Gary Hamel Importance of creativity in companies
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Gary Hamel is one of the world’s most influential business thinkers and has led the transformation of some of the world’s most prominent companies, helping to create billions of dollars in shareholder value.
For more than four decades, Hamel has taught at the London Business School and currently directs the Management Lab. He is the author of such landmark books as Competing for the Future, The Future of Management and Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Extraordinary as the People in Them.
Hamel’s professional career has been recognized by The Wall Street Journal and Fortune, among others, who have described him as one of the leading experts in business strategy.
World renowned business thinker and management innovator
Gary Hamel is one of the world’s most influential and iconoclastic business thinkers who has led transformational efforts in some of the world’s most notable companies helping to create billions of dollars in shareholder value. For over four decades, Hamel has served on the faculty of the London Business School and he is the director of the Management Lab. Hamel is an author of landmark books such as Competing for the Future, The Future of Management and Humanocracy: Creating Organisations as Amazing as the People Inside Them.
Hamel’s groundbreaking concepts such as “strategic intent,” “core competence,” “industry revolution,” and “management innovation,” have changed the language and practice of management in organisations around the globe. The Wall Street Journal has ranked Hamel as the world’s most influential business thinker, and Fortune magazine has called him “the world’s leading expert on business strategy”.
Author of critically acclaimed Pursuit of Happyness
Chris Gardner is an entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and single parent whose work has been recognized by many esteemed organizations around the world. He is the author of two bestselling books, The Pursuit of Happyness and Start Where You Are: Life Lessons in Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.
Gardner was an executive producer on the iconic and critically acclaimed film adaptation of The Pursuit of Happyness starring Will Smith. Through his positivity, courage, tenacity, discipline and common sense, Gardner’s story is one of overcoming setbacks and hardship to become a top earner on Wall Street before founding his own brokerage.
Author, Coach and leading expert in conflict resolution and workplace dynamics
Amy Gallo’s work is focused on teaching leaders evidence-based frameworks that improve relationships and drive excellence at work. She has emerged as a powerful new voice on topics of conflict resolution, communication and workplace dynamics.
Contributing Editor at the Harvard Business Review and author of Getting Along: How to Work with Anyone (Even Difficult People), Gallo is an authority on managing conflict in remote settings, how teams can have “smart fights,” navigating power dynamics, gender at work and more. A graduate of both Brown and Yale University, Gallo taught at Brown and is also on the faculty of the Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification program, recently launched by Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence.
World’s leading expert on organizational trust and bestselling author
Stephen M. R. Covey is the bestselling author of The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything. He is the former CEO of Covey Leadership Center, which, under his stewardship, became the largest leadership development company in the world.
Covey personally led the strategy that propelled his father’s book, Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, to become one of the two most influential business books of the 20th Century, according to CEO Magazine. His latest book is titled Trust and Inspire: How Truly Great Leaders Unleash Greatness in Others.
Chief Strategy Officer at Wieden+Kennedy New York and Professor of Marketing at the Ross School of Business
As the Chief Strategy Officer at Wieden+Kennedy New York, and a marketing Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Marcus Collins bridges the academic-practitioner gap for blue-chip brands and startups alike. Over the course of his career, Collins has developed a practice for creating culturally contagious ideas that inspire people to take action. In addition, he served as Head of Digital Strategy for Beyoncé.
His acclaimed book For The Culture: The Power Behind What We Buy, What We Do, and Who We Want to Be examines the influence of culture on consumption and unpacks how everyone from marketers to activists can leverage culture to get people to take action. He is a recipient of Advertising Age’s 40 Under 40 award and Crain’s Business’ 40 Under 40 award, and a recent inductee into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement.
Professor at IESE Business School, author and coach
Since 1982, Luis Huete has been a professor at IESE Business School and has advised over 800 companies in more than 70 countries worldwide. His most frequent service is facilitating offsite meetings with CEOs and Executive Committees of companies to redesign their strategy, structure, and corporate culture. He has performed these roles for companies such as Coca-Cola, Repsol, Loewe, and Telefónica.
Huete is a leading figure in international business management, seamlessly blending roles as a professor, consultant, and coach. Moreover, he has authored twelve management books, notable among which are Servicios y Beneficios, Administración de Servicios and Clienting. His latest book, titled Construye tu sueño 2.0, was published in 2019.
Groundbreaking leader and former CEO at AT&T Business
Anne Chow is a pioneering figure in the enterprise world, with a remarkable career spanning more than 30 years. She was the first woman of color CEO in AT&T’s 140+ year history, overseeing AT&T Business, a global operating unit with a workforce of 35,000 and a value of $35 billion.
Chow is currently Lead Director on the Board of Directors of FranklinCovey and also serves on the Board of Directors of 3M. Additionally, she is an Adjunct Professor of Executive Education at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
She has been widely recognized for her role model inclusive leadership, driving success at the intersection of people, culture, and technology. She has been named to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business twice, Forbes inaugural CEO Next List of Leaders set to revolutionize American business, and Light Reading’s Most Inspiring Woman in Communications.
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