Institute of Managers and Leaders, Australian Leadership Excellence Award Catergories

 

The awards showcase individuals who have made significant impacts and contributions to their community and organisations. Participating in the ALEAs will provide recognition of your success, boost your reputation as a leader and allow you to celebrate your achievements.

The ALEAs are designed to provide recognition of outstanding leadership and management in the following categories:

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The Leader/Manager category celebrates the innovation, strategic thinking and visionary leadership of executive and C-Suite leaders from the public and private sector.

Who is eligible?

This category is not limited to CEOs and high profile executives. We encourage nominations from senior managers, executives and leaders of businesses from across all industries, and in the public or private sector. Someone who has made management and leadership their profession, and who has had an extraordinary impact on their organisation’s success through leadership and forward thinking strategies.

Nominees must demonstrate:

  • Managing complex tasks, people, processes within the macro-environment to achieve results
  • Recognition by their organisation, board, staff or other stakeholders as showing excellence in leadership and management
  • Effective communication of their organisation’s goals and vision to all stakeholders
  • Commitment to mentoring or other leadership activities
  • Performance to budget

Please note, nominees aged between 18 and 30 years should consider applying for the Emerging Leader category.

Business owners and entrepreneurs are recognised through the Owner / Entrepreneur category. They are savvy, hardworking individuals with incredible determination who have channelled their learnings, turning points and visionary moments into viable businesses.

Who is eligible?

Nominations are invited from owners, co-owners, sole proprietors, managing directors or managing partners, and the nominee must be actively managing the business. This category is open to individual nominations only.

Nominees must demonstrate:

  • Management excellence and ongoing best practice in their own business
  • Growth strategies for the continuation, sustainably and/or prosperity of their business
  • Effective communication of their organisation’s goals and vision to all stakeholders
  • Leadership and/or mentoring capabilities
  • Financial or results focussed success

The Emerging Leader category acknowledges rising stars and aspiring leaders from business and government who are making a mark in their industry.

Who is eligible?

Nominations are invited from successful young entrepreneurs and business leaders between the ages of 18 and 30 (at the time of the National final on 5 October 2017).

Nominees must demonstrate:

  • Strong leadership and management potential
  • Exceptional skills in dealing with internal and external stakeholders
  • A significant impact on their company or business
  • Recognition of their personal brand and network and impact of this on their career
  • A commitment to personal development and a clear vision of the goals they have for themselves

 


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The Student category recognises the most successful young leaders enrolled full-time in an undergraduate, post graduate or vocational qualification.

Who is eligible?

This category acknowledges aspiring leaders who have displayed service to their University, educational institution or community outside of their fulltime coursework. Nominations are invited from leaders who have contributed through student committees, in clubs or societies, through peer assistance, sporting activities, professional development, or influence in student/institutional issues.

Nominees must demonstrate:

  • Leadership activities undertaken and the impact this leadership has had
  • Their approach to leadership and evidence of the leadership practices used
  • Evidence of their contribution to the institution and/or student community
  • A commitment to personal development and a clear vision of the goals they have for themselves

Nominations for this category also require a character reference from the Head or Dean of their course which also confirms they are a full-time student.

The Not for Profit sector makes important contributions to society and the economy, the impacts of which are sometimes overlooked.

Who is eligible?

Nominations are invited from senior managers, executives and leaders in this sector who have worked for their organisation in a professional management capacity for at least 12 months. Those who have shown aptitude at transforming cultures, aligning the development of individuals in their organisation to the needs of the business culture, and managing the demands of stakeholders with finesse are encouraged to nominate.

Nominees must demonstrate:

  • Managing complex tasks, people, processes within the macro-environment and achieve results
  • Recognition by their organisation, board, staff or other stakeholders as showing excellence in leadership and management
  • Effective communication of their organisation’s goals and vision to all stakeholders
  • A commitment to mentoring or other leadership activities
  • Performance to budget

Please note, if you are in the government and education sectors you are not eligible for this category. You should apply for the Leader/Manager or Emerging Leader category.

The Community Leader category recognises outstanding achievements of individuals who have made a significant difference to a community or cause by addressing social, economic and environmental issues.

Who is eligible?

Nominations are encouraged from individuals who work in a volunteer capacity and have demonstrated active leadership and service to a community or cause. People who have contributed to the improvement of their own and the broader community.

Nominees must demonstrate:

  • Leadership within a community through initiatives implemented, ability to influence and/or participation in committees/working groups
  • The significant impact they have had on a community
  • Effective communication of their vision, belief, actions and commitment
  • A clear vision of the goals they have for themselves and their community
  • A commitment to mentoring or other leadership activities