The Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership and Atlanta-based Turknett Leadership Group have announced the nominees for the 11th Annual Turknett Leadership Character Awards. The awards will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the Sheraton-Atlanta and will recognize individuals who represent the best in leadership character in Georgia.
Since 2003, the annual Turknett Leadership Character Awards have recognized Georgia leaders who demonstrate character in leadership based on alignment with the Leadership Character Model, a model developed by Bob and Lyn Turknett in 1995. The model represents character as a scale with integrity as the base and respect and responsibility balanced on either side. Nominations were accepted in six categories: CEO/President/Managing Partner – Large Company, CEO/President/Managing Partner – Small Company, Executive/Manager, Non Profit, Education and “Inspiritor.” The Awards ceremony will be a part of the 24th annual Greenleaf Center Servant Leadership Conference.
Top nominees in each category are selected by the five-person Advisory Board. Members of the 2014 Advisory Board include Ann Cramer, Senior Consultant with Coxe Curry & Associates; Tom Crawford, owner of Crawford Corporate Coaching; David Ratcliffe, former President, and CEO of Southern Company; Conchita Robinson, President and CEO of C Robinson Associates, Inc.; and Dr. Betty Siegel, President-Emeritus of Kennesaw State University.
Nominees in the CEO/President/Managing Partner - Large Company Categoryare:
Leigh Strong, Volunteer – Junior League of Atlanta
Kent C. "Oz" Nelson, former CEO of UPS will receive the third Lifetime Achievement Award for character in leadership. The award recognizes leaders who exemplify the highest standards of character and integrity over a lifetime of service to an organization and to the larger community. Read more here.
The awards will be presented under the auspices of the Greenleaf Center, a nonprofit [501(c)3] with international reach. This year’s awards luncheon will be held as part of the Greenleaf Center’s 24th Annual International Servant Leadership Conference at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, September 24, 2014. The conference, which convenes those interested in building the understanding, awareness and practice of servant leadership, is an ideal venue to celebrate great leaders of the community.
Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, Bob and Lyn Turknett, and the Host Committee invite everyone in the community to attend the Leadership Character Awards. Host Committee members include:
Cathy Callaway Adams - Federal Home Loan Bank Atlanta
Members marked with an asterisk are former winners of a Leadership Character Award. Alana Shepherd received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award.
For ticket information, visit http://www.leadershipcharacterawards.org/leadership-character-model/greenleaf-conference. UPS will be the presenting sponsor for the 2014 Awards, and Kroger, GV Financial, and CMIT Solutions will also sponsor. For additional information about sponsorship, please click here.
About the Leadership Character Awards
Since 2003, the Turknett Leadership Character Awards have recognized Georgia leaders who display character in leadership based on alignment with the Leadership Character Model, a model developed by Bob and Lyn Turknett in 1995. For 10 years, the Awards were presented by Turknett Leadership Group. The 11th Annual Leadership Character Awards will be presented under the auspices of the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership and will be held on September 24, 2014 at the Sheraton Atlanta.
About the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership
Founded in 1964, the Greenleaf Center is an international nonprofit organization that serves students, individuals, workplaces and the community by growing servant-leaders through education and programming. Robert K. Greenleaf was the author of "The Servant as Leader," a landmark essay that coined the phrase "servant-leader" and launched the modern servant leadership movement. Today the Greenleaf Center nurtures students, enhances workplaces and builds the servant leader community through education, leadership development and conferences. To find out more, please visit www.greenleaf.org.
About Turknett Leadership Group
TLG’s expertise is Leadership. With over 25 years’ experience, TLG is Atlanta’s premiere resource for Executive Coaching, Talent Assessment, Leadership Team Development, Culture Assessment and Change, and more. Through an approach grounded in science and guided by the Leadership Character Model™, TLG helps organizations hire the best people, identify and develop high potentials, and create high-performing cultures.