When I worked in the Organizational Development and Education Department at the hospital, we taught a class on "Encouraging the Heart" which was a leadership principle aimed at reward and recognition for individuals and groups. To keep hope and determination alive, leaders recognize the efforts and contributions of others. This has always come somewhat naturally for me but I do believe in the importance of reward and recognition! On this page, I will be introducing you to people who have inspired me and I hope will inspire you as well!