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Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson - Consultant & Author

Mike Johnson is a leading commentator, consultant and researcher on the Future of Work, Talent Management, Corporate Communications and How to Work as an Independent. He is the author of twelve books on business and management issues and a regular presenter on conferences around the globe. He has written several series of world-of-work studies for both The Economist and the Financial Times, as well as over 100 global and Europe-wide studies for international corporations and institutions.

Recent books include Winning the People Wars and Talent Magnet, both for the Financial Times and The New Rules of Engagement and The Independent Consultant’s Survival Guide for the CIPD. His latest book Starting up on Your Own: How to Succeed as an Independent Consultant or Freelance was published in November 2009 by the Financial Times.

His consulting experience spans three decades and virtually every part of the globe. Today, his focus is on world-of-work issues; life-work balance, talent management, corporate communications and working as an independent.

Over more than 30 years, He has consulted at the most senior management levels with major organisations and institutions including many Fortune 500 firms and global institutions.

Mike Johnson's books are consistently praised for their readability and practical, no-nonsense content. Very much focused on “how-to,” they are based on extensive research and the considerable experience of the author as a writer, journalist and commentator on business and management issues.

Mike has won several awards for his writing and is retained by several organisations as a “writer in residence,” assisting them with creative writing projects. He is also retained as a ghostwriter, using his experience as a researcher to produce corporate histories and biographies. Additionally, Mike is the “voice” of many organisations, writing their on-line and hard-copy publications, policy papers, commentaries and opinion pieces.

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