HRMI 2021: Megan Reitz, Professor, Hult Ashridge Business School

Reitz is professor of Leadership and Dialogue at Hult International Business School, where she speaks, researches, and advises on the intersection of leadership, change, dialogue and mindfulness.

She is on the Thinkers50 radar of global business thinkers and is author of Dialogue in Organizations and Mind Time. Her new book, Speak Up, was shortlisted for the CMI Management Book of the Year 2020.

Her passion and curiosity centres around the quality of how we meet, see, hear, speak and learn with one another in organisational systems. Her research, featured in Harvard Business Review, Forbes magazine and on the BBC, explores the capacity to ‘speak truth to power’ and develop psychologically safe, ‘speak-up’ cultures. Her latest research on employee activism has been nominated for the Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award 2021.

Before joining Hult, Reitz was a consultant with Deloitte and surfed the dot-com boom with She was educated at Cambridge University and has a PhD from Cranfield School of Management. She is an accredited executive coach with Ashridge / Hult and The School of Coaching.

She is mother to two wonderful daughters who test her regularly on her powers of mindfulness and dialogue.

Recommended reading:

HR’s role in employee activism

The difficulties of speaking truth to power

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Megan Reitz was ranked 18th on the list of HR Most Influential Thinkers in 2021.