Thinkers rated more influential
Overall, our panel was less inclined to rate practitioners than thinkers as influential, suggesting that they felt thinkers had a greater level of influence on HR as a whole. However, this is not surprising given that our panellists are likely to have greater knowledge of those on the Most Influential thinkers list.
Top placed thinker Ulrich scores highly on visibility, personal influence and commercial relevance. Author of seminal books on HR, Ulrich hardly needs describing.