Announces Strategic Partnership with Leadership Excellence

ASTD Dallas, Aurora, Ontario and Provo, Utah – Ken Shelton, world renowned editor and author will join the team and continue as an integral part of the business, responsible for building out leadership content and leadership programs for the joint global membership community.

Each month, Leadership Excellence showcases 64 experts in three strategic HR areas: 1) personal and professional growth; 2) sales and service improvement; and 3) management and leadership development.

“We provide best-in-class content along with application guides to put excellence in action,” said Shelton, editor, who launched Leadership Excellence in partnership with Stephen R. Covey and Ken Blanchard. “These are the best ideas from the best and brightest authors,” said Shelton. “And if you missed the first 30 years of LE, you can find it all on the searchable online archive of articles, modules, and tools.”

Effective immediately, Leadership Excellence and will combine forces to offer unmatched development resources and actionable solutions for leaders worldwide. The partnership will bring together the world’s top thought leaders such as Warren Bennis, Beverley Kaye, Marshall Goldsmith, Gary Hamel, and Dave Ulrich with’s community and social model to deliver content that is personalized, relevant, and timely to help individuals become better leaders and to help HR bring better leadership competencies into their organizations. “We are really providing the timely application of timeless principles to improve performance,” noted Shelton. offers 23 IHR certification programs, one of which is Developing Leadership Organization Change Certification. The Leadership Excellence program will supply content and share to the existing network of executives who are looking to further their individual careers with access to best practices and industry trends, and looking to advance their careers with credit courses and IHR industry certifications.

“Leadership Excellence’s offerings of educational material and resources will be the perfect fit for building future business leaders,” stated Debbie McGrath, CEO of

Both companies will be co-exhibiting at ASTD in Dallas at booth #876 May 19-22, 2013 and at SHRM in Chicago booth #1855 June 16-19, 2013. Attendees may visit the booths to receive a Leadership Excellence 60-day complimentary subscription ($20 value), leadership development book, and a chance to win a docking station sound system.

Collaboratively, the two organizations are seeking Advisory Board Members to assist in planning a mobile Career Development App focused on motivational and branded content for today’s youth looking for leadership and motivation direction as well as a corporate mobile model to offer relevant challenges and tips and education to help adults become the best possible leaders in their life. Leadership is an art which requires several hours of practice each and every day and the mobile strategy will help leaders practice daily.

About Leadership Excellence
For almost 30 years, Leadership Excellence has set the standard in personal, team and organizational leadership development content, guides, and application tools, in addition to listing the most credible thought leaders, best practices, and
top practitioners in the field.

About, the largest global social networking and resource site for HR Professionals, is THE ONLY place to earn IHR (Institute for Human Resources), HRCI and WorldatWork credits all at the same time for NO COST. is committed to providing a deeper understanding of the HR function for 220,000+ members by offering 23 Certification Programs, 1,800+ webcasts, 230+ virtual conferences, blogs, community networks, industry news and advisory boards.

For more information, contact:
Debbie McGrath
Chief Instigator and CEO,
1-877-472-6648, ext. 104