Charles C. Manz
Nirenberg Professor of Leadership


Degrees Held

Photo: Prof. Charles Manz

Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University (Organization Behavior), 1981
M.B.A., Michigan State University, 1975
B.A., Michigan State University, 1974

Academic and Professional Experience

Dr. Manz is the Nirenberg Chaired Professor of Business Leadership at the University of Massachusetts. He was a recipient of a Marvin Bower Fellowship at the Harvard Business School (1988-89) "awarded for outstanding achievement in research and .. productivity, influence, and leadership in business scholarship." His other academic experience includes instruction and research at Arizona State University (1989-1997), the University of Minnesota (1982 - 1988), Auburn University (1980 - 1982) and the Pennsylvania State University (1977 - 1980).

He has served as a consultant, researcher, or management education leader with many organizations, including: General Motors, Motorola, 3M, Allied Signal, Control Data, Uniroyal, Ford, American Express, Prudential, Xerox, Teradyne, Cable & Telecommunications HR Assoc., Procter and Gamble, Unisys, Honeywell, the Korean Management Association, the American Hospital Association, The Mayo Clinic, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the National University Continuing Education Association, the State of Minnesota, the U.S. and Canadian Governments, and many others.

Research and Writing

Formerly a Marvin Bower Fellow at the Harvard Business School Dr. Manz is a speaker, consultant, and bestselling author of over 200 articles and scholarly papers and more than 20 books. His presentations and courses focus on leadership, self-leadership, and self-managed work teams. He is the author or co-author of:

His books have been translated into many languages, and featured in book clubs and on audio tape and CD.

His articles have been published in many journals including: Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Administration and Society, Group and Organization Studies, Economic and Industrial Democracy, Human Relations, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, Management Review, Organizational Dynamics, Journal for Quality & Participation, Personnel Journal, Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, National Productivity Review, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management Journal, American Journal of Small Business, The Executive, and the Journal of Management, Spirituality, & Religion.