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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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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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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Robert Ford succeeded Abbott’s long-time CEO, Miles D. White, on March 31, 2020 right at the beginning of the pandemic. According to the World Health Organization, testing will be the key to beating the coronavirus pandemic. Robert and Abbott, stepped up to help make this come to fruition.
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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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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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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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The 4th Principle of Professional Leadership is “An abundance of the innate leadership qualities of humility, empathy, vision and risk-taking (and the instinct when to use each).”
Although everyone can be taught leadership, the best leaders have that little something extra that sets them apart. That ‘something extra’ component is usually a number of innate leadership qualities, some that can be taught, but the best leaders have an abundance of these qualities innately. The more innate qualities a leader has, the higher their leadership ceiling which is what separates a good leader from an elite level leader.
The 3rd Principle of Professional Leadership is “A thorough understanding of the situational influences that impact leading their followers and the environment in which they lead.”
Leaders need to closely watch for changes in their situational influences. These could be from primary influences such as their followers or the environment or secondary influences from peers or superiors. Changes in any of these influences requires an immediate response in the manner in which the leader executes their leadership.
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The 2nd Principle of Professional Leadership is “Awareness of those moments in a leader’s life that shaped them to become the leader they are.”
Leaders must know those defining moments in their life that shaped them into the leader they became. It could be successfully facing a challenging situation, a mentor who took them under their wing or sadly, a tragedy. This knowledge helps leaders understand their underlying beliefs and how they influence decisions, guide problem-solving and drive behavior.
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