Leading Keynote Speaker Selected Top Leadership Guru by Thinkers50.com

Orlando, FL, November 19, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The Thinkers50, the premier ranking of global business thinkers, today announced that John Mattone, President of Executive Development Associates in Orlando, Florida, has been chosen as one of the world's up-and-coming management thinkers. The Thinkers 50, a biennial list of the world's top business thinkers, identifies those people who are making a real difference in the world of business.

Recognized globally as an inspiring keynote speaker, prolific author and a highly sought after executive coach. Mattone was ranked among emergent thought leaders and appears on the 2011 Thinkers 50 “Guru Radar” list.

Developed and owned by authors, management columnists and adjunct professors at IE Business School Des Dearlove and Stuart Crainer, the Thinkers50 is the definitive global ranking of management thinkers and it is published every two years. The ranking is based on voting at the Thinkers50 website (www.thinkers50.com), followed by input from a panel of advisers led by Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove. The Thinkers50 has ten established criteria by which thinkers are evaluated -- originality of ideas; practicality of ideas; presentation style; written communication; loyalty of followers; business sense; international outlook; rigor of research; impact of ideas and the elusive guru factor.

Mattone has over 30 years’ experience in the fields of executive development and human capital management, as an entrepreneur who has built two successful human capital consulting firms, an as executive of a multi-million dollar leadership consulting firm, and as a leading researcher and author known throughout the Fortune 500 for his extraordinary speaking ability.

He has consulted for more than 250 organizations and addressed more than 500,000 people in 2,000 speeches and seminars throughout the U.S., Canada and other countries worldwide. Mattone is a prolific author having written four books as well as over 100 professional articles and book chapters including the award-winning “The Role of Assessment in Driving Operating Results,” published in Jac Fitzenz book “The New HR Analytics” (AMACOM, 2010) and “Predictive HR Leadership.” Mattone’s newest books, entitled “Stealth Leadership: Using Assessment & Coaching to Propel Your Leaders and Organization to Greatness” and “Unlocking & Unleashing Your Leadership Potential,” are being heralded by leading experts, CEO’s and HR leaders as “groundbreaking and innovative.”

Prior to EDA, Mattone was the Vice President of Global Assessment Services for Linkage, Inc., where he was responsible for the firm’s global assessment practice. Prior to Linkage, he was the Senior Vice President of Sales for Drake Beam Morin, the global career and outplacement firm. Before joining DBM, Mattone spent 10 years building his first successful consulting firm, Human Resources International.

Mattone holds a B.S. Degree in Management and Organizational Behavior from Babson College and an M.S. Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Central Florida. He serves as an Executive MBA faculty member at Florida Atlantic University where he teaches his popular course Global Leadership Assessment & Development. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Mattone also serves as Senior Faculty Member with the Talent Management Academy, a worldwide leader in leadership conferences and education. He is a member of numerous professional associations including the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches.

About Executive Development Associates
Executive Development Associates is a leader in creating custom-designed executive development strategies, systems and programs that help organizations build the capabilities needed to achieve their strategic objectives. EDA leads the way in the use of executive development to help organizations successfully address their marketplace challenges and accelerate the execution of their business strategy. With their proven ability to achieve results, they create measurable improvements in both individual executive performance and business outcomes. For more information about executive, leadership and high-potential development, visit http://www.executivedevelopment.com.

For all inquiries about John regarding keynote speeches, seminars, workshops or other programs, please contact Tony Colao, President, MasterMedia Speakers Bureau, 14 Laurel Drive, Easthampton, MA 01027-2577, 800-453-2887 Phone (USA) 413-529-1769 Phone (Outside USA) 888-359-1647 Fax (USA) or 413-529-7120 Fax (Outside USA)

Tony Colao