SOURCE: Leader Networks

Leader Networks

September 30, 2009 09:48 ET

Leader Networks Designs Online Community Strategy for Palladium Group

Consultancy Helps Companies to Implement Social Networking for Business Results

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 30, 2009) - Leader Networks, a consultancy that fosters social networks to drive business results, has worked with Palladium Group, Inc. to create the strategy for its new online community, the Palladium Execution Premium Community (XPC) ™. This membership-based community leverages the benefits of social networking to enable a unique way to learn, network, and collaborate.

Palladium helps organizations execute their strategies by making better decisions. XPC is designed exclusively for executives, and strategy and performance management professionals, from organizations around the globe. It is intended to share the collective knowledge of the global strategy management movement, pioneered by Drs. Robert Kaplan and David Norton, Palladium founders and the creators of the Balanced Scorecard methodology.

"Collectively, we will advance the science of strategy management and help organizations achieve execution premiums with XPC," said Dr. David Norton, Founder and Director. Using advanced social networking functionality, XPC facilitates 24/7 peer-to-peer networking, offers discussion forums, best-practice sharing, benchmark data, a solutions center, and an ask-the-expert capability. It provides case studies, articles, executive interviews, toolkits, videos, and e-learning courses developed by Palladium and Harvard Business Publishing.

"We were truly fortunate to be able to work with Leader Networks on the design and launch of XPC," adds Palladium Group Managing Director Tricia Gilligan. "Through the process of envisioning and building this important online community, we took two key steps: one, we created it with clients; and two, we brought in Leader Networks as a partner. Leader Networks' experience and knowledge of industry best practices guided us in envisioning the community, developing the strategy, as well as implementing XPC's social design and member acquisition."

Companies such as LexisNexis, Sermo, Martindale-Hubble Connected,, Cognizant, Cisco, WegoHealth and others have turned to Leader Networks for its strategy expertise in building online communities and implementing social networking initiatives for business. Leader Networks' founder and CEO, Vanessa DiMauro, is a pioneer in community building and a featured expert speaker on the topic. She has been featured in numerous articles, including the Patricia Seybold Group white paper, titled "Building Professional Peer Communities."

DiMauro states, "With Leader Networks' deep experience with business strategy, it was very interesting working with a company such as the Palladium Group to create and launch XPC. We believe that XPC members will derive real business value from participating in this online community, through exclusive online networking, membership in groups, discussion forums, and access to resources in the solutions center."

About Leader Networks

Leader Networks, founded by Vanessa DiMauro, brings over 15 years of social network and community building expertise to the enterprise. Leader Networks is a consulting firm that helps clients create professional peer networks and online executive communities, helping clients harness the power of new digital rules and tools to drive measurable business benefits from social media. Leader Networks provides a full suite of services for all stages of networking and community development. For more information, please visit

About Palladium Group, Inc.

Palladium Group is the global leader in helping organizations execute their strategies by making better decisions. Our expertise in strategy, risk, corporate performance management, and business intelligence helps clients achieve an execution premium. Our services include consulting, conferences, communities, training, and technology. Palladium's Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame for Executing Strategy™ recognizes 124 organizations worldwide that have achieved outstanding execution premiums. Visit

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