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Management & Leadership interviews

Read the thoughts of the experts

Emerald publishes the largest range of management journals in the world and so it is no surprise that we frequently rub shoulders with some of the top thinkers in business.

We are aware that effective action requires a balance of theory, practical advice and tips from those who have made a difference. With this in mind we bring you our guru interviews – the latest word in management from the experts in their field.

Please note: job titles and positions for interviewees are correct at time of publication.

The four domains of people's lives: an interview with Stewart Friedman

While people in the business community hear a lot about the importance of work/life balance, it's often unclear exactly what that phrase means or how one achieves it. Stewart Friedman, founding director of Wharton's Leadership Program and the Work/Life Integration Project, thinks he has an answer. Friedman describes the four domains of people's lives - work, home, community and self - and what individuals can do to integrate these domains and improve their leadership skills.

Fully Charged: an interview with Heike Bruch and Bernd Vogel

Heike Bruch is Professor and Director at the Institute for Leadership and Human Resources Management at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland. Bernd Vogel is Assistant Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at the University of Reading.

Being the boss - an interview with Linda A. Hill and Kent Lineback

Linda A. Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Kent Lineback spent many years as a manager and an executive in business and government. They are the co-authors of Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader (HBR Press, 2011).

Necessary Endings - Dr Henry Cloud

Dr. Henry Cloud is a clinical psychologist and leadership consultant with a unique ability to connect with audiences. Drawing upon his broad range of experiences in private practice, leadership consulting, and media, he simplifies life's issues and gives easy to understand, practical advice. Its Dr. Cloud's humour, compassion, and "in the moment" confrontation that make his approach to psychology, business and spirituality such a success. Dr. Cloud has written or co-written over 20 books, including Necessary Endings, published by HarperBusiness.

Networking for People Who Hate Networking - an interview with Devora Zack

Devora Zack is a nationally recognized expert in the field of leadership development. Her consulting, networking strategies, seminars, corporate retreats, coaching, and strategic plans consistently result in improved productivity and morale.

Management Rewired: an interview with Charles S. Jacobs

Charles S. Jacobs is founder and managing partner of 180 Partners, and the author of Management Rewired: Why Feedback Doesn't Work and Other Surprising Lessons from the Latest Brain Science. For over two decades, he has helped the leadership of corporations around the world improve the performance of their businesses. He numbers among his clients fifty of the Fortune 100, and has worked in Europe, Asia, South America, and the US.

One page talent management: an interview with Marc Effron and Miriam Ort

Marc is President of the Talent Strategy Group – a full service talent management consulting firm. Marc has worked for, and consulted to, some of the world's largest and most successful companies including American Express, Bank of America, Fidelity, Philips Electronics, Reliance Industries (India) and Alcoa. Miriam Ort has held leadership positions in talent management and human resources in the HR organizations of Fortune 500 companies. She is currently a senior human resources manager at PepsiCo.

The Right Fight: an interview with Saj-nicole Joni & Damon Beyer

Saj-nicole Joni, Ph.D. is an internationally known business strategist, author, and the founder and CEO of Cambridge International Group. Her work appears in the Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and Damon Beyer has been working with business leaders around the globe for over two decades, drawing on a broad range of strategic, operational, and organizational experience to help executives unleash the full potential of their people.

Think twice: an interview with Michael J. Mauboussin

Michael J. Mauboussin is Chief Investment Strategist at Legg Mason Capital Management. Prior to joining LMCM in 2004, Michael was a Managing Director and Chief U.S. Investment Strategist at Credit Suisse. He is a former president of the Consumer Analyst Group of New York and was repeatedly named to Institutional Investor's All-America Research Team and The Wall Street Journal All-Star survey in the food industry group.

Globally responsible leadership: an interview with Anders Aspling

Anders Aspling is the son of Sven Aspling, a former famous Swedish political leader who played the role of ombudsman in the transfer of Nordic refugees during World War II. While holding the position of president and dean of IFL – the Swedish Institute of Management – Anders Aspling helped it almost doubled its revenues, become the leading Northern European Executive/Management Development Institute.