Award Categories


The Lynda Gratton CEO Award recognises CEOs who through best practice people management achieve positive results for their organisation.

Eligibility: CEO, managing director, executive director or equivalent who hold the most senior role in their organisation.

Award Criteria

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Achievement The applicant has been recognised for excellence in an academic or career capacity. Tertiary awards, reward and recognition programs, academic transcripts.
Impact The applicant has made a tangible contribution to the organisation or the wider business community. Participation on project teams/ working parties/ steering groups/ focus groups/ committees/ boards, presentations at conferences/ events/ education.
Progression The applicant's career demonstrates an upwards trajectory beyond the expected. Resumé, references, letters of commendation
Leadership The applicant has demonstrated a capacity for leadership. Management/supervision roles, community roles, committee chair.
Relationships The applicant demonstrates they have built deeply trusting and cooperative relationships with others. Reference statements, 360 survey results, results of performance appraisal processes etc.
Networks The applicant demonstrates their ability to build valuable networks both within their organisation and outside to other communities and people. Membership/ contribution to business/ community groups, voluntary roles undertaken, evidence of informal/formal networks/groups formed/attended in or outside of the organisation.
Energy The applicant empowers all employees to achieve and develop through role modelling and organisational best practice. Examples of going above and beyond to motivate self and others, communication/ sharing of goals/ values/ vision to others in the organisation, initiatives implemented.