Prof. Adrian Furnham
Adrian Furnham has doctorates from both Oxford and London University. He has recently retired as Professor of Psychology at University College London after 37 years. He is an adjunct Professor at BI: The Norwegian Business School.
He has written over 1200 scientific papers and over 80 books including Motivation and Performance (2017), High Potential (2015), The Talented Manager (2012), The Elephant in the Boardroom: The Psychology of Leadership Derailment (2009), 50 Psychology Ideas you really need to know (2009), Management Intelligence (2008), Head and Heart Management (2007), Management Mumbo-Jumbo (2006), The People Business (2005), The Dark Side of Behaviour at Work (2004), The Incompetent Manager (2003), The Psychology of Money (1998), The Psychology of Behaviour at Work (1997), The Myths of Management (1996), Personality at Work (1994), The New Economic Mind (1995), Culture Shock (1994), and The Protestant Work Ethic (1990).
Adrian is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and is among the most productive psychologists in the world. He is on the editorial board of a number of international journals and is a past President of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences. He has been a consultant to over 40 major international companies, with particular interests in top team development, management change, performance management systems, psychometric testing and leadership derailment. He is also a newspaper columnist writing for the Financial Times, Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph and the Huffington Post.
For many years he has regularly appeared in the HR Magazine Top 25 Lists for Influencers in HR. In 2017 Adrian received a Lifetime Achievement Award – the highest accolade bestowed by HR Magazine on an individual in recognition of their outstanding and exceptional contribution to HR thinking or practice. Winners take their place in the HR Most Influential Hall of Fame.
Adrian has been an Associate of Leadenhall Consulting since 2012.