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This May marks the 30th anniversary of Leadership Excellence. Yes it is the 360th consecutive monthly issue, now distributed to over a quarter of a million leaders around the world. THANK YOU. We could not have done it without your support. When we acquired this valuable publication from Ken Shelton last May, we truly did not understand the reach, the importance and the impact of covering Global Leadership Issues. Ken and his team spent countless hours compiling the Leadership500 lists with hours of manual work and interviews. This year, we launched a more structured approach to the ratings that included the following: 1. Peer and end-user ratings to validate the quality of the leadership program and the impact on the organization. 2. Targeted advertising/profiling on social media to generate additional social ratings for employees of the firms and clients. 3. A review team for the submissions that looked at the impact, the creativity and the execution of the programs. Of course, this is still very subjective and needs improvement. HR.com has maintained years of relationships with many of the program directors, whereas others are new to introducing their products and services to HR.com and our members. 4. Third party nominations Our award winners’ list features over 1,200 recipients, the top 10 percent in each category are recognized for their exceptional programs and leadership initiatives.  This year’s awards now recognize leadership excellence across eleven categories. The following lists are compiled from companies that applied for recognition of internal leadership programs deployed within their organization: 1. Small Companies (less than 100 Employees) 2. Midsize Companies (100 – 999 Employees) 3. Large Companies (1000 + Employees) 4. Government/Military (Predominately USA but open to application from other countries) 5. Non-Profit Organizations 6. International Companies (Where the program was deployed outside of the USA) 2014 The next set of categories represents companies who develop leadership programs for other organizations. These are truly the experts in leadership, and in many cases have great internal programs as well. However, the purpose of these categories was to evaluate programs based on customer adoption and satisfaction as the main criteria: 1. Educational institution (University Business School/Technical Trade School) 2. Leadership partners and providers – Small (less than 5 employees) 3. Leadership partners and providers – Midsize (5 to 49 employees) 4. Leadership partners and providers – Large (50+ employees) 5. International Leadership partners and providers (Most of the work done outside of the USA or HQ outside of the USA) . This year’s top award recipients were celebrated at the Global Leadership Excellence Forum April 9th in Vail, Colorado and were interviewed about their program implementation. Throughout the year, we will feature articles on these award recipients and showcase their exemplary initiatives. We hope that by celebrating top leadership programs, more companies will be encouraged to improve their leadership and strive to achieve a program that suits the needs of its users.  For more information, please visit: www.hr.com/leadership500. Our intention is to open this awards program May 1, 2014 for next year’s Global Leadership Excellence Forum. CONNECTING HR EXPERTSGLOBALLY Regards, Debbie McGrath HR.com www.hr.com/leadership500 For more information email sales@hr.com


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