Center For Creative Leadership Presents Ulmer Award to Prof. Lynda Gratton

Lynda Gratton is Professor of Management Practice at London Business School. In 2011 she was ranked by the Times as one of the top 15 business thinkers in the world, described by the FT as the management gurus most likely to impact on the future. She is the recipient of the Tata Award for services to HR and named the 2010 Fellow of the American Academy of Human Resources. Her courses at London Business School attract participants from all over the world, whilst her programme on the transformation of organizations is considered the best in the world. Lynda is the Chair of the World Economic Forum Council on Leadership and has an active research agenda focused on leadership, collaboration and the future of work. She has written six books including ‘Living Strategy’, Hot Spots’ and ‘Glow’ and many articles for the FT, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review and the MIT Sloan Business Review. Her latest book ‘The Shift’ — about the future of work, was published in 2011. She has won a number of prizes for her writing and research, and her books have been translated into more than 20 languages. Lynda advises companies in Europe, the USA and Asia. Lynda is the founder of the Hot Spots Movement ( a research consulting group with offices in London and Singapore. The group actively works with over 40 companies and governments around the world. Lynda blogs for Fortune and London Business School at

The Walter F. Ulmer, Jr. Applied Research Award is named in honor of Walter F. Ulmer, Jr., retired president, for his contributions to CCL and the leadership field, to demonstrate CCL’s commitment to applied research, and to build connections with other professionals whose work and commitments are congruent with CCL’s. An internal committee (Dave Altman and John Ryan) determines the winner. He or she receives $1,500 and a trip to the Center to attend the Research Awards Event.