Ram Charan: Indian-born executive coach and author of 15 books including, most recently, The Attacker’s Advantage. “He has the ability to distil meaningful from meaningless and transfer it to others in a quiet effective way,” says Jack Welch.
Edward Lawler: Professor at the University of Southern California and prolific author of more than 40 books including Management Reset, Rewarding Excellence and Effective Human Resource Management.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter: Harvard Business School professor, political campaigner, author of bestsellers including The Change Masters, Confidence and Men and Women of the Corporation.
Richard Rumelt: Professor at UCLA’s Anderson School, founding member of the Strategic Management Society and author of the bestselling Good Strategy/Bad Strategy.
Edgar H Schein: MIT professor, created the term ‘career anchors’, author of seminal works Organizational Culture and Leadership and Career Dynamics.
“These thinkers prove the point that there is nothing so practical as a great idea,” says Thinkers50’s Stuart Crainer.
“Ed Schein has shaped how we understand careers and corporate culture; Richard Rumelt has explained how strategy really works; Rosabeth Moss Kanter has explored the humanity of organizations in truly innovative ways; Andrew Kakabadse has charted the evolution of leadership and governance; Ed Lawler is one of the founding fathers of our understanding of talent and 2 performance; and Ram Charan has worked with some of the great corporate leaders of our time.”
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