Eleven Outstanding Leaders Honored With First Annual Grateful Leadership
Leaders From NYPD, Whole Foods, Prudential Annuities Among Recipients Honored
at Rizzoli Bookstore Event November 15, 2012
NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eleven outstanding leaders will be
honored with the first annual Grateful Leadership Tribute at the launch of the
new book from author Judith W. Umlas, Grateful Leadership: Using the Power of
Acknowledgment to Engage All Your People and Achieve Superior Results,
McGraw-Hill Professional and International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL).
IIL will present the tribute to attending recipients, Captain Daniel E.
Sosnowik, Commanding Officer of the Leadership Training Section of the New
York Police Department and Kimberly Supersano, Chief Marketing Officer of
Prudential Annuities. The book launch will be held at Rizzoli Bookstore, 31
West 57th Street, New York, Thursday, November 15, 2012, 5:30 to 7:00 pm.
Other honorees not in attendance include: Mark Addicks, Chief Marketing
Officer, General Mills; Lynn Batara, Enterprise Project Management Office
Director, Franklin Templeton Investments; Michael Case, President & CEO, The
Westervelt Company; Janis O'Bryan, Chief Information Officer, Hudson Advisors;
Primitivo Davis, Brigade Chaplain, U.S. Army; Walter Robb, Co-CEO, Whole Foods
Market; Tom LaForge, Global Director of Human and Cultural Insights, The
Coca-Cola Company; Xavier Joly, Global Director of People Development, Volvo
Powertrain and Roberto Daniel, Senior Director, Invensys Controls.
These leaders are profiled in Umlas' book and embody the spirit of Grateful
Leadership by cultivating gratitude and appreciation through acknowledging the
value of staff and their contributions to the organization as a whole.
Honorees have long-standing records of superior employee engagement, building
positive workplace cultures, and delivering world class business and
professional results. The Tribute will be presented by E. LaVerne Johnson,
Founder, President and CEO, IIL and Judith W. Umlas, Author, Trainer & Sr.
Vice President, IIL. The company will make a donation in each of the Grateful
Leaders' names to the Covenant House New York Mother and Child Program.
Umlas' book Grateful Leadership presents the business case for The Power of
Acknowledgment, her first book, and proposes and demonstrates with research
and case studies that leaders who appreciate their employees and express their
gratitude in a heartfelt and authentic way have improved performance and
overall results. The Grateful Leadership Tribute honors leaders who exemplify
this style of leadership.
"IIL is thrilled to honor business leaders who are pioneers in enhancing and
improving the workplace culture," said IIL President and CEO Johnson. "Putting
people first and enabling their success is a core value of IIL, and we are
proud to acknowledge business leaders who share this vision for including
gratitude among the core competencies of leadership. We are very moved and
happy to make a donation in each of the Grateful Leaders' names to Covenant
House, and to present the leaders with drawings and writings from current
residents stating one thing for which they are grateful."
The first Grateful Leadership Tribute ceremony and book launch event will be
held on November 15, 2012 at Rizzoli Bookstore in Midtown Manhattan. Members
of the press and other interested parties are invited to attend by contacting
Vanessa Innes at 212 515-5177.
About International Institute for Learning, Inc.
IIL is a global leader in training, consulting, coaching and customized course
development, and is proud to be the educational provider of choice for many
top global companies. IIL's core competencies include Project, Program and
Portfolio Management, Business Analysis, Microsoft^® Project and Project
Server, Lean Six Sigma, PRINCE2^®, ITIL^®, Agile, Leadership and Interpersonal
Skills, Corporate Consciousness and Sustainability.
CONTACT: Vanessa Jean Innes
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