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.

Learn more about Tyler and his practice of leadership and humanitarian work.

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 RECIPIENT – TYLER PERRY

We are very excited to recognize Tyler Perry, Founder of Tyler Perry Studios, with a 2020 Elite Leadership IMPACT Award in entertainment.

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. He invented characters which enabled him to reveal his true experiences and feelings in case someone else were to read his writings. 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.

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4th Principle of Professional Leadership

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.

2019 ELITE LEADERSHIP IMPACT AWARD RECIPIENT – CHRIS VAN GORDER

We are very excited to present our inaugural Elite Leadership IMPACT Award to Chris Van Gorder, President and CEO of Scripps Health. He has been regularly recognized for his leadership across all industries, not just in healthcare. His impact can be observed in the culture he has created at Scripps. From the parking lot attendants to the healthcare providers, they are all focused on the mission to provide the best care for their patients and families.

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