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Lenka Hejlkova Promoted to Director, Programs and Services, Bell Leadership Institute

Bell Leadership Institute congratulates Lenka Hejlkova on her promotion to Director, Programs and Services.  Lenka, who most recently served as Manager, Programs and Services, joined Bell Leadership in 2008, and has played a major role in Bell Leadership’s seminars in Chapel Hill, providing excellent customer service to each and every client who attends or who completes one of our surveys.  Lenka leads Bell’s marketing and social media initiatives, and was instrumental in launching Bell Leadership’s new website. “Lenka raises the bar and inspires our team to be better and work harder.   Her contributions impact our mission, clients, and team

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Congratulations to Series Graduate David McChesney

Congratulations to David McChesney, Director of Fine Arts at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, for successfully completing our Leadership Mastery SeriesTM.

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Dr. Gerald D. Bell Celebrates Dorothy Lane Market’s Commitment to World-Class Customer Service

April 2014 - Dr. Gerald D. Bell presents a day-long program on World-Class Customer Service to 80-plus members of the management team at Dorothy Lane Market (DLM).   DLM prides itself on its mission to make their customers happy by providing Honestly Better® food and service–every time.

DLM is a family-owned and operated company of three well-known gourmet supermarkets located in and around Dayton, Ohio.  The stores offer all the staples with an emphasis on healthy and specialty foods. The company has been recognized for great food and service in national publications as well, including The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company,

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Bill Sanford Holds Selecting Achievers Summit for Heartland Dental

Heartland Dental, a longtime partner of Bell Leadership Institute, recently held a two-day summit of recruiters from throughout the organization to review and build on their implementation of Bell Leadership’s Selecting Achievers System™. Bill Sanford, a Bell Leadership trainer specializing in selection, met with Heartland’s doctor recruiters and team recruiters in St. Louis, MO. “We really feel our partnership with the Bell Leadership Institute has helped Heartland develop our leadership team to handle the fast-paced growth of our company.  The Selecting Achievers program has also enabled us to identify and add future leaders to our growing infrastructure”,


Dr. Bell is a Featured Speaker at EO’s Executive Masters Program

Dedham, Massachusetts:  For the fifth year in a row, Dr. Gerald D. Bell delivered his World-Class Leadership session to entrepreneurs from around the world at EO’s Entrepreneurial Masters Program (EMP).  Sixty-five entrepreneur leaders from Australia to Singapore gathered to study with Dr. Bell and other well-known experts.  The EMP is a three-year endeavor to provide entrepreneurs with advanced methods to develop their businesses to the next level.  “EO members have an instinctive entrepreneurial brilliance, which when fed by great Achiever listening and alpha-focused thinking, delivers great businesses and successful lives,” said Dr. Bell.