Leading in an age of employee activism: The do’s and don’ts | Megan Reitz | TEDxHultLondon



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In the world of leadership, the rise of employee activism has become a hot topic. How can leaders go about creating a safe space in which people in the organisation can freely share their concerns and opinions and avoid ongoing echo chambers? With many years of research under her belt, Megan offers a unique perspective on the leader’s response to employee activism. Her brilliant mind and burning passion for the topic bring the audience valuable lessons about navigating this prominent issue in the business environment today.

Megan is a Professor of Leadership and Dialogue at Hult International Business School where she speaks, researches, consults and supervises on the intersection of leadership, change, dialogue and mindfulness. She is on the Thinkers50 ranking of global business thinkers and is ranked in HR Magazine’s Most Influential Thinkers listing. She has written Dialogue in Organizations and Mind Time and her most recent book, with Financial Times Publishing, is called Speak Up which was shortlisted for the CMI Management Book of the Year 2020.

She is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and her research has recently been featured in Forbes, on the BBC, in a TEDx talk and in numerous academic and practice-based journals. Her latest research on employee activism has been nominated for the Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award 2021. She is a mother to two wonderful daughters who test her regularly on her powers of mindfulness and dialogue. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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