Emerald publishes the largest range of management journals in the world and so it is no surprise that we frequently rub shoulders with some of the top thinkers in business.
We are aware that effective action requires a balance of theory, practical advice and tips from those who have made a difference. With this in mind we bring you our guru interviews – the latest word in management from the experts in their field.
Please note: job titles and positions for interviewees are correct at time of publication.
Peter Fisk is a best-selling author and inspirational speaker, an advisor to leading companies large and small, and himself an experienced business leader. He is an expert on strategy and innovation, brands and marketing, and has worked with companies including Coca Cola and Microsoft, Red Bull and Virgin. He leads the GeniusWorks, a business dedicated to inspiring business leaders to think differently, and was also the transforming CEO of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He was recently described by Business Strategy Review as "one of the best new business thinkers."
Alan AtKisson began professional work on sustainability in 1988, serving as executive editor of the pioneering journal In Context: A Quarterly of Humane Sustainable Culture. In 1990, he and other colleagues co-founded the Sustainable Seattle initiative, later recognized by the United Nations as a model project in urban sustainability and indicator development. Also in 1990, Alan began to introduce the concept of "sustainability change agents" through workshops and lectures, and to develop the tools and methods that are now called the ISIS Accelerator and used worldwide. His book, THE SUSTAINABILITY TRANSFORMATION, is published by Earthscan.
Vijay Govindarajan, known as VG, is the Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business at the Tuck School of Business and founding director of Tuck's Center for Global Leadership. He is also the faculty co-director for Global Leadership 2020, Tuck's executive education programme that focuses on global management and is taught on three continents. Chris Trimble is an expert on making innovation happen in large organizations.
Professor Richard D'Aveni is a keynote speaker, consultant, CEO coach, informal interim CEO, strategic advisor, and off-site strategic decision process facilitator for companies in the US and Europe at the divisional and CEO-level. His clients have included AGFA, Delphi, GM, GE, Merrill Lynch, Motorola and PepsiCo. In Beating the Commodity Trap, D'Aveni provides a radical new framework for fighting back, drawing on an in-depth study of more than 30 industries.
M.J. Ryan is one of the creators of the New York Times bestselling Random Acts of Kindness series and the author of a number of books. The former CEO and Editorial Director of Conari Press, in 2000, M.J. Ryan joined Professional Thinking Partners (PTP), an asset-focused consultancy. Dubbed "an expert in human fulfilment," she specializes in coaching high performance executives, entrepreneurs, and leadership teams around the world.
As one of the nation's leading experts on the art of maximizing human potential, former Entertainment Attorney, Marshawn Evans is Founder of ME Unlimited (Marshawn Evans Unlimited), a corporate life-enrichment consulting firm focusing on peak performance, diversity, women's empowerment and leadership. Marshawn is author of SKIRTS in the Boardroom: A Woman's Survival Guide to Success in Business & Life.
Don Tapscott is an internationally sought authority, consultant and speaker on business strategy and organizational transformation. His clients include top executives of many of the world?s largest corporations and government leaders from many countries. He is regarded as one of the world?s leading authorities on business strategy, with emphasis on how information technology changes business, government and society.
Harvard Business School Professor John Kotter is widely regarded as the world's foremost authority on leadership and change. Kotter's international bestseller Leading Change has become the change bible for managers around the world. His latest book is called A Sense of Urgency and in it he shows what a true sense of urgency really is.
Robert Camp is a leading authority on benchmarking and its use to obtain best practice knowledge and superior performance. He is the Principal of the Best Practice Institute, an international research, education and consultancy organization focused on the capture, exchange and adoption of worldwide best practices through benchmarking.
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