Performance Contracting Group Receives Prestigious International Award

Dale Carnegie, one of the world's leading human resources and management consulting organizations, has awarded its most prestigious international recognition to Kansas City's Performance Contracting Group (PCG). The Leadership Award recognizes organizations that focus on developing their human resources in innovative, thoughtful and creative ways.

PCG is a leading specialty contractor, serving the industrial, commercial and non-residential markets in its more than 50 offices around the country. PCG, an employee-owned company based in Lenexa, Kansas, has more than 50 offices across the U.S., employing more than 6,500 skilled craft workers and nearly 1,000 full-time employees. The company's annual revenue exceeds $1 billion.

PCG's president and CEO Bill Massey: "I am honored to receive the award on behalf of the entire leadership team of the company. This award is evidence from Dale Carnegie that our People initiative is working."

The Dale Carnegie Leadership Award, established in 1985, recognizes companies that place a special emphasis on innovative human resources' practices in order to reach business objectives. Since its inception, the Leadership Award has been presented to many of the best companies in the world, including; Walmart, Scandinavian Airlines, and now Performance Contracting Group. This is the second time a Kansas City-based company has been honored with this prestigious award. KCP&L was honored several years ago.

"PCG stands out for its unwavering commitment to ensuring every employee has a robust development plan aimed at building individual skills, whether that's enhancing business acumen or improving communications. head and shoulders above our other clients in a variety of ways. PCG leads in the construction industry because of a dedication to people, but regardless of industry, their employee focus is exceptional," said Ron Cox President Dale Carnegie Kansas City. "They value and promote succession planning and learning and development. This is a company that is always asking the question: How do I grow every team member?" said Ron Cox President of Dale Carnegie Kansas City.

PCG's people-first approach is part of its ""Employee Success and Well-Being" initiative, which guides employees to reach their full potential. PCG's philosophy: For the company to thrive, its employees must thrive.

Bill Massey, President and CEO, PCG has articulated a vision of "People, Strategy, Execution." PCG is world-class at execution, so the opportunity is in equaling that feat on the people side. In word and in action, the company is serious about this challenge. Morale and satisfaction are critical, so PCG worked with Dale Carnegie to measure employee engagement. Leaders at all levels are being held accountable for the people initiative. Dale Carnegie has contributed to the success of PCG by developing their people in the areas of leadership, interpersonal relations and effective communications.

About Dale Carnegie
Dale Carnegie was founded in 1912, inspired by one man's belief in the power of self-improvement. Since then, it's evolved into a movement that's crossed borders and generations, showing people how to tap into the best parts of themselves to create positive change. Dale Carnegie's original body of knowledge has been constantly updated, expanded and refined through nearly a century's worth of real-life business experiences. Our programs, available in over 25 languages, show people all over the world how to communicate in a way that draws others in, so they can form closer, more rewarding relationships. Whether they're starting out or stepping up, learning to lead or heading up a team, we sharpen their inner-voice so they can use it with confidence to get the most out of their lives and their work. For over 100 years, we've helped communities everywhere prosper by improving the personal and financial well-being of the people who live there, and the companies that do business there. Today, through franchises in over 75 countries and all 50 states, we help people gain greater influence and make meaningful contributions in the places that matter most.

Dale Carnegie of Kansas City
We shape many company cultures in Kansas City by coaching employees to excel in their roles. For over 105 years, we have helped companies of all sizes generate revenue, increase productivity and reduce costs. We partner with companies in creating competitive advantage through the development of their greatest resource - their people.

We focus on the people side of business.

Thought Leadership Areas Human Relations, Employee Engagement, Leadership Development, Communication, Customer Service, Sales, Business Development, Presentations, Teamwork, Stress Management, Process Improvement.

For more information about Dale Carnegie, please call Ron Cox at 816-569-4511 or visit

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