“Management Guru” is a colloquial term for natural persons who, have made a formative contribution to the professional development of management teaching, practice and institution by developing new methods, concepts, models and theories.
The term “management guru” expresses the fact that a person is held in high esteem by the relevant professional audience due to his merits in the development of management theory, which is reflected in the fact that his concepts are given special attention to practice.
The special attention and the formative influence on practice find their expression in the casual term “guru”. The terms “Business Guru” and “Management Thought Leader” have a similarly positive connotation. Neural terms are “management theorists” and “management thinkers”. The terms “Business Guru” and “Business Thinker” are closely related.