The Professor of Management Practice received the Center for Creative Leadership’s 2011 Walter F. Ulmer Jr Award for Applied Research at a ceremony in Brussels. Established in honour of a former president of CCL, a global executive education provider, the Ulmer Award recognises leading business thinkers who have an outstanding career in applied leadership research.
"Lynda Gratton has made remarkable contributions to the field of leadership," said former CCL President Walter F. Ulmer Jr. "It is a privilege indeed for CCL and for me to interact with and learn from her."
In addition to her role at London Business School, Professor Gratton is Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Council on Leadership. She has an active research agenda focused on leadership, collaboration, and the future of work, and is the author of six books on these topics.
As founder of the research-based consulting group The Hot Spots Movement (hotspotsmovement.com), Professor Gratton provides advice to companies and governments in Asia, Europe and the USA.
She is currently writing a new book, which is scheduled for release in May 2013.
“Lynda Gratton is one of the world’s most influential business thinkers, and her work continues to break new ground in key areas of interest to CCL,” said Rudi Plettinx, VP and Managing Director, CCL EMEA. “We are delighted to present this award to her.”