Shortlisted for the Thinkers50 2019 Radar Award, Megan Reitz is Professor of Leadership and Dialogue at Ashridge where she speaks, researches, consults and supervises on the intersection of leadership, change, dialogue and mindfulness. She is ranked in HR Magazine’s Most Influential Thinkers listing and has presented her research to audiences throughout the world. Reitz is the author of Dialogue in Organizations and Mind Time. Her new book, with Financial Times Publishing, is called Speak Up.

Her passion and curiosity centres around the quality of how we meet, see, hear, speak, learn with and encounter one another in organizational systems. Her research and publications, featured in Harvard Business Review and Forbes magazine, explore the neuroscience of leadership, the links between mindfulness and leadership capacities for the 21st century and the capacity to ‘speak truth to power’ and enable others to do the same.

Before joining Ashridge, Reitz was a consultant with Deloitte, surfed the dot-com boom with, and worked in strategy consulting for The Kalchas Group, now the strategic arm of Computer Science Corporation. She was educated at Cambridge University and has a PhD from Cranfield School of Management. She is an accredited executive coach with Ashridge and The School of Coaching.