education, specifically learning faster than your competition, she has worked with university presidents and corporate human resources managers to prepare both graduates and workers for jobs that do not yet exist.
Nick Bloom is the William Eberle Professor in the Department of Economics at Stanford University, a Courtesy Professor at Stanford Business School and Stanford Institute forEconomic Policy Research, and a Co-Director of the Productivity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on the measurement and impact of uncertainty on investment, employment and growth. He also works on the measurement of management practices and productivity with Raffaella Sadun and John Van Reenen, on working from home, and on innovation.
Céline Schillinger is an award-winning entrepreneur, change agent, and consultant. She has over 30 years of field experience, working with both small and global organizations across several continents. Since 2011, she has been exploring activism, co-creation, social networks, leadership transformation and how all of this can help business performance. Not always easy in a strictly regulated industry but her work has triggered tangible and significant change globally and received multiple awards.
Gianpiero Petriglieri is an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD. His interests bridge the domains of leadership, identity, adult development and experiential learning. Over the last decade, he has contributed to refining a unique approach to experiential leadership development. He designs and directs customized leadership development programs for multinationals in a variety of industries. His research explores how and where people develop and sustain the personal foundations and professional abilities to exercise leadership mindfully, effectively and responsibly.
With over 20 years of experience in IT and training, amongst which five years working for Microsoft in the Netherlands and Europe, Nancy Rademaker has always and above all passionately focused upon people: how technology influences their behaviour, how it helps them to share knowledge and how it enables them to create and innovate. Nancy is a highly rated and motivating international business speaker. She has energized many roundtables, boardroom sessions and corporate events with bold presentations on the topics of employee experience, digital transformation, business model change, leadership, extreme customer centricity, disruption and AI.
Mark Gallagher is a renowned keynote speaker on a range of business topics relating to his experiences gained while working in senior leadership roles within Formula One motor racing over the last 30years. Today he runs Performance Insights, providing deep-dive insights intoFormula One, and working alongside some of the sport’s greatest stars. Key topics include leadership, high performance team work, safety & risk management, change management and how a data-driven environment such as Formula One encourages continuous improvement.
Originally trained as an international diplomat for the US foreign service, Adam B. Leonard helps leaders, teams, and organizations achieve their full potential. He currently works within The Google School for Leaders, Google’s center of excellence for advanced leadership development. Adam specializes in identifying the world’s most effective, evidence-based practices for personal and professional development and sharing them with leaders for maximum growth and organizational impact.
Ann De Bisschop
As author of the books ‘Counting down to Monday’ and ‘Wellbeing = Profit, Ann De Bisschop wants to inspire company leaders, HR managers, team leaders and employees to work smarter which will make them happier and more productive. We are entering a new HR-era where Human Capital & Wellbeing have never been higher on the agenda. Entrepreneurs know that people are the most important asset for the success of their business and that a proactive and conscientious wellbeing policy based on mental balance, physical health, social contact and empathic leadership goes a long way.
Herminia Ibarra is the Charles Handy Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. An authority on leadership, Thinkers 50 ranks Ibarra among the top management thinkers in the world. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network, a judge for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, one of Apolitical’s 100 most influential people in gender policy, a Fellow of the British Academy, the 2018 recipient of the Academy of Management’s Scholar-Practitioner Award for her research’s contribution to management practice, and serves on the Governing Body of the London Business School.
Thomas J. Roulet
Thomas J. Roulet is a French-British social scientist and management thinker based at the University of Cambridge. He fleshed out the concept of negative social evaluations and is known for his research on wellbeing in the context of remote work. He is currently associate professor in Organisation Theory at the Judge Business School, and bye-fellow at King's College Cambridge. Roulet is a regular commentator on workplace issues, leadership and management education for a variety of media including the BBC, the Telegraph, the Financial Times, ITV News, Le Monde, The Washington Post or The Guardian among others.