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Leader to Leader receives honors in 2015 APEX Awards 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 2015 Award of Excellence in the print category of Magazines, Journals & Tabloids - Design and Layout

APEX 2015 AwardThe winning issue of Summer 2014, available online, featured illustrations from the American artist Leigh Wells. Based on the articles by Jim McCann, Mike Myatt, Lisa DeAngelis, Sherry Penney and Maureen Scullty and others; an overarching theme for the issue revolves around communication and conversation. In the semi-abstract cover image, readers see how communication is integral to an organization--each person adding to the overall narrative. Design of Leader to Leader is executed by creative director Yvo Riezebos and Tandem Creative, Inc working with Managing Editor Bruce Rosenstein and production editor Ross Horowitz


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-seventh Annual APEX Awards, 1,851 entries were evaluated and awards were given in 100 individual categories, 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 2015 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.”

What's Happening in Leader to Leader

Leader to Leader Managing Editor

Bruce Rosenstein, Managing Editor

In an article for our just-released Fall 2015 issue, “Does Your Leadership Style Destroy Agility… or Supercharge It?,”Amanda Setili discusses eleven things leaders can do to create and enhance their organizations’ agility, such as welcoming change and encouraging dissent, creating natural feedback loops and accepting and managing risk. As the world continues to change at warp speed, agility becomes essential, not just something nice to have.

As she writes,

When an organization is agile, employees are alert. They anticipate what might happen next. They see opportunities and decide quickly and capably which to pursue. They move fast when action is needed—and are resilient after encountering setbacks.

It’s a pleasure to lead and work in these organizations. People care. They have energy. They jump on new ideas and are eager to reach across functional lines—or to partners outside the organization—to innovate. They are decisive.


Also in our Fall 2015 issue, Paul G. Stoltz, in the article “Leadership GRIT™—What New Research Reveals,” writes about his research into what he terms GRIT 2.0, a special quality encompassing Growth, Resilience, Instinct and Tenacity, accompanied by a fifth element, robustness.

Stoltz concludes,

A workplace culture is made up of the predominant ways people think, behave, and work within a particular work group. Connection culture provides a new way of thinking about leadership based on the universal human need to feel connected to a group (which is in contrast to feeling unsupported, left out or lonely). This type of culture creates a bond that moves primarily self-centered individuals toward group-centered membership.


In the News

 

Few companies are as emblematic of the “sharing economy” as Airbnb. Leader to Leader author Chip Conley, Airbnb’s Global Head of Hospitality and Strategy, will be one of the keynote speakers on Nov. 12 for the three day Airbnb Open 2015, at Parc de la Villette, Paris. Thousands of the company’s “hosts” will be attending, and along with Chip’s keynote will be another by co-founder Brian Chesky, and a special performance from Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil. The Day Two keynote will be by the acclaimed author Alain de Botton. Who wouldn’t want to spend a few days in Paris?

Learn more about the event at: https://airbnbopen.com/event



First Person


Marshall Goldsmith is one of the world’s top executive coaches and leadership experts and a longtime Leader to Leader author. In his article for our Fall 2015 issue, “A Simple Question That Makes a Big Difference,”  he writes that while conflict is an unavoidable part of life, people need to figure out which conflicts are useful and which are counterproductive.  He writes,

I’ve been helping successful leaders achieve positive, lasting change in behavior for more than thirty-five years. My experience with great leaders has led me to develop a simple formulation, one that can help you avoid pointless skirmishes and help you take on the challenges that really matter. Follow it, and you will dramatically shrink your daily volume of stress, unpleasant debate and wasted time.

I phrase it as a question:

AM I WILLING
AT THIS TIME
TO MAKE THE INVESTMENT REQUIRED
TO MAKE A POSITIVE DIFFERENCE
ON THIS TOPIC?

The first five words have been turned into an acronym, AIWATT. (It rhymes with “Say What.”) Next time you’re faced with a conflict, try it and see what happens!

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.

Leader to Leader recognized by peers in the 2014 APEX Awards for Publishing Excellence

Award-Winning Issue Online

Editor-in-Chief Frances Hesselbein and longtime award-winning Leader to Leader were recognized by industry peers with an APEX 2014 Awards of Excellence in the print category of Magazines, Journals & Tabloids - Writing.

APEX 2014 AwardThe winning issue of Spring 2013, available online, featured contributions from Betty Shotten, Andrew Fenniman and Chris Robinson, Richard F. Silvestri, Mark C. Thompson and Bonita S. Thompson, Dov Seidman, Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha, Meg Wheatley, Clifton L. Taulbert, Homayoun Hatami, Sara Prince and Maria Valdivieso de Uster as well as the regular columns and features.

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-sixth Annual APEX Awards, 2,075 entries were evaluated and awards were given in 122 individual categories, 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 2014 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.”

Editor-in-Chief Frances Hesselbein and longtime award-winning Leader to Leader were also recognized by industry peers with an APEX 2013 Awards of Excellence in the category of Magazine and Journal Writing and also in the category of Site & Content Writing for leadertoleaderjournal.com.

APEX 2013 Award

The winning submission, with feature articles from Howard M. Guttman, Kathleen Allen, Rajeev Peshawaria and Joseph Greeeny and an Executive Forum lead by Bill George, is available to read in full online.


In the Twenty-fifth Annual APEX Awards, awards were given in 138 individual categories, within 12 main categories including: newsletters; magazines and journals; magapapers and newspapers; annual reports; brochures, manuals and reports; electronic media; social media; websites; campaigns, programs and plans; writing; design and illustration; and one-of-a-kind publications.



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