A Real Winner – Bosede Akamiokhor!

RBA with Judith Umlas and RogerAt a 2013 Rockland Business Association (RBA) meeting in which Grateful Leadership was the keynote presentation, the RBA raffled off a copy of IIL’s book on that powerful subject. The winner was Bodede Akamoikhor, Community Program Manager at Affinity Health Plan – headquartered in the Bronx, New York. Roger Scheiber, VP Development of the Rockland Business Association, presented the book to her. 

Here is how Bosede describes her reaction to winning the prize:

I was obviously excited about winning something, but I was more excited about it being a gift that focused on gratitude. Being grateful has always been important to me and is very close to my heart. I know how it feels when my bosses show gratitude for my work. The book was extremely timely for me because of the changes being experienced at home and at work. I felt it was very important for leaders to be expressive in their appreciation of extra effort. I shared the book with some of our leaders, since it resonated deeply with me, and got a great response to this simple yet powerful concept.

I was personally delighted that Bosede, given her ongoing practice of gratitude and appreciation, won the prize! As gratitude is contagious, she – and therefore everyone she interacts with – is A Real Winner!

Until the next time…

Judy Umlas