How this all works

Want to recognise an outstanding leader or great team in your organisation or community? 

Let us tell you more about the process, make sure they are eligible and the key dates you need for nomination. View the categories here

01. Nominate your candidate

Nominations close May 1, 2022 

To nominate, you will need to answer 6 key questions about your candidate and provide at least one written reference on behalf of your nominee.  Nominations are open to leaders and companies throughout Australia and worldwide.

03. Awards night

July 30, 2022

Join us for an incredible gala event in Brisbane as we announce our winners live and celebrate courageous leaders from across the Australia and New Zealand.  Specific details of the awards night including ticketing will be made available in late 2021.

02. Shortlist Released

May 23, 2022

If your nominee make the finalists shortlist of 2022 outstanding leaders and teams – congratulations!  You’ll be contacted and notified you are proceeding to the judging stage.  

04. Publication

August 1, 2022 

The full lists of finalists, award category winners and additional coverage will be published across The Leadership Review, their affiliated network and LeadershipHQ Social media on August 1, 2022.  On this day you will receive your Courageous Leadership 360 + Benchmarking Report and marketing kit. 

05. Am I eligible?

Entry is open to leaders and teams of:

  • Companies within Australian
  • Companies Worldwide
  • Government department and agencies 
  • Not-for-profits 


To qualify you must:

  • Be able to supply at least two referees to collaborate your nomination. 
  • Celebrate leadership as an individual or team which is outstanding. 
  • Recognise brave leadership from their team members. 
  • Demonstrate daily a leadership attitude which contribute to your making a difference. 


Get the ultimate badge of honour for any leader and be recognised for who you are, the contribution you make and your outstanding leadership, not just financial gains. 

Raise your personal brand and be recognised as a leader that organisations want on their team.  Be recognised and benchmarked by a premier leadership organisation as an outstanding leader. 

Our 2020 nominees found they: 

  • Raised their profile dramatically 
  • During the process became promoted. 
  • Were recognised an sort after by organisations wanting great leaders. 

How will you be assessed?

Find out more about what underpins the judging for these awards. 


Each Judge will score out of ten based on how well the criteria is addressed. Ensure you address the following criteria when answering the questions:  

Authenticity – The leader or team has acted according to clearly expressed personal values and beliefs. Impact – they have created new, innovative ideas and strategies, while not being afraid to question current processes.  

Inclusive – The leader or team has clearly contributed to developing an organisational culture that values diversity and inclusiveness.  

Courage – The leader or team have shown leadership courage by being brave in all aspects of their lives and work. 

Impact – The leader or team have demonstrated their ability to take action and influence others to take action in all aspects of their lives and work.

Get in touch with us at LeadershipHQ

If you’ve got any outstanding questions that our website hasn’t answer or just need to further clarify any information. If you would love to know more about our 2022 Awards or being a partner, feel free to contact us at these details so we can help make your experience as smooth as possible.

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