We are deeply honored to showcase the remarkable leadership journey and
accomplishments of Mrs. Frances Hesselbein, founding president and CEO of
the Leader to Leader Institute in New York (formerly The Peter F. Drucker
Foundation for Nonprofit Management). Among her many achievements,
Mrs. Hesselbein was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the
United States of America’s highest civilian honor, in 1998. Mrs. Hesselbein’s Biography.
We encourage you to experience each of the unique features of this special exhibit
to step inside her life and work...
Visual Self-Guided Gallery Tour
At the top of this page, there is a visual self-guided “gallery tour.” Frances takes
you on a journey through her life and work. Be sure to put your headset on
(or turn your speakers) on. Listen to the Piano Medley for Frances
while you experience going through “gallery tour” at your own pace.
Graphic art design by Sally K. Green Piano Medley for Frances by Jessica Roemischer
Interview with Frances Hesselbein
The visual self-guided gallery tour above serves as a prelude to an intimate
conversation with Frances Hesselbein. She met with Debbe Kennedy,
founder of the Global Dialogue Center to give all of the opportunity to step
inside her life and work to learn from her example. Her stories are poignant.
Her lessons memorable.
Frances Hesselbein’s Personal Library Biography, Articles, Books, Publications, Quotes, and Photos
The link below takes you to Leader to Leader Institute to Mrs. Hesselbein’s
personal library. Also, we encourage you to look around the Leader to Leader website
to see other articles, tools, events, and resources available to you. Visit now.
About the Leader to Leader Institute
Established in 1990 as the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, the Leader to Leader Institute furthers its mission—to strengthen the leadership of the social sector—by providing social sector leaders with essential leadership wisdom, inspiration and resources to lead for innovation and to build vibrant social sector organizations. It is this essential social sector, in collaboration with its partners in the private and public sectors, that changes lives and builds a society of healthy children, strong families, decent housing, good schools, work that dignifies, all embraced by the diverse, inclusive, cohesive community that cares about all of its people. Learn more.
We are grateful for our Global Dialogue Center’s collaborative partners that shared their artistic, musical, and technical gifts that brought Leadership by Example: A Tribute to Frances Hesselbein to life: