|Posted by: editoron Monday, October 23, 2006 - 10:26 AM|
In a series of profiles and essays, "America's Best Leaders" reveals the country's foremost current leaders and explores the critical elements of leading in the 21st century, while celebrating those individuals who are making a lasting impact.
The project was undertaken in collaboration with the Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, whose mission is to further leadership for the common good through excellence in leadership research, education, and development.
The honorees' profiles are available at www.usnews.com.
"There has never been a more critical time to examine leadership in our country," said David Gergen, U.S.News' Editor-at-Large and Director of the Center for Public Leadership. "At a time when the public's confidence in leadership is low, 'America's Best Leaders' celebrates individuals who exemplify true leadership and serve as models for others."
U.S. News & World Report and Center for Public Leadership
2006 "America's Best Leaders"
Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant, United States Coast Guard
Nancy M. Barry, former President and CEO, Women's World Banking
Donald Berwick, Founder, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Michael Bloomberg, Mayor, City of New York
Michael Brown, President and Co-Founder, City Year, Inc.
Warren Buffett, Chief Executive Officer, Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.
Charles Elachi, Director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Frank Gehry, Architect and Partner, Gehry Partners LLC
Alan Khazei, CEO and Co-Founder, City Year, Inc.
Joel I. Klein, Chancellor, New York City Department of Education
Wendy Kopp, President and Founder, Teach for America
A. G. Lafley, Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, The Proctor & Gamble Company
Eric Lander, Director, The Eli and Edythe Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
Patrick Lawler, CEO, Youth Villages
Wynton Marsalis, Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Robert Moses, Founder, President, Educator and Organizer, The Algebra Project, Inc.
Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Chairman and CEO, Carlson Companies, Inc.
The Staff of the New Orleans Times-Picayune
Sandra Day O'Connor, Former Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court
Paul Vallas, CEO, School District of Philadelphia
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