Dear Scott,

When I participated in the Empower U Leadership Awakening in March this year, I had no idea what I was in for. Over the years I have had the opportunity to attend numerous week-long leadership development programs. All of them expensive, outstanding courses utilized by many of the leading corporations, some held in 5-star resorts. While each of them had a positive impact on my professional and some even my personal life, none can hold a candle to my experience during and following Leadership Awakening. I knew immediately that I wanted to share the experience with my entire organization. The only thing that topped Awakening was when I participated in Leadership Adventure in June.

I consciously waited to write this letter, because I wanted to validate my belief that the EU experience would have the same impact on others, and my organization, as it has had on me personally. In a changing world and company full of uncertainty, the EmpowerU experience has made, and continues to make, a huge positive impact. The most personally gratifying outcome is the positive impact is has made in the personal lives of my people. As a person that believes balance is a critical ingredient in success, having people with meaningful, empowered lives both at work and at home helps the business performance of my organization every day. When you have a team full of passionately committed leaders, the organizational ability to ‘raise the bar’ of performance is incredible.

Thanks for being an important part of the future success of Maytag.

With Passion – Heart, Body & Soul,
Mark B. Parriott
Sr. Director Newton Operations