More About Chris Neck

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Dr. Christopher P. Neck is currently an Associate Professor of Management at Arizona State University, where he held the title "University Master Teacher." From 1994 to 2009, he was part of the Pamplin College of Business faculty at Virginia Tech. He received his Ph.D. in Management from Arizona State University and his M.B.A. from Louisiana State University. Neck is author of the books:

  • Entrepreneurship: The Practice and Mindset
  • Self-Leadership: Developing Your Personal Excellence
  • Organizational Behavior A Critical-Thinking Approach
  • How Fathers Change Lives: Stories of Remarkable Dads
  • Management: A Balanced Approach to the 21st Century (2013, Wiley)
  • Fit To Lead: The Proven 8-week Solution for Shaping Up Your Body, Your Mind, and Your Career (2004, St. Martin's Press)
  • Mastering Self-Leadership: Empowering Yourself for Personal Excellence, 5th edition (2010, Prentice-Hall)
  • The Wisdom of Solomon at Work (2001, Berrett-Koehler)
  • For Team Members Only: Making Your Workplace Team Productive and Hassle-Free (Amacom Books)
  • Medicine for the Mind: Healing Words to Help You Soar, 2nd Edition (McGraw-Hill, 2007).

Dr. Neck's research specialties include employee/executive fitness, self-leadership, leadership, group decision-making processes, and self-managing teams. He has over 100 publications in the form of books, chapters, and articles in various journals. Some of the outlets in which Neck's work has appeared include: Image of Chris Neck in class

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
  • The Journal of Organizational Behavior
  • The Academy of Management Executive
  • Journal of Applied Behavioral Science
  • The Journal of Managerial Psychology
  • Executive Excellence
  • Human Relations
  • Human Resource Development Quarterly
  • Journal of Leadership Studies
  • Educational Leadership
  • The Commercial Law Journal

Due to Neck's expertise in management, he has been cited in numerous national publications including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Houston Chronicle, and the Chicago Tribune. Additionally, each semester Neck teaches an introductory management course to a single class of anywhere from 500 to 1,000 students.

Dr. Neck was the recipient of the "2007 Business Week Favorite Professor Award." He is featured on BusinessWeek.com as one of the approximately twenty professors from across the world receiving this award.

He received numerous teaching awards during his tenure at Virginia Tech, including the 2002 Wine Award for Teaching Excellence. Also, Neck was the ten-time winner (1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009) of the "Students' Choice Teacher of The Year Award" (voted by the students for the best teacher of the year within the entire university).

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Some of the organizations who have participated in Neck's management development training include:

  • GE/Toshiba
  • Busch Gardens
  • Clark Construction
  • The United States Army
  • Crestar
  • American Family Insurance
  • Sales and Marketing Executives International
  • America West Airlines
  • American Electric Power
  • W. L. Gore & Associates
  • Dillard's Department Stores
  • Prudential Life Insurance
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Neck is also an avid runner. He has completed 12 marathons, including the Boston Marathon, the New York City Marathon, and the San Diego Marathon. In fact, his personal record for a single long distance run is a 42 mile run!

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