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Lee Hecht Harrison

February 01, 2016 06:00 ET

Second Edition of The New York Times Bestseller "The Leadership Contract" Released

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ--(Marketwired - February 01, 2016) - Seventy-five percent of senior executives agree leadership accountability is a critical business issue, and only 37% of executives polled are satisfied with the level of accountability demonstrated by leaders within their organizations.* Bestselling author Vince Molinaro's second edition of "The Leadership Contract" aims to remedy the leadership crisis by putting personal accountability at the heart of leadership development.

"Since the release of the first edition, it has been both gratifying and humbling to see the ideas of the book strike a chord with so many leaders around the world," said Dr. Vince Molinaro, Global Managing Director of Strategic Solutions at Lee Hecht Harrison. "When organizations are being asked to do better with less, leadership is truly the only differentiating factor between businesses that thrive and those that fall behind. Yet time and again we hear examples in the media of leaders who lack accountability, self-awareness, and vision. Great leaders aren't born; they are made -- made and shaped by their experiences and decisions. Leaders who internalize the four terms of the leadership contract and commit to putting them to action reap the rewards of becoming a great leader and an invaluable asset to their organization."

Applicable to all levels of leadership, "The Leadership Contract" identifies the gap in leadership accountability and explains the mindset required for great leadership. The book also serves as the foundation for Lee Hecht Harrison's latest leadership development offering. Recognized as a Kennedy Vanguard Leader for their work in the leadership development space, Lee Hecht Harrison has a history of providing exceptional programs. As part of their ongoing commitment to provide clients with compelling new approaches that work, Lee Hecht Harrison now offers a leadership development program built on the book's key principle that leadership begins with a contract -- a personal commitment that great leaders know they have to step up and make.

"For half a century, Lee Hecht Harrison has been helping some of the most impressive organizations around the world achieve their business objectives; and we've done that by providing smart, practical, forward-thinking solutions. As our industry continues to evolve, we are committed to providing our clients with creative new perspectives, approaches, and resources to transform their talent and workforce so they can accelerate results. Our Leadership Contract solutions are a great example of how we are empowering our clients with new ideas and techniques to create real, sustainable change," said Peter Alcide, President and Chief Operating Officer at Lee Hecht Harrison.

In addition to the book's original ideas, the second edition of "The Leadership Contract" includes more real-life examples of exemplary leadership, provides more opportunities for introspective learning, and delves more deeply into how leaders can embed the ideas put forth in the book within their organizations to achieve better business results. 

For more information about "The Leadership Contract" and Lee Hecht Harrison's Leadership Contract Solutions, please contact: 

Brian Wellman
Senior Vice President, Strategic Solutions
Lee Hecht Harrison

About Vince Molinaro

The author of "The Leadership Contract" (Wiley) -- a New York Times and USA Today bestseller -- Vince has spent more than 20 years as an adviser to boards and senior executives looking to improve leadership in their organizations.

Vince knows that leadership is the key ingredient in building a strong, vibrant organizational culture. As a successful senior executive in one of the world's top leadership development firms, Vince has made it his calling to confront weak and lame leadership. He shows leaders at all levels how to step up and demonstrate real accountability.

What sets Vince apart is that he's no ivory-tower academic. As a forceful keynote speaker at conferences and corporate retreats, he translates first-hand experiences from the leadership trenches into practical advice on how leaders can confront and overcome their challenges and build strong leadership cultures.

Vince is regularly called upon by the media for his innovative opinions on the future of leadership. He is an active blogger on and, and also a regular contributor for The Globe and Mail.

*Source: Human Resources People & Strategy (HRPS) and Lee Hecht Harrison 2015

About Lee Hecht Harrison

Lee Hecht Harrison ( is the world's leading career transition and talent development company. We help companies transform the composition and capabilities of their talent and workforce by helping employees navigate change, become better leaders, develop better careers, and transition to new jobs. Teams in more than 60 countries around the world leverage our proven programs and global experience to deliver tailored solutions that align talent with the needs of the business. We have the local expertise, global infrastructure, and industry leading technology necessary to simplify the complexity and reduce the risk associated with executing critical talent and workforce initiatives.

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