Megan Reitz

Explorer of the theory, practice and importance of speaking truth to power.


Ranked in 2023.

Previously featured:

In 2021.


Shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Radar Award 2019.


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2018.


Working at the intersection of leadership, change, dialogue and mindfulness, Megan’s research focuses on how we meet, see, hear, speak, learn with and encounter one another in organisational systems and how we might encourage dialogue which is more humane and which enables us, our colleagues and our society to flourish. Current focus is on the rise of ‘employee activism’.


Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School, Oxford University, and Adjunct Professor of Leadership and Dialogue at Hult International Business School, Megan is also Professor of Leadership and Dialogue at Ashridge Executive Education – part of Hult International Business School. Before joining Ashridge, she was a consultant with Deloitte; surfed the dot-com boom with; and worked in strategy consulting for the Kalchas Group.


Speak Out, Listen Up: How to have conversations that matter (FT Publishing, 2024); Speak Up: Say what needs to be said and hear what needs to be heard (FT Publishing, 2019); Mind Time: How ten mindful minutes can enhance your work, health and happiness (with Michael Chalkason, HarperNonFiction, 2018); Dialogue in Organizations: Developing Relational Leadership (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). ‘How to Lead in the New Era of Employee Activism’ (TEDx Hult London, March 2022); ‘How Your Power Silences Truth’ (TEDxHultAshridge, 2018).


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“A powerful and coherent voice on the real dynamics of speaking truth to power in organizations.”

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

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