At a Glance
Jonathan H. Westover, Managing Partner, Human Capital Innovations, LLC
Focus Areas: HR, Innovation, Future of Work, Management
Thinkers360 In-Depth Profile & Portfolio: Jonathan H. Westover
Thinkers360 Leaderboards: Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Future of Work (March 2021), 100 B2B Thought Leaders and Influencers You Should Follow in 2021, 50 Books from Thinkers360 Thought Leaders You Should Read in 2021
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Thought Leader Interview
Thinkers360 thought leader interviews profile prominent members of the Thinkers360 community who embody the power of ideas in their work. In this edition, we speak with Jonathan H. Westover, Managing Partner at Human Capital Innovations, LLC. Jonathan brings over 20 years of extensive experience in the field of consulting, from the fields of HR, Innovation, Future of Work, and Management. He is also an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and professor that has received numerous awards for his teaching, research, and service to the community.
Jonathan published an award-winning book called “The Alchemy of Truly Remarkable Leadership”, available on Amazon. He was recently featured in the Thinkers360 article Top 50 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Future of Work (March 2021) as well as 100 B2B Thought Leaders and Influencers You Should Follow in 2021.
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Thinkers360: Tell us a bit about your background and areas of expertise
JW: Jonathan H. Westover, Ph.D. is an award-winning US-based Amazon.com #1 Best Selling Author, ranked # 1 HR, Innovation, and Future of Work Global Thought Leader & Influencer (Thinkers360), ranked in the Top 30 in Management and Organizational Culture (Global Gurus), entrepreneur, management consultant, teacher, and research academic based in Orem, Utah. He serves on a host of nonprofit, community, and association boards and committees and has received numerous awards for his teaching, research, and service to the community.
Jonathan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology: Research and Analysis (with minors in management and Korean) from the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences and his Master of Public Administration degree (emphases in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management) from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology (emphases in International Political Economy and Work and Organizations) from the College of Social and Behavioral Science at the University of Utah. He has also received graduate certificates in demography and higher education teaching from the University of Utah.
Thinkers360: What are your current responsibilities and what’s a typical day look like?
JW: My typical day is a mix of academic, consulting, and thought leadership teaching and research responsibilities:
Academic: Dr. Westover is a professor and chair of Organizational Leadership in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University, Academic Director of the UVU Center for Social Impact and the UVU SIMLab, and Faculty Fellow for Ethics in Public Life (previously the Associate Director) in the Center for the Study of Ethics. Dr. Westover has been published widely in academic journals, books, and practitioner publications. He is a regular visiting faculty member in other international graduate business programs. Consulting: Jonathan is an experienced organizational leadership, people management, and organizational development consultant and managing partner and principal at Human Capital Innovations, LLC). For two decades, he has worked to help transform organizations across the globe. He is also the producer and host of the Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast and Managing Editor of Human Capital Leadership Magazine. Previously, Jonathan was an external consultant with the firm Targeted Learning, and an internal consultant in the Human Resource Development office at Brigham Young University, in the corporate Organizational Development office at InterContinental Hotels, and in the corporate Organizational Development office at LG Electronics in Gumi, South Korea. Thought Leadership: Jonathan is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, Non-Resident Fellow in Social and Development Policy with the Nkafu Policy Institute (part of the Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation), member of the HR Certification Institute CEO Advisory Council and past member of the board of directors, member of the Humantelligence Scientific Advisory, Board Chair and Director of the Corporate Division of the Global Listening Centre, a CIPD Academic Fellow, and an Advance HE Senior Fellow. Jonathan has been published widely and quoted as a management expert in popular and professional media locally, nationally, and abroad (such as Forbes, The Economist, U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, PBS, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MarketWatch, HR.com, SHRM.org, HRCI.org, The Washington Post, and USA Today).
Thinkers360: What’s the favorite part of your current role?
JW: My favorite part of my various current roles is the opportunity to influence and impact the world around me and play a small role in the personal and professional development of those I work with.
Thinkers360: How do you utilize Thinkers360?
JW: Thinkers360 has been a great way for me to further demonstrate my impact and thought leadership. Because of the Thinkers360 recognition, potential clients immediately know that I consistently contribute to the body of knowledge in deep and meaningful ways.
Editor’s Note: See Jonathan’s Thinkers360 In-Depth Profile & Portfolio.
Thinkers360: How do you like to work with brands who wish to engage you as a thought leader?
JW: I often highlight other brands in my podcast, my magazine, and I love to partner with organizations through speaking and other consulting engagements.
Thinkers360: What’s your main advice for upcoming thought leaders?
JW: My main advice is to start making a contribution today. As you consistently contribute your insights and ideas, you will be able to find your voice and start making a meaningful impact.
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