Workplace Power Institute Winner of the 2016 Leadership Excellence Award Recognizing Exceptional Leadership Development

Top Quote Workplace Power Institute wins prestigious leadership development award from at the LEAD2016 conference in Nashville for the Discretionary Effort Leadership onsite training program and virtual coaching and mentoring program. End Quote
    QuoteBe the leader people CHOOSE to follow not HAVE to follow because of your place on the organizational chart.Quote
  • Atlanta, GA (1888PressRelease) February 19, 2016 - Workplace Power Institute was a distinguished recipient of the Leadership Excellence Award for outstanding achievement in leadership development and programs in the areas of Education, Corporate, and Individual leadership. They were named at the LEAD2016 conference held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee. The prestigious Leadership Awards salute the world's top leadership practitioners and programs and highlight their roles in developing their most important asset - their people.

    For more than 33 years, Leadership Excellence, now a part of, has identified and recognized the top leadership organizations and their strategies and solutions in a yearly ranking by appropriate category. This year, the ranking process and award categories were streamlined and updated to better define the leadership efforts nominated. The complete list of this year's award winners will be published in the February edition of Leadership Excellence Essentials.

    Discretionary Effort Leadership

    Based on the forthcoming book, Discretionary Effort Leadership by Karla Brandau and Douglas Ross, the discretionary effort leadership program includes on-site training and virtual coaching modules that build leaders employees CHOOSE to follow, not HAVE to follow because of a place on the organizational chart.

    Karla Brandau, CEO of Workplace Power Institute says, "Discretionary effort is a 21st century leadership concept that builds on engagement programs already in place in a company but adds the subtle craft of gaining employee buy-in and advancing worthy work objectives with five conversation competencies. The Discretionary Effort Leadership program takes every manager to a higher level of leadership expertise."

    "Effective leadership development programs and activities are a must in today's business. Without leadership, all other resources are ineffective, whether you are operating a non-profit, educational institution, government department, small business, or a large corporation. Programs and individuals recognized in the Leadership Excellence Awards program have made significant contributions developing leaders," stated Debbie McGrath, CEO of

    About Workplace Power Institute
    Workplace Power Institute was founded by Karla Brandau in 1986. Fortune 100 companies, small businesses, nonprofits and government agencies have benefited from implementing Workplace Power Institute's systems, strategies and assessments. All topics for keynotes, workshops, and on-site training programs focus learning on becoming more productive and competitive in the 21st century global marketplace.

    About LEAD2016
    LEAD2016 is a 2-day leadership forum designed to inspire leadership in people from all walks of life, live simulcast to hundreds of remote host sites internationally. The event brings top thought leaders and the world's best leadership practices into any organization and communities and was February 3rd and 4th, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

    About, the largest global social networking and resource site for HR Professionals is committed to providing a deeper understanding of the HR function for 280,000 members by offering a Global Leadership annual event, Leadership Excellence Awards.

    For more information, contact:
    Karla Brandau
    karla ( @ ) karlabrandau dot com

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