Philip Whiteley's Blog


Philip Whiteley is an author and journalist, specialising in management, particularly the areas of leadership, motivation and strategic human resources. He has written numerous articles for The Times, where he contributed a weekly column on strategic reward; for Personnel Today, Director, CorpComms, Employee Benefits, and many other titles, and has appeared on BBC Newsnight discussing the portrayal of the workplace in the media. He is the author of seven books, which have received commendations from leading management thinkers and commentators, including Daniel Goleman, Stephen Covey and Leif Edvinsson. The focus of his work is to challenge the mechanistic approach of much business theory, drawing on evidence that shows that a humanistic approach is more profitable. He is chair of the Human Capital Forum (, and editor in chief of Payroll World. He has given numerous conference speeches.
In December 2009 he is due to publish Meet the New Boss, which looks at how culture has shaped the way we view management and the workplace. It will be published as an e-book on and
He is a member of the Society of Authors; a Subject Matter Expert for the Chartered Management Institute, and a judge in the Payroll Giving Awards.


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