The Drucker Institute Executive Insight Program brings wisdom from the world’s leading thinkers to your top executives to help them tackle their most important challenges and opportunities.


Imagine spending that time with Charles Handy, who in 2011 won the first-ever lifetime achievement award from the Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business minds. Envision Marcus Buckingham, the world’s foremost expert on managing from strength, helping you and your C-suite colleagues discover how to maximize the performance of your people. What pressing challenge would you discuss with Ken Blanchard, one of the most influential leadership experts in the world? And what could a few hours exploring design thinking with Roger Martin, named by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of the most influential designers in the world, do for the future of your business?

These experts are available to you thanks to their close relationship with the Drucker Institute.

This program is geared to benefit for-profit and nonprofit executives alike. It builds on our distinguished series of Drucker Institute Forums, which have included participation by CEOs and other senior executives from a wide range of organizations, including Procter & Gamble, the American Red Cross, Costco, eBay, Teach for America, FedEx and Macy’s.

For more details or to schedule a session with one of our experts, please contact our partner, Business Talent Group. All proceeds from this program go to the Drucker Institute.

Charles Handy

Expertise: the changing nature of organizations, work and life and the implications for individuals and leaders

Availability: now booking half-day sessions in London for 2013.

Long recognized as one of the world’s leading business thinkers, Charles Handy 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

Expertise: leadership, management, creating a high-performance organization, the customer

Availability: now booking half-day sessions for 2013.

A prominent author, speaker, and business consultant, Ken Blanchard is 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

Expertise: individual and team performance, developing people, employee engagement

Availability: now booking half-day sessions for 2013.

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. In 2013, Buckingham was named by Thinkers50 as the No. 18 management thinker in the world.

Roger MartinRoger Martin

Expertise: strategy, business design, innovation, integrative thinking

Availability: now booking half-day sessions for 2013.

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 2013, Martin was named by Thinkers50 as the No. 3 management thinker in the world.