Leaders aren’t leaders because of a title or a position, but because of a burning desire to create a better future. They fully understand that creating a better future encounters steep resistance, so they uncover enormous intrinsic strength which enables them to keep going for as long as it takes, despite the most formidable of challenges. We call this strength Personal Leadership Energy, and it is a combination of two things: a set of deeply held values, and a clear sense of purpose. Once individuals discover their own energy, they are able to harness the Collective Leadership Energy of their organisation or ecosystem by proactively shaping a vision and strategy, then creating working conditions for flawless execution.
Every day, ordinary people across the world are challenging the status quo, overcoming adversity and disabilities with remarkable fortitude, and bringing their ideas for change to life. We believe they deserve their spot in the limelight and must be recognised.
The Iclif Leadership Energy Awards, or ILEA, were created to do just that.