WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ManagingAmericans.com, a leading online management blog released its 2013 Ranking of the Top 15 Leadership, Management & Team Building Retreats in the US. Venues were ranked on four criteria: Tailored Leadership, Management & Team Building Programs; Private & State-of-the-Art Meeting Facilities; Aesthetically Unique Venues; Rest and Reflection Activities Topping the are The Thayer Hotel At West Point, MIT Endicott House, and Graylyn International Conference Center. Each achieve unique criteria defined by the ManagingAmeicans.com team, offering exceptional standards and extraordinary opportunity to influence positive change in performance that can transfer from the meeting room back to the office, manufacturing facility, or service provider. "Our objective is to provide business leaders with the tools to influence positive change in performance, both the performance of their teams and overall business results. Choosing a venue that is strategically aligned with business goals may not be as obvious as finding top resort locations to present their agenda, so we developed this list as a guide to foster creativity and help set a revised framework for success. We are excited about the added value these venues bring to businesses once participates return to work," shares Lisa Woods, President, ManagingAmericans.com The full list of Top 15 Leadership, Management & Team Building Retreats in the US is available on the ManagingAmericans.com Management Blog, as well as honorable mentions, creative day meeting venues and an Offsite Meeting Checklist that includes templates to set strategic meeting goals, plan & execute productive meetings and conduct integrated follow-up. The templates also also designed to help meeting planners conduct venue comparisons, manage attendee lists and document event budgets. ManagingAmericans.com is a free management blog and online community for professionals seeking mentorship and business resources. The foundation of training is based on improving Communication Skills in the Workplace and empowering individuals in their careers using American Management Techniques. The site includes 25 unique communities Expert Management Consultants offering job, leadership, and management advice, training tools, and answers to member questions. Business resources include templates, self study materials and four professional directories: training programs, business consultants, professional associations & offsite meeting locations.