Bio

Professor Hlupic is an award winning international thought leader, with an interdisciplinary educational background and several strands of her career. She has had an international academic career for 25 years at leading academic institutions and has been giving keynote talks at major international events. She has advised various international organisations as a Leadership, Strategy and Change Management consultant. She has been also coaching senior leaders as well as founding and leading the Drucker Society London. More information about each strand of Professor Hlupic’s career is provided below.

Vlatka is an international award-winning thought leader, 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.  She is a Professor of Business and Management at the University of Westminster, a former Adjunct Faculty at London Business School, a consultant/Visiting Faculty for Said Business School, and a global faculty member of FT/IE Corporate Learning Alliance. She is also a founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Management Shift 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 International HR Thinkers 2015 by HR Magazine.

Vlatka is the winner of the CMI Management Articles of the Year Award 2015, the winner of the Axiom Business Books Award (silver medal in the “Leadership” category) and the Croatian Woman of Influence Award (in “Leadership and Innovation” category). She has been nominated for the Thinkers50 Guru Radar 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.

As a renowned professional keynote and TEDx speaker, she regularly presents at major business events worldwide. She has published more than 160 academic 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, Learndirect, Brand Velocity USA, the Drucker Institute USA, the Croatian Government and the Hungarian National Bank. She has recently started preparing the launch of a global petition for humanising management, supported by many leading management thinkers.

Vlatka Hlupic's Academic and Professional Qualifications
1991-1993
PhD
The London School of Economics, Department of Information Systems, University of London, London, UK.
1988-1990
MSc
Faculty of Management and Information Science, Department of Information Systems, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.
1984-1988
Dipl Econ (BSc Hons)
Faculty of Economics, Department of Information Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.
2008 Psych-KTM (Psychological Kinesiology) Practitioner, UK.
2007
FInstCPD
Fellow of the Institute for Continuing Professional Development, UK.
2007
MNLP
Licensed Master NLP Practitioner, Paul McKenna Training, UK.
2005
FBCS CITP
Fellow of the British Computer Society, UK.
2005
CMC
Certified Master Coach, Behavioural Coaching Institute/ Dr Skiffington’s Graduate School of Master Coaches), USA/Australia.
2005
FCPD
Fellow of the Institute of Continuing Professional Development, UK.
2003
FORS
Fellow of the UK Operational Research Society, UK.
2003 Certified NLP Practitioner, Paul McKenna Training, UK.
2000 Member of the Higher Education Academy, UK.
1998
Eur Ing
European Engineer, European Federation of National Engineering Associations, Belgium.
1998
MBCS
Member of the British Computer Society, UK.
1999
CEng
Chartered Engineer, the Engineering Council, UK.

Academia

Researching and lecturing at leading academic institutions in several countries.

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Awards

Received a number of international awards for academic achievements.

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Consulting

Advising several Governments and major international organisations in different sectors.

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Executive

Leading the Drucker Society London and management consultancies.

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Coaching

Coaching senior executives in various sectors to help them achieve a new level of performance.

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