Toolsheroes are leading authorities on proven practices. These persons, often called “gurus“, have very influential ideas or theories about various topics like i.e. management, strategy, marketing, quality management, problem solving, etc.

Most toolsheroes are scientists, teachers, coaches, consultants, mentors who have the drive to share their knowledge and to help others achieving their practices.These people become highly respected in management circles because their years of study and the many publications and books that they publish. Most of these toolsheroes also speak in public such as seminars, webinars, on tour University colleges and other type of big events.

On the website of ToolsHero, you will find various toolsheroes such as like Tom Peters, Michael Porter, Alexander Osterwalder and many more. All with their own ideas and career background.

All of them have great topics, famous scientific models and theories. We also try to include quotes, if they we’re available, and their publications and books.

Enjoy and suggestions are always welcome.

Claus Otto Scharmer - ToolsHero

Claus Otto Scharmer

Claus Otto Scharmer is Senior lecturer in the area of Organization Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is also the founder and director of the Presencing Institute and developer of the...
Paul Hersey - ToolsHero

Paul Hersey

Paul Hersey (1931-2012) was a renowned educationalist, entrepreneur, trainer, consultant and a leading authority on management and situational leadership. One of the best-known theories Hersey developed with Ken Blanchard is the Situational Leadership Model....
Mathieu Weggeman - ToolsHero

Mathieu Weggeman

Mathieu Weggeman (1953) is Professor of Organizational Science and in particular of Innovation Management at the Eindhoven University of Technology. In addition he is a strategic associate at Squarewise and runs his own practice...
Derek Abell - ToolsHero

Derek Abell

Derek Abell is Professor Emeritus and co-founder of the European School of Management and Technology (ESMT), which is established in Berlin, Germany. Derek Abell is also famous for his (further) developed business definition model,...
Malcolm Baldrige - ToolsHero

Malcolm Baldrige

Malcolm Baldrige jr. (1922 - 1987) was especially famous for his role as United States Secretary of Commerce. He was arguably one of the most prominent leaders in the world. Biography Malcolm Baldrige In 1944 Malcolm Baldrige...
Mary Jo Bitner - ToolsHero

Mary Jo Bitner

Mary Jo Bitner (1950) is a well-known professor and active researcher in the field of services and services marketing. In addition to her ground breaking research in the services sector, she has also contributed...
Larry Greiner - ToolsHero

Larry Greiner

Larry Greiner (1933) is Professor Emeritus of Management and Organization at the University of Southern California (United States). He is especially famous for his development of the Greiner Growth Model for organizations. This strategic...
Kurt Lewin - ToolsHero

Kurt Lewin

Kurt Lewin (1890 - 1947) was a German-American psychologist, who is known as one of the modern pioneers of social, organizational and applied psychology. Kurt Lewin is recognized as the founder of the first study...
Vilfredo Pareto - ToolsHero

Vilfredo Pareto

Vilfredo Pareto (1848 - 1923) was an Italian engineer, sociologist, economist, scientist and philosopher. During his career he made several important contributions to economics, including a study of national income distribution and tools to...
Robert Cialdini - ToolsHero

Robert Cialdini

Robert Cialdini (1945) is a psychologist, researcher, author and speaker in the field of psychology, and particularly the theme of influence and persuasion. Robert Cialdini ’s famous theory, the Six principles of influence, is...



Competency Framework - toolshero

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