San Clemente, CA – News Flash! The Drucker Mondays Awards Dinner honored 20 people on Jan. 19, 2016, at the San Clemente Pier’s Fisherman’s Restaurant. Ten awards were announced by John Pearson, editor and publisher of the Drucker Mondays eNews.
• Highest Email Open Rate (70.4%) – Dale Torry (Three Fundamental Questions for a Functioning Society of Organizations)
• Best Picture (Iowa) – Earl Taylor, The Great Hunter! (Management: "The Governing Organ of All Institutions of Modern Society”)
• Best Picture (California) – Rick Bee, Something Fishy! (Diffusion of Innovation—Public Schools)
• Best Integration of Scripture With Content (Isaiah 43:19) – Rebekah Basinger (Seeing the Future That Has Already Happened: Social and Demographic Changes Emerging in the U.S.)
• Best & Freshest Insights—Even Though He Was Guest Writer 4 Times! – David Schmidt (A Primer on Market Research of Noncustomers)
• Best Short & Sweet Slot: Biggest Insight With Least Word Count – Bob Andringa (The Networked Organization: A Model for the 21st Century)
• Most Reluctant Guest Writer With Something Significant to Say – Joanne Pearson (The Salvation Army)
• The Ernie Banks “Let’s Play Two!” Award – Rick Bee, Jim Canning, Mike Pate, Dale Torry—each contributed two guest writer columns, including this one from Canning, who was also a close second for Best Picture (Mission)
• Drucker Mondays Persons-of-the-Year Award (2016) for Help in Making Drucker Mondays More Diverse Than the Oscars – Rebekah Basinger, Tami Heim, Joanne Pearson, Suzy West, Carolyn McOwen, Jackie Tsujimoto, Tashawna Gordon, and Michael Wong.
• Best Actual Picture With Peter Drucker! – Elliott Snuggs (The First Job in Any Organization Is to Make Top Management Effective)
Other Award Categories That Were NOT Announced in Public:
• Highest Email Open Rate (But Least Read Column)
• Most Delinquent Guest Writer Column Submitted After the Deadline
• Longest (Oh, my!) Column
• Column With the Most Typos
• Guest Writer Color Commentary We’re Still Trying to Discern What He Meant to Say!
Drucker Mondays featured a 52-week journey through the book, A Year with Peter Drucker: 52 Weeks of Coaching for Leadership Effectiveness, by Joseph A. Maciariello. Each Monday in 2015, we’ve featured a Drucker fan and his or her favorite snippet from the week's topic. Archives are posted here. Click here for the 53rd and final edition which featured a master list and links to all 52 color commentaries.