The Thinkers50 Award Winners Are Announced
Thinkers50 identifies and ranks the world’s leading thinkers and innovators, those who are making the world a better place. It is the most esteemed ranking for today’s global business thinkers who are pioneering the way in modern leadership. Known as the ‘Oscars of Management Thinking’, winning one of these is a pretty prestigious feat!
Launching in 2001, it was the first of its kind to recognise global management thinkers, and it continues to do so every two years, commending powerful ideas and the people behind them. Many leading speakers have made it onto this year’s winners list.
Thinkers50 have three core beliefs:
- Ideas that have the power to change the world
- Management is essential to human affairs
- New thinking can create a better future
Thinkers50 identifies and ranks the world’s leading thinkers and innovators
These key principles feed into how Thinkers50 judge the nominees. November marked the month the winners were announced, so here they are:
Number One Thinker: Roger Martin
Roger Martin is a strategy advisor to CEOs across the globe. He’s authored several books and was the former dean of the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Tom Peters
Tom has made an incredible contribution to global thought leadership. He is known as a modern management guru, credited for changing the industry. He is the Chairman of the Tom Peters Company and has several best-selling business books.
Ideas Into Practise Award: Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez
Antonio is the director of the Program Management Office at GlaxoSmithKline and is credited bringing project management to the forefront of the CEO’s 2020 agenda.
Talent Award: Amy Edmondson
The Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School, Amy is known for her trailblazing work on psychological safety, healthcare and management.
Innovation Award: Scott Anthony
Managing partner of Innosight, the innovation and growth consulting firm, Anthony helps successful companies counter the threat of disruption.
Award winners of Thinkers50 help to make the world a better place
Leadership Award: Hal Gregersen
Hal is the executive director of the MIT Leadership Center and a senior lecturer in leadership and innovation at MIT’s Sloan School. He has developed a research project which helps leaders to ask better questions to lead to better solutions.
RADAR Thinker Award: Amy Webb
The Founder of the Future Today Institute, Amy helps companies forecast their future strategy through research.
Digital Thinking Award: Don and Alex Tapscott
International bestselling authors and technology trailblazers, they co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute.
Breakthrough Idea Award: Susan David
Susan is the co-founder of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, on the faculty for Harvard Medical school and a leading management thinker.
Strategy Award: Richard D’Veni
The Bakala Professor of Strategy at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Richard is the author of a number of influential books and is a leading strategic thinker.
Congratulations to all this year's well-deserved winners.
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