Monday, May 21, 2007

55 Management Guru's

Author Carol Kennedy published her fifth edition of 'The Guide to Management Guru's" in January of this year. The book gives an excellent almost academic overview of the most important business minds of today. She listed the guru's alphabetically, which serves her purpose of portraying the playing field, although it is not as much fun as the Accenture management 'power list' :-)
Truth is, it is probably one of the better management books of 2007.

Here follows the list of what she considers the major management guru's of today:

  1. Adair John: Action-Centered Leadership: how task, team and individual overlap.
  2. Ansoff Igor H: The theory and practice of strategic planning.
  3. Argyris Chris: Developing individual potential within the organization: single and double-loop learning.
  4. Barnard Chester: Managing the values of the organization.
  5. Belbin Meredith: Complementary roles in team-building.
  6. Bennis Warren: "Managers do things right. Leaders do the right thing."
  7. De Bono Edward: Lateral thinking: "the generation of new ideas and the escape from old ones."
  8. Burns James McGregor: Leaders who transform and empower their followers.
  9. Chandler Alfred D: Structure follows strategy in organizations.
  10. Christensen Clayton M: The power of disruptive innovation
  11. Deming W. Edwards: The key to quality: reducing variation
  12. Drucker Peter: Originator of modern management thinking
  13. Fayol Henri: Five foundations stones of modern management
  14. Follett Mary Parker: 'Responsibility is the great developer'
  15. Gantt Henry: The key tool for managing projects
  16. Ghoshal Sumantra: Transnational management and the 'new moral contract'
  17. Gilbreth Frank and Lillian: Efficiency through studying time and motion
  18. Hamel Gary: Core competencies of business processes
  19. Hammer Michael: The radical redesign of business processes
  20. Handy Charles: The future of work and organizations
  21. Herzberg Frederick: Motivation and job enrichment
  22. Hofstede Geert: The causes of cultural diversity
  23. Humble John: Management by Objectives as a practical methodology
  24. Jaques Elliott: Psychological factors in group behaviour and the 'midlife crisis'
  25. Juran Joseph M: Company-wide quality cannot be delegated
  26. Kanter Rosabeth Moss: The 'post-entrepreneurial' corporation empowering individuals as a force of change
  27. Kaplan Robert S. and Norton David P: The balanced scorecard system of performance measurement
  28. de Vries Kets Manfred: Psychoanalysing the organization
  29. Kim Chan W. and Mauborgne Reneé: Value innovations and 'blue ocean' strategy
  30. Kotler Philip: Marketing as a management science
  31. Kotter John P: Leadership and organizational change
  32. Levitt Theodore: Understanding the true role of marketing
  33. Likert Rensis: How leadership styles link with business performance
  34. McGregor Douglas: Theory X and Theory Y: authoritarian vs participative management
  35. Maslow Abraham: The 'hierarchy of needs' in motivation
  36. May Elton W: Human relations in industry and respect for individuals
  37. Mintzberg Henry: How strategy is made and how managers use their time
  38. Ohmae Kenichi: Lessons from Japanese global business strategy
  39. Pascale Richard T: Continuous renewal in organizations
  40. Peters Tom and Waterman Robert H: The 'excellence' cult and prescriptions for managing chaotic change
  41. Pfeffer Jeffrey: Key success factors in managing people
  42. Porter Michael: Strategies for competitive advantage, both national and international
  43. Prahalad C. K: Finding rich markets by serving the world's poor
  44. Revans Reg: Managers educating each other through 'action learning'
  45. Schein Edgar H: The 'psychological contract' between employer and employee
  46. Schonberger Richard J: Each function in a business seen as a 'customer' of the next in the chain
  47. Schumacher E. F: 'Small is beautiful': the human scale against corporate 'giantism'
  48. Senge Peter M: Systems thinking and the learning organization
  49. Sloan Alfred P: Decentralizing big corporations
  50. Stephenson Karen: Mapping and managing human networks
  51. Taylor F. W: Scientific management and the 'one best way'
  52. Toffler Alvin: A world in flux and the rise of the 'prosumer'
  53. Trompenaars Fons: Managing cultural differences for business success
  54. Weber Max: How individuals respond to authority in organizations
  55. Welch Jack: 'Maximizing the intellect of the organization'