For the seventh consecutive year, Professor Vlatka Ariaana Hlupic has been voted one of the world’s Most Influential HR Thinkers. The prestigious international list was compiled by HR Magazine and announced during a ceremony last night at St Peter’s Cathedral in London.

Vlatka is a Professor of Leadership and Management at Hult International Business School (Ashridge) and a founder and Chief Executive Officer of Management Shift Solutions Limited, advising CEOs and Board members of major international organizations on individual and organisational transformation.

She is also the author of “The Management Shift: How to Harness the Power of People and Transform Your Organization for Sustainable Success”, an award-winning best-seller and one of Forbes’ top eight business books in 2014. In 2018, she published her latest book,”Humane Capital: How to Create a Management Shift to Transform Performance and Profit” which was selected as one of the top five business books in 2018 by HR Magazine. 

Additionally, Professor Hlupic is a renowned professional keynote and TEDx speaker and has published over 400 articles in journals, business publications, books and conference proceedings, and has won several awards for her contributions.

Driven by her passion and purpose to make this world a better place, she is creating a global impact with her empirically validated research-based tools and processes, helping thousands of leaders and organizations to improve performance and profit while creating more engaging and profitable workplaces.

Commenting on the award, she said: “I am delighted and very humbled to have my work and service recognised in this way for the seventh consecutive year. I feel extremely proud to be part of this prestigious HR community of influential thinkers”.

“Helping individuals, companies and society to go through positive transformation, do well by doing good and create happier, more purposeful and successful workplaces is my passion – it is my life purpose. It gives me drive, energy and motivation, and it is hugely satisfying to see the practical impact of my ideas. This is more important now than ever before as we co-create new post-pandemic world”.

“What I have seen in many companies are over-controlling management styles and systems that employees find stifling and demotivating. Companies need a better understanding of human psychology and motivation. I call it humanising management – treating people with respect and distributing power and decision-making. The results, in terms of performance and success, can be astonishing. This is why I have written my books, The Management Shift and Humane Capital. As many companies embrace the hybrid way of working, humane leadership is the only way that can bring long term prosperity.”

Through her consultancy, Management Shift Solutions Limited, Vlatka and her team are helping various leaders and organisations globally to shift their performance, fulfilment and profit to a higher level, using research based tools and methods she developed over more than 25 years of her academic, consulting and coaching career.

Vlatka Ariaana Hlupic

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