N2Growth Chairman, Mike Myatt Recognized By Thinkers50 as Top Leadership Thinker

September 5, 2013 – N2Growth, a top leadership development and advisory firm, announced today its CEO, Mike Myatt was shortlisted in the leadership category for the 2013 Thinkers50 awards. Thinkers50 is the premier ranking of global business thinkers. Myatt was one of only ten leadership thinkers recognized globally for their contributions to the practice of leadership.

“It’s always an honor to be recognized for the quality and impact of your work, especially among such an esteemed group of leadership professionals,: said, Myatt. The entire list of those recognized in the leadership category include:

Liu Chuanzhi: The Chairman of Legend Holdings Limited, and the Founder and Honorary Chairman of Lenovo Group Limited, he started the business with a $24,000 loan from the Chinese government in 1984. His leadership emphasizes the core management team, strategy and execution – seeking to take the best Western management theories and apply them to the reality of creating a Chinese-based global brand.  Lenovo is now the second-largest computer group in the world.

Amy Edmondson: The Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School. Her field research into teamwork has spanned a range of environments including the cardiac surgery operating room; factory floor; and executive suite. She is the author (with Ed Schein) of Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy (HBR Press, 2012).

Stewart (Stew) Friedman: A practice professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Friedman has long championed leadership development and work/life integration. His books include Integrating Work and Life: The Wharton Resource Guide(Jossey-Bass, 1998); and the best-selling, award winning Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life (Harvard Business Press, 2008).

Linda Hill: Short-listed for the Thinkers50 Leadership Award in 2011, Linda Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, and also chairs the school’s leadership initiative. Her books include the best-sellingBecoming a Manager (Harvard Business Press, 2003); Being the Boss, co-authored with Kent Lineback (HBR Press, 2011); and Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation (forthcoming 2013).

Herminia Ibarra: Shortlisted for the 2011 Thinkers50 Leadership Award, Ibarra is the Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning and Professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD. Her work focuses on professional and leadership development, including collaborative leadership, identity, women’s careers and career transition. She is the author of Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career(HBR Press, 2003). Her current research examines CEO leadership and corporate performance, and includes co-authoring “The Best Performing CEOs in the World,” (Harvard Business Review, 2010).

Andrew Kakabadse: Professor of Governance and Leadership at Henley Business School, Kakabadse is one of world’s leading experts on top teams, boardroom effectiveness and governance. His Top Teams database covers 21 nations and his board studies span 14 countries and include many thousands of private and public sector organizations. A prolific author and co-author, his books include Leading the Board: The Six Disciplines of World Class Chairmen (Palgrave McMillan, 2007); and Leading Smart Transformation: A Roadmap for World Class Government (Palgrave McMillan, 2011).

Liz Mellon: Author of Inside the Leader’s Mind: Five Ways to Think Like a Leader (FT Prentice-Hall, 2011), Mellon launched and developed Duke Corporate Educations’ London office. Before joining Duke, she was a professor of organizational behavior at London Business School. She has been a visiting faculty member at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad and spearheaded the launch of Duke’s executive education programs in India. She is currently working on a book about leading strategy execution.

Mike Myatt: Widely regarded as America’s Top CEO Coach, Myatt is the CEO of N2Growth and the author of Hacking Leadership (Wiley, 2013), Leadership Matters (OP, 2007), and a Forbes leadership columnist.

Wang Shi: A mountaineer who has scaled Everest as well as many other of the world’s great peaks, Wang Shi is founder and chairman of Vanke, the world’s largest residential home developer.  He has also been a visiting scholar at Harvard, led China’s first and largest entrepreneur organization, is involved with a variety of philanthropic organizations, and is the author of Ladder of the Soul (Citic Press, 2011).

Liz Wiseman: A former executive at Oracle, Wiseman is President of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley. She is the author of Multipliers (HarperBusiness, 2010), and the subsequent book The Multiplier Effect (Corwin, 2013).

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