THE GURUS 30




TOP WORLD'S TOP 30 LEADERSHIP PROFESIONAL'S for 2012
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JOHN MAXWELL
John C. Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author who has sold over 13 million books. His organizations have trained more than 2 million leaders worldwide. Dr. Maxwell is the founder of INJOY®, Maximum Impact, ISS and EQUIP. Every year he speaks to Fortune 500 companies, international government leaders, and organizations as diverse as the United States Military Academy at West Point and the National Football League. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week best-selling author, Maxwell was one of 25 authors and artists named to Amazon.com's 10th Anniversary Hall of Fame. Three of his books, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, Developing the Leader Within You, and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader have each sold over a million copies.

Leadership Inspiration:  Exceptional


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STEPHEN COVEY
Dr. Covey dedicates his life to teaching principle-centered living and leadership to individuals, families, and organizations. Holder of an MBA from Harvard and a doctorate degree from Brigham Young University, Dr. Covey is author of the international bestseller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, named the #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century, and other best sellers that include First Things First , Principle-Centered Leadership, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families.

Leadership Inspiration:  Exceptional


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KEN BLANCHARD
Dr. Ken Blanchard is the cofounder and Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies, an international management training and consulting firm that he and his wife, Margie Blanchard, began in 1979 in San Diego, California. In addition to being a renowned speaker and consultant, Ken also spends time as a visiting lecturer at his alma mater, Cornell University, where he is a trustee emeritus of the Board of Trustees. Starting with his phenomenal best-selling book, The One Minute Manager, coauthored with Spencer Johnson, which has sold more than 13 million copies and remains on best-seller lists, to Raving Fans, Gung Ho!, and Whale Done!, Ken’s impact as a writer is far reaching. His books have combined sales of more than 18 million copies in more than 25 languages. Leading at a Higher Level, published in 2006, Know Can Do!, published in 2007, and Lead with LUV, published in 2011, have been received with much critical acclaim.

Leadership Inspiration:  Exceptional


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ROBIN SHARMA
Robin Sharma is an internationally respected leadership expert and author who has worked with executives globally for over 10 years with exceptional results. Robin’s books on personal and professional mastery have sold millions of copies.

Leadership Inspiration:  Great


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WARREN BENNIS
Dr. Warren Bennis (Antioch College, Class of 1951) is one of the nation's foremost authorities on organizational development, leadership and change.Since 1979, Dr. Bennis has served as University Professor and Distinguished Professor of the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He considers that he has entered a truly generative stage in his life, one in which he pursues his greatest joy, writing, while also mentoring and taking pleasure in "people growing."

Leadership Inspiration:  Great



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ORRIN WOODWARD
Orrin co-wrote the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Weekly, USA Today, and Money Magazine best seller, Launching a Leadership Revolution. He speaks on leadership and personal growth across the globe. His highly popular leadership blog has received international acclaim as an Alltop Leadership Selection, HR's Top 100 Blogs for Management and Leadership, and a Universities Online Top 100 Leadership Blog. .

Leadership Inspiration:  Exceptional


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TOM PETERS
Fortune called Tom Peters the "Ur-guru" of management. The Economist tagged him the Uber-guru; and BusinessWeek's take on his "unconventional views" led them to label Peters "business's best friend and worst nightmare."

Leadership Inspiration:  Exceptional


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MARSHALL GOLDSMITH
Marshall Goldsmith Partners LLC is a leadership development firm that delivers consistently superior executive coaching as well as other leadership. His firm, Marshall Goldsmith Partners LLC is a leadership development firm that delivers consistently superior executive coaching as well as other leadership development services to clients globally. You can follow Marshall on Twitter

Leadership Inspiration:  Exceptional


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ARTHUR F. CARMAZZI
Arthur F. Carmazzi is the founder of the Directive Communication Psychology and bestselling Author. He is the premier expert in leadership and corporate culture transformation in the Asian region. As a renowned motivational leadership keynote speaker and trainer, he has advanced Corporate Training with innovative techniques and tools that have been acknowledged by some of the world's greatest organizations. His literary works include "The 6 Dimensions of Top Achievers", "Identity Intelligence" "The Colored Brain Communication Field Manual", "The Psychology of Selecting the Right Employee" and "Lessons from the Monkey King" He is most well known for his "Culture Evolution" programs the can make lasting changes in corporate culture in less than 3 months.

Leadership Inspiration:  Exceptional


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JOHN BALDONI
John Baldoni is a internationally-recognized thought leader in leadership and communications as well as a popular leadership speaker, executive coach and executive educator. John teaches men and women to achieve positive results by focusing on communication, influence, motivation and supervision.

Leadership Inspiration:  Exceptional


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CHRIS BRADY
Chris Brady is a businessman, author, speaker, humorist, father, and mentor. Combining passion and clean humor, his entertaining communication style has won him fans across age groups and genres. He has appeared on stages around the world teaching leadership principles and success. Brady is co-author of four books with friend and business partner Orrin Woodward; the latest, Launching a Leadership Revolution, was re-released in October 2007 , and has reached the best seller lists of the Wall Street Journal and Business Week, New York Times, and USA Today.

Leadership Inspiration:  Exceptional


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MARK SANBORN
International best-selling author of The Fred Factor, Mark Sanborn is known as "the high content speaker who motivates." He presents over 90 programs each year on leadership, team building, customer service and mastering change.

Leadership Inspiration:  Exceptional


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JIM COLLINS
Jim Collins is a student and teacher of enduring great companies -- how they grow, how they attain superior performance, and how good companies can become great companies. Having invested over a decade of research into the topic, Jim has authored or co-authored four books, including the classic BUILT TO LAST, and GOOD TO GREAT. His work has been featured in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Harvard Business Review, and Fast Company

Leadership Inspiration:  Exceptional



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Phil Dourado
Phil Dourado is a leadership author, consultant and online community builder. He is the author of two books on leadership, published by John Wiley & Sons. He holds an MA in History from Cambridge University and has pioneered the design, build and facilitation of in-house corporate leadership development platforms - a new way of developing leaders that has won awards around the world.

Leadership Inspiration:  Exceptional


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HARVEY MACKAY
Harvey Mackay is the author of the New York Times #1 bestsellers Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive and Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt. Both books are among the top 15 inspirational business books of all time, according to the New York Times. is also a popular and entertaining business speaker and was named one of the top five speakers in the world by Toastmasters International.

Leadership Inspiration:  Great


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PAUL BRIDLE
Paul is a Leadership Methodologist. For over two decades he has studied effective organizations and the people that lead them. As a result of his research around the world, he is called upon to assist both private as well as public organizations on a range of projects relating to management and leadership development, and he sits on a number of Boards internationally. He is well known for his work on leadership, culture and is in the process of writing a book called "Teamwork is Dead - long live teams THAT work"

Leadership Inspiration:  Great


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SAMUEL CHAND
Dr. Chand has authored and published 11 books.FAILURE: The Womb of Success FUTURING: Leading your Church into Tomorrow WHO’S HOLDING YOUR LADDER?: Selecting your Leaders—your most crucial decision WHO MOVED YOUR LADDER?: Your Next Bold Move WHAT’S SHAKIN’ YOUR LADDER?: 15 Challenges All Leaders Face LADDERShifts: New realities—Rapid change—Your destiny LADDER FOCUS: Creating, Sustaining, and Enlarging Your BIG Picture PLANNING YOUR SUCCESSION: Preparing for Your Future REChurch: When Change is no Longer an Option MASTER LEADERS—A collaborative book with George Barna WEATHERING THE STORM: Leading in Uncertain Times CRACKING YOUR CHURCH’S CULTURE CODE: Seven Keyes to Unleashing Vision & Inspiration

Leadership Inspiration:  Exceptional


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RUDOLPH GIULIANI
Giuliani Partners LLC is dedicated to helping leaders solve critical strategic issues, accelerate growth, and enhance the reputation and brand of their organizations in the context of strongly held values. Effective management of any organization requires clear goals and internal communication, both vertically and horizontally, in collective pursuit of those goals.

Leadership Inspiration:  Exceptional






EILEEN MCDARGH
Eileen is a leadership and change expert. She draws upon practical business know-how, life's experiences and years of consulting to major national and international organizations that have ranged from global pharmaceuticals to the US Armed Forces, from health care associations to religious institutions. Executive Excellence magazine continually ranks her as one of the top 50 thought leaders in self-leadership development.

Leadership Inspiration:  Exceptional


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BARRY POSNER
Barry Posner is Dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University, located in the heart of Silicon Valley. He is the co-author of the award-winning and best-selling leadership book: The Leadership Challenge: How to Keep Getting Extraordinary Things Done in Organizations

Leadership Inspiration:  Exceptional






Thomas A. Kolditz, PhD
Thomas Kolditz has published over 50 book chapters and articles across a diverse array of academic, military, and leadership trade journals, and serves on the editorial and advisory boards of several academic journals. His most recent book, titled In Extremis Leadership: Leading as if Your Life Depended on It, was based on more than 100 interviews taken on the ground in Iraq during combat operations.

Leadership Inspiration:  -


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Dr. Sheila Murray Bethel
Dr. Sheila Murray Bethel's client list reads like a Global Who's Who of Business, Trade Associations, Education and Government. She is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame with over 3,000 presentations to over two million people in 20 countries. She brings a broad view of current trends and relevant issues that maximize human resources…solve people problems and increase bottom line results. Sheila shares real world solutions for real world issues.

Leadership Inspiration:  Exceptional


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BO SHORT
Bo has spoken around the globe in 21 different countries to more than 1,000,000 people. Audiences ranging in size from 100 to 60,000 have heard him stress the importance of Leading with Impact. As one of America's foremost leadership experts, he has impacted thousands with his powerful message on leadership, success, & business development. Bo has served as a keynote speaker to organizations such as Harley-Davidson (100th Anniversary), Duke Energy, John Hancock, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Century 21, etc.

Leadership Inspiration:  Exceptional




 

Mary Stutts
A seasoned corporate executive with twenty years of experience, Mrs. Stutts has worked extensively in the healthcare industry including Genentech, UnitedHealth Group, Bayer Pharmaceuticals and Kaiser Permanente and is regularly featured in conferences, on television and in print. She has authored articles for publications including Leadership Excellence and Entrepreneur magazines. Stutts is listed with NewsCertified (NCE) as an expert spokesperson on women in leadership and stakeholder engagement.

Leadership Inspiration:  Exceptional


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SUBIR CHOWDHURY
Subir's major expertise is in Design For Six Sigma leadership and quality strategy LEO (Listen, Enrich, Optimize).He regularly advices CEOs and senior leadership in how to achieve bottom line results using LEO, Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma.

Leadership Inspiration:  Exceptional


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MARCUS BUCKINGHAM
Marcus Buckingham is Internationally renowned and celebrated, Marcus Buckingham is the go-to consultant in his field, a sought-after speaker, and a New York Times bestselling author. Challenging accepted and entrenched social theory, Buckingham pioneered a revolutionary concept: that people will be dramatically more effective, successful, and fulfilled when they play to their strongest skills rather than attempting to improve their weaknesses.

Leadership Inspiration:  Exceptional


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Flip Flippen
Flip Flippen, an internationally renowned speaker and psychotherapist, developed The Flippen Profile, an unparalleled psychometric assessment tool that accurately identifies individual strengths and weaknesses. Using this powerful tool, Flip conceived the theory of Overcoming Personal Constraints (OPC), which teaches people how to break the constraints that limit performance and hinder growth. His book, The Flip Side – Break Free of the Behaviors That Hold You Back, released May 2007, is a New York Times and USA Today Best Seller. The success of his efforts has been documented on The Today Show, The Super Bowl Pre-Game Show, Speed Channel’s NBS 24/7, and in countless publications for more than twenty years.

Leadership Inspiration:  Exceptional


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Sally Helgesen
Sally Helgesen is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and consultant, and one of the world’s brand-name experts on women’s leadership. Her latest book, The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work, is the first to make the strategic case for women leaders.

Leadership Inspiration:  Exceptional


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