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HR Magazine’s Top 30 Most Influential Thinkers in 2019

<i>HR Magazine</i>’s Top 30 Most Influential Thinkers in 2019

HR Magazine recently released its annual list that celebrates the most influential people in human resources, whose ideas and actions are shaping HR practices across the world. We’re proud to see four of our speakers on the list — congratulations Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Patrick Lencioni, Nilofer Merchant, and Simon Sinek! Much deserved recognition, learn more about their powerful ideas below.

Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority in psychological profiling, talent management, leadership development, and people analytics. For the past 20 years, he has worked with a range of clients, from financial services to media, fashion, and government agencies, to help them leverage science-based tools to improve their ability to predict human performance.

A bestselling author, Tomas has published nine books and more than 140 scientific papers, making him one of the most prolific social scientists of his generation. His most recent book Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders (And How to Fix It) explores two powerful questions: Why is it so easy for incompetent men to become leaders? And, why is it so hard for competent people — especially competent women — to advance? Tomas shares what it really takes to lead and how new systems and processes can help ensure we put the right people in charge.

He dives deep into this topic in his most recent TEDx talk:

Patrick Lencioni

A sought-after expert on leadership, management, and teamwork, Patrick Lencioni is the founder and president of The Table Group, a consulting firm that has worked with hundreds of world-class companies such as Southwest Airlines, Chick-Fil-A, Microsoft, and Cisco.

Named one of the top five business speakers by Wall Street Journal, Patrick is the bestselling author of 11 business books, which have sold more than five million copies worldwide. In his talks, he shows leaders how to leverage the intelligence and experience they already have to foster healthier and more productive organizations, and shares his four steps to achieving the ultimate competitive advantage.

Nilofer Merchant

Nilofer Merchant is on a mission to help us all re-imagine the future of work, drawing on her 25-year experience in the tech industry.

A bestselling author, TED mainstage speaker, and ranked by Thinkers 50 as one of the world’s leading thinkers, Nilofer says few companies will survive unless they understand what she calls “onlyness” — the experience, talent, perspective, and purpose lying untapped in the workforce. Through her talks, she reveals new ways of connecting our ideas to the world, and empowers leaders to unlock the vast source of innovation too often overlooked in their own people.

Called a “visionary” by CNBC, Nilofer’s TedTalk “Got a Meeting? Take a Walk” ranks in the top 10 per cent in the world. She’s been invited to hundreds of leadership events by prestigious organizations including Google, Gartner, and GE.

Watch her most recent TEDx talk to learn more about Nilofer’s concept of “onlyness”, and how we can find power in the place where only we stand, and help others do the same.

Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek may be best known for popularizing the concept of “why” in his first TED talk in 2009 — the third most watched talk of all time on His unconventional and innovative views on business and leadership have attracted international attention. From American Airlines to Disney, from Deutsche Bank to MARS, from big business to entrepreneurs to police forces, Simon has been invited to meet with an array of leaders and organizations in nearly every industry.

Fascinated by the people and organizations that make the greatest, lasting impact in their organizations and in the world, Simon has discovered remarkable patters about how they think, act, and communicate and the environments in which people operate at their natural best. He’s devoted his life to sharing his thoughts to help leaders inspire action and to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home every day feeling fulfilled by their work.

Simon is the author of multiple bestselling books, including the global bestseller, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. Watch him talk about his latest book The Infinite Game, which challenges the very notions of work, with Inc. magazine.

Interested in learning more about these renowned thought leaders? Email us at [email protected].

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