Thinkers50 — the premier ranking of global business thinkers — announced its 2021 ranking of leading management thinkers, with Erica Dhawan, Nilofer Merchant, and Simon Sinek being named to this exclusive list.
Published every two years, Thinkers50 is an essential guide to the thinkers and ideas that matter now. 2021 marks the first year that Erica has been recognized for her innovative insight into the digital workplace, and the fourth time for Nilofer and the third time for Simon. Learn more about each of these leading thinkers below.
Ranked #1 in Real Leaders list of “Top 20 Women Keynote Speakers of 2020”, Erica Dhawan helps teams and organizations tap into their “connectional intelligence” and take their collaboration to the next level in an era of digital-first workplaces. She is the bestselling author of two books, Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence and Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Connection, No Matter the Distance.
Thinkers50 celebrates Erica for “connecting the dots for leaders as they seek to break team silos, drive exponential growth, and innovate through teamwork.” She was also shortlisted for their Digital Thinking Award in 2021.
Read more from Erica in the blogs below:
- Four Ways to Make Remote Team Members Feel Valued with Erica Dhawan
Four simple ways to tweak your digital communication style to show remote teams they are valued.
- Understanding Digital Body Language with Erica Dhawan
Erica joined us as part of our Virtual Speaker Series to share insight into how we call more clearly and effectively communicate digitally. Read a summary and watch clips from her dynamic talk.
Nilofer Merchant is a renowned business strategist and innovator on a mission to reinvent work so that it actually works. The bestselling author of The Power of Onlyness, Nilofer helps leaders unlock the vast source of innovation too often overlooked in their own people. She calls this “onlyness” — the experience, talent, perspective, and purpose lying untapped in the workforce.
Thinkers50 celebrates Nilofer for being a “prominent thought leader and strategist on the future of work in the social era, advocating for people in a technology-driven workspace.” She was the winner of the Thinkers50 2013 Future Thinker Award and shortlisted for their Digital Thinking Award in 2015.
Read more about Nilofer and her ideas on how we can all tap into our “onlyness” in the blogs below:
- Your Employees Have All the Creativity You Need, and Nilofer Merchant Can Prove It
Nilofer explores why leaders should look internally for creative solutions before looking outwards, and how they can empower their employees to think outside the box.
- Nilofer Merchant: How “Power” Powers Ideas
Watch Nilofer’s TEDx talk as she explores her concept of “onlyness” and how we can all find power in the place where only we stand, and help others do the same.
Simon Sinek’s first TED talk in 2009 on the concept of “why” became one of the most popular of all time, with 43 million views. His 2016 interview on millennials “broke the internet”, generating more than 200 million views in the first month. Simon speaks to leaders and organizations on how to inspire their people, motivated by his bold goal to help build a world where people go home every day feeling inspired, safe, and fulfilled by their work.
Thinkers50 celebrates Simon for being a “leadership visionary with the intent to change how business leaders think, act, and operate, to create environments in which people work at their natural best.”
Read more about Simon and his ground-breaking ideas in the blogs below:
- Leadership Expert Simon Sinek On How to Build Stronger Teams Amid Coronavirus Crisis
Simon explores how leaders can turn this unprecedented challenging time into an unprecedented opportunity for their organizations.
- Simon Sinek: How Playing the Infinite Game is the Ultimate Path to Success
Drawing from his latest book The Infinite Game, Simon shares why the most successful leaders and organizations have an infinite mindset to meet the demands of our ever-changing world.
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