Fifteen industry leaders named finalists in Partners In Leadership award for excellence in accountability, leadership and culture

May 2, 2017

Temecula, Calif. May 1, 2017 — Partners In Leadership, the Accountability Training and Culture Change Company, proudly announces the finalists in the 2017 Ozzie Awards. Celebrating organizations who demonstrate excellence in accountability, leadership and culture, the Ozzie Awards recognize industry leaders who have implemented Partners In Leadership programs achieving excellence in results, accountable teams, and successful Cultures of Accountability.

“Year after year, our client companies undergo inspiring transformations before our eyes,” said Craig Hickman, SVP and Co-Author of The Oz Principle. “Our primary goal is to ensure our client companies achieve their financial goals while creating a culture of accountability, enhanced employee engagement and responsive Above The Line® leadership.”

The 2017 Ozzie Award finalists (names appear in alphabetical, not rank order) are:

  • Be The Match
  • Bristol Farms
  • Curtis Lumber Company, Inc.
  • Inova Alexandria Hospital
  • Lone Star College
  • Magleby Construction
  • MorphoTrust USA
  • OSF St. Mary Medical Center
  • Panduit
  • Redstone Federal Credit Union
  • Research Electro-Optics
  • Sears Holdings Corporations
  • Server Technology
  • Telesystem
  • TSYS

The finalists have a chance to win the Gold, Silver or Bronze award in their respective categories. One outstanding organization receives the prestigious Ruby Award for demonstrating role-model Accountability, Leadership and Culture. The award categories are small to mid-sized companies and large companies, with three new categories that Partners In Leadership plans to reveal when they announce the winners at the Ozzie Awards ceremony at Accountability+ PLUS Symposium on May 16 in Washington, D.C.

“We received many strong nominations from across industries,” said Christa Martin, SVP of Marketing. “Our finalists are industry exemplars of leaders who achieve groundbreaking results by putting people first, modeling key leadership traits, engaging their employees, and shaping culture for transformational growth.”


About Partners In Leadership

Partners In Leadership guides clients in defining Key Results™, shaping Cultural Beliefs®, and solving Accountability Gaps. With our network of experts around the world and #1 award-winning content, our firm helps clients achieve their mission by dramatically boosting employee engagement, inspiring innovation, improving cross-collaboration, developing accountable leaders, blending strategy with culture, and more. Partners In Leadership continues the legacy of pioneering Accountability Training, and innovating cultural transformation.

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