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James Manktelow, Mind Tools CEO

James is the founder of Mind Tools came about as he learned the many skills he needed to progress his career through its different stages initially through professional, supervisory and middle-management roles but then, after his MBA at London Business School, on to senior executive levels as board member in one company and CEO of another. In his career he has been a consultant to major multinational corporations in 14 countries worldwide, and has managed projects with real global impact. Throughout this career he has specialized in taking complex ideas and turning them into practical, accessible techniques suitable for everyday use.

Mind Tools came about as he learned, partly through trial and error and partly through research, the many skills he needed to progress his career through its different stages. Now, using his experience, you can learn these same skills in a fraction of the time.

Namita Anand

Namita is a knowledge transfer specialist. She has used her 10 years of experience to take specialized or difficult knowledge and explain it in an easy to follow, step-by-step format that can be used to educate nearly anyone.

Dr Susan Michie

Susan studied psychology at Oxford University, obtaining a BA in Experimental Psychology in 1976, and a DPhil in Developmental Psychology in 1982. She studied clinical psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, London University, obtaining an MPhil in Clinical Psychology in 1978. She is a chartered clinical psychologist and a chartered health psychologist, and Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Susan was the academic adviser for the Stress Tools course, ensuring that the technical content of the course was comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date.

Felix Brodbeck

Felix is Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich. From 2000 to 2007 he was Head of the Work & Organizational Psychology Group at Aston Business School, Aston University, UK. His Unit was listed as "No. 1 worldwide in MBA Organization Studies" (Sunday Times, Nov. 2003) as well as "Best in Organizational Behavior" in European MSc Management programs (Financial Times, Sep. 2005).

He has published eight books and more than 100 articles in the fields of cross-cultural management and psychology, leadership, organizational effectiveness and innovation, teamwork, decision making, and applied research methods.