Kindness & Leadership

The business world is quick to celebrate leaders of profitable and productive workplaces. But how often do those celebrations recognise the part played by kindness? 

Kindness makes business sense; it impacts outcomes, whether it be productivity, engagement or customer service. People do not forget acts of kindness.

Kind leaders change lives, transform organisations and collaborate. Kind leaders inspire creativity and productivity, share meaningful connections, and give their time so that others can give their best. By empowering others to succeed, kind leaders create an environment for the organisation as a whole to succeed. We need to recognise the contribution of these leaders to business, the economy and society.

" No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. "
- Aesop
"Great leadership usually starts with a willing heart, a positive attitude, and a desire to make a difference."
- Mac Anderson
"In order for companies to improve, the people of the organisation have to become smarter and more resourceful and work together more effectively over time. For this to work, people actually have to care about their work, the company and one another. This requires the expert orchestration of a kind leader."
- William Baker & Michael O’Malley, Leading with Kindness
"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."
- Mother Teresa

Timeline

Submit your nomination
Submit your nomination
We want to showcase those leading with kindness. We want to share their stories and impact.

Nominations close: June 10th
Assessment & shortlisting
Assessment & shortlisting
A panel made up of representatives from different industry sectors will review the entries and agree the final list of 50 stories. The 50 successful candidates will be announced on November 13.
List announcement
List announcement
On World Kindness Day, November 13, our 50 leading lights will be announced.

50 Leading Lights

2022 Judging Panel

Lieutenant General Richard Wardlaw OBE MSc BEng MInstRE
Lieutenant General Richard Wardlaw OBE MSc BEng MInstRE
Gillian Charlesworth
Gillian Charlesworth
Chief Executive, BRE Group
Emma Sergeant
Emma Sergeant
President of Europe for Das, Omnicom
HRH Princess Badiya bint El Hassan
HRH Princess Badiya bint El Hassan
Chair of the Judging Panel
Caroline Williams
Caroline Williams
Director, Open Executive Education, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

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