Originally posted on 4/11/2013
As many in the ASAP community know by now, the association unveiled its Alliance Excellence Award winners during the 2013 ASAP Global Alliance Summit, held last month in Orlando, Fla. ASAP board member Alistair Pim
, CSAP, vice president of global strategic alliances at Schneider Electric, recently used the two awards his company received this year to talk about the greater purpose the honors—and ASAP membership itself—serve for Schneider
Pim acknowledged the great satisfaction the two diamond-shaped trophies bring to the internal alliance teams, which have now seen their efforts validated in a big way. However, he also made the point that self-promotion is not the awards’ main value proposition.
“Rather, it’s to make the point that we are committed to excellence in alliance management,” he wrote.
In the beginning of the post, Pim illustrated the role ASAP has played in this commitment—most notably, through best-practice sharing with the community and Global Summit attendance year after year. By engaging in the process of nominating and winning an Alliance Excellence Award, and then promoting the story well after the Summit, the alliance management community gets an opportunity to learn from Schneider the way Schneider has learned from them over the years. In many ways, this reciprocal exchange of challenges and the solutions that overcome them is what the Alliance Excellence Awards, the ASAP Global Alliance Summit, and ASAP itself are all about.
Read more about Schneider’s two awards and what they mean to the company
. Hopefully you, too, will be inspired to trumpet your great success story and help others tackle the obstacles you faced—and conquered.