The distinguished recipients of the Leadership Excellence and Development (LEAD) Awards for 2018 were named for outstanding achievements in leadership development and programs in the areas of Education, Corporate, and Individuals at the LEAD2018 event recently held at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. These leadership awards salute the world's top leadership practitioners and programs, and highlight these organizations’ contributions in helping organizations develop their most important asset − their people.
In 2017, FranklinCovey launched The Wall Street Journal best-seller, Get Better: 15 Proven Practices to Build Effective Relationships at Work, authored by FranklinCovey Chief People Officer Todd Davis. In conjunction with the launch, FranklinCovey created an interactive work session featuring key principles and content from the book on behalf of FranklinCovey employees, who participated in the session facilitated by Davis. It was the book, its content and the work session that were the impetus for a nomination and an award for FranklinCovey by HR.com as a LEAD 2018 Top Leadership Partner.
For the past 35 years, the LEAD Awards, formerly known as Leadership Excellence Awards, have identified and recognized the top leadership programs and organizations and their strategies and solutions in their yearly ranking. This year's award winners were published in HR.com’s Leadership Excellence Essentials e-publication. Future issues of the Leadership Excellence publication will also feature interviews from select top award winners in each category. These interviews will outline each program's unique qualities that made it a LEAD Awards winner.
“We express our appreciation to HR.com for this award. It is a real honor to be recognized as a 2018 Top Leadership Partner,” said Bob Whitman, FranklinCovey CEO. “Our competitive advantage has always been our unique, world-renowned content and performance improvement solutions, as well as our thought leaders and authors behind those solutions. Get Better is a compelling book. The content is based upon Todd’s 30-plus years of experience in talent development, his exemplary leadership, and his deep knowledge and understanding of how to build effective relationships at work. The content and work session have not only benefited our employees, but thousands more in client organizations throughout the world. And to have this content be the genesis of this recognition highlights FranklinCovey’s ability to create highly valued leadership development solutions."