Voters, which included 22,000 business professionals, consultants, and academics, selected practitioners who “not only apply their own leadership principles to achieve superior results in their organizations, but develop and influence leaders and leadership throughout the globe.”
According to Leadership Gurus International, leadership experts were selected on the basis of “originality of ideas, practicality of ideas, presentation style, international outlook, impact of ideas, quality of publications and writings, dispersion of publications and writings, public opinion, [and]guru factor.” Baldoni was voted No. 12.
“It is a great honor to be recognized as one who helps others to learn to lead,” says Baldoni. “But the real work of leadership is not what people write or teach, it is the men and women who make a positive difference in our world. Those are the real leaders.”
John Maxwell, leadership author and founder of Maximum Impact, was voted No. 1 followed by authors and consultants Stephen Covey, Robin Sharma, and Marshall Goldsmith. Other leadership luminaries included Tom Peters, Tony Robbins, Jim Collins, Warren Bennis, Ram Charan, and Rosabeth Moss Kanter.
Baldoni Consulting specializes in leadership consulting, coaching, and communications. Its clients include Fortune 500 companies in the automotive, health care, financial services, and pharmaceutical industries.
John Baldoni is the author of eight books on leadership, including Lead Your Boss: The Subtle Art of Managing Up and Lead By Example: 50 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Results for AMACOM and his McGraw-Hill Great Leaders trilogy on communications, motivation and results. He is co-editor and contributor to The AMA Handbook of Leadership with Marshall Goldsmith and Sarah McArthur. He writes a weekly “Leadership at Work” column for the online version of Harvard Business Review that is syndicated by Bloomberg.com.
Baldoni is a much-in demand keynote speaker on leadership to corporate, professional, military, and university audiences.