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Christopher P. Neck Arizona State University, USA

Dr. Christopher P. Neck, PhD, 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 PhD in Management from

Arizona State University and his MBA from Louisiana State University. Neck is author and/or coauthor

of 27 books, including Self-Leadership: The Definitive Guide to Personal Excellence (1st ed., 2017,

Sage; 2nd ed., 2019, Sage); Get a Kick Out of Life: Expect the Best of Your Body, Mind, and Soul at Any Age

(2017, Clovercroft Publishing); Fit to Lead: The Proven 8-week Solution for Shaping Up Your Body, Your

Mind, and Your Career (1st ed., 2004, St. Martins Press; 2nd ed., 2012, Carpenters Sons Publishing);

Mastering Self-Leadership: Empowering Yourself for Personal Excellence, 6th ed. (2013, Pearson); The

Wisdom of Solomon at Work (2001, Berrett-Koehler); For Team Members Only: Making Your Workplace

Team Productive and Hassle-Free (1997, Amacom Books); and Medicine for the Mind: Healing Words

to Help You Soar, 4th ed. (Wiley, 2012). Neck is also the coauthor of the principles of management

textbook, Management: A Balanced Approach to the 21st Century (1st ed., 2013, Wiley; 2nd ed., 2017,

Wiley; 3rd ed. 2021, Sage); an introduction to entrepreneurship textbook, Entrepreneurship (1st ed.,

2017, Sage; 2nd ed., 2020, Sage); an introduction to organizational behavior textbook, Organizational

Behavior (1st ed., 2017, Sage; 2nd ed., 2019, Sage), and an introduction to business textbook

(Introduction to Business, 2022, Sage).

Dr. Necks research specialties include employee/executive fitness, self-leadership, leadership, group

decision-making processes, and self-managing teams. He has over 150 publications in the form of

books, chapters, and articles in various journals. Some of the outlets in which Necks work has appeared

include 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, and The Commercial Law Journal.

Neck is the deputy editor of the Journal of Leadership and Management. Due to Necks 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.

Dr. Neck was recently voted as a semi-finalist (out of 140 nominations) for the prestigious international

2020 Baylor University Cherry Award for Great Teaching. He finished in the top 6 of all nominations.

Neck was also the recipient of the 2007 Business Week Favorite Professor Award. He is featured on www as one of the approximately 20 professors from across the world receiving this award.

Dr. Neck has taught over 70,000 students during his career in higher education. Neck currently teaches

a mega section of Management Principles to approximately 900 students at Arizona State University.

Neck was the recipient of the 2020 John W. Teets Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award

(voted by W.P Carey students). Neck also received the Order of Omega Outstanding Teaching Award

for 2012. This award is awarded to 1 professor at Arizona State by the Alpha Lamda Chapter of this

leadership fraternity. His class sizes at Virginia Tech filled rooms up to 2500 students. He received

numerous teaching awards during his tenure at Virginia Tech, including the 2002 Wine Award for

Teaching Excellence. Also, Neck was the 10-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). Also, some of the organizations who have participated

in Necks management development training include Anavate Partners, Mountainside Fitness,

GE/Toshiba, Busch Gardens, Clark Construction, the United States Army, Crestar, American Family

Insurance, Sales and Marketing Executives International, American Airlines, American Electric

Power, W. L. Gore & Associates, Dillards Department Stores, and Prudential Life Insurance. Neck is

also an avid runner. He has completed 12 official marathons and over 100 unofficial ones, including

the Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon, and the San Diego Marathon. In fact, his personal

record for a single long-distance run is a 48-mile run.