Excellent leadership can change lives. It is vital in times of change, experimentation and adversity.
Liverpool Hope University and The Leaders Club are looking to recognise individuals who make a significant difference to the Liverpool City Region by demonstrating excellent leadership skills and/or promoting excellence in leadership in others.
Judges will be looking for entries across six categories:
In each category, the judges will look for individuals that demonstrate some or all of the following leadership values, traits and qualities:
On March 15th 2018, the nominated leaders will be recognised at the inaugural Liverpool Hope and The Leaders Club Awards Dinner at Hope Park.
Nominations are now open, please see below for details.
We are looking for applications in the following categories:
We are looking for leadership within all areas of the arts - music, drama, dance, performance, writing, fine art, film, and design. Do you know someone who is making an impact on arts in the region? Are they changing attitudes, using art to highlight a social injustice, or leading the arts through an exciting or challenging time in the region?
We are seeking leaders who are making real differences across society and for the good of others. Who is championing social justice and leading the way when it comes to raising awareness of key social issues and diversity?
Do you know somebody who has made a difference to business in the Liverpool City Region, created jobs, made new and innovative links, or led an organisation through change or a difficult time, whilst keeping people at heart?
Who are the local health champions making a difference? We are not necessarily looking for senior managers but leaders within the health community who are leading from the front, inspiring others and making real changes for the better.
Education is at the heart of everything. We are looking for leaders in education – not just in schools or universities, but in any setting where people are empowered to learn new skills and develop. Or, do you know somebody in the education sector promoting excellence in leadership to the next generation?
This category seeks to acknowledge leaders within the Armed Services, the Police and Fire and Rescue, who show exceptional leadership in challenging circumstances.
For all categories, the judges are looking for individuals that demonstrate some or all of the following leadership values, traits and qualities in their particular area:
Be fair and open with all whom you lead and engage with. Deliver difficult messages when needed with both backbone and heart.
Be sincere, reliable and unselfish. This helps to engender trust. Always endeavour to do the right thing on a difficult day.
Have the strength of mind and sense of purpose to be yourself. Engage with others appropriately when making complex decisions, whilst accepting responsibility for the whole system and its inherent risks. To pitch up and pitch in, as appropriate to the situation, and to follow through regardless of difficulty.
To see things through the eyes of others, planning work from different perspectives, rather than the system alone. Show the greatest of respect, tolerance and understanding for others, regardless of their background.
Always be willing to offer and to ask for help. Apply your skills and experience to best advantage, learn from your own mistakes and seek continuous improvement, responsiveness and excellence in all you do.
Be confident and comfortable in sharing your actions, decisions, thoughts and feelings with others, when judged appropriate. Seek first to understand before being understood, building relationships through good dialogue, based on an awareness of your own judgements, assumptions and impulses.
Have the behavioural flexibility and sensory acuity to understand the needs of others to deliver innovative change and work collaboratively with others, when uncertainty of the solution and ambiguity prevail.
What impact has the entrant has made (economically or socially) within their sector in the Liverpool City Region?
Judges will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry.
Judges have been selected from across the Liverpool City region for their knowledge of each area and leadership expertise.
The following judges have been confirmed for each category:
Janice Egerton (Head of Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Liverpool Hope University), Professor Nick Rees (Dean of Arts and Humanities, Liverpool Hope University)
Roger Phillips (BBC Broadcaster), Steve Burrows (Founder of Elucid Technologies Ltd) , Libby Higgins (Partner, KBH Accountants), Frances Street (Ex-Chairman,Wirral NHS Community Trust), Revd Peter McGrail (Associate Professor and Head of Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies at Liverpool Hope University)
Linda Minnis (CEO, Charities Trust), Richard Lovegrove (Founder, RSJ Investments), Geoff Street (Former CEO, Sun Valley Peanuts), Shona Fletcher (MD, Enterprise Study), Revd Tony Bradley (Professional Tutor in Business at Liverpool Hope University, and Theatre Producer )
Jon Develing (Senior Responsible Officer for Cheshire and Wirral 5 Year Forward View Delivery Plan), Dwayne Johnson (Director of Social Care and Health for Sefton), Angela McNamara (LCR Programme Manager, Knowsley), Andy Bacon (Assistant Lead, Armed Forces, NHS England), Dr Enrique Salcedo-Sora (Lecturer in Microbiology at Liverpool Hope University), Alastair Sheehan (Development and Planning Director, HB Villages Ltd)
Professor Michael Brown (Former Vice Chancellor, Liverpool John Moores University), Lady Rosemary Thornton (Senior Educational Consultant), Frank Cogley (Teacher Education Advisor, Liverpool Hope University)
Assistant Chief Constable Julie Cooke, Capt. Hugh Daglish, Colonel Martin Amlot, David Lilley, Air Vice Marshal Warren James.