Norwegian Cruise Line was honored with the 2012 Good to Great Award in the category of 1,000+ employees by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. The award, which honors South Florida companies that embody ideals from Jim Collins’ best-selling business book “Good to Great,” was presented at the Chamber’s annual Goals Conference on Friday, June 1. 

While the context of the award is based on the Jim Collins book, the award criteria have been localized to reflect the uniqueness of South Florida.

“We have been utilizing Collin’s book, “Good to Great,” as our playbook for the past several years incorporating many of the philosophies and principles into our every day running of the business,” said Norwegian Cruise Line Chief Executive Officer Kevin Sheehan. 

“Having our efforts recognized by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is extremely gratifying for our more than 16,000 team members. We are proud of our journey from Good to Great and are thrilled to be recognized with this award.”

Judging for this prestigious award was based on a nominee’s ability to demonstrate a pattern of solid-to-great performance over a four-year period. Companies were also asked to demonstrate leadership within management ranks and to speak to their processes for a solid workforce base. Five area universities, business schools at Barry University, Florida International University, Florida Memorial University, Johnson & Wales University and Nova Southeastern University determined the judging criteria and shepherded the award process.