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EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP AWARD

 

 

HISTORY

The program was instituted in 1988 by the sponsoring organizations, Rotary Club of Charlotte, Charlotte Business Journal and the Charlotte Chamber, as an approach to measuring management excellence in the Charlotte-area business community.

The Club’s Trade and Professional Relations Committee conceived this award as the perfect instrument to call attention to the second Object of Rotary: “

High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his occupation as an opportunity to serve society. The selection is made by a committee of Rotary and Chamber members who evaluate the nominees in the following areas:  fairness, consistency, flexibility, knowledge, perceptiveness, sharing, fostering of r

elationships, communication goals and commitment.

NOMINATION PROCESS

REVIEW the qualities of excellence listed below and think about the senior managers you know who exhibit those qualities.
EXPLAIN how the nominee meets the criteria and why you feel he/she should receive this recognition.

WRITE your comments on one typed 8 ½" X 11" sheet. Please include a brief biographical sketch of your nominee as well.
DEADLINE: (check with Rotary office for exact date)

RETURN NOMINATIONS: Return nominations to the Rotary Club of Charlotte.Either email sandy@charlotterotary.org  or mail to 1850 East 3rd St., Ste 220, Charlotte, NC 28204

 

QUALITIES OF EXCELLENCE
When nominating your choice, list extraordinary achievements citing examples of leadership and how they reflect credit to the manager and his/her organization. Consider the following qualities of a good leader:

Fairness in working with all employees
Visionary leadership
Consistency in judgment and decisions
Flexibility to apply policy in an appropriate manner
Knowledge of work skills and company operations
Perceptiveness of employee and customer needs
Sharing of values and knowledge
Fostering relationships among employees and departments
Communicating goals effectively
Commitment to excellence
Continuing improvement/achievement
Community involvement

 

PAST RECIPIENTS

2016       Governor Patrick L. McCrory
2015     Dr. Pamela Davies, Queens University of Charlotte
2014     Michael Tarwater, Carolinas HealthCare
2013      Jane McIntyre,   United Way of the Central Carolinas
2012      Wayland N. Cato, Jr.,   Cato Corporation
2011      Frank Harrison,   Coca-Cola Bottling & Co. Consolidated
2009      Thomas (Tim) M. Belk, Jr. ,   Belk Stores Services Inc.
2008      Peter S. Gilchrist,  Mecklenburg County District Attorney
2007      Allen Tate, Jr., Allen Tate Company 
2006      Luther L. Fincher, Jr. ,   Charlotte Fire Department
2005      Tom Nelson,   National Gypsum
2004      Krista Tillman,   BellSouth
2003      Dr. Michael Marsicano,   Foundation for the Carolinas 
2002      Dr. Tony Zeiss,   Central Piedmont Community College
2001      Jerry Orr,   Charlotte/Douglas International Airport
2000      Dr. Billy Wireman, Queens College
1999      Harry Brace,   YMCA
1998      John Belk,   Belk Stores Services Inc.
1997      Hugh McColl,   Bank of America
1996      Freda Nicholson,   Discovery Place
1995      James Woodward,   UNC Charlotte
1994      Johnie Jones,   J. A. Jones Construction Co.
1993      Edward E. Crutchfield, First Union Corporation
1992      F. Kenneth Iverson,   Nucor Corporation
1991      Byron L. Bullard, Presbyterian Hospital
1990      Bill Lee,   Duke Power Company
1989      Leroy Robinson ,  Belk Stores Services Inc.
1988      A. F. "Pete" Sloan,   Lance Inc.

 

 

2015 Recipient - Dr. Pamela Davies

 

2016-2017 WINNER

Governor Patrick L. McCrory

 

Phil Van Hoy introduced the recipient of our Excellence in Leadership Award for 2016-2017. The Excellence in Leadership Award was instituted in 1988 by the sponsoring organizations, Rotary Club of Charlotte, The Charlotte Business Journal and The Charlotte Chamber, as an approach to measuring leadership excellence in the Charlotte-area business community. The Club's Trade and Professional Relations Committee conceived this award as the perfect instrument to call attention to the second Object of Rotary: "High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each Rotarian of his occupation as an opportunity to serve society." The selection is made by a committee of Rotary and Chamber members who evaluate the nominees in the following areas: fairness, consistency, flexibility, knowledge, perceptiveness, sharing, fostering of relationships, and commitment.

The former Governor of North Carolina and 7-term Mayor of Charlotte was nominated by John Lassiter.

Pat McCrory addressed a packed room of attendees by stating 'this all started in 1988.'  He had gone through a very difficult time and as the recruiting manager at Duke Power, he was devastated when his boss walked in the room one day and fired him.  The joblessness was temporary and he was called back with another job offer.  That experience was harrowing enough for McCrory to significantly change his life.  He was motivated to do something more.  He decided to run for city council.  He called Bill Lee, the chair and CEO of Duke Power, and left a message that he was interested in running for Charlotte City Council.  Within 8 seconds, McCrory says he was called to the big guy's office, who asked Why?  Lee said let's do it and how can I help?  His challenge to Charlotte Rotarians was a call to action to engage in developing the next generation of leaders.  That's what is going to give us our competitive advantage.

 

 

 

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