Saturday 19 April 2008

Management Gurus - 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...

Management Gurus
Frederick W Taylor - Scientific Management - Frederick W Taylor, an American inventor and engineer, is considered the father of scientific management.
Elton Mayo - Human Relations Theory - Elton Mayo formed Human Relations theory after the surprising results of the Western Electrical Company Study.
Abraham Maslow - Hierarchy of Needs - Abraham Maslow was an American psychologist best known for his theory of the hierarchy of needs.
Frederick Herzberg - Hygiene and Motivation Factors - Frederick Herzberg proposed that satisfaction and dis-satisfaction at work resulted from Hygiene and Motivation factors.
Peter F Drucker - Peter F Drucker is an internationally acclaimed management writer, consultant and lecturer.
Douglas McGregor - 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)
Joseph Juran - The Quality Trilogy - Joseph Juran's belief that quality does not happen by accident gave rise to the quality trilogy.
Philip Crosby - Zero Defects & Right First Time - Philip Crosby is an American who promoted the phrases 'zero defects' and 'right first time' in quality management.
Tom Peters - Tom Peters' book “In Search of Excellence”, co-authored with Robert Waterman, presents 8 common themes of successful corporations.
Dr Kaoru Ishikawa - Quality Circles - Dr Kaoru Ishikawa gave his name to the Ishikawa diagram, also known as the fishbone diagram or cause and effect diagram.
Genichi Taguchi - Quality Loss Function - Genichi Taguchi is a Japanese quality expert, known for the Quality Loss Function and 'Robust Design'.
Shigeo 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

Management Specialists

Ken 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.
Dr 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 style.

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