Jeffrey Pfeffer

Jeffrey Pfeffer



  • Turning Knowledge into Action and Getting
    Things Done
  • Building High Performance Organisations
    and Cultures
  • The Paths to Power
  • Managing in Tough Times: What Companies Have Done Right and Mostly Wrong
  • Dangerous Half-Truths: The Case for
    Evidence-based Management

What he offers

Jeffrey skilfully blends the latest academic research with pragmatic organizational know-how. With his unique understanding of business dynamics he puts in place a foundation for rethinking corporate concepts.

How he presents

Not only Jeffrey’s in-depth knowledge of management and organisational structures but also his excellent rhetoric skills gained during years of teaching make Prof. Pfeffer a demanded speaker worldwide.

Jeffrey Pfeffer is one of the most recognized experts in the field of organizational management and is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University where he has taught since 1979. He also sits on the board of directors for several companies.

Pfeffer began his career at the business school at the University of Illinois and then taught at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been a visiting professor at the Harvard Business School, Singapore Management University, London Business School, Copenhagen Business School, and a visitor at IESE in Barcelona. He has presented seminars in many countries throughout the world as well as doing consulting and providing executive education for numerous companies, associations, and universities in the United States.


  • Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time (2015)
  • People Are the Name of the Game (2013)
  • Power: Why Some People Have It and Others Don’t (2010)
  • What Were They Thinking: Unconventional Wisdom About Management (2007)
  • Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths and Total Nonsense: Profiting from Evidence-Based Management (2006)
  • Hidden Value: How Great Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People (2000)
  • The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action (2000)
  • The Human Equation: Building Profits by Putting People First (1998)


  • Honorary Doctorate, Tilburg University, The Netherlands, 2011
  • One of the Most Influential HR International Thinkers by HR Magazine
  • He is listed in the top 25 management thinkers by Thinkers 50
  • Richard D. Irwin Scholarly Contributions to Management Award, Academy of Management, 1989
  • Terry Book Award, Academy of Management, 1984

Presentation Languages: English

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