TYLER PERRY – 2020 ELITE LEADERSHIP IMPACT AWARD RECIPIENT

Tyler is a world-renowned producer, director, actor, screenwriter, playwright, author, songwriter, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He learned early on the value of reflecting in his life. After enduring a difficult childhood, he discovered the therapeutic benefits of journaling while watching an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show. These painful reflections became the foundation for his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which he wrote, produced, directed, starred in and rewrote until the show was opening to packed theaters and rave reviews.

Embracing journaling helped Tyler to better understand, unload and heal, but it is also used as a leadership tool to help leaders prepare for future challenges. When Tyler looks back at what he faced in the past, he is inspired and encouraged with his future. This understanding of his past is probably what drives his philanthropic work. Tyler has built a filmmaking empire as well as a humanitarian one.

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MAYA MOORE – 2020 ELITE LEADERSHIP IMPACT AWARD RECIPIENT

In 2017, Maya Moore was named Sports Illustrated’s Performer of the Year after leading the Minnesota Lynx to their 4th WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) Championship. This was after winning back-to-back NCAA Women’s Basketball Championships with the University of Connecticut, a WNBA Finals MVP, two WNBA All-Star Game MVPs, two Olympic gold medals and the WNBA Rookie of the Year Award. She was called “the greatest winner in the history of women’s basketball (with the best yet to come),” also by Sports Illustrated. In 2019, she decided to put a pause on her basketball career to help an inmate wrongly convicted of a crime.

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GORDON GEE – 2020 ELITE LEADERSHIP IMPACT AWARD RECIPIENT

President Gee is known for his straightforward approach to things, his bow ties and the hundreds of selfies he has taken with students. He is one of the best practitioners of social leadership you will ever meet or hear about. He extensively uses of social media to communicate and connect with his audience. He has tens of thousands of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram followers.

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JOHN COURIS – 2020 ELITE LEADERSHIP IMPACT AWARD RECIPIENT

Congratulations to Elite Leadership IMPACT Award recipient, John Couris, President & CEO of Tampa General Hospital (TGH). His mission is to make TGH the safest and most innovative academic health system in America. As a leader in the health care industry, John has achieved success through innovation, technological integration and strategic collaborations.

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2020 ELITE LEADERSHIP IMPACT AWARD RECIPIENTS

Join us in congratulating the 2020 Elite Leadership IMPACT Award recipients. These are the people who make an impact in their organizations, in their industry and in their communities. These are exceptional leaders that people want to work for, people want to hear, and people want to know. Last year, was a tough year for all of us, but these leaders have shown how to continue to make an impact in the face of a pandemic, social justice or both. I have been truly moved by the leadership they have shown.

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2020 ELITE LEADERSHIP IMPACT AWARD RECIPIENT ANNOUNCEMENT

On May 5th, the 2020 Elite Leadership IMPACT Award recipients will be announced. These are the persons who best exemplify the principles of Elite Leadership through the impact they make in their daily practice of leadership. This award is for leaders who are making an impact in their organization, an impact in their industry and an impact in their community. These are the exceptional leaders that people want to work for, people want to hear, and people want to know.

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An Update on ‘Tales from the Leadership Front’​ – A Lifetime of Mentoring

I was deep into working on my next leadership book last week when I received a phone call. I was prepared to ignore it or send it to voicemail since I figured it was another car warranty extension or student loan reduction call when I saw my mentor, Jerry O. Williams’s face on my phone. Several years ago, I started adding pictures to my contacts so I don’t even have to read the name of the caller, but I can see their face, even from across the room.

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Inspiring Leadership Speaking Topics for 2021!

Ongoing leadership learning is critical to continued growth and lessons are everywhere. The year 2020 was tough for us all, therefore Professor Bennett has developed some educational, entertaining and engaging speaking topics for 2021. Live events are being booked for post July 1st and virtual events all year. Read more about his speaking and schedule him.

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