4 Generations Nominations for 2015
To recognize leaders in the clean energy and sustainability arena from each of the four generations who will share their lessons learned and tips on leadership to our audience. This will be Leaders in Energy’s second year to conduct this very successful event which will feature honorees from each of the four generations, e.g., World War II, Baby Boomer, Gen X, and Millennial who exemplify leadership in the energy and sustainability arena. Leaders in Energy is an inclusive organization promoting the interaction, partnership, and mentoring among all generations, with diverse backgrounds and work experiences.
This year, our theme is “Four Generations: Leading Through Adversity.” We want to honor those leaders who have been able to move an organization or business forward, or achieve a goal after first failing or facing adversity. When people start organizations, businesses, or set a goal they want to achieve, often the path towards success includes experiencing failure. Solutions may not work the first or second time and failures can lead to innovation. Achievements through failure or adversity that will be recognized include ones that:
• Had a dramatic impact on business, an organization, or a goal, e.g. did the failure or adversity lead to a growth in members, sales, reduce or improve an outcome?;
• Increased the clean energy and sustainability profile, influence, or impact;
• Resulted in new lessons learned and/or new tools and approaches;
• Can be transferred and communicated to others to improve how we train and mentor talent to overcome future adversity; and/or
• Provide useful feedback on the decision-making process and their leadership style.
We want to do something a little different this year for the 4 Generation (4 Gen) event. When people start organizations, business or set a goal they want to achieve, often a key part of achievement is failure. For this year’s event, we want to celebrate moving a clean energy organization or business forward; achieving a goal after failing; or facing adversity first because this is usually how we learn the most in achieving our objectives.
Achievements through failure or adversity that will be recognized include:
• Clean energy solutions that didn’t work the first or second time. Failures that led to clean energy innovations which had a dramatic impact on business, an organization or a goal set, e.g. Did the failure or adversity lead to a growth in members, sales, reduce or improve an outcome?
• As a result of failing or the adversity, how did the achievement raise the clean energy profile: Increasing influence of clean energy, e.g. Integrating the issue to become part of the organization’s DNA through effective communication producing benefits that are good for civic, business or nonprofit entities to empower your team and open up new opportunities for growth.
• New clean energy tools and approaches were developed as a result of failure , e.g. Pioneer in bioenergy, water, solar, wind, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), or an invention of new forms of research/measurement.
• Better job of mentoring and guiding talent to overcome future adversity in the clean energy space.
• Anyone can nominate an individual in the clean energy and sustainability space for the 4 Gen awards. Note that you do not have to be a member of Leaders in Energy in order to submit a nomination.
• Official nomination forms must be completed online.
• Please provide a description of the outstanding contributions the nominee has made as described in the online 4 Gen Nomination Form.
• October 26, 2015, 5 p.m. US ET is the deadline for submission of nominations. Thank you for your submissions. Nominations are closed.
• November 13, 2015 nominees and honorable mentions will be notified of selection.
• December 4, 2015 4 Generation winners will be recognized at an event.