GDS Recognized by Leadership Excellence


GDS Recognized by Leadership Excellence

Press Release

October 22, 2008

For the fourth consecutive year, Guttman Development Strategies, Inc. (GDS) has been selected by Leadership Excellence magazine (LE) as one of the top consulting firms in leadership development.

This year's "Champions of Excellence" were announced in the October issue of the magazine, which features Howard M. Guttman, founder and principal of Mt. Arlington, New Jersey-based GDS, on the front cover.

According to LE CEO and Editor-in-Chief Ken Shelton, "This year, we examined the Leadership Development programs and practices of over 1,000 organizations to select our "Champions of Excellence." Among the seven criteria on which firms were rated were vision/mission; design, content, and curriculum; presenters, presentations, and delivery; and take-home value. GDS was ranked #11 in the category of consultants, trainers, and coaches who excel at developing the skills of current and future business leaders."

"We are pleased to have once again received this honor from Leadership Excellence, which is itself a thought leader in leadership development," commented Guttman. "In today's uncertain, volatile economic environment, skilled leadership will be a key differentiator between those companies that survive and grow and all others," he added."

Leadership can no longer be restricted to a hero CEO and a group of superstar senior players," continued Guttman. "There's no leverage in the traditional, hierarchical model. At every level, teams of high-performance leaders must be developed and set free to achieve increasingly demanding goals." That is and will continue to be our vision for the future, and we thank LE for recognizing our commitment to achieving it."

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