Many organisations today are like a frog in a slowly heated water. Unaware of the forthcoming danger, complacent, unwilling to change, shift to a better place, jump out of the increasingly dangerous hot water and move to safety. They are surfing on the edge of chaos – markets change faster and faster, unforeseen influences require quick adaptation, and changing demographics of the workforce demands different management practices. Many businesses are becoming global, helped by advances in connectivity and digitisation. This means that competitor profiles are constantly shifting and there is an increasing emphasis on innovation, cooperation and collaboration.
Professor Vlatka Hlupic has been voted one of the HR Most Influential International Thinkers 2016. It is the second year that her work has been recognised in this way, and this year she is ranked on the 14th place. The prestigious top 30 list was compiled by HR Magazine and announced during a ceremony at Claridges in London on 19 September 2016.
Following the global launch of “The Management Shift” book in November 2014, I am delighted that 2015 has been such an most amazing year! The book was selected by Forbes as one of the top eight business books in 2014, it won the Axiom Business Books Award (silver medal in “Leadership” category), it is shortlisted for the CMI Management Book of the Year Award, it was nominated for the FT & McKinsey Business Book Award and article based on this book won the CMI Management Articles of the Year Award 2015.
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.