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Leader to Leader Honored for Publishing Excellence

Award-Winning Issue Online

Editor-in-Chief Frances Hesselbein, Managing Editor Bruce Rosenstein and Leader to Leader were once again recognized by industry peers with an APEX 2016 Award of Excellence in the print category of Magazines, Journals & Tabloids - Writing

APEX Award 2016The winning issue was our Fall 2015 volume of Leader to Leader. The writing in this issue particularly exemplifies one of the publication’s signature strengths: providing our readership of leaders with strong, practical and purposeful information that they can apply in their work and life. Examples include Marshall Goldsmith’s “A Simple Question That Makes a Big Difference,” with insights on how to approach conflicts from 35 years as one of the world’s top executive coaches; Herminia Ibarra’s “The Outsight Principle: Becoming a Better Leader From the Outside In,” in which the INSEAD leadership professor finds that gaining authenticity requires doing “new and different things and interacting with new and different people;” and David Marquet’s “Quit the Masquerade and Have Meetings That Matter,” about creating a culture of empowerment, drawing on his research and on his previous career as the commander of the nuclear-powered fast attack submarine USS Santa Fe.

The APEX Awards for Publication Excellence is an annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, Web, electronic and social media. Communications Concepts, Inc. sponsors the APEX Awards, and advises professionals who write, edit and manage business communications, on best strategies and practices. Concepts publishes business communication reports, including Writer's Web Watch, an e-report for professional communicators, and special reports on topics such as corporate writing and Web publishing.

In the Twenty-eighth Annual APEX Awards, over 1,600 entries were evaluated and awards were given in 100 individual areas of excellence, within 11 main categories including: newsletters; magazines, journals and tabloids; annual reports; print media; electronic media; social media; websites; campaigns, programs and plans; writing; design and illustration; and one-of-a-kind publications.

According to the APEX 2016 judges, “The awards were based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the success of the entry in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence.”

Congratulations to our managing editor Bruce Rosenstein for this recognition of Publishing Excellence in the category of Writing, Magazines, Journals & Tabloids.

What's Happening in Leader to Leader

Leader to Leader Managing Editor

Bruce Rosenstein, Managing Editor

Our Winter 2016 issue will be out soon. In his article, Multiplying Your Results with Culture,” Eduardo Braun writes about his interviews with high-level CEOs on the extreme importance of corporate culture. Braun trained as an industrial engineer and later studied finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is based in Argentina and is Director of the HSM Group, which he describes as the “first global multimedia management company.”  One of the things managers must ask themselves, he believes, is whether they “deeply and genuinely” care about their people.

He writes that managing means

helping people to grow both personally and professionally, to identify their talents and develop them. Define your organization’s values by the way you treat your employees and behave accordingly. Coordinate the strengths of every person so that the team’s performance extends well beyond the sum of individual talent.

Adrian Wilson and Belinda Pinckney, in their Fall 2015 article, Pathways to Support Career- and College-Ready Students: Bridging the Great Mismatch in the American Labor Market Today,” outline the challenges and potential solutions of getting students prepared for college and on track to have fulfilling careers. There are also jobs that pay well and don’t require a college degree, such as technology administrator positions. One example is a Microsoft SharePoint Administrator. (Note: Wilson is Director, Strategic Alliances, for Microsoft; and Pinckney is president and CEO of Better Horizons and Possibilities Consulting LLC.)

As they write,

In fact, students with some level of IT certification (for example, Microsoft IT Academy or Cisco Academy) will easily qualify for these open technology administrator jobs as junior staff members. Often these staff positions do not need the student to travel to be on the customers’ site full time to work. We live in a cloud-based world. An example of a cloud-based application is Facebook. One can be anywhere in the world to access Facebook. All one needs is a browser or a local application. Much of the work can be done online!

In the News

The prestigious and highly competitive bi-annual Thinkers50 Rankings of Global Management Thinkers were recently announced and many of our authors are represented:

#2 Clayton Christensen
#4 Don Tapscott
#5 Marshall Goldsmith
#6 Linda Hill
#8 Herminia Ibarra
#17 Jeffrey Pfeffer
#22 Daniel Goleman
#27 Dave Ulrich
#28 Jim Collins
#29 Stew Friedman
#30 Gary Hamel
#37 John P. Kotter
#41 Sydney Finkelstein
#43 Liz Wiseman

A number of the separate Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Awards also went to our authors: Linda Hill (Innovation Award), Marshall Goldsmith (Leadership Award), Stew Friedman (Talent Award) and Henry Mintzberg (Lifetime Achievement Award).

First Person

Frances Hesselbein, in her Fall 2015 column, 25 Years…We are Grateful, writes about the 25th anniversary of the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, which was founded in 1990 as the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management. However, her words less reflect the past, and more the present, and especially the future.

As she explains,

We have found though our own research and travels that leaders of the future are the leaders who are asking questions, challenging the status quo. Leaders of the future are not intimidated by our uncertain times; they can adapt nimbly to changing circumstances and thrive in a world of unpredictability. They see challenges not as obstacles, but as exciting, unique opportunities.

Managing Editor Bruce Rosenstein Honored by Peers

Leader to Leader Managing Editor

Congratulations to Bruce Rosenstein, Managing Editor of Leader to Leader, who was recently named the winner of the 2016 Roger Summit Award by the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP).

Past Presidents of the AIIP independently fund the Roger Summit Award Lecture for the purpose of sponsoring an industry leader to attend and speak at the annual AIIP Conference. The intent of the award is to attract an individual who will inspire and challenge AIIP members, contributing to the continuing education and development of the attendees. The person selected each year is an innovative thinker or is able to present ideas in a manner that stretches the minds and imaginations of attendees. Roger Summit, founder of Dialog (now ProQuest Dialog), is considered one of the fathers of online information.

Bruce is currently the Managing Editor of Leader to Leader, an award-winning quarterly report on management, leadership and strategy written by today's top leaders, that is sponsored by the prestigious Frances Hesselbein Institute. Bruce is also the author of Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way (McGraw-Hill and Brilliance Audio, 2013) and Living in More Than One World: How Peter Drucker's Wisdom Can Inspire and Transform Your Life (Berrett-Koehler, 2009).

Bruce has studied Peter Drucker's work for nearly 30 years, writing extensively for more than a decade about the man some call the “Father of Modern Management,” as well as for USA TODAY and elsewhere, before the publication of his first book. He conducted one of the last interviews with Drucker seven months before his death in 2005.

Besides Leader to Leader and USA TODAY, he has written for such publications as American Executive, Leadership Excellence, GAMA International, Information Outlook, Library Journal and ONLINE.

He is an adjunct professor at The Catholic University of America’s Department of Library and Information Science, and was a researcher and writer at USA TODAY for 21 years.

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