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Congratulations to Shinji Koide: A 2011 CEO Light & Warmth Award Winner!

Congratulations, Shinji Koide, for being selected as a 2011 CEO Light & Warmth Award Winner!

Shinji Koide
Kaizen Manager; Chief Journey Ambassador
Hilton Nagoya hotel, Japan

Why is this Team Member deserving of the CEO Light and Warmth Award?
Shinji shows sincere dedication to helping his community, his fellow Team Members, guests, and his hotel. He is a true leader who inspires those around him, showing his drive and dedication to initiatives that helped victims of the most recent earthquakes and tsunamis in Japan. He has performed well beyond his line of duties, giving numerous hours of his own time to ensure donation collections were smooth and simple for fellow Team Members.

Specific examples that show Shinji’s commitment to the Hilton Worldwide values:
Shinji recently proposed and then managed a hotel initiative to collect food and cash for the victims of Japan’s most recent earthquakes and tsunami. The total collection ended up being more than $17,000 USD in cash and a truck full of food that included 1,250 kg of rice, 4,000 water bottles, and more than 8,000 cans of non-perishable food items. Shinji proactively stationed himself around the collection areas to talk with guests and explain the initiatives, inspiring hotel guests in a non-invasive way to contribute to the cause if they wished. Numerous guests commented about Shinji’s sincere passion for helping people, reflecting well on the hotel. Not only was Shinji in charge of collecting and storing the items, but he also organized (and participated in) the plan to distribute the goods to the most badly affected areas of Japan. Shinji smartly coordinated the hotel’s efforts with Project HOPE, local non-profits, and even a local pet shop so not only were food and water delivered, but so were various other necessities like cleaning cloths, clothes, medical supplies, and pet food. Shinji’s leadership and drive were inspiring to other Team Members, causing the hotel to have outstanding support and participation. His drive to help the community was contagious to both his fellow Team Members and guests.

Posted on Jan 1, 2012

Topic(s): Hilton Worldwide Values, Recent Recognition Ideas

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