Management thinkers: the lives and work of influential writers on management

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    Elton Mayo

    The Hawthorne Experiments Thinker Contributions: People management, Management and leadership Professor George Elton Mayo (1880-1949) has secured fame as the leader in a series of experiments known as the ...
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    Kurt Lewin

    Change Management and Group Dynamics Thinker Contributions: Change management, People management Kurt Lewin (1890-1947) was a social psychologist whose extensive work covered studies of leadership styles and their ...
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    Chris Argyris

    The manager's academic Contributions: Change management, Management and leadership Chris Argyris is an academic and author famous for his theory of single and double-loop learning and his work on ...
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    Robert Owen

    Pioneer of personnel management Contribution: People management Robert Owen (1771-1858) was an early industrialist best known for his model textile factory in New Lanark, Scotland.
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    Dale Carnegie

    How to win friends and influence people thinker Contribution: People management Dale Carnagey (he later changed his name to Carnegie) came from a poor, farming background in Missouri and had to ...
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    Frederick Winslow Taylor

    Father of Scientific Management Thinker Contributions: Management and leadership, People management F W Taylor was an author and management thinker whose book The Principles of Scientific Management, published in ...
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    Frederick Herzberg

    The Hygiene Motivation Theory Thinker Contributions: People management, Management and leadership Frederick Herzberg was a psychologist and management thinker best known for his 'hygiene-motivation' theory, first ...
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    Charlene Li

    Social Media and Technologies Thinker Contributions: Marketing, Innovation Charlene Li was immersed in the internet from its early days of use as a business tool. Following her attainment of ...
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    John Adair

    Action-centred leadership thinker Contributions: Management and leadership, People management Adair's ideas remain popular because they are practical and relevant to managers irrespective of working ...
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    Stephen R. Covey

    The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Thinker Contributions: Management and leadership, People management Stephen Covey is a management thinker and author whose book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, published ...
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    Robert Cialdini

    Influence and persuasion thinker Contribution: Management and leadership Professor Robert Cialdini is a celebrated social psychologist who has undertaken extneisve research on the ...
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    Albert Mehrabian

    Nonverbal Communication Thinker Contribution: People management Albert Mehrabian is a psychologist and management thinker famous for his work on the importance of nonverbal ...
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    Claude Shannon

    Information theory thinker Contribution: Management and leadership Shannon understood signal processing and its relationship to data storage, compression and transmission. Crucially, ...
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    W Edwards Deming

    Total Quality Management Thinker Contributions: Management and leadership, Innovation William Edwards Deming (1900-1993) is widely acknowledged as the leading management thinker in the field of quality.
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    Genichi Taguchi

    Quality Engineering Thinker Contributions: Management and leadership, Innovation Taguchi is famous for his pioneering methods of modern quality control and low-cost quality engineering. He is the ...
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