Winners Announced for the 2016 Leadership Excellence Awards recognizing exceptional Leadership Development Programs in the Individual Category

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Leadership Excellence Award Winners have been announced recognizing the top practices in Leadership Development globally

Austin, Texas – 18 December 2015 – TalentGuard CEO, Linda Ginac is recognized as a LEAD2016 Top Corporate Leader by and Leadership Excellence in the category Top Corporate Leader Award – Over 35.

For more than 33 years, Leadership Excellence has identified and recognized the top organizations that develop their leaders. This year’s awards had more than 4,500 companies apply and 600,000 people voted on their programs to provide the most comprehensive ratings ever produced. and Leadership Excellence are proud to announce the top 10% of the most impressive leadership program award winners for this year. These top winners in each category have been revealed in advance of the LEAD2016 event in Nashville, TN in February when the full details of rankings of all Leadership Excellence Award winners will be presented. The prestigious leadership awards salute the world’s best leadership practitioners and highlight their roles in the industry.

The award categories in the areas of individual, corporate, and education programs and the ranking process were updated this year to more accurately define and represent the array of leadership efforts nominated.

Read the list of Top 10% Leadership Excellence Award Winners by Category

TalentGuard CEO, Linda Ginac said “It is an honor to be recognized as a LEAD2016 Top Corporate Leader by and Leadership Excellence. I am very thankful to everyone who have supported, challenged and elevated me on this journey.”

“Effective leadership development programs and activities are a must in today’s business. Without leadership, all other resources are ineffective, whether you are operating a non-profit, educational institution, government department, small business, or a large corporation. Programs recognized in the Leadership Excellence Awards program have made significant contributions developing leaders,” stated Debbie McGrath, CEO of

Award recipients are selected based on both an application or nomination process as well as voting. The voting was completed by users of the leadership program and was promoted by the nominees as well as through social media campaigns.


About LEAD2016

LEAD2016 is a 2-day leadership forum designed to inspire leadership in people from all walks of life, live simulcast to hundreds of remote host sites internationally. The event will bring top thought leaders and the world’s best leadership practices into any organization and communities and is scheduled for February 3rd and 4th, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. February 3rd will be broadcasted globally to support the Children in Syrian Refugee Camps or Syrians resettling in Canada.


About and Leadership Excellence, the largest global social networking and resource site for HR Professionals is committed to providing a deeper understanding of the HR function for over 250,000+ members by offering an annual global leadership annual event – LEAD, the Leadership Excellence Awards, HR Certification Exam Prep Courses, certification programs, a personal development app, monthly themed HR epublications, 4,500+ webcasts, 1,200+ eLearning credits, 230+ virtual conferences, blogs, community networks, industry news and advisory boards.


About TalentGuard, Inc.

TalentGuard is a global provider of competency-based talent management solutions delivered as Software-as-a-Service. Our cloud-based software suite is unmatched in it’s ability to engage and retain employees. Our integrated technology helps organizations automate performance management, 360 Degree Feedback, Career Pathing, Succession planning, individual Development Planning and Certification tracking. TalentGuard also helps improve business outcomes with our extended network of credentialed career coaches, training programs and content.
Through it’s network of trusted integration partners, TalentGuard is seamlessly integrated with the broader HCM ecosystem including HRIS, Applicant Tracking, Compensation Management and Learning Management. For more information visit


For more information about LEAD2016, contact:
Debbie McGrath
Chief Instigator and CEO


Anthony Campagnano
TalentGuard, Inc.
512.943.6800 x1487