Love is at the Heart of Strong LeadershipLast spring I was pleasantly surprised to be included in the World’s Top 30 Leadership Gurus for 2011. It’s an honor to be included with the leadership leaders who have inspired and taught me such as Warren Bennis, Tom Peter, Ken Blanchard, Jim Collins, Stephen Covey, Marshall Goldsmith, and Rosebeth Moss Kanter.

Voting is now underway for the 2012 rankings. Who’s your favorite leadership guru? I would certainly add one of my mentors, Jack Zenger, to this list. Go to and join in the decision. At risk of sounding like a politician, I’d be honored to get your vote.

Last year’s news sent me researching the word “guru.” What I discovered about “darkness disperser” was fascinating, inspiring, and relevant to my life purpose. And the concept of “inner guru” is highly relevant for all of us. To lead from the inside out we all need to develop our inner guru. You can read more about this at Top 30 World’s Leadership Gurus: I am Honored to be in Such Company.