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.
Henry Mintzberg is a world-renowned business thinker. He first came to prominence with his book The Nature of Managerial Work. Since then he has written a number of books covering a diverse range of subjects, from corporate strategy to the ordeals of international travel. A new compilation of essays titled Management? It's Not What You Think! features thirteen broadsides by the veteran observer and outspoken critic of corporate follies.
Mr Jeremy Darroch is the fifth BSkyB CEO succeeding James Murdoch in 2007 and the first internal candidate to take the chief executive role. Under his leadership BSkyB has continued to be highly successful. He has presided over a period of steady financial and operational growth coupled with successful introduction of new technological innovations and investment in standout content helping BSkyB to attain its 10 million-subscribers' goal and broadening its customer proposition.
Wayne Visser is Founder and Director of the think-tank CSR International and the author of twelve books, including nine on the role of business in society. His most recent book is The Age of Responsibility: CSR 2.0 and the New DNA of Business.
Mehrdad Baghai is Managing Director of Alchemy Growth Partners, a boutique advisory and venture firm in Sydney, Australia. He is currently co-leader of the As One flagship project, the Deloitte member firm network's global initiative on collective leadership. James H. Quigley is CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, which together with its member firms is the world's leading consulting and professional services organization.
Jenny Rogers is one of the UK's most experienced executive coaches with 18 years of successful experience. Her clients include Chief Executives and Directors of some of the UK's best known organizations. She is noted as an author of several best-selling books on coaching and adult learning. She is a popular speaker and teacher, giving master-classes on coaching and allied subjects and was a founder-member of the Management Futures training faculty, pioneering their post-graduate level Diploma in Coaching (www.managementfutures.co.uk).
Rick Kash is co-author of HOW COMPANIES WIN: Profiting from Demand-Driven Business Models No Matter What Business You?re In and is the founder and CEO of The Cambridge Group, one of the premier consulting firms in the United States.
Sally Bibb has more than twenty years experience working in organizations, consulting to them, studying them and writing about them. Ab expert in organizational trust and ethics, she has been studying this field for many years. As co-author of an award winning book on trust, she researched the subject and has helped many organizations to build and rebuild trust.
BP is the world's third largest global energy company and one of the six "oil super majors". Tony Hayward took over as the Chief Executive of a badly bruised BP in May 2007. He introduced his "Forward Agenda" with the aim of turning BP into a more efficient and simpler organization. His formula is simply about operational efficiency. His mantra "less is more" is liked and understood by his employees.
Mr Anthony Habgood was appointed the Chief Executive of Bunzl in 1991. He is widely credited with transforming Bunzl into a successful focused outsourcing services business. Mr. Habgood was appointed Chairman of Reed Elsevier in 2009 when he retired from Bunzl. Reed Elsevier is also being transformed although arguably it is in a better shape than most publishers to weather the economic downturn.
Mark Johnson is chairman of Innosight, a strategic innovation consulting and investing company with offices in Massachusetts, Singapore, and India, which he co-founded with Harvard Business School professor Clayton M. Christensen. He has consulted to Global 1000 and start-up companies in a wide range of industries and has advised Singapore's government on innovation and entrepreneurship. His latest book is Seizing the White Space.