Thinkers50 Hall of Fame: Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones (1952-2021)

Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones have been inducted into the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame 2022. Learn more about their work.

The British duo of Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones are best known for their work on leadership. They are the authors of The Character of a Corporation, Why Should Anyone Be Led By You?, Clever: Leading Your Smartest and Most Creative People, and Why Should Anyone Work Here?.

They won the McKinsey Award for the best article in the Harvard Business Review for ‘Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?’. Their article  was also nominated for the McKinsey Prize.

Originally sociologists, their work examines the role of authenticity in leadership and later exposed the new leadership dynamics involved in leading highly intelligent tech workers.

Goffee is a professor emeritus of London Business School where he has also been deputy dean. He was previously also Director of the Innovation Exchange and Faculty Director of Executive Education at the School. Jones taught at Henley Business School and IE Business School. He also held senior executive positions in a number of corporations including being HR director of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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