Top 50 Diverse Leaders in Sports
The Top 50 Diverse Leaders in Sports Award distinguishes a select group who exhibit exceptional leadership qualities in the sports industry. The focus of the award is to give prominence to accomplishments of individuals who exceed the scope of what is expected in their organizations and communities. The award is open to upper level executives who hold considerable clout within their organizations. Recipients of this award must be nominated and undergo a selection process. To be considered for this award, individuals must meet the criteria in the following categories.
- Retain an extraordinary background of developing, growing and improving sports industry and sports organizations that the individual has been or is currently affiliated with.
- Demonstrate honesty, integrity, and fairness through ethical and moral leadership, enhancing the credibility of the individual and the organization as a whole.
- Serve as a role model for other individuals in the profession by setting the example in ways that are consistent shared values and goals of their respective organizations.
Effective and Efficient Management
- Empower those around them by promoting achievement, goal attainment and continuous advancement of their organization.
- Effectively builds relationships with subordinates while encouraging and inspiring personal and professional development in colleagues.
- Foster collaboration by promoting cooperative goals and building trust through employee inclusion and teamwork.
- Challenge the norm by investigating and formulating challenging opportunities to change, grow, innovate and improve the organization’s mission and overall goals.
- Inspire a shared vision by developing and communicating their vision for the future, and engaging others to actively participate in accomplishing that vision.
- Foster positive, creative work environment and embraces innovation and creativity in all aspects of their professional activities
The deadline for award nominations is 2 months prior to the event or publication date. *Please note that award opportunities are filled on a rolling basis beginning as early as 8 months prior to the event date, so award openings may be filled prior to the nomination deadline.