A leading academic has been named by HR Magazine as one of 2012’s most influential thinkers.
Professor Andrew Kakabadse
Andrew Kakabadse, Professor of international management development at Cranfield University’s School of Management, is a new entry on the list at joint 14th in HR Magazine’s ‘Most Influential 2012 Top 25 UK Thinkers’.
Every year HR magazine compiles the HR Most Influential ranking, considered to be the definitive list of UK directors and thinkers who have the greatest influence in the field of people strategy.
Some are recurrent favourites, some are controversial, and many reflect the business environments in which they operate. But all are ranked by their peers: leading HR directors and management academics.
The HR Most Influential ranking is judged on elements including:
For 2012 emerging themes included ‘change, leadership, bravery, ability to inspire, a ‘can-do’ attitude and role modelling’.
‘Themes included ‘change, leadership, bravery, ability to inspire, a ‘can-do’ attitude and role modelling’
Challenges conventional thinking in HR
Brings credibility to HR, both inside and outside the business
Plays an ambassadorial role
Commands the respect of peers and key stakeholders
Adds real value to the business
Is visionary and transformational
Andrew was recognised by HR Magazine in particular for his “massive influence on board attitudes to people”, and as an “influential global speaker on HR issues”.
He has previously been awarded a £2m research grant to examine leadership in governments and the private sector, and is currently working on examinations of top executive performance, consultancy excellence, leadership, corporate governance, conflict resolution and international relations.
‘This further draws attention to the important issues surrounding people management and leadership in business’
“I am extremely pleased to have been recognised by my peers and included in HR Magazine’s influential thinkers’ list. This further draws attention to the important issues surrounding people management and leadership in business, something which is of vital concern in the current global economic climate.”