Knightsbridge Recognized as One of Top 3 International Leadership Consulting Firms

Knightsbridge's Leadership Contract program challenges leaders to be accountable for their role and development as a leader within their organization.

TORONTO, May 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions has been recognized by's Leadership 500 Excellence Awards as the #2 provider of leadership products and services in the International category. This accolade is based on client feedback and ratings of The Leadership Contract™, a Knightsbridge leadership development program based on the New York Times and USA Today bestselling book by the same name. This is the second consecutive year that Knightsbridge has been recognized by this awards program.

"The award winners from the 2014 Leadership 500 Excellence Awards program are the top firms with outstanding leadership programs from over 1,250 nominated companies. To be in the top 10% of any category is truly spectacular, and it's a true demonstration of the hard work and effort by these great companies," says Debbie McGrath, CEO

"Leadership accountability is one of the top business issues facing organizations today," said Dr. Vince Molinaro, Managing Director of Knightsbridge's Leadership Practice and author of The Leadership Contract. "Many leadership programs focus on providing leaders with the skills they need to be effective. Few begin by challenging whether leaders actually want to lead or are prepared to step up to the mantle of leadership."

The Leadership Contract is for leaders at all levels. It provides a fresh perspective to help individuals come to terms with what it truly means to be a great leader. The program challenges leaders to think hard about their decision to lead, the personal obligation they have to their organization, and their willingness to tackle the hard work; while enhancing their ability to connect with fellow leaders to build a genuine community of leaders. When an organization invests in building leadership accountability, they are investing the whole organization. "Companies that have deep leadership bench strength have significantly higher productivity per employee as well as earnings for shareholders. It's that simple," says Debbie McGrath, CEO of

Designed to complement existing leadership programs, The Leadership Contract can be delivered in a variety of ways including keynote presentations for leadership summits and retreats; web-based training for large leader populations; workshops and seminars for emerging, frontline, mid-level, and executive leaders; coaching and onboarding of new leaders; consulting services to build internal leadership contracts; and a suite of sustaining tools through the

"In a sea of leadership development approaches and models, it is truly refreshing to find a practical guide that intrinsically motivates the leader in all of us," said Adri Maisonet-Morales, Vice President of Enterprise Learning & Development/Blue University at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. "The Leadership Contract workshop proved to be one of the best and most effective that we offered. When surveyed, 100% of the participating executives stated that after the program they were energized and recommitted to leaving the organization better than they found it through effective leadership."

About Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions

Knightsbridge is a human capital solutions firm that integrates the expertise of finding, developing, and optimizing an organization's people for superior execution of business strategy and improved performance.

Knightsbridge works with leading organizations in the financial services, retail, technology, energy, consumer products and other sectors across North America, the UK and Australia. The firm has global strategic alliances with Career Star Group for career transition services and Amrop, the world's largest executive search network, to serve clients on an international scale.

Knightsbridge has been recognized by Leadership Excellence Magazine for delivering a broad, integrated perspective to solve clients' increasingly complex human capital challenges. Founder and CEO David Shaw was named an Ernst & Young's "Entrepreneur of the Year" for the firm's success and rapid growth.

Experts at Knightsbridge have published a number of best-selling books, including The Leadership Contract by Dr. Vince Molinaro and You First: Inspire Your Team to Grow Up, Get Along and Get Stuff Done by Dr. Liane Davey, which reflect the firm's focus on developing real accountability at a leadership and team level, in ways that take organizations to new heights.

For information about Knightsbridge's services, visit

SOURCE: Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions

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