2013 TTL Award Winners

VANTAGE INTERNATIONAL PROUDLY ANNOUNCES THE

FIRST ANNUAL TAKE THE LEAD AWARD WINNER!

  

 

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, YOU ARE A LEADER."

- John Quincy Adams 

Vantage International is dedicated to fueling the global movement to fundamentally re-define the nature of leadership in workplace communities.  Our primary contribution to that movement is a powerful call to action - a leadership dare to everyone in every organization regardless of position, title, rank or salary - a dare to lead from your seat day in and day out!  This game changing message is one that Vantage International President, Leta Beam, delivers in speaking engagements, classrooms and her book: Take The Lead: Volume #1 of the Everyday Leadership Series.

The 2013 Take The Lead Award honors and recognizes one 'everyday leader' who demonstrates unwavering dedication to leading from his/her seat every day at work.  The award uplifts colleagues, coworkers and leaders across professional sectors, emphasizing the power of employees who "lead from their seats" at any level of an organization.

2013 was the inaugural year for the Take The Lead Award.  We can sum up our collective experience in one word - WOW!  The team here at Vantage International was thrilled to receive several hundred 'Everyday Leader' nominations.  Talk about a leadership movement getting started....all aboard!!!   Our hearts were warmed and we were truly inspired to read each and every 2013 TTL nomination and the many examples of fantastic leadership!  We would like to say a very heartfelt thank you to all of the folks who submitted a nomination.  You too are an 'everyday leader' - the fact that you took time out of your schedule to nominate someone else to receive this award speaks volumes about your very own leadership skills.

With so many superb nominations, selecting one winner proved challenging.  So challenging, in fact, that we created a 2nd place Honorable Mention Category.  We would like to congratulate Liz Scholtys, the 2013 Take The Lead Award winner!  Liz is leading from her seat every day and has made many sacrifices along the way to follow her dream of helping others have a better quality of life.  We'd also like to congratulate Nicole Blannard whose 2nd place nomination received an honorable mention.  Nicole was nominated by her ENTIRE team, all of whom contributed examples of her leading from her seat daily.  Finally, congratulations to the Executive Operations Team at Bassett Health Network (BHN) on their imaginative, bold and compelling nomination.  Because nominator, Bill Stamp, challenged the right rules and encouraged us to play bigger by nominating AN ENTIRE TEAM, we have awarded them a "Special Recognition!"  We were so impressed with this team nomination that we decided to include an official team category in the 2014 TTL Award. 

We invite you to read more about the winners below.   

MEET THE 2013 TAKE THE LEAD WINNERS!

 INTRODUCING THE 2013 TTL AWARD WINNER:

 Liz Scholtys, 2013 TTL Winner, at Ashraya Initiative for Children

Name:  Elizabeth Scholtys

Organization: Ashraya Initiative for Children

Nominator: Virginia Fitt

Click HERE to VIEW Elizabeths's nomination text

 

INTRODUCING HONORABLE MENTION WINNER:

Nicole Blannard, 2013 TTL Honorable Mention

  Name:  Nicole Blannard

Organization: Geisinger Health System

Nominator:  Betsy McDermott and Specialty Nurses II Team

Click HERE to VIEW Nicole's nomination text

 

SPECIAL RECOGNITION WINNERS- EVERYDAY LEADERSHIP TEAM:

BHN Executive Operations Team

Name:  BHN Executive Operations Team

Organization: Bassett Health Network

Nominator: William Stamp

Click HERE to VIEW William's nomination text

 

Click HERE review the 2013 Take The Lead Award requirements and eligibility information.  

The 2014 Take The Lead Award will be launched in the fall.  We are eagerly awaiting more 'everyday leader' stories!  Start thinking about who might be worthy of a nomination!

 

QUESTIONS?

Contact: 

Shannon Strasser

Vantage International

Info@vantage-inter.com

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VANTAGE INTERNATIONAL, LETA BEAM and TAKE THE LEAD EVERYDAY LEADERSHIP SERIES PLEASE VISIT US AT www.vantage-inter.com