The Tällberg Foundation Global Leadership Prize

The Tällberg Foundation seeks to identify and honor people who are acting—and leading—in principled ways that challenge paradigms that need to be challenged and who have the potential to inspire others to do the same.

What is the Tällberg Foundation Global Leadership Prize?

The Tällberg Foundation Global Leadership Prize is awarded annually to two individuals or organizations who have demonstrated principled courage, capacity and willingness to confront the conventional wisdom in ways that have the potential to effect significant, positive societal change. The awardee’s actions must be in harmony with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Winners will each receive $50,000, to be used at their discretion, as well as the opportunity to co-lead a workshop on leadership in the 21st century to be convened by the Tällberg Foundation during the award ceremony in Stockholm during the second week of November.

Why does the Foundation support this Prize?

We believe that many societies—and, indeed, the global system itself—are at or approaching inflection points. Institutions, paradigms, and societal norms are under enormous pressure to change, but old habits die hard even if they no longer are adequate to deal with new realities. That puts, or should put, enormous value on courageous leaders and leadership, and the Tällberg Foundation aspires to identify, reward and thereby promote leadership behaviors that have the potential to produce positive change in the face of significant resistance.

We want to identify and honor people or organizations who are acting—and leading—in principled ways that challenge paradigms that need to be challenged and who have the potential to inspire others to do the same, across national, cultural, or ideological borders

Who can nominate?

The nomination process is open to all, except for Prize jurors.

The nomination form

Nominators are asked to provide supporting documentation, as well as contact information to assure that sufficient information is available to the jurors.

What is the timetable?

The Prize ceremony will be held in Stockholm, Sweden on November 11th, 2015 at 6 pm.

How will the Prize be awarded?

An international jury will select the winners. Jury deliberations will be confidential and final.

Follow the link to meet the 2015 Tällberg Foundation Global Leadership Prize Jury


Who supports the Prize?

Follow the link to the meet the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and our other supporters.


 

Past award

Between 2005-2012, the Tällberg Foundation honored people with the Tällberg Foundation Leadership Award for Principled Pragmatism. Here you will find a list of the recipients for this past award.