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South West South City of London

Director of the Year Awards: Top Tips

14 Jul 2021


Remember that the IoD is about individuals, not organisations, so your answers should be biased to what you have done, achieved or influenced. If the organisation has made great achievements, stress what you did to make it happen.


Articulate your vision and how you are driving it forward

Approach to challenge and innovation:

Talk about the challenges you have encountered and how you overcame them. What did you learn from the experience? Tell the judges how you have innovated with new ideas, approaches and processes.

Company culture:

How do you foster a good culture? What is your attitude to Continual Professional Development and Corporate Social Responsibility for you and your staff? How do you drive this through the organisation?

Corporate Governance:

If your organisation is too small to have a full board, demonstrate how you ensure you make good decisions, for example a mentor or consultant. If you are a larger organisation, discuss the role of the independent chair and NXDs and how you ensure the board is balanced and remains up to date.


Describe why your team would see you as a role model and how you have provided strong leadership at times of stress and challenge and how you support staff and communicate with clients, stakeholders.

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The awards ceremony will be held virtually on 11th November at 17:00 - 18:30

Apply  Nominate

Deadline for entries is 11:59pm GMT on Monday 13th September 2021.

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020 8078 4127


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