Sunday, October 20, 2013


Leadership and Management Gurus.
Leadership is something essential to any group or organization. What a leader does is usually very difficult to describe in words. So the Leaders and Gurus are also important. Some of the most important, eminent, famous and distinguished Gurus are as follows.
1.      Jhon Calvin Maxwell:
John Calvin Maxwell (born 1947) is an author, speaker, and pastor who has written more than 60 books, primarily focusing on leadership. Most important books include The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow.[1] He has been the top Leadership Guru on the Global Gurus sites for 6 years till now and is always been voted # 1.
2.      Ken Blanchard:
Ken Blanchard has always been the leadership guru with a heart, as his message throughout his career reflects how to bring out the best in people. Blanchard is the cofounder and Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies®, an international management training and consulting firm.[2]
3.      John Paul Kotter:
John Paul Kotter (born 1947) is an American professor currently teaching the High Potentials Leadership Program at the Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the author of Leading Change and the co-author of Our Iceberg is melting. Kotter is regarded by Harvard Business Review as an authority on leadership and change.[3]
4.      Anthony Robins:
Anthony "Tony" Robbins (born February 29, 1960) is an American life coach, self-help author and motivational speaker. He became well known through his infomercials and self-help books, Unlimited Power and Awaken the Giant Within. Robbins writes about subjects such as health and energy, overcoming fears, building wealth, persuasive communication, and enhancing relationships.[4] He is pioneer in the area of training and leadership development.
5.      Warren Bennis:
Warren Bennis, born in 1925 is an American scholar, organizational consultant and author who is widely regarded as the pioneer of the contemporary field of leadership. He is the founding Chairman of The Leadership Institute at USC.  The Financial Times recently named his classic book Leaders one of the tip 50 books of all the time.[5]
6.      Marshal Goldsmith:
Dr. Marshall Goldsmith was recently recognized as the #1 leadership thinker in the world at the bi-annual Thinkers50 ceremony sponsored by the Harvard Business Review. .Marshall Goldsmith is the million-selling author or editor of 34 books. His books have been translated into 28 languages and become bestsellers in ten countries.[6]
7.      Robin Sharma:
Robin Sharma is the globally celebrated author of 11 international bestselling books on leadership including The Leader Who Had No Title, the phenomenal #1 blockbuster that is inspiring a movement around the idea that “Now, anyone - in any organization - can show Leadership”. His work has been published in over 60 countries and in nearly 70 languages, making him one of the most widely read authors in the world. He shot to fame with The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, which has topped international bestseller lists and sold millions of copies. Robin is the founder of Sharma Leadership International Inc., a global consultancy that helps people in organizations Lead without a Title.[7]
8.      Jack Welch:
Jack Welch is one of the world's most respected and celebrated CEOs, known for his unmatched track record of success, enormous love of people, fierce passion for winning, and unbridled desire to change the world for the better using his unique management practices, which are collectively called The Welch Way.[8] He may be the most talked about and widely emulated manager in business history.[9]
9.      Arthur Cramazzi:
Ranked as one of the Global Top 10 most influential Leadership Gurus by Gurus International, Arthur F. Carmazzi has 21 years experience specializing in psychological approaches to leadership and corporate culture transformation. He is a renowned motivational leadership keynote speaker and trainer in the Asian Region and has advanced Corporate Training with innovative techniques and tools that have been acknowledged by some of the world's greatest organizations.[10]
10.  Margaret Wheatley:
Margaret Wheatley writes, teaches, and speaks about how we might organize and accomplish our work in chaotic times. She invites us to attend to the quality of our relationships to weather the increasing turbulence.  She knows that whatever the problem, community is the answer.  Meg has been an organizational consultant and researcher since 1973 and a dedicated global citizen since her youth.[11] She co-founded The Berkana Institute in 1992, a charitable global foundation that works in partnership with a rich diversity of people around the world who strengthen their communities by working with the wisdom and wealth already present in their people, traditions and environment.[12]
11.  James Collins III:
James C. "Jim" Collins, III (born 1958, Boulder, Colorado) is an American business consultant, author, and lecturer on the subject of company sustainability and growth. Jim Collins frequently contributes to Harvard Business ReviewBusiness WeekFortune and other magazines, journals, etc. He is also the author of several books.[13]
12.  Marcus Buckingham:
Internationally renowned and celebrated, Marcus Buckingham is the go-to consultant in his field, a sought-after speaker and a New York Times best-selling author. Challenging accepted and entrenched social theory, Buckingham pioneered a revolutionary concept—that people will be dramatically more effective, successful and fulfilled when they play to their strongest skills rather than attempting to improve their weaknesses. He calls his research-based technique the "strengths revolution," and his work has been proven again and again in boardrooms, seminars and individuals' lives around the world.[14]
13.  John Baldoni:
John Baldoni, serves as the chair of the leadership development practice at N2growth. John is an internationally-recognized leadership educator, executive coach, speaker, and author. John has authored eleven books on leadership, with three of those books, Lead With Purpose (2011), Lead Your Boss (2009), and Lead By Example (2008) being selected as best leadership books in their respective years. Prior to joining N2growth, John was the president of Baldoni Consulting, which he operated for 12 years.[15]
14.  James Kouzes:
Jim Kouzes is a bestselling author, an award-winning speaker and, according to the Wall Street Journal, one of the twelve best executive educators in the United States.
Jim Kouzes has been thinking about leadership ever since he was one of only a dozen Eagle Scouts to be selected to serve in John F. Kennedy’s honor guard when Kennedy was inaugurated President of the United States.[16]
15.  Mark Sanborn:
Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Mark is an international bestselling author and noted authority on leadership, team building, customer service and change.[17]
16.  Barry Posner:
Barry Posner is an eminent scholar and researcher, a bestselling author, and an award-winning teacher and educator—name one of the Top 50 Leadership Coaches in America.
Barry Posner makes each day matter as an educator, writer, scholar, and coach. [18]
17.  Tom Peters:
Tom Peters has been credited with inventing the modern management guru industry. He is chairman of the Tom Peters Company. In Search of Excellence, Peter’s best-known book was published in 1982 and became a publishing phenomenon. Written by Peters and Bob Waterman, at a time when America's competitiveness was being threatened by Japan, In Search of Excellence demonstrated that there were still many excellent American companies.[19]
18.  Noel M Tichy:
Dr. Noel M. Tichy is a Professor of Management & Organizations at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. In the mid 1980s, Dr. Tichy was head of GE’s Leadership Center, the fabled Crotonville, where he led the transformation to action learning. He was Manager of Management Education for General Electric where he directed its worldwide development efforts at Crotonville. Prior to joining the Michigan faculty, he served for nine years on the Columbia University Business School faculty.[20]
19.  Gary Hamel:
Dr. Gary P. Hamel is an American management expert. He is a founder of Strategies, an international management consulting firm based in Chicago.[21]
20.  Howard Gardner:
Howard Earl Gardner (born July 11, 1943) is an American developmental psychologist who is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education at Harvard University, Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero and author of over twenty books translated into thirty languages. Since 1995, he has been the co-director of the Good Work Project. He is best known for his theory of multiple intelligences, as outlined in his book Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences (1983). He received the Prince of Asturias Award 2011 in Social Sciences for the development of this theory.[22]
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