CARMA stands for the Corporate Alliance Relationship Mastery Award. Every year, our members nominate each other for living our values.
Once a year, members reflect on those who have made the biggest impact in their lives. They nominate each other and vote on those who have exemplified the values we hold dear. Being nominated for the CARMA award is the highest honor members can pay one another.
We care deeply about our culture and love to celebrate and honor those who have truly served our other members. Our organization is as strong as it is because our members are truly amazing people.
We teach several keys to Relationship Success. In our culture, we teach members to:
- Avoid Relationship Arrogance: avoid judging a potential relationship based on a forecasted return
- Develop Relationships “Just Because”
- Learn, Serve, Grow: the cycle of building real relationships
- Exit the Coliseum: leave behind a “gladiator” mentality and embrace teamwork
- Decide to Govern: make the success of others one’s highest priority
THE RELATIONSHIP KEYS
Decide to Govern
Mayors make the success of the residents inside their city of influence their highest priority.
Develop Relationships Just Because
Just Because: The possession of authentic motives.
Recognize that Bricks Trump
When price and performance are equal, the level of relationship will trump.
Exit the Coliseum
Gladiators make self-preservation their primary concern and personal victory their highest ambition.
Learn, Serve, Grow
The learn, serve, grow cycle: The process of building sustainable relationships.
Swim in Pools
Current: Fast-paced, task-centered environments.
Pools: Slow-paced, people-centered environments.
Do we give each other access to our time, influence, and resources?
Avoid Relationship Arrogance
Relationship Arrogance: Prioritizing a relationship based on a forecasted return on investment.
Establish Relationship Laws and Systems
A set of relationship rules and standards an organization agrees to live by.
Recent CARMA Winners
|Matt||Garner||Longboard Public Relations|
|Ken||Avery||Montera Captive Management|
|Jonathan||Law||REAL Audio Video|
|Shaila||Ostler||Queen of Wraps & Signs|
|Kirk||Chugg||Haberdasher Custom Clothing|
|Kent||White||Quality Used Office Furniture|
|Kiley||Hix||BBSI / Strategic Staffing|
2015 Just Because Awards
(Celebrating our 15 Year Anniversary)
|Alan||Rindlisbacher||The Layton Companies|
|Cristie||Berg||Prudential Utah Elite Real Estate|
|David||Gilliland||The CEO’s Team|
|Hyrum||Knapp||Custom Catering and Events|
|Jason||Bangerter||Rentler / NUVI /Struck|
|Jeanette||Bennett||Utah Valley Magazine|
|Kena Jo||Mathews||Habitat for Humanity|
|Larry||Stevenson||LDS Employment Resource Services|
|Melissa||Bamfo||Business Made Simple|
|Mike||Fisher||24 HR Flood Response|
2000-2010 CARMA Winners
|Brent||Crane||Food and Care Coalition|
|Chris||Dexter||Dexter and Dexter Law|
|Chris||Shurian||Utah Regional Investment Fund|
|Greg||Tillack||Your Personal Valet|
|Jane Ann||Craig||Total Dental Administrators|
|Jonnie||Wilkinson||Procurement Technical Assistance Center|
|Rob||Corcoran||Influence Real Estate|
|Ron||Dunn||Excel Eye Center|
|Roxanne||Bennett||Utah Valley Magazines|
|Tony||Du Preez||Rese Realty|
|Wendy||Bird||My Princess Pearls|