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Thinker of the Month: Amy Edmondson

Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, a chair established to support the study of human interactions that lead to the creation of successful enterprises that contribute to the betterment of society. Edmondson teaches and writes on leadership, teams and organizational learning.

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Des Dearlove and Deborah Rowland talk about how adoption can shape leaders.

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Doug Ready | What Great, Game-Changing Leaders Do


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Brexit in the Shadow of the Somme

Deborah Rowland Notting Hill, July 1st 2016 This morning last week I woke to the seismic shock of the UK vote to exit the European Union. This morning, July 1st 2016, at 7.28am I observed a two–minute silence held across the UK in memory of the 19,240 British soldiers... read more

Thinkers50 Podcast: Adoption

How can adoption shape leaders? Des Dearlove and Deborah Rowland talk about her experience of growing up adopted, and how it has made her into a change leader. Listen to the podcast below. Listen on iTunes All Thinkers50... read more

Workplace Wellness by Design

Work and Life is a radio program hosted by Stew Friedman, director of the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project, on Sirius XM’s Channel 111, Business Radio Powered by Wharton. Every Tuesday at 7 pm EST, Stew speaks with everyday people and the world’s leading experts... read more

What Great, Game-Changing Leaders Do

How can you build game-changing organisations? Transformational leaders do 5 things incredibly well that allow them and their organisation to change the game. Doug Ready discusses the 5 things game-changing leaders do in this video blog. Watch all of Doug... read more

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove

Founders of Thinkers50, Experts in Strategic Thinking

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Stuart and Des have been championing the latest management ideas for more than 25 years.

As authors, their books are available in more than 20 languages and include Gravy Training, Generation Entrepreneur, What We Mean When We Talk About Leadership and the six-book Thinkers50 McGraw Hill book series. They also edited The Financial Times Handbook of Management.

They founded the communications company Suntop Media in 1999. They work as advisers, speakers and coaches to individuals and organizations intent on maximising the impact of their ideas. Stuart and Des’s work in business thought leadership led Management Today to describe them as “market makers par excellence”.

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