2009 News Archives

10/26/09: The Possible Woman Foundation International will honor Emily Bourne Grigsby at its Founder’s Luncheon at the Atlanta Country Club, November 5, 2009. Also being honored at the luncheon will be founding board member Susan Hitchcock, Vice President and Director of Women’s Initiatives for Turknett Leadership Group.

10/26/09: Dr. Lauren Harris was selected as volunteer of the month for Jewish Family & Career Services for her work with the Open Studio Art Group at the Jewish Tower, where she works with the agency’s art therapists to help seniors with deal with various issues through art. Read more about it here.

10/13/09: Dr. Betty Siegel, TLG’s partner in Leadership Ethics & Character; President Emeritus, Kennesaw State University; Endowed Chair of the Siegel Institute for Leadership, Ethics & Character will receive three awards highlighting her legacy of service to others: The 2009 Legacy Award presented by the Chattahoochee Technical College, The Whitney M. Young Service Award presented by the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and The 2009 Tower of Strength Award presented by Morris Brown College.

10/1/09: Susan Hitchcock is among a slate of nine leaders selected to serve as judges for the 10th Annual Women Of the Year in Technology Awards presented by Grant Thornton. Nine finalists were announced at a reception on August 20th in the following categories: Emerging/Small Organizations; Mid Size / Medium Organizations; and Enterprise Organizations. Winners in each category will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on October 1st at the Renaissance Galleria Hotel.

9/11/09: Susan Hitchock is the guest speaker for the Kettering Executive Network (KEN). She will speak on “Leadership in the Age of Scandal.” KEN is an invitation only organization of executives who meet to support each other’s careers, share leadership insight, and provide assistance for those in transition.

8/3/09: Dr. Robert (Bob) and Lyn Turknett’s article, “Accessing Cultures: Acquiring the Best of Both in a Merger,” from their column Executive Wisdom, available in Business to Business magazine.

7/11/09: Dr. Robert and Lyn Turknett are interviewed by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. They discuss positive opportunities for character development even in the midst of the struggling economy in the article, “How Character is a Key to Success.” Read the full article here.

7/8/09: Susan Hitchcock is the guest speaker for the Atlanta Chapter of Executive Women International (EWI) at the Ritz Carlton. The topic for the event is “Leadership Lessons: Then and Now.”

6/7/09: Lyn Turknett is interviewed by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. She speaks on the importance of ethics in the article, “Companies Place Value on Integrity.”

6/5/09: The Atlanta Business Chronicle runs a summary of Bob Turknett’s commencement address to Jacksonville University. Read the full article, “Teachers, self-confidence and leadership.”

5/18/09: Dr. Robert (Bob) and Lyn Turknett’s article, “Smart Team + Humble Leader = Brilliant Success,” from their column Executive Wisdom, available in Business to Business magazine. Read the article at www.btobmagazine.com.

5/12/09: The 2nd Annual Nellie Duke Leadership Symposium will be held in the Z-6 Building at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m., and will last until 2:30 p.m. The Symposium is being sponsored by the University’s Department of Education, the Lamar Plunkett Lecture Series, the Georgia Commission on Women and the Georgia Women’s Institute. Susan Hitchcock of Turknett Leadership Group will give the keynote address. There will be two plenary sessions with presentations on leadership, and a report on the status of women. Please contact the Department of Continuing Education to register at (678) 839-6611.

5/2/09: Dr. Robert Turknett delivers the commencement address titled Character is Destiny at Jacksonville University and was conferred an honorary doctorate. Please visit JU’s website for a summary of the event. Read Bob’s commencement address here.

4/9/09: Dr. Robert (Bob) Turknett and Lyn’s newest Executive Wisdom article, “Know How to Revitalize Before You Downsize: Is there a right and wrong way to implement cutbacks?,” appears in Business to Business magazine. Read the article at www.btobmagazine.com.

3/12/09: Lyn Turknett serves on a panel with Dr. Elizabeth Kiss, President of Agnes Scott College, and Debbie Sessions, Partner and COO of Porter Keadle Moore, for Atlanta Woman magazine’s Ethics 101, “a candid talk on workplace ethics, leadership and trust.”

3/5/09: Lyn Turknett interviewed with Dr. Elizabeth Kiss, President of Agnes Scott College; Dr. Betty Siegel, President Emeritus of Kennesaw State University; Nancy Dove, vice president of the South Atlantic division of the American Cancer Society; and Marcia Taylor, CEO of Bennett International in Atlanta Woman magazine’s latest edition for the article, “Doing the Right Thing?: Why Ethics is Important for Leaders and Your Company.” To view, visit www.atlantawomanmag.com.

3/1/09: The Atlanta Journal Constitution announces Turknett Leadership Group’s recipients of the Sixth Annual Leadership Character Awards in its “Newsmakers” section.

1/21/09: Dr. Robert Turknett and Lyn’s article, “Go First: Be the Leader You are Waiting For,” published in Business to Business magazine. They discuss the importance of leaders at any level to take initiative and work with their team in order to achieve their vision.To view the full article visit www.btobmagazine.com.

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