Positive Leadership Awards 2023

Positive Leadership Award 2023 is presented to

Alex Nunn

who has been selected from 7 399 nominations submitted from 18 countries across five continents and recognized as a positive leadership champion, helping people, teams and organizations thrive

Winner’s Best Practice

Positive leadership means recognizing the full human beings involved. When we try to keep the emotional lives of the workforce separate from the workplace, we sacrifice authenticity, connection, and engagement along with it. The only way to genuinely inspire people to care about work is to genuinely care about them in turn. To achieve that, we have to foster environments that have the space to listen, care, and provide support. Emotionally intelligent teams are more creative, committed, collaborative, and courageous, so well-being has to be more than a means to productivity - it has to be an end in itself.

Quick Facts


Alex Nunn is a passionate movement builder, facilitator, and public speaker promoting the connection between wellbeing, compassion, and social change. He believes that only by turning towards our difficult feelings can we unlock the power to create change. As Head of Movement Building at Action for Happiness for over ten years, Alex has built a focused skillset around strategy and mobilization, which he also applies to other movements – such as the Earth Holder Community, a Buddhist environmentalist group founded by Thich Nhat Hanh, and as a Compassion Ambassador for the Centre for Compassion and Altruism Research at Standford University.

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