Dr Linda Holbeche is an independent coach, developer, consultant, researcher and author in the fields of HR, strategy, organisation design and development and leadership. She works with UK and international clients in many sectors. A recognised thought and practice leader and regularly voted one of the UK’s HR Most Influential, Linda was previously CIPD’s Director of Research and Policy. She is now Adjunct Professor at Imperial College London, Visiting Professor at four other UK universities, Honorary Fellow of the Institute for Employment Studies and of Roffey Park. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD). A prolific author, Linda’s latest books are The Agile Organization (2nd Edition, Kogan Page, 2018); Organization Development: a practitioner’s guide for OD and HR, (with M.Y. Cheung-Judge, Kogan Page, 2021) and Aligning HR and Business Strategy, (3rd Edition, Routledge, 2022).