New Business Thinkers
post # 477 — December 17, 2007 — a General post
Are there any business thinkers that you are paying attention to that have not been “around” and well-known for years already? Who, if anyone, is an emerging business thinker worth paying attention to?
Bill Peper said:
I am fascinated by two emerging ares in business scholarship — NeuroLeadership (David Rock, Sharon Begley, and Jeffrey Schwartz) and The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business initiative, Positive Organizational Scholarship (Wayne Baker, Jane Dutton, and Kim Cameron). While rightly characterized as “soft” in traditional management theory, I am convincd that it will be (and is) critical for managers to be able to inspire discretionary effort from employees in the coming Free Agent Era. Understanding employees better will be the critical managemnt skill of the 21st century.
posted on December 17, 2007