Deadline for 2016 Best Practice Awards Extended until Friday, September 30

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL – September 20, 2016 — Best Practice Institute is calling for nominations for its 2016 Best Practice Awards. Applications are being accepted for four honors: Best Practice CEO, Best Practice Company Founder, Best Practice Organization/Practitioner, and Best Practice Thought Leader. Multiple winners will be named in each award category.

The Best Practice Awards acknowledge innovators, practitioners, executives, CEOs and consultants who have made a significant positive impact on their organizations and on modern leadership and management principles and practices.

Best Practice Institute is a leadership and management association focusing on best and innovative business practices. BPI has more than 42,000 subscribers, from managers to senior and C-level talent, HR, and HR Tech executives, including corporate and individual members on five continents and executives and employees of more than half of the Fortune 500. Best Practice Awards are judged by C-Level, Fortune 1000 talent executives.

BPI began honoring exceptional business leaders in 2006. The Best Practice Awards have become among the most coveted awards in management, leadership development and cutting-edge HR Technologies.
“BPI’s Best Practice Awards accomplish much more than simply saying ‘well done’ to some worthy leaders,” said Louis Carter, BPI founder and CEO. “These awards make an important contribution to the global business community. This is a way to inform the public, including our tens of thousands of subscribing members, about the true leaders and pioneers in their fields. These are the ones to watch, the ones you want to work for, and the ones you want to emulate in your own organization, not just for best practices but for next practices.”

Several past winners have gone on to join BPI’s Senior Executive Board including MasterCard’s Chief Talent Officer David Deacon, Humana’s VP of Talent & OD Roger Cude, and KeyBank’s Chief Talent Officer, Brian Fishel, among others. BPI’s Senior Executive Board is an exclusive benchmarking consortium for heads of talent to share with and learn from each other the best and next practices in talent management, leadership development and organization development.

The deadline for nominations has been extended until Friday, September 30. Finalists will be announced in mid-October, and award winners will be revealed at BPI’s Senior Executive Board fall 2016 meeting and on the Best Practice Institute website and press releases.

100s of CEOs have received BPI’s CEO Award including Dow Chemical Company CEO Andrew Liveris, former Genentech CEO and current Apple Chairman Arthur Levinson, Xerox CEO Anne Mulcahy, FedEx CEO Fred Smith and others. Past CEO winners include:

Virginia Rometty (IBM)
Pete Cashmore (Mashable)
John Chambers (Cisco Systems, Inc.)
A.G. Lafley (The Proctor & Gamble Company)
Andrea Jung (Avon Products, Inc.)
Andrew Liveris (The Dow Chemical Company)
Anne Mulcahy (Xerox Corporation)
Arthur Levinson (Genentech, Inc.)
Bill Sullivan (Agilent Technologies, Inc.)
Bill Weldon (Johnson & Johnson)
Bob Nardelli (The Home Depot, Inc.)
Brad Anderson (Best Buy Co., Inc.)
Dick Kovacevich (Wells Fargo & Company)
Fred Smith (FedEx Corporation)
J.P. Garnier (GlaxoSmithKline)
Jeff Immelt (General Electric Company)
Jim Donald (Starbucks Corporation)
Jim Skinner (McDonald’s Corporation)
Ken Lewis (Bank of America Corporation)
Kevin Rollins (Dell Incorporated)
Meg Whitman (eBay, Inc.)
Michel Tilmant (ING Group)
Pat Russo (Lucent Technology)
Paul Ostellini (Intel Corporation)
Paul Pressler (Gap Inc.)
Robert Ulrich (Target Corporation)
Wendell Weeks (Corning Incorporated)
Ajay Banga (MasterCard)
Christopher Nassetta (Hilton Worldwide)
Eric Affeldt (ClubCorp)
Fred Smith (FedEx Corporation)
Frank Blake (The Home Depot, Inc.)
Gary Kelly (Southwest Airlines)
Howard Schultz (Starbucks Corporation)
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John Bilbrey (Hershey)
Mark Parker (Nike)
Michael Duke (Wal-Mart)
Mike George (QVC)
Dr Ming Bo Sun (Tsingtao Brewery Co Ltd)
Muhtar Kent (The Coca-Cola Company)
Nancy McKinstry (Wolters Kluwer)
Paul Bulcke (Nestle)
Phil Martens (Novelis Inc.)
Robert Iger (The Walt Disney Company)
Sridha (Shriram Transport Finance Company)
Dr Rudiger Grube (Deutsche Bahn AG)
Ted Mathas (New York Life)
Yang Yuanqing (Lenovo)

In line with BPI’s focus on leadership development, the Best Practice CEO Award recognizes CEOs who have a proven commitment to developing top talent and creating innovative new applications in HR. A Best Practice CEO must have a track record of successfully aligning talent management strategy with business strategy. Another important criterion is having the respect of the company’s employees.

Current finalists include Cornerstone On-Demand CEO Adam Miller.

For a list of past winners, and to start your application today visit []

All 2016 Best Practice Awards nominees will receive a BPI professional membership (a $480 value), be listed and profiled as an expert on BPI’s website and receive am awards logo that may be used on websites and in social media. News about BPI awards, finalists and award winners reach hundreds of thousands of executives around the world through BPI’s website, newsletters and other materials.

More information about BPI’s Best Practice Awards, as well as the online nomination form, are available at

BEST PRACTICE INSTITUTE is a leadership and management association focusing on best and innovative business practices. BPI has more than 42,000 subscribers, from managers to senior and C-level executives. It has corporate and individual members in about two-dozen countries on five continents, including executives and employees of more than half of the Fortune 500. BPI’s Senior Executive Board features C-Level Talent Executives from organizations such as Humana, MasterCard, Johnson & Johnson, Nokia, Cigna, Saudi Aramco, KeyBank and others.
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