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Management Action Programs (MAP) Announces 2012 Presidential Award Winners

Prestigious business honor celebrates six companies for their impressive growth, disciplined leadership

LOS ANGELES, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — There's a bright spot in the business world, at least for a handful of companies that have just been selected to receive the 8th Annual MAP Presidential Award. The prestigious 2012 Award recognizes the excellence that these six companies have demonstrated as they've tapped the 50+ years of consulting experience offered by Management Action Programs (MAP) (

But that's not all — the honor also celebrates exemplary leadership. Each of these award-winning companies feature highly disciplined leaders who've created engaged, aligned and profitable workplaces. Navigating the uncertain times of today's economy, they're using MAP as their guide, driving impressive company outcomes in terms of growth, profitability and workforce culture, according to John Manning, MAP's president.

"These leaders, as well as the teams of employees that they manage, deserve recognition because they're really excelling," Manning says. "They've used the MAP Management System™ to align their team to vital business goals, and then they've empowered their staffs to take ownership of the process and achieve remarkable results. This sort of transformative change — in which people are accountable, engaged and committed — is the ticket to sustainable business success. Some of these companies have even doubled profits and revenue in just a year's time."

MAP has been a business-plan execution partner to over 15,000 companies since 1960. Those receiving recognition this year have strengthened their bottom line through on-target business-plan execution and the achievement of Vital Factors® Goals. Through the integration of process discipline and leadership development, MAP accelerates the performance of its clients to establish a winning advantage. The criteria for the Presidential Award include:

  • Implementation of the MAP Management System™ throughout the organization;
  • Significant improvement in company Vital Factors, the critical elements that sustain business growth;
  • Establishment of consistent, effective leadership that provides clear company direction;
  • Reinforcement of company values through consistently "walking the talk"; and
  • Demonstration of the overall, hard work of its executives, management and employees.

MAP's 2012 Presidential Award winners will receive recognition from MAP's leadership and consulting team, media/public acknowledgement, and mentions through MAP's website and cutting-edge communications. This year's winners include:

Business Intelligence Group

Essex Property Trust, Inc.

Image Solutions

Newport Diversified

Restaurants on the Run

WC Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing

About MAP
For over 50 years, Management Action Programs (MAP) has worked with organizations nationwide. MAP has helped 170,000 leaders in over 15,000 organizations create sustainable results. The MAP Vital Factors System has achieved these results through the unique integration of strategic focus, accountability coaching and leadership development. MAP's best-selling book, "Vital Factors, The Secret to Transforming Your Business – And Your Life," tells the story of how MAP clients overcame tremendous challenges to achieve phenomenal success. For more information, visit:

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