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Crucibles for leaders

By Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove For Nelson Mandela it was Robben Island. For John McCain it was Vietnam. There is a point in the lives of leaders, a moment when the leader makes the grade, when they leap from management to leadership, from team member to leader.... read more

Innovation and Truth

By Vijay Govindarajan and Hylke Faber “The undercurrent of business is filled with widely held, rarely examined truths. These are not truths, they are just sayings.” —Andrew Blum, CEO and Managing Partner, The Trium Group “A business leader who leads to truth is... read more

4 Step Guide to Coaching Your Employees

How can you coach your employees to be better workers and better teammates? In this week’s John Baldoni video blog, he gives four steps you can use to manage your employees, to engage them, and to increase productivity. Watch the video... read more

How the Best Get Even Better Part 1

Marshall Goldsmith talks with Ramit Sethi on his show Ramit’s Brain Trust about how the best get even better. If you’re successful, is it possible to improve? Yes! Find out how in Marshall Goldsmith’s vlog. Watch the video... 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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