Interaction Associates CEO Linda Stewart Wins "2014 Executive of the Year" Best in Biz Bronze Award

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Interaction Associates President and CEO Linda Stewart has been named a Bronze winner for "Executive of the Year" by Best in Biz Awards 2014, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. Interaction Associates is the global innovator in transforming the way people work to build successful, high-trust, highly-collaborative corporate cultures worldwide.

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Interaction Associates President and CEO Linda Stewart has been named a Bronze winner for "Executive of the Year" by Best in Biz Awards 2014, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. Interaction Associates is the global innovator in transforming the way people work to build successful, high-trust, highly-collaborative corporate cultures worldwide.

Linda Stewart was honored for guiding the company's financial success, as well as increasing employee engagement scores and leading the firm's development of innovative new solutions. Since Linda assumed her leadership role in 2011, Interaction Associates has been named to Training Industry's Top 20 Leadership Training firms for three consecutive years. She has been instrumental in championing the firm's pioneering Women in Leadership program, which is designed to help companies achieve better gender representation by advancing women business leaders.

Best in Biz Awards' fourth annual North American program was its most competitive yet. As in previous years, the fourth annual program in North America featured a large and distinguished judging panel comprised of members of the media who reviewed and scored the hundreds of award nominations. More than 550 award nominations were received this year in a variety of company, executive, team, and product focused categories. Nominations were fielded from public and private companies of all sizes, from virtually every major industry and region in the U.S. and Canada.

"Theodore Roosevelt once said that the difference between a leader and a boss is that the leader leads and the boss drives. That maxim can easily apply to this year's list of entries in the Executive of the Year category," said Best in Biz Awards judge Iris Dorbian, peHUB. "Although all clearly have excelled at generating untold revenue for their respective firms, what emerges from each entrant's story is how deep and far they've been able to inspire their staff to innovate, take risks and reach for the stars."

"Interaction Associates is all about collaboration, and this honor extends to everyone in the company," said Linda Stewart. "The leadership practices and collaborative methods we teach our clients are truly transformational, and we practice them ourselves," she added.

Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2014 were determined based on scoring from an independent panel of 53 judges from highly recognized newspapers, business, consumer and technology publications, radio outlets, and analyst firms. In addition to the numerous judges returning from previous panels, this year's 53-person judging panel included several worthy additions to this high-profile group. The panel included contributors to AdWeek, American Banker, Android Central, Atlanta Tribune, Boston.com, Buffalo News, Business News Daily, Chip Design Magazine, Computerworld, Connecting Women Radio, Consumer Affairs, Crain's New York Business, CRN, Detroit Free Press, Digital Trends, ECT News Network, Entrepreneur, and many others.

About Interaction Associates
Interaction Associates is a 45-year innovator of advanced methods for building collaborative cultures to achieve excellence in a new measure of ROI - Return on Involvement - where employees go "beyond engagement" to share responsibility for business results. The firm develops leaders at all levels through consulting, learning and coaching with a focus on building leaders' proficiency in collaboration, strategic thinking, and self-awareness. With offices in Boston and San Francisco, IA client services include organization-wide consulting, learning solutions, and coaching. For more info: interactionassociates.com

About Best in Biz Awards

Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs annually: North America, and International. Entries will begin to be accepted in the Best in Biz Awards 2015 International program in January 2015. Any organization worldwide may participate in the International program in any of the more than 60 company, department or team, executive and product categories. For more information about the entry process and categories in the International program, please visit: http://intl.bestinbizawards.com.

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