It takes courage to deliver heartfelt and authentic acknowledgment—even when, and especially if, it makes you feel vulnerable. When you summon up the necessary courage to do this, you will inspire all of your stakeholders to perform their best and reach their highest levels of engagement. People simply can’t do enough to get the job done when they feel valued and appreciated. They become loyal to the organization and committed to their jobs and to their vision of what they can accomplish. Learn how to generate this transformation and see the amazing results!
Judith W. Umlas is Sr. Vice President, International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) and author of the ground-breaking book The Power of Acknowledgment which has been credited with changing workplaces and lives by making use of the 7 Principles of Acknowledgment she developed.
Her book on Grateful Leadership: Using the Power of Acknowledgment to Engage All Your People and Achieve Superior Results was published by McGraw-Hill Professional in association with IIL in early 2013 and You’re Totally Awesome! The Power of Acknowledgment for Kids was published in late 2013 by IIL Publishing. In 2016, Judith founded the Center for Grateful Leadership—a growing, global community of practitioners and contributors to this leadership model/initiative.
Judith delivers inspiring, motivational and transformational keynote addresses on Grateful Leadership and The Power of Acknowledgment all over the world. She also leads webinars and teaches full day virtual and traditional courses to organizations such as Volvo, the U.S. Army, Prudential, JMP Engineering, the World Bank, Fannie Mae, IBM, AT&T, Google, Amway, the New York Police Department and many others. She has trained tens of thousands of people through her leading edge, highly interactive and engaging courses and keynotes – with outstanding and long-lasting results. Grateful Leadership and The Power of Acknowledgment are Judith’s passion, mission and purpose!