Nominate - Positive Leadership Awards 2022

Nomination Form

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When responding to the questions below, please think of an average (not great, not bad - just good enough) manager you know. Please evaluate to which extent the statements below describe your nominee in comparison to the average manager.

For example: If the nominee is significantly better than the average manager at providing feedback, please select 'Definitely better'. If the nominee is significantly worse than the average manager, please select 'Definitely worse'.

Take a look at the Pyramid of Positive Leadership displayed above, its components and corresponding descriptions. Pick a real-life example when the nominee demonstrated one or more of these components. Please provide a detailed description of this example below. While one detailed example is sufficient, the more examples you provide the easier it will be for judges to correctly evaluate the nominee.  

 

Bad example:
Sarah is a positive leader because she encourages everyone to be kind.

 

Great example:
Our company works in a very competitive market with very few growth opportunities. When the main way to get a new client is by taking it from someone else, externally or internally, it inevitably creates a dog-eat-dog environment. When Sarah came to lead our sales team, values or virtues were not in our vocabulary. So when, at the end of the year, she introduced an internal kindness competition for our team, everyone was skeptical, to say the least. The task was simple - to complete as many acts of kindness within the company as possible within one week. It didn't take even one day for other teams to ask if they could join the competition. For 3 years, it is now an annual organization-wide competition with more than a thousand participants. Such a simple idea, but it completely transformed how I see our organization now. The same is true for our clients. Many of them mentioned much better client service when switching from our competitors. It would have been great to measure the direct business effect of such a competition. What I know, however, is that internally we divide the company into two periods - before and after this kindness competition initiated by Sarah.

Here are a few suggestions of what to cover: What is the context of the situation you want to describe? What was the nominee trying to achieve in this situation? Which steps exactly did the nominee take in this situation? What are the outcomes or results these actions lead to?
Here are a few suggestions of what to cover: What is the context of the situation you want to describe? What was the nominee trying to achieve in this situation? Which steps exactly did the nominee take in this situation? What are the outcomes or results these actions lead to?
Here are a few suggestions of what to cover: What is the context of the situation you want to describe? What was the nominee trying to achieve in this situation? Which steps exactly did the nominee take in this situation? What are the outcomes or results these actions lead to?

Take a look at the Pyramid of Positive Leadership displayed above, its components and corresponding descriptions. For each of the components, please provide a real-life example of you demonstrating them.

 

Bad example:
Sarah is a positive leader because she encourages everyone to be kind.

 

Great example:
Our company works in a very competitive market with very few growth opportunities. When the main way to get a new client is by taking it from someone else, externally or internally, it inevitably creates a dog-eat-dog environment. When Sarah came to lead our sales team, values or virtues were not in our vocabulary. So when, at the end of the year, she introduced an internal kindness competition for our team, everyone was skeptical, to say the least. The task was simple - to complete as many acts of kindness within the company as possible within one week. It didn't take even one day for other teams to ask if they could join the competition. For 3 years, it is now an annual organization-wide competition with more than a thousand participants. Such a simple idea, but it completely transformed how I see our organization now. The same is true for our clients. Many of them mentioned much better client service when switching from our competitors. It would have been great to measure the direct business effect of such a competition. What I know, however, is that internally we divide the company into two periods - before and after this kindness competition initiated by Sarah.

Positive Climate:

"A Positive Leader ensures trust, inclusion, authenticity, and virtuousness to foster the right climate for positive change"

Here are a few suggestions of what to cover: What is the context of the situation you want to describe? What were you trying to achieve in this situation? Which steps exactly did you take in this situation? What are the outcomes or results these actions lead to?
Here are a few suggestions of what to cover: What is the context of the situation you want to describe? What were you trying to achieve in this situation? Which steps exactly did you take in this situation? What are the outcomes or results these actions lead to?

Positive Capital:

"A Positive Leader cultivates optimism, hope, self-efficacy, and resilience in others to build their positive capital for positive change"

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Here are a few suggestions of what to cover: What is the context of the situation you want to describe? What were you trying to achieve in this situation? Which steps exactly did you take in this situation? What are the outcomes or results these actions lead to?

Positive Motivation:

"A Positive Leader provides autonomy, develops mastery and fosters positive connections to ignite others’ motivation"

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Positive Direction:

"A Positive Leader creates a meaningful vision and inspires others to move from good to great together"

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Here are a few suggestions of what to cover: What is the context of the situation you want to describe? What were you trying to achieve in this situation? Which steps exactly did you take in this situation? What are the outcomes or results these actions lead to?

Final step: one of the main criteria to receive the Positive Leadership Awards is the current & potential impact of the nominee, represented by the number of people that nominate this person. The average number of supporting nominations among all nominees is close to 4. 

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Dedicate at least 15 minutes for filling in this form. If you don’t have time now, click below and we will remind you to complete it.  

Make sure that you provide as specific examples as possible so that the judges could truly appreciate the impact the nominee makes.

The more people nominate a specific person, the higher is the chance of the nominee getting the award.