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:
Name: Elizabeth Scholtys
Organization: Ashraya Initiative for Children
Nominator: Virginia Fitt
INTRODUCING HONORABLE MENTION WINNER:
Name: Nicole Blannard
Organization: Geisinger Health System
Nominator: Betsy McDermott and Specialty Nurses II Team
SPECIAL RECOGNITION WINNERS- EVERYDAY LEADERSHIP TEAM:
Name: BHN Executive Operations Team
Organization: Bassett Health Network
Nominator: William Stamp
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!
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VANTAGE INTERNATIONAL, LETA BEAM and TAKE THE LEAD EVERYDAY LEADERSHIP SERIES PLEASE VISIT US AT www.vantage-inter.com