World's Top 30 Leadership Professionals for 2016

 

 


John C. Maxwell

John C. Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership speaker and author who has written over 70 books and sold more than 19 million copies. He has been the consistent number one Leadership Guru on the Global Gurus sites for 6 years now. John Maxwell and his ideas are making a global impact through his Train the Trainer, licensed trainers, and internet based programs like www.maxwellplan.com and www.johnmaxwellteam.com, The man was recognized as best-selling author in New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week and is also a Hall of Famer of www.Amazon.com. Although not all of the ideas of John Maxwell are really unique, his brilliant way of storytelling and orating as well as his uncanny ability makes complicated ideas easy to understand. He is a global top leadership guru because he thoroughly researches proven concepts and creates structures and narratives that support Leadership Development. As a speaker, he is structured, deliberate and inspirational reason why John Maxwell is well known internationally.



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Ken Blanchard

Ken Blanchard has always been the leadership guru with a heart as seen in his works throughout his career which encourages in bringing out the best in people. And as an internationally renowned leadership author, speaker and consultant, he has made a huge impact to the world of leadership and as well as the lives of those people who have never even read his books. In our opinion, Ken Blanchard is one of the few people who simplify unique concepts in leadership and makes it easy to apply. Aside from having bestselling books which includes The One Minute Manage, coauthored with Spencer Johnson with sales of more than 18 million copies in more than 25 languages, Ken developed the Situational Leadership model and is out to make a difference in the lives of other people. Everything about his leadership books, training and speaking reflects one commonality, he believes in the natural goodness of people and that bringing that goodness out creates greater relationships and emotions which in turn create better organizations. As a speaker, he is warm and steady. Ken Blanchard is well known internationally and is also listed as a Top Management Expert on www.managementgurus.net



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Anthony Robins

The removal of Tony Robins from this category last year was because of our decision to place him in the #1 spot for the Personal Development Gurus but his followers keep on voting for him in the leadership category. Although his focus is not officially leadership, his strategies and methods support and develop leadership across the board making us change our initial decision and provide him his well-deserved title as one of the best leadership speakers in the world. He has taken Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) to new heights and created a number of models used by leadership and sales trainers across the world today, Tony Robins is truly a pioneer in the area of Training and leadership development, and a large number of leaders of industry have at least attended a Tony Robins seminar. He is well known international speaker famous for being the most dynamic, energetic and inspirational of all the leadership gurus.



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Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith is the author or editor of 35 books, which have sold over two million copies, been translated into 30 languages and become bestsellers in 12 countries. Along with Triggers, he has written the New York Times bestsellers MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There - winner of the Harold Longman Award for Business Book of the Year and one of the BookScan top five bestselling management books in the past ten years. Marshall's professional acknowledgments include: Harvard Business Review and Best Practices Institute - World's #1 Leadership Thinker, Global Gurus, INC and Fast Company magazines - World's #1 Executive Coach, Institute for Management Studies - Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching, American Management Association - 50 great thinkers and leaders who have influenced the field of management over the past 80 years, BusinessWeek - 50 great leaders in America, Wall Street Journal - top ten executive educators, Economist (UK) - most credible executive advisors in the new era of business, National Academy of Human Resources - Fellow of the Academy (America's top HR award), World HRD Congress (India) - global leader in HR thinking. His work has been recognized by almost every professional organization in his field. Dr. Goldsmith's Ph.D. is from UCLA's Anderson School of Management where he was the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. He teaches executive education at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business. He is one of a select few executive advisors who has worked with over 150 major CEOs and their management teams. He served on the Board of the Peter Drucker Foundation for ten years. He has been a volunteer teacher for US Army Generals, Navy Admirals, Girl Scout executives, International and American Red Cross leaders - where he was a National Volunteer of the Year. Marshall's other books include: Succession: Are You Ready? - a WSJ bestseller, The Leader of the Future - a BusinessWeek bestseller. Three of his books have been American Library Association - Choice Award winners for best academic business books of the year. Over three hundred of his articles, interviews, columns, and videos are available online at www.MarshallGoldsmith.com for viewing and sharing. Visitors to this site have come from 197 countries and have viewed, read, listened to, downloaded, or shared resources over 25 million times. To reach Marshall:



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Robin Sharma

Robin Sharma is superlatively effective in creating lessons from stories. His NY Times bestselling book The Monk who Sold his Ferrari set a new standard in combining personal development with leadership and taking readers on a mythical journey. While ideas of Robin Sharma are not new, he surely is the best at using bite sized leadership strategies to effect better leadership in his audiences. His mantra is that everyone, regardless of title, must be a leader in the new economy. They should take up challenges of personal excellence and do what is required. As a speaker, he is dynamic and structured. Robin Sharma is well known in North America, India, and Europe.



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Jason Jennings

Jason Jennings is a business leader, a researcher, a keynote speaker and a bestselling business author. He is an authority on leadership, productivity and innovation and he loves to help individuals and companies in reaching their full business potential. Jason began his career as a radio and television reporter and became its owner in the long run. Later, he founded Jennings-McGlothlin & Company, a consulting firm that became the world's largest media consultancy. He traveled around the globe in search of the fastest rising companies of the world for his landmark book Its Not the Big That Eat the Small Its the Fast That Eat the Slow. Within weeks of its release it hit the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and New York Times Bestsellers Lists. Now published in 32 languages, USA TODAY named it one of the top 25 books of the year! Jason Jennings is a dynamic speaker with new ideas that shape leadership perspectives in those who read his books and attend hi talks. He is mostly known in North America.



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Mark Sanborn

Mark Sanborn is an international bestselling author and noted authority on leadership, team building, customer service and change. Mark is the author of eight books, including the bestseller The Fred Factor. As a leadership guru, he has been on this list for a few years and keeps getting votes but Mark Sanborn is more than just a guy people voted for. His unique ideas and leadership talks have supported the development of greater leaders and even better people. The Fred Factor: How Passion In Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary sold more than 1.6 million copies internationally has added to his impact on the leadership sphere. Mark Sanborn is an inspirational speaker with a powerful and steady voice that commands respect. He is mostly known in North America.



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Barry Posner

Named as one of the Top 50 Leadership Coaches in America, Dr. Barry Posner, was greatly known for his groundbreaking research study on leadership which was translated into his book, The Leadership Challenge. This book combines keen insights with practical applications and captures both why and how leadership should be a concern for all. The book was translated into over 20 foreign languages and receives several awards. Dr. Posner was also active in the academe; He is a professor of Leadership at the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University where he served as Dean of the School. Enthusiastically welcomed as a warm and engaging conference speaker and dynamic workshop facilitator, Barry has consulted with a wide variety of public and private sector organizations around the globe and to several professionals. With those achievements at hand he was regarded as one of the Top 50 Leadership Coaches in America. As a speaker, he is structured and steady. He is well known in North America.



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Patrick Lencioni

Patrick Lencioni is the founder of The Table Group and the author of 10 books which have sold over 4 million copies and been translated into more than 25 languages. The Wall Street Journal called him one of the most sought after business speakers in America; he has addressed millions of people at conferences and events around the world over the past 15 years. Pat has written for or been featured in numerous publications including Harvard Business Review, Inc., Fortune, Fast Company, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and BusinessWeek. As CEO, Pat spends his time writing books and articles related to leadership and organizational health, speaking to audiences interested in those topics and consulting to CEOs and their teams. Prior to founding The Table Group, Pat worked at Bain & Company, Oracle Corporation and Sybase. Pat lives in the Bay Area with his wife and four boys.



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Arthur Carmazzi

Arthur Carmazzi has made his biggest impact with his Directive Communication Psychology, a group dynamics discipline used in rapid organizational culture change and leadership development. His research and contributions to the leadership development community got full marks for uniqueness including his Environmental (Culture Based) Leadership model, his Coloured Brain Communication model and various psychology based leadership development tools. The models and tools of Arthur combined into the Directive Communication system that has literally transformed thousands of companies through his licensed trainers, culture change consultants and personal involvement. Arthur wrote six books and two of those are international bestsellers and are available in most Asian Languages. The foundational philosophy of Arthur Carmazzi is that there is no one leadership model that fits everyone and by understanding how we affect and are affected by others in multiple environments, we can make small modifications to create our own personal leadership identity model to have a bigger more sustainable impact. As a speaker he is dynamic, energetic and inspirational. Arthur Carmazzi is well known in Asia and the Middle East.



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Mike Myatt

Mike Myatt is a leadership advisor to Fortune 500 CEOs and their Boards of Directors. Widely regarded as America's Top CEO Coach, he is a globally recognized authority of leadership, the bestselling author of *Hacking Leadership* (Wiley) and *Leadership Matters* (OP), a *Forbes* leadership columnist, and is the Founder and Chairman at N2Growth. Mike frequently lectures and keynotes and his theories and practices havebeen taught at many of the nation's top business schools. He was received numerous awards including being recognized by Thinkers50 as one of the top 10 leadership thinkers globally, by *Inc.* Magazine as one of the top 50 leadership experts in the world, and his book *Hacking Leadership* was named one of the best business books of 2014 by Amazon.



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Darren Hardy

Darren Hardy is today’s preeminent Success Mentor having been a central leader in the personal growth and success industry now for more than 20 years. He has led three success television networks producing over 1,000 TV shows with most every known thought leader of our times. Over the past decade, Darren was the visionary force behind the rebirth of SUCCESS Magazine as its publisher and editor. These positions have given him unique and unprecedented access to interview, investigate and publish the stories of the most successful people on the planet, including the likes of Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Howard Schultz, Steve Wynn, Jack Welch and many more. He has uncovered the secrets to their success and now reveals them to us. Darren is also a highly sought-after keynote speaker, media contributor and the New York Times bestselling author of The Compound Effect and Living Your Best Year Ever and his The Entrepreneur Rollercoaster--Why Now is the Time to #JoinTheRide. To inquire about speaking engagements, media appearances, private mentoring or other inquiries you can reach Darren at www.DarrenHardy.com Join hundreds of thousands of top achievers receiving daily mentoring via email or text every morning from Darren. It’s 100% free. SUBSCRIBE here: http://www.DarrenDaily.com.



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Lance Secretan

Dr. Lance Secretan is widely acknowledged as one of the most insightful and provocative leadership teachers of our time. He is the former CEO of a Fortune 100 company, university professor, award-winning columnist and author of 15 books about inspiration and leadership. His teachings and writings on conscious leadership are courageous, radical and ingenious and have been hailed as among the most original, authentic and effective contributions to leadership thinking currently available. Individuals, entire organizations, cities and states have experienced remarkable transformations through his unique mentoring, coaching, wisdom and approach. He has helped 6 companies to be named to Fortune's Best Companies to Work For in America list, and 8 others are also his clients, and 30 Secretan Center clients are on Fortune's Most Admired Companies list. He is ranked 17th in the world by Leadership Gurus, and Speakers in America ranks him among the Top Five Leadership speakers. His firm, The Secretan Center, Inc., is ranked #1 in the world as an international Leadership Consulting firm by Leadership Excellence..



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Douglas Conant

Douglas Conant is a New York Times bestselling author and keynote speaker with over 35 years of leadership experience at world-class global companies. In 2011, he founded ConantLeadership, a growing community of people dedicated to improving the quality of leadership in the 21st century. Deeply committed to leadership, he also serves as Chairman of Avon Products as well as Chairman of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute (KELI) at Northwestern University. From 2001 to 2011, Conant served as CEO and President of the Campbell Soup Company. He was the 11th leader of this iconic company's 141-year history faced with reversing a precipitous decline in market value. Conant dramatically transformed the global leadership team, reconfigured the portfolio, cut costs, and made integral strategic investments. These visionary changes resulted in cumulative shareholder returns in the top tier of the global food industry. Conant's mission to achieve superior employee engagement levels was a crucial contributor to the company's exemplary performance. Under his leadership, employee engagement at Campbell Soup went from being among the worst in the Fortune 500 to being consistently among the best. The company was also celebrated as a leader in social responsibility and ethical leadership during his tenure. A lifelong advocate for ethical practices and corporate responsibility, Conant remains actively involved with many non-profits and advocacy programs.



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Tom Peters

Tom Peters became world famous when he wrote his best-known book In Search of Excellence with Robert Waterman. The book was written, at a time when the competitiveness of America was being threatened by Japan and demonstrated that there were still many excellent American companies. On the Management arena, they call him the Red Bull of management thinkers. Tom encourages leaders to strive more for excellence despite the trying and tough times. He is also the chairman of the Tom Peters Company. While his popularity as dwindled and Tom Peters mostly focuses on management these days, he still has an impact on leadership development through his foundational ideas and is still a sought after Leadership Speaker. As a speaker is structured and steady and while his book is internationally recognized, Tom Peters is mostly known in North America.



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James Kouzes

James Kouzes is both a leadership expert and an experienced executive. Wall Street journal proclaims him as one of the twelve best executive educators in the U.S. He is also the Deans Executive Professor of Leadership at Leavey School of Business in Santa Clara University. Jim Kouzes is the co-author of Barry Posner of the award-winning and bestselling book, The Leadership Challenge, with over one million copies sold. As a leadership guru he has been around and has won numerous awards in addition to Top 30 Leadership Rank like HR Magazines Most Influential International Thinkers for 2010 and 2011 and Leadership Excellence magazine as number sixteen on its list of the Top 100 Thought Leaders. Jim Kouzes applies his vast business experience to support his ideas and talks as a leadership thought leader leaving audiences with nuggets of wisdom. His Evidence-based LEADERSHIP PRACTICES INVENTORY (LPI) helps individuals to learn and develop his own style of leadership. His mission is to empower others to make extraordinary things happen and supports youth leadership development through educating educators. He is mostly known in North America.



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John Mattone

John Mattone is a powerfully engaging, internationally-acclaimed keynote speaker and top-ranked executive coach. Since 2015, the research organization, Globalgurus.org, has ranked John Mattone as one of the world's top leadership authorities and speakers. In 2015, John Mattone's Intelligent Leadership, along with Tony Robbins' Creating Lasting Change and John Maxwell's 5 Levels of Leadership were named the three Top Advanced Leadership Development Programs that Change Lives. John Mattone is widely regarded as the world's leading authority on corporate culture, culture transformation and leadership. He is a respected advisor and coach to CEO's who lead small to mid-sized entrepreneurial organizations as well CEO's who lead large global businesses on how to create and sustain a leadership and talent culture that drives superior operating results. John is the author of eight books including three best-sellers and he has been recognized by The Thinkers 50 and Globalgurus.org as one of the world's top ten leadership authorities and executive coaches. He was nominated for the prestigious 2013 Thinkers50 Leadership Award, which recognizes the global thinker who has contributed most significantly to our understanding of leadership over the last two years. He is currently recognized by HR.com and Warren Bennis' Leadership Excellence Magazine as one of the world's top independent leadership consultants, executive coaches, and speakers. Recently, John was honored by his executive coaching peers (The Association of Corporate Executive Coaches), with the prestigious 2015 International Executive Coach Thought Leader of Distinction Award, in recognition of his thought leadership and his work as a global executive coach. In 2014, the Award was humbly accepted by Marshall Goldsmith, the world's top-ranked executive coach. John holds a B.S. Degree in Management and Organizational Behavior from Babson College and an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Central Florida. John serves on the EMBA faculty at Florida Atlantic University where he teaches his popular course, Global Leadership Assessment and Development and ZfU International Business School in Zurich, Switzerland..



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George Couros

George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school, from K-12 as a teacher and technology facilitator and as a school and district administrator. He is a sought after speaker on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement and has worked with schools and organizations around the globe. George is also the creator of ConnectedPrincipals.com, an initiative that brings educators and leaders together from around the world to create powerful learning opportunities for students. Although George is a leader in the area of innovation, his focus is always the development of leadership and people and what is best for learners. His belief that meaningful change happens when you first connect to people's hearts is modeled in his writing and speaking. You can connect with George on his blog, "The Principal of Change"



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Jim Collins

James Collins is a business consultant, author, and speaker on leadership and company sustainability and growth. His bestsellers include Built to Last which is coauthored by Jerry Porass, Good to Great and the most recent is Great by Choice. Built to Last was a fixture on the Business Week best-seller list for more than six years, and has been translated into 25 languages. Jim Collins talent and guru factor come from his ability to research and put that research data into an easy to understand format... his contributions to leaders around the world has been help them sustain superior success. His uniqueness is not from the content he creates but in his approach to gathering valuable information. He is a fact based speaker and uses that to inspire audiences to taking the required steps to creating and sustaining great organizations. Jim Collins is mostly known in North America but his books are internationally known and revered.



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Jack Welch

Jack Welch had been keeping his branding up as a leadership guru with his weekly column The Welch Way which appeared in Business Week, the New York Time and more than 45 major newspapers around the world. Unfortunately, his controversial allegation on the unemployment rate figures, he became non-existent and has stopped this contribution. However, he has added to the leadership arena and helped develop a great number of leaders with his ideas, and we do not do politics so here he is. He is mostly known for his ability to not only turnaround GE but creates an organizational culture that surpassed the wildest expectations of anybody. He later went on to co-author three #1 bestsellers: Winning, Winning, The Answers and Jack - Straight from the Gut. With the influence of The Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University where students can get an MBA online, Jack Welsh is back in the top 10. Jack goes beyond the principles of leadership and management everyone talks about, his ideas and processes are surely his own style and we give him full marks for his unique methodology of leadership training and development. As a speaker, he is structured and steady. He is well known in North America and Europe.



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Noel M. Tichy

Dr. Noel M Tichy is an American management consultant, author and educator. Dr. Tichy not only extends his expertise in business firms and private sectors but to the academe as well. Yes, he is a Management guy but as many of the top leadership gurus, his contribution to the leadership sphere has been substantial. He is a dedicated Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Being the Director of Global Business Partnership which ran the Global Leadership Program prepared him for the Leadership Guru award. He has a great impact in developing senior executives managing skills especially in the threat of globalization. His past works includes heading GEs Leadership Center and also a professor at Columbia University Business School Dr. Tichy is the author of countless books. His most recent book is JUDGMENT: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls. His huge contribution in management literary regarded him as one of the Top 10 Management Gurus by Business Week. He is known in North America.



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Sylvia Lafair

Sylvia Lafair, PhD, business leadership expert and President of Creative Energy Options, Inc. (CEO), a global consulting company focused on redefining leadership,optimizing workplace relationships, and conflict resolution through extraordinary leadership. With a doctorate in clinical psychology, Dr. Lafair, who was a practicing family therapist, took her talents into the work world and has revolutionized the way employees react and teams cooperate. Not only are folks finding new ways to relate and innovate, they are taking skills home for more rewarding family time. Always an adventurer, Sylvia has spent her life uncovering the basic building blocks of relationships. Along with her husband, Herb Kaufman, programs were created to help business and social-service professionals explore the newest advances in health, wellness, and spirituality. They hosted a stellar collection of thinkers, including Deepak Chopra, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Matthew Fox, Huston Smith, Herbert Benson, Robert Bly, David Whyte, Joseph Chilton Pierce, Willis Harman, and many others. As a workshop leader or keynote speaker, Sylvia engages audiences with her natural storytelling ability. She weaves her knowledge of what makes a business successful using real life stories about workplace cultures. Her thought- provoking messages leave audiences with information to take back to the office and immediately put into practice. She has written numerous articles for trade publications and national magazines. Sylvia and Herb divide their time between White Haven, Pennsylvania, and headquarters of CEO with its private retreat facility, the Country Place Retreat and Conference Center, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Sylvia enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren; she is especially fascinated watching them all "stand on the shoulders of the past."



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Marcus Buckingham

Marcus Buckingham is the Strengths Guru, He is a British-American New York Times bestselling author, researcher, motivational speaker and business consultant. He graduated from Cambridge University in 1987 with a masters degree in political science. Some of his successful and best seller books were First, Break All The Rules Now, Discover Your Strengths, The One Thing You Need to Know and more. He also have numerous television appearances , including The View, I Want to Work for Diddy, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Larry King Live, and more. Marcus started his own company in 2006 The Marcus Buckingham Company (TMBC). They offer management training programs and tools dedicated to promoting the strengths revolution and to help jump start a worldwide conversation about how to get people focused on their strengths. Since he is research based, many elements of uniqueness are missing, but let's focus on his strengths and identify that as a researcher he has transformed much of the way how leaders in North America deal with their staff. He is responsible for affecting the perceptions of hundreds of thousands of parents and how they deal with their children. His speaking style is indeed inspiring and he is able to take his research and not only make it easy to apply with specific steps, but it also inspires you to take those steps.



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Chester Elton

Together with his co-author Adrian Gostick, Chester Elton has made his greatest impact in the leadership community with innovative workplace strategies on employee appreciation and how to inspire creativity for better organizational results. His 7 books including the New York Times bestseller, The Carrot Principle, and the #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller, The Orange Revolution, and All In have been translated into 20 languages. He is the highest rated speaker at the national Society for Human Resource Management annual conference. Chester Elton has been featured in The Financial Times, Washington Post, Fast Company, and the New York Times. He has been featured on 60 Minutes, CNN, ABCs Money Matters, MSNBC and National Public Radio. The 20 years of research of the two resulted into creating effective workplaces by providing proof and strategies that work, and while many of his concepts are not new, we give him high marks on for structure and his ability to get others to understand and take action. As a speaker he is dynamic, energetic and inspirational. He is known internationally but mostly North America.



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Adrian Gostick

Together with his co-author Chester Elton, Adrian Gostick yes, has made his greatest impact in the leadership community with innovative workplace strategies on employee appreciation and how to inspire creativity for better organizational results. Rather than repeating all same information as his co-author, we will just add that these two guys are almost identical in their contributions to leadership development and fan base. While each is a unique individual with different experiences, as a speaker Adrian Gostick is dynamic, energetic and thought provoking. He is known internationally but mostly North America.



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Ram Charan

Dr. Ram Charan is more of a management guru than leadership, but much of his work has affected the leadership sphere. Aside from being known for providing relevant advices that takes into account the real-world complexities of business. Ram Charan has written 15 books which have collectively sold more than 2 million copies. He was identified by Fortune as the leading expert in corporate governance and has through in-house executive education programs. His ideas are practical and proven, so while the materials of Ram Charan is not that unique, it is brilliantly laid out and structured. His philosophy deals with the idea that people development and the expenditures that go with it, will provide a more effective work force and therefore improve the organizational bottom line. As a speaker, he is structured and steady. He is well known in India and the North America



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John Baldoni

John Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership educator, executive coach and speaks throughout North America and Europe. John is the author of more than a dozen books, including MOXIE: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership, Lead with Purpose, Lead Your Boss, and The Leader's Pocket Guide. John's books have been translated into 10 languages. In 2015 Trust Across America named him to its list of top 100 most trustworthy business experts for the second consecutive year. In 2014 Inc.com listed John as a Top 50 leadership expert and Top 100 leadership speaker. Also in 2014, Global Gurus ranked John No. 11 on its list of global leadership experts. John has authored more than 500 leadership columns for a variety of online publications including Forbes,Harvard Business Reviewand Bloomberg Businessweek. John is chair of the leadership development practice of N2growth, a global leadership consultancy. His leadership resource website is www.johnbaldoni.com



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Shailesh Thaker

Dr. Shailesh Thaker is a world-renowned management thinker and trainer on organizational behavior and development. He is the CLO of Knowledge Plus Inc., a highly reputed training firm based in Ahmedabad, India, helping organizations to achieve international benchmarks in management practices. As a management guru, Dr. Thaker is always in demand as a keynote speaker, business coach, HR trainer and training guru for management and training conferences. He has helped millions to achieve their personal and professional goals.Not less than 62 countries have benefited through more than 1567 workshops. He has spent 22 years in this field and conducted nearly 14,500 hours of training sessions across the globe. He has trained nearly 500 trainers to design, develop and conduct training. He has a doctorate in Cognitive Thinking (India) and International Training Fellow (USA). He is included in the list of 100 best management thinkers and gurus of the world. As a leadership guru and management thinker, he has introduced ideas in the management world. Recently, he has been listed as "platinum" author on www.evancarmichael.com, a leading Canada-based portal on management; the only person from South-East Asia to be honored with this title. He has also been appointed as the president of www.redberrionlineuniversity.com, a U.S.-based corporate management university.



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Nancy J. Adler

Since earning her doctorate at UCLA in 1980, Nancy J. Adler has become a leading authority on global leadership and cross-cultural management. She holds the S. Bronfman Chair in Management at McGill University in Montreal. The author of ten books and more than 125 articles, Professor Adler received McGill's first Distinguished Teaching Award in Management -- and was one of only a few professors to receive it a second time. Professor Adler has drawn on her passion for painting to explore new approaches to management and leadership. She writes that leaders and managers can achieve their aspirations and begin to address corporate and global issues through reflection and artistry. She explains that art offers a rich vocabulary that helps people move beyond the limiting conventional language of management. "I finally realized that creating the type of world we want to live in," she explains, "will remain impossible if we continue to use our normal management vocabulary. Accounting, economics, and finance cannot express our yearnings for the world. So, little by little, I've begun to introduce managers to artistic language and processes to support their global conversations and leadership."



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Fawn Germer

Fawn Germer is the personification of the heroine we see in movies. She has gone against the odds, she has been rejected and put down and yet, she has triumphs over her environment. She is an advocate woman in leadership and has compiled the wisdom, insight and leadership strategies from more than 200 famous women leaders for her new book Pearls. Her philosophy through her six books is one of adaptability and an ever-changing skills set. Fawn Germer is a bestselling author and four-time, Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist who has written for The Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report, and The Miami Herald. Fawn Germer deals with what it takes to be a great leader today and is an Oprah Winfrey must read author. As a speaker she is dynamic, energetic and inspirational. She is well known in North America but has had substantial international exposure.



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