In judging the contenders of the various Global Guru Categories, we focus on two groups, which excluded political, military and business people and focused on those practitioners, trainers, speakers and consultants who develop and instill competency in others. The Top 30 Gurus, in their respective categories are the “Cream of the Crop”, the World’s Top 30 most influential Professionals Speakers, Trainers and/or Consultants in their areas and have received more than 500 votes each. All not only apply their own principals to achieve superior results in their organisations, but develop and influence people and organisations throughout the globe.
Our research came from e-mails sent to 22,000 business people, consultants, academics and MBA’s around the world for nominations and our public opinion poll.
We shortlist 60 names then did a Google search for ranking, then requested voting.
The criteria for judging the TOP 30 focused on:
The organization which has been ranking thought leaders since 2007, shares that its primary criteria is an impactful unique perspective, system, or approach that is practically implementable within their category of expertise. The second factor is public opinion. The breakdown of total voting criteria is as follow:
Public opinion – 30%
Votes on the Global Gurus website from different IP addresses are counted towards the Global Guru award. We do our best to verify that the votes come from unique individuals with different email addresses and locations.
Originality of ideas – 30%
Global Gurus are thought leaders, they create, not copy. They innovate and break new ground with concepts, systems, and strategies that achieve results.
Impact of original ideas – 10%
Global Guru ideas are accepted and effective. The impact of these ideas have a visible effect in efficiency, profit, personal growth, joy, or skill.
Practicality of ideas – 10%
Global Guru ideas are measurably applicable. The concepts, strategies and systems can be easily learned and implemented by those who study and practice them.
Presentation style – 10%
Global Gurus are engaging. Their presentation style and delivery supports the learning and practical implementation of the idea. A Global Guru’s delivery will motivate people to take action and maximize the impact and potential of the ideas.
Number of publications and writings – 5%
A Global Guru is a published author. They have written and sold at least 2 different published works.
Guru factor 5%
Global Gurus give freely and serve others. They are unique in a way that makes people want to learn from them. they have their own style that makes them stand out and be recognized.
Selected Recommendations from Corps de Elite Gurus augment the above criteria