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Featured Article How good leaders become great This May marks the 30th anniversary of Leadership Excellence; yes it’s the 360th consecutive monthly issue, now distributed to over a quarter of a million leaders around the world. For this issue of Leadership Excellence, we have included the Leadership500 Award winners. For the past 30 years, Leadership Excellence has identified and recognized the top 500 leadership organizations and their strategies and solutions in our yearly ranking issues. This award recognizes top leadership practitioners and highlights your role in the industry. Read on to see the winners from this year.(Pg. 06) The different aspects of leadership has been picked, evaluated, discussed and scrutinized by our distinguished authors in this edition of Leadership Excellence. Talking on leadership effectiveness in his article The Duality of Leadership, Michael Beck says that a great leader is sometimes a master and sometimes a servant. It’s this mastery of the duality of leadership that makes good leaders great. Transforming Leadership is yet another compelling article on leadership, where author Ken Keis identifies the five pillars critical to becoming a transforming leader. Author Patti Johnson’s observation that we need Wave Makers™ for big changes is quite interesting. She emphasizes that we can develop Wave Makers with the right experiences, encouragement and environment in her article Big Changes Need Wave Makers. Famous leadership coach and best-selling author Marshall Goldsmith believes that our actions will say much more to employees about our values and our leadership skills than our words ever can. Read his article Leaders Make Values Visible for a better insight. Expert authors Beverly Crowell & Beverly Kaye through their inspirational article Build Your DREAM Team reiterates the fact that a well-executed game plan can help leaders optimize the talents of every player on their team. Author Phil Eastman II also brings more value to the leadership topic by identifying three components to authentic leadership - character, context and competence in his article The Bottom Line of Authentic Leadership. Also in the area of leadership, we are happy to announce that we have launched an “Alpha” phase of the Personal Excellence App! The Personal Excellence, personal development App is like having a personal coach each and every day to help motivate, inspire, guide and direct you to exceed your potential. For more information on the Personal Excellence App, log on to www.personalexcellenceapp. com. Thank you again for your continuous support and motivation. Happy reading! Vol.31 No. 4 Leadership Excellence Essentials (ISSN 8756-2308) is published monthly by HR.com, 124 Wellington Street East Aurora, Ontario Canada L4G 1J1. Editorial Purpose: Our mission is to promote personal and organizational leadership based on constructive values, sound ethics, and timeless principles. Internet Address: www.hr.com Submissions & Correspondence: All correspondence, articles, letters, and requests to reprint articles should be sent to: Editorial Department, 124 Wellington Street East, Aurora, Ontario, Canada L4G 1J1 Phone: 1-877-472-6648 Email: LE@editor.hr.com Customer Service/Circulation: For information on products and services call 1-877-472-6648 or email: LE@editor.hr.com Leadership Excellence Publishing: Debbie McGrath, CEO, HR.com, Publisher Shelley Marsland-Beard, Product Manager Ken Shelton, Editor of LE, 1984-2014 Brandon Wellsbury, Corporate Sales Adnan Saleem, Design and Layout Copyright © 2014 HR.com No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted without written permission from the publisher. Quotations must be credited. Editor’s Note Regards, Debbie McGrath HR.com The Duality of Leadership Good leaders develop an effective way of dealing with people, but great leaders learn and master the dualities of effective leadership.PG.16 5 leadership excellence essentials presented by HR.com | 04.2014


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