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The International Leadership Association Honors Hesselbein with Lifetime Achievement Award

Frances Hesselbein Recognized for Her Contribution to the Field of Leadership

NEW YORK, NOVEMBER 5, 2008: The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute announced today that Frances Hesselbein, Chairman of the Board of Governors and Founding President, will be presented with the International Leadership Association Lifetime Achievement Award in Los Angeles on November 15, at its 10th annual conference, Global Leadership: Portraits of the Past, Visions for the Future.  Hesselbein is among a distinguished first ?class? of honorees recognized as part of the ILA?s new Legacy Project, "as instrumental in the founding of the discipline of leadership." 

Mrs. Hesselbein will be inducted alongside a group of leadership trailblazers who have made significant and diverse contributions to the field of leadership.  The honorees are Manfred Kets De Vries, Warren Bennis, and James MacGregor Burns as well as Bernard Bass and Joseph Rost who will be honored posthumously.  Portraits of the honorees will be displayed on the newly-created Legacy wall at the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland.
Hesselbein was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States of America?s highest civilian honor, in 1998. The award recognized her leadership as CEO of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., her role as the founding President of the Drucker Foundation, and her service as ?a pioneer for women, volunteerism, diversity, and opportunity.? She was the Chairman of the National Board of Directors for the Volunteers of America from 2002-2006 and is the recipient of 20 honorary doctoral degrees. Hesselbein is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Leader to Leader, and a co-editor of a book of the same name. She is the co-editor of 24 books in 28 languages including, with Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, The Leaderof the Future 2: Visions, Strategies, and Practices for the New Era, published in 2006. She is the co-author of Hesselbein on Leadership and Be, Know, Do: Leadership the Army Way, with General Eric K. Shinseki.  Hesselbein will accept her award and give remarks during a breakfast ceremony on Saturday, November 15.

About the International Leadership Association

The International Leadership Association (ILA) is the global network for all those who practice, study and teach leadership.  The ILA promotes a deeper understanding of leadership knowledge and practices for the greater good of individuals and communities worldwide.  More information about the ILA can be found at www.ila-net.org.

About the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute

The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute?s mission is to strengthen the leadership of the social sector.  Established in 1990 as the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, the Institute furthers its mission by providing social sector leaders with the essential leadership wisdom, inspiration and resources to lead for innovation and to build vibrant social sector nonprofit organizations.  For additional information visit www.leadertoleader.org.

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New York, New York 10022
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