Self-Leadership September 6, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Leadership, Management & Organization.
Tags: book, coach, conversation, difficult employee, Employee, employee engagement, engage, Engagement, evaluate, evaluation, executive, fire, Firing, goals, Guide, Hiring, How-to, innovate, Innovation, inspiration, inspire, inspiring, lead, manage, management, managing, mentor, motivate, Motivation, Organization, performance, shareholder, staff, stakeholder, Strategy, team, team building, teams, workforce
Authors: Andrew Bryant, Ana Kazan
©2013 | 1st Edition | 224 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: AUG-12
Price: US$ 25.00
An effective new approach for leading yourself and others to ultimate business success
With the flattening of hierarchies and global teams and the need for empowered and engaged employees, a new style of leadership is required. Self-Leadership gives managers and other business leaders the tools for greater self-observation, self-confidence, self-management, and decision-making.
Lead yourself to success—and others are sure to follow
“For leaders looking for a plan of ‘Why, What, and How’ to become a better leader, the answer is between the covers of this book.”
—Chester Elton, New York Times bestselling author of The Carrot Principle, The Orange Revolution, and All In
“Ever wish you could be more confident, more engaged, or more productive in your life? Look no further. All the concepts and tools are right here.”
—Ryan M. Niemiec, Psy.D., Psychologist and Education Director, VIA Institute on Character
“Self-reliance, courage, confidence, emotional self-awareness, and perseverance encompassed into one leadership concept.”
—Garee W. Earnest, Ph.D., Professor, The Ohio State University
“Bryant and Kazan’s groundbreaking work challenges us to take the first small steps of what will be for many a lifelong journey of self-discovery from the inside out.”
—R. Dale Safrit, Ed.D., Professor, North Carolina State University
“Andrew and Ana’s . . . research, insights, and experience provide a practical tool-kit on how you can choose to live your life and your work and influence others to do the same.”
—Philip Beck, Chairman, Dubeta
“It is generally accepted in the business literature that the heart of leadership is leading self. I believe that leading self is also the path to being a ‘responsible’ leader. The important contribution made by Self Leadershipis that it tells you what to do if you want to get better at leading self. Read this book if you desire to be more effective as a leader and remember, “You don’t have to be bad at leadership to get better.”
—Stephen C. Lundin Ph.D., author of the bestseller, Fish!
About the Author
Andrew Bryant, CSP, PCC is an international thought leader specializing in Self-leadership, the power of influence and developing leaders for the future with an emphasis on Asia specifically. He is the founder of Self Leadership International as well as an executive coach and leadership consultant.
Ana Kazan, PhD is a university professor and a researcher in Brazil and Research and Data Analysis Director of Kazan & Associates Consultants. She teaches Organizational Communication, Organizational Psychology and Leadership, Research Methods, and Self-Leadership courses in the state of Sao Paulo.
The Apple Experience March 12, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Management & Organization.
Tags: Apple, apple store, Bill Gates, carmine gallo, CRM, cupertino, customer service, Disney, Employee, Innovation, iPad, ipad2, ipad3, iPhone, iphone2, iphone3, iphone4, iPod, iTunes, Jobs, Leadership, mac, macintosh, management, marc, Pixar, silicon valley, staff, Steve, Steve Jobs, Strategy, team, workforce, Zuckerberg
Apple’s 5 Core Principles—Now in the Palm of Your Hand!
Steve Jobs and Apple re-imagined retail. The Apple Experience reveals the secrets to the iconic brand’s unparalleled success during one of the most difficult retail environments in decades.
A global expert on the business methods of Steve Jobs, Carmine Gallo uncovers the five steps of service that Apple’s customer-facing employees follow to engage customers in a retail setting:
End with a fond farewell
Learn how to serve both internal and external companies, create “fearless” employees, and develop a “feedback loop” that benefits everyone at every level.
Praise for THE APPLE EXPERIENCE
“There are three pillars of enchantment: likability, trustworthiness, and quality. The Apple experience is the best modern-day example of all three pillars. Carmine’s book will help you understand and implement the same kind of world-class experience.”
–Guy Kawasaki, author of Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions and former chief evangelist of Apple
“Carmine Gallo explains beautifully and simply just what makes the Apple retail experience so successful. No matter what kind of business you are in, there are insanely valuable lessons in this book!”
–Garr Reynolds, best-selling author of Presentation Zen and The Naked Presenter
“The Apple Experience isn’t just for retailers. It applies to any business that involves people. At its core, this book is not about Apple. It’s about delivering the best experience possible.” –Tony Hsieh, New York Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc.
“An exciting resource for any business owner in any country who wants to reimagine the customer experience.”
–Loic Le Meur, CEO, LeWeb
“Why can’t other retail experiences be as great as an Apple store’s? Not only does Carmine Gallo answer that question brilliantly, but he shows precisely how to make sure your customers never ask it about your business.”
–Matthew E. May, author of In Pursuit of Elegance and The Laws of Subtraction
“Carmine Gallo gets to the magic of Steve Jobs: Touching people’s lives. This simple, yet delightful vision should be at the heart of every retail interaction in the world today.”
–Peter Steinlauf, Chairman, Edmunds.com
“This magnificent collection of insights illuminates the way for anyone who wants to create a truly great experience, whether in retail, service, or software. “
–Dan Roam, author of The Back of the Napkin and Blah Blah Blah
Articles by Carmine Gallo
Forbes, March 08, 2012: 7 Ways Tim Cook Gave a Steve Jobs-Like Presentation
- Forbes, May 20, 2011 – How The Four Seasons Helped Apple Store Rewrite the Rules
- InformationWeek, August 26, 2011 – 5 Succession Planning Lessons From Steve Jobs
About the Author
Carmine Gallo is the communications coach for the world’s most admired global brands. A former anchor and correspondent for CNN and CBS, Gallo is a popular keynote speaker and has worked with executives at Intel, Cisco, Chevron, Hewlett-Packard, Coca-Cola, Pfizer, and many others. Gallo writes “My Communications Coach,” a regular column for Forbes.com. He has written several internationally bestselling and award–winning books, including The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs, The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs, and The Power of foursquare. Gallo has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Success magazine and on CNBC. He lives in Pleasanton, California, with his wife and two daughters.
Other books by Carmine Gallo:
- 9780071636087 The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs
- 9780071748759 The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs
- 9780071773171 The Power of foursquare
Connect with Carmine Gallo
Building a Magnetic Culture March 2, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Management & Organization.
Tags: appraisal, aptitude, behavior, change management, Corporate Culture, CV, Development, Employee, Engagement, ethical, ethics, fire, hire, human capital, labor, law, legal, loyal, loyalty, management, manager, maximize, minimize, organizational design, personnel, policies, policy, qualifications, recruit, recruitment, resource, resourcing, resume, retention, Risk, ROI, select, selection, shortlist, skills, staff, Strategy, Talent, Talent Management, technique, terminate, termination, transformation, turnover, worker, workforce
Building a Magnetic Culture
How to Attract and Retain Top Talent to Create an Engaged, Productive Workforce
Author: Kevin Sheridan
ISBN: 9780071773997 / 0071773991
©2012 | 1st Edition | 256 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: DEC-11
Price: US$ 28.00
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Secrets to attracting the best talent and making them want to stick around
As CEO of leading employee survey and HR consulting firm HR Solutions, Inc., Kevin Sheridan knows how it’s done—and in Building a Magnetic Culture, he shares all his secrets.
Building a Magnetic Culture explains what engages and motivates employees and how to create an environment in which employees can thrive. Drawing on years of research and real-world examples from his consulting experience, Sheridan gives you the strategies and tactics you need to transform your company by creating and sustaining a Magnetic Culture.
Providing benchmarking and best practices, as well as interviews with executives and HR professionals at companies that boast the highest levels of employee engagement, Sheridan outlines an easy-to-follow plan that:
- Attracts the most talented people—and retains them
- Makes employees feel they are part of the value that their organization creates
- Increases Employee Engagement and drives productivity
- Boosts creativity and problem solving
According to HR Solutions’ own employee survey results, actively engaged employees show four times more satisfaction in their work and are four times less likely to leave than disengaged employees are. Is there a reason not to make building a Magnetic Culture your top priority?
Simply put, organizations that place a high value on actively cultivating a culture of engagement stand apart from their competition and enjoy superior business results.
“Sheridan outlines simple but powerful steps to take in creating and maintaining an organization that fosters an environment with similar attraction.”
—Marshall Goldsmith, Ph.D., international bestselling author of MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
“A compelling case for and guide to the creation of a high engagement/high performance workforce.”
—Douglas R. Conant, retired president and CEO, Campbell Soup Company; New York Times bestselling author of TouchPoints
“It’s impossible for any company to have a monopoly on talent. But it is possible to have the best culture. Sheridan shares insights and best practices for creating an engaging culture where associates can grow and thrive.”
—Frits van Paassche n, president and CEO, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
“A long time ago I discovered that when employees are passionate about their work, customers are passionate about the company. Kevin Sheridan knows that secret too. His insights on finding the right people and getting them engaged can change your culture forever.”
—Quint Studer, founder of Studer Group, 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient
“This book is filled with practical ideas, illuminating case stories, and fresh perspectives to stir employee engagement in any organization.”
—Pamela Meyer, Ph.D., author of From Workplace to Playspace: Innovating, Learning and Changing through Dynamic Engagement
About the Author
Kevin Sheridan is Chief Engagement Officer (CEO) and Chief Consultant of HR Solutions, Inc., a Human Capital Management Consulting Firm specializing in Employee Engagement Survey and Exit Survey design, implementation, analysis, and results. Sheridan has extensive experience in the field, having cofounded three successful survey-related organizations.
Other books you may be interested:
- 9780071544856 The Art of Engagement
- 9780071602150 Engaging the Hearts and Minds of All Your Employees
- 9780071638708 HR Transformation
- 9780071739351 The Why of Work
Winning Corporate Reputation Strategies January 4, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Strategy.
Tags: asia pacific, corporate public affairs, corporate reputation, jin montesano, mark chong, policy, political complexity, reputation management, Rules & Regulations, Strategy
Authors: Mark Chong, Jin Montesano
ISBN: 9780071327039 / 0071327037
©2012 | 1st Edition | 173 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: DEC-11
Price: US$ 20.00
As Asian businesses become more financially material to global revenue streams, business leaders in the region are under increasing pressure to deliver reliable, outstanding performance. Failure to successfully navigate the often opaque policy, regulatory, and political complexities of Asian operating environments will run the risk of halting—or even derailing—corporate growth plans. An understanding of the local business environment from this vantage point is hence not only business-critical today, but a competitive advantage.
Winning Corporate Reputation Strategies: Lessons from Asia Pacific is the first book to examine and highlight effective corporate public affairs strategies that have played a key role in understanding these environments, as well as managing them to deliver optimal business outcomes in this region.
Comprising seven succinct case studies—as well as two essays that shed light on the unique corporate public affairs landscape in the continent’s two most important economies, China and India, respectively—this thought-provoking compendium features contributions by senior practitioners and academics living and working in Asia Pacific. Drawing upon their years of expertise and in-depth knowledge and understanding of the region, they offer diverse perspectives and practical insights into the challenges facing global corporations, winning strategies for tackling them, and the role that Corporate Public Affairs teams play in the business of reputation management.
“The complex social, political, and regulatory landscape of the Asia Pacific can often stymie even the most experienced chief executive, let alone those who are brand new to the region. With their thoughtful book, Mark Chong and Jin Montesano offer timely lessons and practical guidance in reputation management that could make the executive’s journey less uncertain and more successful.” – JACK LESLIE, Chairman, Weber Shandwick
Mark Chong wrote an article on Palgrave Macmillian, Journals – The Role of Internal Communication and Training in Infusing Corporate Values and Delivering Brand Promise: Singapore Airlines’ Experience
Food Industry Asia (FIA) interviewed Jin Montesano on Nov. 1, 2011. Click HERE to read.
About the Editors
Mark Chong is an Associate Professor of Corporate Communication Practice at Singapore Management University (SMU), where he teaches in the undergraduate and Executive Master in Communication Management programs. He is also a member of the SMU Case Writing Editorial Board. Prior to academia, Mark worked as a corporate and marketing communication professional inAsia. This is his third book. Mark has a PhD fromCornellUniversity.
Jin Montesano is Vice President, Corporate & Government Affairs Asia Pacific at Kraft Foods. She is a public affairs practitioner with over 16 years of experience in advocacy, communications, and government relations, having worked across government, NPO, and the corporate sector. A public affairs specialist, she began her corporate career with Ogilvy & Mather Public Relations after moving toAsia in 1999. Jin has a Master of Public Affairs degree fromPrincetonUniversity’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Other book by Mark Chong
9780071324953 Brainfruit: Turning Creative into Cash
The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities November 30, 2011Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Investment.
Tags: active, analysis, analyze, asset-backed, CDO, collateralized debt obligations, control, credit, credit risk modeling, derivative, emerging market debt, eurobonds, hedge, interest, interest rate, invest, investment, mortgage-backed, Risk, risk management, Security, Strategy, structured, synthetics, transition management, yield-curve
The definitive guide to fixed income investing—revised and updated for the new era of investing
The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities is the investing industry’s most trusted, widely followed fixed income reference. For nearly three decades, investors have been drawn to its unparalleled scope, detail, and expertise.
Now, the world’s most authoritative fixed income resource has been updated with facts and formulas to help you better analyze, value, and manage fixed income instruments and their derivatives in today’s evolving marketplace. This thoroughly revised eighth edition includes detailed discussions of:
- Types, features, and uses of fixed income securities
- Active and structured portfolio management strategies
- Basics of fixed income analytics, from bond pricing to price volatility measures
- Risks and risk control strategies
- Interest rate and credit derivatives and their portfolio management applications
- Asset-backed securities, collateralized debt obligations, and innovative fixed income applications
The Handbook of Fixed Income Securities is the most all-inclusive, up-to-date source available for fixed income facts and analyses. Its valuable perspective and insights will help you enhance investment returns and avoid poor performance in the fixed income market.
About the Authors
Frank J. Fabozzi is professor of finance at EDHEC Business School and a member of the EDHEC Risk Institute. Fabozzi has authored and edited a number of books on investment management, is editor of the Journal of Portfolio Management, and serves on the board of directors of the BlackRock complex of closed end funds. Fabozzi is the 2007 recipient of the C. Stewart Sheppard Award given by the CFA Institute.
Steven V. Mann is professor of finance at the Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina. He has coauthored several books, including Floating-Rate Securities, Introduction to Fixed Income Analytics, and Global Money Markets.
Other books you might be interested:
Our Authors Rank Among World’s Most Influencing Business Thinkers November 28, 2011Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Business, Economics, Finance, Health, Highlights, Human Resource Management, Investment, Leadership, Management & Organization, Press Release.
Tags: book award, Business, Clayton Christensen, David Ulrich, Don Tapscott, global villiage award, he world’s top 50 business thinkers, Henry Mintzberg, Innovation, Leadership, Lynda Gratton, Marshall Goldsmith, Richard D’Aveni, Strategy, Subir Chowdhury, Thinkers50
Congratulations to our authors on the Thinkers50 list 2011!
About the Thinkers50
The definitive global ranking of management thinkers is published every two years. The 2009 winner was CK Prahalad. The ranking is based on voting at the Thinkers50 website and input from a team of advisers led by Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove. The Thinkers50 has ten established criteria by which thinkers are evaluated — originality of ideas; practicality of ideas; presentation style; written communication; loyalty of followers; business sense; international outlook; rigor of research; impact of ideas and the elusive guru factor.
Clayton M. Christensen, #1 in the Thinkers50 ranking and Winner of 2011 Thinkers50 Innovation Award. Watch the Interview on Thinkers50
Clayton M. Christensen is the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, and is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on innovation and growth.
Christensen is the bestselling author of a number of books: his seminal work, The Innovator’s Dilemma (1997) which received the Global Business Book Award for the best business book of the year; The Innovator’s Solution (2003); Seeing What’s Next (2004); Disrupting Class (2008) looks at the root causes of why schools struggle and offers solutions; The Innovator’s Prescription (2009) examines how to fix the US healthcare system; The Innovators’ DNA (2011); and The Innovative University (2011).
Christensen and his writings have won a number of awards, including five McKinsey Awards for articles published in theHarvard Business Review.
Christensen became a faculty member at the Harvard Business School in 1992, and was awarded a full professorship with tenure in 1998, becoming the first professor in the school’s modern history to achieve tenure at such an accelerated pace.
In 2000, Christensen founded Innosight, a consulting firm that uses his theories to help companies create new growth businesses. Christensen is also the founder of Innosight Institute, a non-profit think tank whose mission is to apply his theories to vexing societal problems such as healthcare and education.
Christensen has advised the executives of many of the world’s major corporations. They generate tens of billions of dollars in revenues every year from product and service innovations that were inspired by his research.
Marshall Goldsmith, #7 in the Thinkers50 ranking and Winner of 2011 Thinkers50 Leadership Award. Watch the Interview on Thinkers50.
Marshall Goldsmith is one of the world’s leading executive coaches. He was a pioneer of the 360-degree feedback technique. His success is built on a no-nonsense approach to leaders and leadership and a Buddhist philosophy.
Over the years, Goldsmith has maintained a prodigious output as author, co-author, and editor, of more than 30 books. These include The Leader of the Future (co-edited with Frances Hesselbein and Richard Beckhard, 1996), which has been translated into 25 languages, AMA Handbook of Leadership (co-edited with John Baldoni , Sarah McArthur, 2010), and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There in Sales: How Successful Salespeople Take it to the Next Level (co-edited with Bill Hawkins, Don Brown, 2011)
The follow-up was MOJO: How to Get It, How to Keep It, and How to Get It Back If You Lose It (with Mark Reiter, 2010). Our Mojo is “the moment when we do something that’s purposeful, powerful, and positive and the rest of the world recognizes it”. It is influenced by four factors, identity, achievement, reputation and acceptance.
Goldsmith’s own Mojo seems indefatigable. He originally got into the executive coaching business by accident. A CEO of a large organization mentioned an employee that he didn’t think lived the organization’s values, and Goldsmith offered to help on a no improvement, no fee basis. It worked.
For Goldsmith, executive coaching is not a brief interaction. Instead it is a longer-term commitment to work with an executive and their team, to find out how that person is viewed and provide feedback, which can be worked into a coaching program.
A partner in Marshall Goldsmith Group, a group of top-rank executive and management coaches, Goldsmith focuses on three things “teaching, coaching and writing.” A long time Buddhist, Goldsmith tries, where possible, to use Buddha’s teachings in his work.
Goldsmith received his MBA from Indiana University and his doctorate from UCLA. Between 1976 and 2000 he was assistant professor and associate dean in the business college of Loyola Marymount College, Los Angeles. Since then he has taught executive education at Dartmouth College’s Tuck Business School and other leading universities.
Don Tapscott, #9 in the Thinkers50 ranking and shortlisted for 2011 Thinkers50 Global Village Award and 2011 Thinkers50 Book Award. Watch the Interview on Thinkers50.com.
Don Tapscott is an adjunct professor of management at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and is one of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media, globalization and the economic and social impact of technology on business and society.
The author or co-author of 14 books, Tapscott wrote the 1992 best seller Paradigm Shift. His 1995 book The Digital Economy examined the transformational nature of the Internet and in 1997 he defined the Net Generation and the “digital divide” in Growing Up Digital. His 2000 work, Digital Capital, introduced the idea of “the business web.” He wrote The Naked Corporation (2002); and Grown Up Digital (2009). Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything was the best selling management book in America in 2007.
The Economist called his newest work Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World a “Schumpeterian story of creative destruction,” and the Huffington Post said it’s “nothing less than a game plan to fix a broken world.”
When he is not being a cyber-guru you might find Tapscott playing keyboards in Toronto-based band Men in Suits.
Lynda Gratton, #12 in the Thinkers50 ranking. Watch the Interview on Thinkers50.
Lynda Gratton is professor of management practice at London Business School, where she teaches both executives and MBA students. She is considered a leading authority on people in organizations, and the future of work. In 2009 she launched the ‘Future of Work’ research consortium, which has now engaged executives from more than 50 companies around the world.
Gratton is perhaps best known for her work on collaborative working. In her 2007 book Hot Spots she introduced the idea of “organizational hot spots” – areas of highly engaged and innovative activity within organizations.
Gratton argues that we are moving from a business world based on competition to one that is based on collaboration and shared purpose.
Gratton has written seven books, including: Living Strategy: Putting People at the Heart of Corporate Purpose, (2000), The Democratic Enterprise; (2003); Hot Spots (2007); Glow: How you can Radiate Energy Innovation and Success (2010), which focused on how individuals can create their own hot spots; and, most recently, The Shift: The future of work is already here(2011).
Richard D’Aveni, #21 in the Thinkers50 ranking and Shortlisted for 2011 Thinkers50 Strategy Award. Watch the Interview on Thinkers50.com.
Richard D’Aveni is professor of strategic management at the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth University. An expert on competitive strategy, and winner of the prestigious A.T. Kearney Award for outstanding research in general management by the Academy of Management, D’Aveni is probably best known for the concept of hyper-competition, a term he coined in the early 1990s.
His 1994 book Hyper-competition was described by Fortune magazine as “a modern-day analogue to The Art of War.” In it, D’Aveni presciently envisaged a world where sustainable advantage was no longer possible. He developed this idea inHyper-competitive Rivalries (1995); and then in Strategic Supremacy (2001), he demonstrated how companies could achieve supremacy in a hyper-competitive world.
In Beating the Commodity Trap: How Smart Companies Out-maneuver their Rivals to Win the Price War (2010), D’Aveni looked at how firms can turn commoditization to their advantage. In his forthcoming book Strategic Capitalism, he addresses the competitive clash of nations, arguing that China and America are competing on different models of capitalism.
Dave Ulrich is a professor at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, at the University of Michigan. Ulrich’s work covers the spectrum organization topics such as leadership, talent, human resources, culture, coaching, and change. He has helped many leaders build their personal and organization leadership brand, HR departments and professionals deliver value, and organizations align their culture with customer expectations (e.g., he and a team of colleagues helped GE and the then-CEO Jack Welch to design the bureaucracy cutting Workout program).
With a prodigious output of HR, leadership, and organization related publications to his name, Ulrich is the co-author of 23 books. These include HR books (Human Resource Champions; HR Value Proposition; HR Transformation; HR Competencies; leadership books (Why the Bottom Line ISN’T!; Leadership Code, Leadership Brand, Leadership in Asia; Asian Leadership) and organization books (Boundaryless Organization; Learning Organization; GE Workout)
In his latest book The Why of Work: How Great Leaders Build Abundant Organizations That Win (2011), Ulrich, with his psychologist wife Wendy, examines people’s motivation for working and what they get out of work.
Henry Mintzberg, #30 in the Thinkers50 ranking and shortlisted for 2011 Thinkers50 Strategy Award. Read his Interview on Thinkers50.
Henry Mintzberg is Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies, at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University in Montreal. His work has focused on the work of the manager, and how managers are trained and developed.
The author or co-author of 15 books, Mintzberg is, perhaps, best known for his work on organizational forms – identifying five types of organization: simple structure; machine bureaucracy; professional bureaucracy; the divisionalized form; and the adhocracy. He is also credited with advancing the idea of emergent strategy – the idea that effective strategy emerges from conversations within an organization rather than being imposed from on high.
Cheerfully contrarian, Mintzberg is a long time critic of traditional MBA programs. In his first book, The Nature of Managerial Work (1973) challenged the established thinking about the role of the manager, and is one of the few books that actually examine what managers do, rather than discussing what they should do. Other highlights include The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning (1994); Managers not MBAs (2004), and Managing (2009).
Subir Chowdhury is chairman and CEO of ASI Consulting Group and a globally respected quality expert and strategist. He advises CEOs and senior leaders of Fortune 100 companies as well as organizations in the public, private and not-for profit sectors all over the world, helping them make quality a part of their business culture.
Tagged the “The Quality Prophet,” by Business Week, Chowdhury is the author of the international bestseller The Power of Six Sigma: An Inspiring Tale of How Six Sigma is Transforming the Way We Work (2001), (translated into more than 20 languages), and 12 other business titles. His Design for Six Sigma (2002) is the first book on the topic and credited with popularizing the DFSS philosophy worldwide.
His book The Ice Cream Maker (2005) is a business novella about Pete and the ice cream factory he manages; in which he introduces the next generation management system – LEO – Listen, Enrich and Optimize. The book follows Pete as he improves his business by applying LEO principles; this bestselling book was distributed to every member of the US Congress.
Chowdhury’s latest book is The Power of LEO: The Revolutionary Process for Achieving Extraordinary Results (2011).
For more information about the Thinkers50 and the complete list, please visit: http://www.thinkers50.com/results/2011