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Professor Benjamin Laker

Professor of Leadership

Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

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Specialisms

  • Impacting Government Policy, 
  • Influencing Managerial Practice, 
  • Securing External Income

Location

Room GB10, Greenlands campus

Professor Benjamin Laker is a Professor of Leadership at Henley Business School who produces empirical enquiry to inform the legislate agendas of civil servants and politicians, including members of Parliament and the House of Lords.

His research studies, interdisciplinary by design, are published by leading academic and practitioner outlets including the British Journal of Management, Human Resource Management, Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review. Findings from these research studies are reported on by the Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, New York Times and Washington Post broadsheets and are discussed on BBC, Bloomberg, CNN and Sky newscasts including Surveillance and Newsnight.

Reference: Laker, B. (2020) Emphasize work-life balance for your teams. MIT Sloan Management Review. ISSN 1532-9194
Reference: Laker, B. , Godley, W., Patel, C. and Kudret, S. (2021) Four steps to successful virtual hiring. MIT Sloan Management Review. ISSN 1532-9194
Reference: Laker, B. , Godley, W., Kudret, S. and Trehan, R. (2021) 4 tips to nail a virtual job interview. Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012
Reference: Malik, A., Budhwar, P., Patel, C. and Laker, B. (2021) Holistic indigenous and atomistic modernity: analysing performance management in two Indian emerging market MNCs. Human Resource Management. ISSN 1099-050X doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/hrm.22057
Reference: Laker, B. , Patel, C. , Malik, A. and Budhwar, P. (2020) What to do when you become your friend’s boss. Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012
Reference: Laker, B. , Patel, C. , Budhwar, P. and Malik, A. (2020) How leading companies are innovating remotely. MIT Sloan Management Review. ISSN 1532-9194
Reference: Laker, B. and Patel, C. (2020) Strengthen your ability to influence people. Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012
Reference: Laker, B. , Patel, C. , Budhwar, P. and Malik, A. (2020) How job crafting can make work more satisfying. MIT Sloan Management Review. ISSN 1532-9194
Reference: Roulet, T. and Laker, B. (2020) Now is the time to reconnect with your dormant network. MIT Sloan Management Review. ISSN 1532-9194
Reference: Mohri, S., Asgari, N., Farahini, R. Z., Bourlakis, M. and Laker, B. (2020) Fairness in hazmat routing-scheduling: a bi-objective Stackelberg game. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, 140. 102006. ISSN 1366-5545 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2020.102006
Reference: Laker, B. , Matejko, S., Godley, W. and Adewale, A. (2021) How to develop early career talent virtually. MIT Sloan Management Review. ISSN 1532-9194
Reference: Laker, B. , Matejko, S., Godley, W. and Adewale, A. (2020) Why are companies hiring Chief Wellness Officers? And do they improve wellbeing? MIT Sloan Management Review. ISSN 1532-9194 (In Press)
Reference: Laker, B. , Godley, W., Patel, C. and Cobb, D. (2020) How to monitor remote workers — ethically. MIT Sloan Management Review. ISSN 1532-9194
Reference: Hill, A., Mellon, L., Goddard, J. and Laker, B. (2016) How to turn around a failing school. Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012
Reference: Hill, A., Mellon, L., Laker, B. and Goddard, J. (2016) The one type of leader who can turn around a failing school. Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012
Reference: Laker, B. and Roulet, T. (2019) How companies can adapt during times of political uncertainty. Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012
Reference: Hill, A., Cuthbertson, R., Brown, S. and Laker, B. (2017) Service fitness ladders: improving business performance in low cost or differentiated markets. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 37 (10). pp. 1266-1303. ISSN 0144-3577 doi: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOPM-03-2016-0142
Reference: Hill, A., Mellon, L., Laker, B. and Goddard, J. (2017) Research: how the best school leaders create enduring change. Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012
Reference: Laker, B. , Cobb, D. and Trehan, R. (2019) Too proud to lead: how hubris can destroy effective leadership and what to do about it. Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781472973054 (In Press)
Reference: Laker, B. and Roulet, T. (2019) Will the 4-Day workweek take hold in Europe? Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012