Thinkers50 event yesterday was an amazing day full of intensive learning, insights and networking. I was particularly pleased that Marshall Goldsmith won the Leadership Award for the second time. He has been very supportive of The Management Shift book and kindly offered to write a Foreword for my new book.
‘The Management Shift’ has been shortlisted for the CMI Management Book of the Year Award in the ‘Practical Manager’ category. Its author, Vlatka Hlupic, is Professor of Business and Management at the University of Westminster and CEO of the Drucker Society London, and was recently voted onto the HR Most Influential International Thinkers List 2015.
Professor Vlatka Ariaana Hlupic voted one of the Most Influential International HR Thinkers 2015 – Press Release
Professor Vlatka Hlupic has been voted one of the Most Influential International HR Thinkers 2015. The prestigious top 30 list was compiled by HR Magazine and announced during a ceremony at Claridges in London on 21 September 2015. Awards were based on nominations from readers for the work that had inspired and had the most impact on how they approach their role; an expert panel comprising 50 members then judged the nominated candidates according to personal influence, practical relevance, visibility, originality, and influence during the past year.
I wrote ‘The Management Shift’ book to change the world of business and live my passion and purpose. And, in turn, this book has changed my life. Since its launch in November last year, I have been doing many keynote talks, writing numerous guest blogs and articles, giving interviews for journalists, attending numerous events etc. I also won several prestigious awards and have been nominated for a few more. When we pursue our purpose, the success follows us. This is all great, but the most exciting part comes from connecting with thousands of people, meeting many of them in person at various events, and receiving wonderful messages of support over the last eight months from all over the world. For a humanist like myself that is priceless! I said in some of my talks, as I have been preaching ‘The Management Shift’ ideas to various groups of people, I feel like I am a politician, and that my political party is called ‘humanity’.
Professor Hlupic sets out her comprehensively researched case for why the time has come to change the practice of management to achieve transformational improvements in the performance of organisations. She shows what needs to be done to achieve this transformation and then takes the next step to show how that can be achieved (and has been achieved for some organisations) using her 6 Box Leadership Model.
It feels fantastic that “The Management Shift” has obtained yet another major international recognition. It has been awarded a Silver Medal in the “Leadership” category of the global 2015 Axiom Business Books Awards. The annual awards are the largest and most respected critical guidepost for the best cutting-edge business books in today’s world of publishing, helping readers discover new and innovative works and understand changing business trends and technologies. More than 400 submissions were made from across the globe and this year’s winners represent works from the US, Canada, Australia, UK, South Korea and Switzerland.
Today is the press release day for the announcement of the CMI Management Articles of the Year 2015. I have been immensely honoured that my article about the 6 Box Leadership diagnostic is one of the winning five articles. This award is a very important recognition of my professional achievements as my work is all about transferring ideas to practice, turning knowledge into action, and implementing the latest management theory into the real world of business. This award recognises just that, as explained in CMI’s press release:
Throughout my career I always endeavoured to bridge the gap between academia and practice. One of my favourite quotes is from Soichiro Honda who said “Action without philosophy is a lethal weapon. Philosophy without action is worthless”.
In January a major report was published in the UK, by leading management organisations, and with the enthusiastic support of the Government. Its subject is not a new one, and the title is explanatory: Human Capital Reporting: Investing for Sustainable Growth. It covers the development of ways of reporting on employees and how they contribute to the effectiveness of the organisation. For many years, many executives, investors, think tanks and others have sought effective ways of measuring this contribution as a complement to the accounts, which are limited to historic and financial information.