Most Effective Leadership Practices Competition
Recognizing leadership practices enacted by individuals or teams
Leaders, formal and informal, along with supervisors, managers, and teams create and implement innovative ways of improving performance while energizing and engaging employees. These innovations contribute tremendous value and increased productivity for their teams and organizations, and they often go unrecognized. In this competition we recognize the heroic and courageous acts of people who have invented and implemented simple or complex leadership practices. We are seeking examples of effective leadership practices - they are effective in driving positive results for individuals and teams.
Winners of the competition will be recognized and awarded prizes at the annual TLNT conference held in Austin, Texas from February 26-28, 2012. The winners' ideas will be publicized through TLNT and other media and academic outlets. These innovations will provide a new way for business students and leaders to learn about what's really working in a variety of organizations.
We are seeking applications from:
- small and large firms,
- entrepreneurial companies and family businesses,
- woman and minority-owned organizations,
- for profit and not-for-profit institutions,
- small, local businesses and global, high technology firms.
We want the competition to represent a wide variety of places where effective leadership practices are created and used.
The competition process:
- Individuals can nominate a person for his/her leadership practices or a person who represents a team and the team's practices. First, complete a simple, on-line application.
- In addition to the application, a team of people affected by the leadership practice will be surveyed. This process assesses outcomes of the leadership practice.
- The nominated individual will receive survey results immediately following the close of their survey.
- The criteria for winning will be based on results of the information in the application and the survey.
Nominated individuals will receive:
- Diagnostic profile from the survey.
- Benchmarking on the metrics will be provided after the contest winners are decided.
- Learning from all entrants; access to other leaders' innovative ideas.
- Recognition for individuals and/or teams and their winning practices.
- Global recognition through media outlets, university partners, and the Leadership Pulse.
- Awards provided by contest sponsors.
- Recognition at the annual TLNT conference in February 2012.
- The team's company or organization also will be formally recognized in all media covering the event.