Vlatka is an international award-winning thought leader, an activist for humanising management, and an author of a ground-breaking book ‘The Management Shift – How to Harness the Power of People and Transform Your Organization for Sustainable Success‘ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), which was listed by Forbes as one of the top eight business books in 2014. She is a Professor of Business and Management at the University of Westminster. She has a PhD in Information Systems from the London School of Economics, a BSc (Hon) in Economics and an MSc in Information Systems from the University of Zagreb. She was voted one of the Most Influential International HR Thinkers in 2015 and 2016 by HR Magazine (ranked at position 14) and has won the Croatian Woman of Influence Award as well as an Honorary Award from the Leadership Awards in 2016.
Vlatka is the winner of the CMI Management Articles of the Year Award 2015 and the winner of the Axiom Business Books Award (silver medal in the “Leadership” category). She has been nominated for the Thinkers50 Guru Radar and “Ideas to practice” Award.
As a renowned professional keynote and TEDx speaker, she regularly presents at major business events worldwide. She has published more than 200 academic articles, including the award winning ‘To be a Better Leader, Give up Authority‘, Harvard Business Review, December 2009.
As a management consultant and Board adviser, Vlatka has advised major international organizations including the House of Commons, GlaxoSmithKline, BP, The National Health Service, Learndirect, Brand Velocity USA, the Drucker Institute USA, the Croatian Government and the Hungarian National Bank.