Charles C. Manz

CHARLES C. MANZ, Ph.D., is Nirenberg Professor of Business Leadership, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. A leading author, speaker, and consultant, he has been working for many years to enhance the effectiveness of individuals in their lives and work. He has authored or co-authored several books and articles on self-leadership, leadership, work teams and employee empowerment, including Emotional Discipline: The Power to Choose How You Feel; The New SuperLeadership (with H.P. Sims, Jr.); The Power of Failure; The Wisdom of Solomon at Work (with K.P. Manz, R.D. Marx, and C. Neck), and Fit to Lead (with Tedd Mitchell and Chris Neck). He has served on the Core Planning Committee, National Spirituality in Work and Higher Education Conference; and as a member of the Board of Advisors to The Works Magazine. His awards include the Stybel Peabody National Book Prize for Best Publication of the Year, and Harvard University's Marvin Bower Fellowship for Outstanding Achievement in Business Scholarship.

Christopher Neck

Charles C. Manz is a speaker, consultant, and best-selling business author who has written more than 100 articles and 14 books. He won the Stybel-Peabody National Book Award, and his work has been featured in many national business publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Success. He received the prestigious Marvin Bower Fellowship at the Harvard Business School and is currently the Nirenberg Professor of Business Leadership in the School of Management at the University of Massachusetts. His clients have included 3M, Ford, Xerox, General Motors, American Express, and many others.

Christopher P. Neck is a nationally known motivational speaker, consultant, and author. He has been quoted extensively in numerous international outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. His books include Medicine for the Mind: Healing Words to Help You Soar (1997), For Team Members Only: Making Your Workplace Team Productive and Hassle-Free (1997), and The Wisdom of Solomon at Work (2001). He is currently an associate professor of management at Virginia Tech.