Management Gurus - The Quick and Easy Guide
By Lyndsay Swinton
If you need
to know who's who in management but haven't got time to wade through
stacks of books, relax because in a cup of coffee's time you'll be an expert
on management gurus through the ages. Read on...
Frederick W Taylor - Scientific Management - Frederick W
Taylor, an American inventor and engineer, is considered the father of scientific
Mayo - Human Relations Theory - Elton Mayo formed Human Relations theory
after the surprising results of the Western Electrical Company Study.
Maslow - Hierarchy of Needs - Abraham Maslow was an American psychologist
best known for his theory of the hierarchy of needs.
Herzberg - Hygiene and Motivation Factors - Frederick Herzberg proposed
that satisfaction and dis-satisfaction at work resulted from Hygiene and Motivation
Peter F Drucker
- Peter F Drucker is an internationally acclaimed management writer, consultant
- Douglas McGregor was an American social psychologist best known for Theory
X and Theory Y; opposing assumptions about human behaviour behind every management
decision or action.
Quality Management Gurus
W Edwards Deming - Total Quality Management & Deming's 14 points - W Edwards
Deming was an American statistician, founder of total quality management,
Deming's 14 points and statistical process control (SPC)
Juran - The Quality Trilogy - Joseph Juran's belief that quality does
not happen by accident gave rise to the quality trilogy.
Crosby - Zero Defects & Right First Time - Philip Crosby is an American
who promoted the phrases 'zero defects' and 'right first time' in quality
Tom Peters - Tom Peters'
book “In Search of Excellence”, co-authored with Robert
Waterman, presents 8 common themes of successful corporations.
Kaoru Ishikawa - Quality Circles - Dr Kaoru Ishikawa gave his name to
the Ishikawa diagram, also known as the fishbone diagram or cause and effect
Taguchi - Quality Loss Function - Genichi Taguchi is a Japanese quality
expert, known for the Quality Loss Function and 'Robust Design'.
Shingo - Poka yoke, source inspection, mistake proofing and SMED - Shingo
quality teachings were successful as they were practical and action oriented,
and contributed to Just in Time (JIT) production
Blanchard - The Situational Leadership Model - Ken Blanchard is internationally
renowned for his situational leadership model developed with Paul Hersey and
his One Minute Manager series co-authored with Spencer Johnson.
Meredith Belbin - Team Roles - Dr Meredith Belbin, founder of team roles
theory, is a widely respected expert and adviser on organisations and teams.
Honey & Mumford - Learning Style Questionnaire - The Honey & Mumford
self-administered learning style questionnaire determines your preferred learning
By Lyndsay Swinton
Owner, Management for the Rest of Us
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