Leadocracy Wins Award In 2012 Axiom Business Book Awards

Book urges business leaders to consider a stint in government leadership, takes silver medal in "leadership" category of prominent business book awards

Apr 16, 2013, 11:56 ET from ghSMART

DENVER, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leadocracy: Hiring More Great Leaders (Like You) into Government (Greenleaf Book Group, 2012) by Geoff Smart has won a literary book award.  Axiom Business Book Awards announced that the book won the Silver Medal in the "leadership" category. 

All business books about leadership published in the last twelve months are eligible for this award.  Of the books submitted by their publisher for consideration, fewer than 18% won any type of award. The full list of 2012 winners is available here.

Leadocracy is a book about government leadership.  The author makes a case for urging more private sector leaders to do a stint in government leadership.  "A government is only as good as who is in it," is the central thesis of the book.  Several business leaders who worked in government are profiled, including retired Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, and the current Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.

The purpose of the Axiom Business Book Awards is "Recognizing and promoting the world's best business titles."  The 2013 medal winners will be recognized at an award ceremony in New York on Wednesday May 29, the evening before the BookExpo America convention.

About Geoff Smart

Geoff Smart is a CEO, bestselling author, and social entrepreneur whose mission is to create, communicate, and put into practice useful ideas about leadership. Smart serves as Chairman & CEO of ghSMART, a leadership firm for CEOs and investors, which he founded in 1995. Smart is the author of two New York Times bestselling books: Leadocracy: Hiring More Great Leaders (Like You) Into Government, and Who: The A Method for Hiring, which he co-authored with Randy Street.

About Axiom Business Book Awards

The Axiom Business Book Awards are the largest and most respected critical guidepost for business books in today's new world of publishing. These prestigious and competitive awards are presented in 21 business categories and serve as the premier list to help readers discover new and innovative works. The Axiom Business Book Awards are presented by Jenkins Group Inc., a Michigan-based book publishing and marketing services company that has operated the popular Independent Publisher Book Awards contest since 1996.