Learn More About Gianpiero Petriglieri
How can leaders be trustworthy and foster commitment in the ever-changing 21st century workplace? How can we honor our organization’s history and traditions while working to transform it? How do you nurture a common culture while reaping the benefits of a diverse workforce? These are the challenges Gianpiero Petriglieri’s insights and advice help you tackle.
An award-winning leadership expert and professor at INSEAD, Petriglieri is an insightful and engaging speaker with a unique perspective on what it means, and what it takes, to become and remain a leader. A medical doctor and psychiatrist by training, his research highlights the psychological, social and cultural functions of leadership development, and his teaching methods provide a model of how to perform those functions purposefully for the benefit of individuals, organizations and society at large. Ultimately, his work helps organizations keep the promise of learning and make the most of leadership development investments so people can prepare for the new world of work while cultivating timeless leadership virtues. His keynotes and workshops help leaders better understand how changes in workforce mobility make new ways of leading and learning necessary—and allow them to reconcile commitment with flexibility.
Petriglieri’s research documents the rise and consequences of “nomadic professionalism,” a workplace culture in which authenticity and mobility have replaced loyalty and advancement as hallmarks of virtue and success. In this culture, the promise of learning is more potent than the promise of loyalty for many employees. Organizations that fail to keep this promise struggle to attract talent, while those that do are able to sustain people’s loyalty even after they leave. And the more that mobility renders careers and organizations fluid, the more timeless virtues like trustworthiness matter.
Building on his experience studying and working with companies around the world, Petriglieri has refined an inimitable approach to leadership development that aims to accelerate the development of individual leaders and strengthen leadership communities within and across organizations. At INSEAD, he directs the Management Acceleration Programme, the school’s flagship executive program for emerging leaders, and chairs the Initiative for Learning Innovation and Teaching Excellence. He also designs and directs customized leadership development programs for multinationals in a variety of industries, some of which have received industry-wide awards. He has chaired the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on new models of leadership, and has been recognized twice by Thinkers50 as one of the 50 most influential management thinkers in the world. In 2021, he was shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Coaching and Mentoring Award.
Petriglieri’s research appears in top academic journals and is featured in a range of media including the BBC, Financial Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. He writes regularly for Harvard Business Review, where his essays have been included among the “ideas that shaped management.”
Gianpiero Petriglieri is available to advise your organization via virtual and in-person consulting meetings, interactive workshops and customized keynotes through the exclusive representation of Stern Speakers & Advisors, a division of Stern Strategy Group®.