New York, NY (PRWEB) December 23, 2013
Business Talent Group, an innovative company that deploys top-tier independent talent on a project basis to address critical business opportunities and challenges, has partnered with the Drucker Institute to create the Executive Insight Program.
Through the Executive Insight Program, companies have the rare opportunity to engage four of the world’s top independent minds in strategy, innovation, and performance. Renowned business strategists Roger Martin, Marcus Buckingham (both of whom were named to the 2013 Thinkers50 global ranking of top management thinkers), Ken Blanchard and Charles Handy are each offering a limited number of half-day sessions that can address an organization’s most pressing challenges. All proceeds go to the Drucker Institute’s many programs that strengthen organizations to strengthen society.
“BTG is proud to support the Drucker Institute and bring our clients access to these leading business minds, just like we do every day when we bring BTG’s own top independent talent to companies to help organizations improve business performance,” said BTG’s CEO and co-founder Jody Miller.
The Executive Insight Program has been developed by the Drucker Institute and includes the following four business thinkers:
Charles Handy has long been recognized as one of the world’s leading business thinkers, and has shaped how countless organizations and executives navigate the transition to the knowledge economy. His books, including the autobiography Myself and Other More Important Matters and the best-sellers The Age of Unreason and The Elephant and the Flea, introduced readers to the “portfolio worker” and the “Shamrock organization.” It was once written of Peter Drucker that he was a man who “practiced the scholarship of common sense.” Remarked Handy: “I would like that to be said of me.”
Ken Blanchard is a prominent author, speaker, and business consultant and the cofounder (with his wife, Margie) and Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies, an international management training and consulting firm. Inducted into Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the bestselling authors of all time, he has written or co-written 50 books that have sold nearly 20 million copies, including the iconic bestseller, The One Minute Manager. The college of business at Grand Canyon University bears his name.
Marcus Buckingham is the bestselling author of seven books—including First, Break All the Rules (coauthored with Curt Coffman), Go Put Your Strengths To Work, and StandOut. He has worked with Facebook, Kohl’s, Hampton, Coca-Cola, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, Disney and numerous other organizations to investigate what drives great performance and to help managers and leaders make the most of their people’s strengths.
Roger Martin is Academic Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management and advisor to CEOs globally on strategy, design, innovation and integrative thinking. He’s the bestselling author of numerous business books including Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works, co-authored with A.G. Lafley. In 2011, Martin was named by Thinkers 50 as the No. 6 management thinker in the world.
About Business Talent Group: Business Talent Group (BTG) is a leader in bringing top independent business professionals to corporations, private equity and non-profit organizations for consulting, project-based and interim executive assignments. With offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Austin, Chicago and Boston, BTG draws from its 2,500+ global network of experienced, independent talent to provide clients with solutions – both individuals and teams – to tackle critical opportunities and challenges at a moment’s notice and at a fraction of the cost of traditional consulting.
About the Drucker Institute: The Drucker Institute was founded in 2006 to keep the legacy of writer, professor, and management consultant Peter Drucker alive by applying his wisdom to important contemporary issues. It serves as a campus-wide resource of Claremont Graduate University and is closely aligned with the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, where Drucker taught for 35 years.