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In 2006, more than 100 leading Drucker-like thinkers and practitioners gathered…
In 2006, more than 100 leading Drucker-like thinkers and practitioners gathered on the campus of Claremont Graduate University to help answer one question: What is Peter Drucker’s legacy?
Attendees included Jim Collins, best-selling author of Good to Great and Built to Last; Paul H. O’Neill, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and former chairman of Alcoa; A.G. Lafley, then chairman and CEO of Procter & Gamble; Nobuhiro Iijima, CEO of the multi-billion dollar Yamazaki Baking Co.; and Masatoshi Ito, the founder and honorary chairman of the Ito-Yokado Group, Asia’s largest retail chain.
This distinguished group’s answer to the question was that Drucker’s legacy amounts to much more than memories of the man or even his writing. Drucker’s legacy, they said, is a collection of ideas and ideals that should be acted upon by future generations of leaders responsible for the companies and communities in which we work and live.
In response, the Board of Advisors of the Peter F. Drucker Archives (founded in 1998) and the Drucker family took a crucial step in 2006: They decided the best way to keep Drucker’s legacy alive was not simply to look backward (through old manuscripts and other documents) but to look forward (by building on Drucker’s wisdom and applying it to important contemporary issues).
Their mandate, in other words, was to transform the archival repository into a social enterprise whose purpose is strengthening organizations to strengthening society. Out of the Drucker Archives thus grew the Drucker Institute.
Today, all of our work is built on a foundation of YESTERDAY/TODAY/MONDAY* “Yesterday” refers to the fact that our work is grounded in Peter Drucker’s timeless wisdom. “Today” speaks to the urgency that we know organizational leaders feel to successfully meet their greatest challenges and opportunities. And “Monday” points to our proven ability to help executives move quickly from ideas to action to results, just as Drucker urged his own consulting clients: “Don’t tell me you had a wonderful meeting with me. Tell me what you’re going to do on Monday that’s different.”
The people whose passion powers our work
Zach has been a member of the Drucker Institute team since 2007. Prior to being named executive director, he invented the Institute’s Un/Workshops practice and led several core elements of the organization’s strategy, finances and operations. Zach is the author of “Technology Changes, Good Management Doesn’t,” “What to Measure If You’re Mission Driven” and “The Benefits of Unplugging as a Team,” published by Harvard Business Review, and the co-author, with Richard Chait, of “Bullish on Private Colleges,” published by Harvard Magazine. Previously, Zach served as the inaugural assistant dean at Olin College, which was founded in 2000 with a $430 million gift from the F. W. Olin Foundation in order to reinvent engineering education. He holds a B.A. in philosophy from Haverford College, where his advisor was Lucius Outlaw, Jr. He earned his masters and doctorate degrees in higher education from Harvard University, with Richard Chait as his mentor. He is a member of the Board of Advisors at PayScale, creator of the world’s largest database of individual compensation profiles; a fellow of the National Forum on the Future of Liberal Education; and a trustee and president of the board of the Children’s Center at Caltech, one of America’s leading nonprofit providers of innovative STEM-based early childhood and preschool education.
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In addition to his work writing for the Drucker Institute’s bi-monthly digital magazine, MONDAY*, Tom is a special correspondent for The New Republic. He has also been an editor at the Washington Monthly. Prior to entering journalism, he worked in Los Angeles in the field of corporate social responsibility monitoring, visiting factories in California and around the world to assess their labor conditions. Tom earned a B.A. in East Asian studies from Columbia University in 2000. In the 1990s, he played bass for the rock band Jonathan Fire-Eater, and he’s always happy to meet the odd soul who’s heard of it.
Director of Public Sector Engagement
Lawrence created the Drucker Playbook for the Public Sector and spearheads its marketing and delivery. He arrived at the Institute with a background in education and community service as well as freelance writing and editing. As a teacher, Lawrence spent more than two decades in public, private, and religious school systems, serving in roles ranging from first grade teacher to principal of a Hebrew high school and junior college. More than 20 years ago, Lawrence integrated community service within the educational programs at his school, and he worked extensively with City Year and the Penn-Edison Partnership in Philadelphia. As the director of Main Line Writing & Educational Services (later La Jolla Literary Services), Lawrence assisted academics, entrepreneurs, professionals, and students with their writing and editing needs. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in religious studies, he served a stint on the Philadelphia Eagles media relations staff before embarking on his career in education. Lawrence teaches a graduate course on leadership in the University of Notre Dame’s ESTEEM Master’s program in entrepreneurship. He also serves as a Prairie Ambassador for the American Prairie Reserve, which is creating a three-million acre wildlife reserve in Montana.
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Lori supports the daily needs of the Drucker Institute team, coordinates office and administrative processes and manages Un/Workshops logistics. She brings to the Institute more than a decade of exceptional client service work for Hyatt Vacation Marketing and the University of La Verne’s Office of Career Services. Lori is a lifelong music lover, adventurer and traveler, often found writing lyrics and enjoying the great outdoors.
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Director of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Engagement
Laura joined the Institute in 2011 with more than 17 years of fundraising and nonprofit experience. Early in her career, a mentor introduced her to the powerful ideas of Peter Drucker and their relevance to the social sector. Drucker’s foundational ideas about nonprofit management and effectiveness have enriched Laura’s performance as a senior development director for one of the world’s leading environmental organizations, at various health care and performing arts organizations, as well as for political campaigns. Laura proudly served for six years on the Board of Trustees for the Children’s Center at Caltech, one of America’s leading nonprofit providers of innovative STEM-based early childhood and preschool education.
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Director of the KH Moon Center for a Functioning Society
Rick served as Executive Director of the Drucker Institute from its founding in 2007 until early 2016. He has also written about management and leadership for Time magazine, Forbes and Businessweek, and he currently writes about the world of work for Fortune online. His latest book, The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America was published by PublicAffairs in 2017. A collection of his columns, What Would Drucker Do Now?, was published by McGraw-Hill in 2011. He’s also the editor of The Drucker Lectures: Essential Lessons on Management, Society, and Economy (McGraw-Hill, 2010) and Drucker: A Life in Pictures (McGraw-Hill, 2013). Before joining the Institute, Rick worked for two decades in newspapers. He began his career at The Wall Street Journal, where he served in a variety of positions, including White House correspondent and founding editor of the paper’s weekly California section. He joined the Los Angeles Times in 2002 as business editor and, in that role, helped shape “The Wal-Mart Effect,” which won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. Rick later became editor of the newspaper’s Sunday magazine, West. Rick’s book, Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, was published by PublicAffairs in 2008. It was one of the Los Angeles Times’s 25 favorite nonfiction books of the year, as well as a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in history and a PEN USA Literary Award. Rick is the co-author, with Mark Arax, of the best-seller The King of California: J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire, which was selected as one of the 10 best books of 2003 by the San Francisco Chronicle and one of the 10 best nonfiction books of the year by the Los Angeles Times. It also won, among other honors, a California Book Award and the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Rick serves on the boards of the National Human Services Assembly, a Washington-based association of leading nonprofits; the California Institute of Advanced Management; and the progressive publication Capital & Main. For two years, Rick was an Irvine Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy think tank.
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Chief Data Scientist at the KH Moon Center for a Functioning Society
Lawrence (Larry) Crosby’s 45-year career, spanning both industry and academic positions, has never veered far from data. Currently, he is serving as the chief research scientist on the development of the Drucker Index. From 2013 until 2015, he was Dean of the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management the Claremont Graduate University. From 2010 to 2013, he served as Dean of the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. Professionally, Larry is a recognized expert on customer engagement and loyalty, writing a quarterly column on that topic for the AMA publication Marketing News. Prior to becoming Dean at OSU, he was the chief loyalty architect of the Customer Experience Practice at global market research company Synovate Ltd. (now part of Ipsos). Before that, he co-founded and served as chairman/CEO of Symmetrics Marketing Corporation, a customer loyalty research and consulting firm. His background also includes being CEO of Walker CSM Worldwide and serving on the faculties of Arizona State University, the University of Michigan and the University of Nebraska. Larry holds PhD, MBA and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Michigan.
Director of Client Engagement
Anye serves as Peter Gandolfo’s partner in helping Un/Workshop participants make Monday different for themselves, their teams and their organizations. Prior to joining the Institute, Anye was Senior Licensing Manager at Disney Consumer Products. In that role she was responsible for hardlines licensing strategies, and specifically: managed a portfolio of a dozen toy categories for the Disney Media & Networks franchises; partnered with more than 50 licensees on their Disney product strategies; and led the toy strategy for the Tween business. Previously, Anye worked at Mattel, Inc. for six years in a variety of roles including global brand marketing for the Barbie and Hot Wheels brands, and product marketing of preschool games and Uno. Her Mattel experience includes leading the marketing for a Guinness World Record stunt, the Hot Wheels Double Loop Dare. Anye’s consumer interests stem from her early career in market research at Lieberman Research Worldwide and at Buena Vista Home Entertainment. Anye earned her MBA, with a concentration in Marketing, Media & Entertainment and Management & Organizations, from the Kellogg School of Management, and her B.A. in Political Economies of Industrial Societies at the University of California, Berkeley.
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Senior Director of Client Engagement
Peter joined the Drucker Institute in 2014 to lead client engagement for the Un/Workshops practice. In partnership with Anye, he supports Un/Workshop participants in making Monday different for themselves, their teams and their organizations. Prior to joining the Institute, Peter spent nine years at Mattel, Inc., where he focused on brand strategy, product development, and the creation and execution of consumer marketing plans. He most recently served as the Global Brand Director for the Disney Girls portfolio of toys, which included Disney Princess and Frozen. He managed the multi-category license for Toy Story during the launch of the movie Toy Story 3 in 2010. During this time, he and his team won Toy Licensee of the Year from Disney Consumer Products and Toy of the Year in the UK. In his prior work at Mattel, Peter helped grow the Barbie brand internationally to encompass more than two thirds of the global Barbie business. While in the Marketing Leadership Program at Ford Motor Company, Peter won the Inuksuk Award for leadership and diversity. He also spent several years in account management at advertising agency FCB (now Draft FCB), where his clients included AT&T, Cardinal Health and WebRN. Peter’s professional career began in the mailroom of Alltech Biotechnology’s marketing department, where he worked his way up to Brand Manager for a variety of products in nutrition. Peter earned his MBA, with a concentration in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, from UCLA Anderson, and his B.A. in Psychology and Pre-Professional Studies from The University of Notre Dame.
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Jamie serves as lead designer of the Institute’s Un/Workshops. She is responsible for translating client needs into Drucker-based questions—and converting those questions into collaborative exercises that help executives make Monday different for themselves, their teams and their organizations. Jamie joined the Institute in 2009 with a deep background in management, having worked her way up to VP of Operations in her family’s industrial filtration business. In that role, she doubled the company’s revenue and eventually negotiated the sale of the business, staying on as part of the team to manage the integration of the two companies’ systems, procedures and cultures. She holds bachelor’s degrees in both Environmental Studies and Geology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an MBA in sustainable management from Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco. In addition to doing her best to make the world a more joyous and well-managed place, Jamie is an avid backpacker in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
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Bridget received her M.A. in archival studies and history from Claremont Graduate University, and is now working toward the completion of her doctorate. She recently served as an intern with the A.K. Smiley Public Library where she worked with accessioned collections for Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era. Bridget’s responsibilities at the Smiley Library included cataloging a newly donated Abraham Lincoln collection. She is a recipient of CGU’s Ida Lloyd Crotty fellowship, which supports an outstanding woman scholar in the arts or humanities. Bridget earned her undergraduate degree from California State University, San Bernardino in modern European history where she conducted primary research on international laws prohibiting Holocaust denial.
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Director of Learning
Phalana joined the Institute in 2010 with a rich background in education, nonprofits and the performing arts. She has lobbied for public welfare reform with APWA (now APHSA) in Washington, D.C., taught and developed curriculum in New York City, and performed in various film, theater, commercial and television productions in Los Angeles. Prior to the Institute, Phalana worked as a humanities teacher at Camino Nuevo High School in the MacArthur Park neighborhood of Los Angeles where she piloted and co-developed the curriculum for the Drucker for Future Leaders program. Phalana produces our bi-monthly MONDAY* video series, “Frame Work,” as well as our online courses for managers. Her dynamic portfolio also includes management of our social media strategy, co-delivering engagements in our Un/Workshops practice and serving as director of our Drucker for Future Japanese Leaders program. Phalana holds a B.A. in history and M.A. in teaching from the University of Virginia. She has served as a legislative ambassador for the American Cancer Society and on the board of Kujali International.
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Our Board Of Advisors
The people who help shape our future
For more than two decades, Mr. Pullen was an executive at Herman Miller. As Executive Vice President, he led a $1.2 billion business unit that served as the company’s flagship. In 2010, Herman Miller—which Peter Drucker served as a consultant over two decades, beginning in the 1970s—was one of only six corporations to rank in Fortune‘s “100 Best Companies to Work For,” Fortune‘s “Most Admired” and Fast Company‘s “Fast 50” Most Innovative. The company’s Aeron chair and Eames Lounge were two of Fast Company‘s 15 best-designed consumer products of the 20th century. Herman Miller is a global leader not only in design but also in operations and sustainability, for which it has received major awards and recognition from NASDAQ, Dow Jones, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and many others.
Mr. Bergstrand is the founder and CEO of the Atlanta-based business transformation consultancy Brand Velocity. The Drucker Institute has a special relationship with BV, which uses many of Peter Drucker’s knowledge-worker productivity principles in its practice. Prior to founding BV, Mr. Bergstrand was chief information officer of The Coca-Cola Company and chief financial officer of Coca-Cola Beverages Ltd. Author of the Peter Drucker-inspired book, Reinvent Your Enterprise, Mr. Bergstrand has three master’s degrees—in management from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, education and human development from The George Washington University and advertising from Michigan State University.
Ms. Drucker, one of Peter and Doris Drucker’s four children, is the founder and CEO of Start-Up Strategies, a San Francisco consultancy. Ms. Drucker is also an attorney who has focused her practice in the areas of real-estate tax planning and financing, as well as other business and commercial transactions. She has specialized, in particular, on structuring and implementing complex 1031 tax-deferred exchanges. She is the co-author of Real Property Exchanges, published by the California Continuing Education of the Bar.
Mr. Flippen is the founder of the Flippen Group, one of the largest educator-training companies, and one of the fastest-growing leadership-development organizations, in North America. With an emphasis on changing behaviors and attitudes that stand in the way of success, he has helped organizations—from small rural school districts to Fortune 500 companies—achieve dramatic improvements in performance, leadership, trust and productivity. The Flippen Group has worked with the Drucker Institute to integrate the Drucker for Future Leaders curriculum into the Flippen Group’s highly successful Teen Leadership program. Mr. Flippen is a psychotherapist and a New York Times bestselling author of The Flip Side.
Jody Greenstone Miller
Ms. Miller is the founder and chief executive of Business Talent Group, an Inc. 5000 Los Angeles-based firm that provides consultants and interim executives through a model that grew, in part, out of Peter Drucker’s writings on the knowledge worker. Before launching BTG, Ms. Miller was a venture partner with Maveron, the Seattle-based venture capital firm founded by Howard Schultz, from 2000 to 2007. Before that, she served as executive vice president and later acting president and COO of Americast, the digital television partnership between Disney and the regional telephone companies. Ms. Miller also served in the White House as special assistant to President Bill Clinton, where she was deputy to David Gergen, counselor to the President. She currently serves on the board of directors of TRW and Capella Education Co., a leading accredited online university. She is also a co-founder and board member of the National Campaign to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy.
Ms. Reno-Weber serves as President and CEO of Metro United Way. Previously, she was the first Chief of Performance & Technology for the Louisville Metro Government, where she oversaw the Office of Performance Improvement & Innovation, the Department of Information Technology and the Department of Human Resources, coordinating the people, processes and technology required to improve the way government works. Ms. Reno-Weber helped launch Louisville’s internationally-recognized OPI Team and LouieStat program. She has spoken in the U.S. and abroad on performance management, data-driven decision making and culture change, and she co-authored a chapter in the book Beyond Transparency. In 2015, Government Technology named her one of the Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers. A graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy and former Lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard, Ms. Reno-Weber earned a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and previously worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Company. She is a current Moneyball for Government Fellow, is part of the inaugural cohorts in Living Cities’ City Accelerator and Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana and the International Association of Internal Management Consultants (AIMC).
Mr. Baldwin is the founder of ScaleDriver, an ‘agile’ innovation consulting firm with a portfolio of innovators who stretch leaders’ capabilities, for competitive advantage; and of ClearFit, an online solution that helps predict who will succeed at which job and why, in one step. He and his work have been profiled in many publications, including The Wall Street Journal and Fortune. In total, Mr. Baldwin has founded three businesses focused on innovation, predictive analytics and job creation. He holds multiple patents and is a member of the i4j Innovation for Jobs Summit that focuses on ‘disrupting unemployment;’ a columnist for Inc. Magazine; startup mentor for The Wall Street Journal, Extreme Startups and Ryerson Digital Media Zone; and past board member of the global Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO/YEO). Mr. Baldwin is focused on building a more consistent way to predict and deliver business success through innovation.
Ms. Darroch, an ex officio member, is the interim dean of the Drucker-Ito School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, and professor of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing. Her research and teaching focuses on the intersection of marketing and innovation, and specifically macroeconomic policy that fosters innovation, and behaviors and practices within organizations that lead to more innovative outcomes. Ms. Darroch developed the first instrument to measure an organization’s knowledge management orientation. Two of her articles (“Developing a measure of knowledge management behaviours and practices” and “Knowledge management, innovation and firm performance”) were recognized as classics in the Knowledge Management field based on the high number of citations they received. Ms. Darroch’s signature course, “Transforming and Creating Markets to Generate Growth,” informed her book Marketing Through Turbulent Times. Her latest book, Why Marketing to Women Doesn’t Work, is an exploration of market segmentation and was written in response to how poorly marketers seem to understand the role of women today.
Ms. Easton, an ex officio member, is interim executive vice president and provost at Claremont Graduate University, and professor of Philosophy. She received her BA in Psychology and Philosophy from Glendon College, York University, and her MA and PhD in Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario. Ms. Easton specializes in the history of modern philosophy, particularly the philosophy of Rene Descartes and the Cartesians of the seventeenth century. Her interests also include the philosophy of mind, the history of science, and the history of philosophy. Her current research examines the role of mechanization in developments in medicine and psychology in early modern science. As a recipient of the Borchard Scholar-in-Residency Grant, Ms. Easton spent the fall of 2000 in France working on an extended study of Desgabets’s writings. She also directed and edited The Descartes Web Site that features seventeenth-century French and English editions of Descartes’ work, The Passions of the Soul. At CGU, she teaches courses and seminars in early modern philosophy, as well as team-taught courses in the Transdisciplinary program.
Mr. Iijima is president and CEO of Yamazaki Baking Co., Japan’s leading manufacturer of bread and baked goods, with more than $6 billion in sales. Under Mr. Iijima’s leadership, Yamazaki has grown from humble beginnings into an operation with 25 domestic factories and more than 16,000 employees producing thousands of product lines for sale in 100,000 stores. He joined the company after graduating from Hitotsubashi University. The company sent him to London to study baking at what is now South Bank University, from which he holds an Honorary Doctor of Science degree. He was named president of the firm in 1979. Mr. Iijima also sat on the advisory board of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management (now the Leader to Leader Institute), and currently serves as vice chairman of World Vision Japan, a Christian relief and development organization.
Mr. Moon is president and CEO of Hansoll Textile Ltd., a global textile company that manufactures and exports mainly knit apparel to the United States, Europe and Japan. Hansoll is gaining worldwide recognition from national governments and its supply chain partners as an industry leader in responsibility and innovation. Mr. Moon is also the president of the New Paradigm Institute for Green & Responsible Competitiveness, which is based in Seoul. The organization is working to advance environmental sustainability and lifelong learning throughout Korea. Before assuming this post, Mr. Moon served as a member of Korea’s national parliament. And before that, he was the president and CEO of the consumer-products company Yuhan-Kimberly, which under his leadership became widely known for product innovation and the way it cared for employees. Mr. Moon was heralded, in particular, for the measures he took to avoid laying off workers during the Asian financial crisis of the mid-1990s. In addition, Mr. Moon has been an environmental leader, spearheading the planting of tens of millions of trees throughout Korea and across Asia. Mr. Moon was also a founder of the Drucker Society of Korea, which convenes regular meetings of corporate executives to read and apply Drucker’s work in their own organizations and communities.
Mr. Buford is an author and “entrepreneurial nonprofit philanthropist,” who in 1984 started Leadership Network, a private operating foundation, to identify and provide resources for senior ministers and staff of large church congregations (1,000-plus in attendance) in the U.S. He was also the founding chairman of the Board of Governors of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management (now the Leader to Leader Institute). In January 1998, Mr. Buford launched what became Halftime, an organization to help high-powered marketplace leaders convert their faith into action and effective results. In 1999, Mr. Buford concluded a 35-year career in the communications business by selling Buford Television Inc., where he had been chairman. He is the author of four books, including the best seller, Halftime: Changing Your Game Plan from Success to Significance; Game Plan: Winning Strategies for the Second Half of Your Life; Stuck in Halftime: Reinvesting Your One and Only Life; and Finishing Well.
Mr. Iwasaki is the author of the novel What If a Female Manager of a High School Baseball Team Read Drucker’s “Management,” which has sold more than 2 million copies and was the top-selling book in Japan in 2010. It tells the story of a student who unexpectedly becomes the manager of the baseball team at Tokyo’s Hodokubo High. She soon stumbles across a version of Peter Drucker’s 1973 classic Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices and uses its lessons to lift the team’s performance. Moshi-Dora, as Mr. Iwasaki’s book is called for short, has also been turned into an anime TV series and a movie version. In 2011, Fast Company magazine named Mr. Iwasaki one of the “100 most creative people in business.”
C. William Pollard
Mr. Pollard is the former chairman and CEO of ServiceMaster Co. Under his leadership, ServiceMaster was recognized by Fortune magazine as the No. 1 service company among the Fortune 500. It was also identified as a “star of the future” by The Wall Street Journal and recognized by the Financial Times as one of the most respected companies in the world. In 2004, Mr. Pollard received the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for business ethics at Notre Dame. He has served as chairman of the Board of Trustees at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill., and as a director of Herman Miller Inc. Mr. Pollard is also the author of the bestselling book The Soul of the Firm, which Peter Drucker described as a guide to how large service companies can “give its employees dignity, productivity, and meaningful work.” He has authored two other books, as well: The Heart of a Business Ethic and Serving Two Masters?: Reflections on God and Profit.
Mr. Buckingham, who spent two decades as a senior researcher at the Gallup Organization, has written a string of best-selling books. They include: First, Break All the Rules (coauthored with Curt Coffman), Now, Discover Your Strengths (coauthored with Donald O. Clifton), The One Thing You Need to Know, Go Put Your Strengths To Work, The Truth About You and Find Your Strongest Life. His latest project is the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller StandOut, a book and strengths-assessment combination that uses a new research methodology to reveal people’s top two “Strength Roles,” which Mr. Buckingham defines as their “areas of comparative advantage.” In 2005, Mr. Buckingham founded The Marcus Buckingham Company, which works with managers at Toyota, Coca-Cola, Master Foods, Wells Fargo, Microsoft, Disney and other organizations to find their strengths and sustain long-lasting personal success.
With his brothers, Jack and Joseph, Mr. Mandel cofounded Premier Industrial Corporation in 1940, eventually merging it with Farnell Electronics in a $3 billion transaction. He was a consulting client of Peter Drucker’s in the 1960’s and 70’s, and is a longtime champion of Drucker’s values. Mr. Mandel has personally founded more than a dozen non-profit organizations, and he is the author of It’s All About Who: Essential Advice from a Self-Made Leader. His deep-seated passion is evident in the mission of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation: “To invest in people with the values, ability and passion to change the world.”
Mr. Wynett is chief creative officer at Procter & Gamble Co. He joined P&G in 1988 and moved up quickly through the company’s brand manager system. In 1994, Mr. Wynett persuaded then-CEO John Pepper that P&G had “hit a 15-year paralysis in launching major new products.” Mr. Wynett was then tapped to head a startup within P&G—Corporate New Ventures, which was armed with $250 million in seed money and a direct line to the CEO’s office. Under Mr. Wynett, the CNV team captured ideas from all across P&G, by way of an online network, and then used the Internet to analyze market opportunities, demographics and costs. Once it was determined that a project was feasible, it was typically launched within days and new products swiftly brought to market. Mr. Wynett’s development methods have been studied by Harvard researchers and replicated by R&D executives from myriad other multinationals. Mr. Wynett is also co-author of the bestselling You series of advice books.
Mrs. Drucker passed away in 2014. She was married to Peter Drucker for 68 years. Mrs. Drucker was accomplished in her own right as an entrepreneur, inventor and author.
Mr. Keough passed away in 2015. He was the chairman of the investment firm Allen & Co., the former president of The Coca-Cola Co. and a member of the boards of many major corporations and of his alma mater, the University of Notre Dame.
Our Partners + Supporters
JOHN W. BACHMANN
Senior Partner, Edward Jones
Chairman Emeritus, Drucker Institute
D. Sc. President and Chief Executive Officer, Yamazaki Baking Co.
DAVID AND BETTY JONES
Chairman, Morino Institute
C. WILLIAM POLLARD
Chairman Emeritus, ServiceMaster Co.
CURT AND YUKO PULLEN
CEO, Conscious Capitalism