HRMI 2022: Megan Reitz, professor, Hult International Business School

Megan 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 author of Dialogue in Organizations and Mind Time. Her 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 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 was nominated for the Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award 2021, and Reitz has published on the subject in MIT Sloan Management Review, as well as appearing on podcast and television to discuss the subject. 

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 conversational habits create culture

What is your response to employee activism? Part one

What is your response to employee activism? Part two


Megan Reitz ranked 14th on HR magazine’s list of HR Most Influential thinkers in 2022.  

Find the full list of HR Most Influential 2022 practitioners and thinkers here.