World Leadership Forum

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The Leadership Forum, (previously the "World Leadership Forum, Ltd.", was a non-governmental organisation devoted to the development of leadership in a number of key areas including communication, education and policy, that operated from October 2000 to October 2008, or until sometime in 2009-2010.

Organization and history[edit]

From 1996 to 2009-2010, the World Leadership Forum, Ltd., or Leadership Forum, Ltd. of London, England, UK—last under the leadership of publishing executive Malcolm Turner,[1][2]—achieved international attention for organizing various awards and their presentation events, in a variety of high-profile, high-influence fields (which could attract large donors/sponsors). The organization partnered with various high-reputation individuals and institutions (particularly in the U.K., Europe and the United States), on various awards programs, in various years.

The organization incorporated as the "World Leadership Forum, Ltd." (or "...Limited") ("limited liability" organization) under British law in October 2000. It is listed as "struck off and dissolved" on May 19, 2009.[3]

The organization's many awards programs—which apparently started in 1996, and peaked around 2005-2007—vanished around 2010. Subsequently, some appear to have re-emerged (sometimes under other names) under the auspices of various other organizations, in various places.

Many prominent cities, leaders and professionals cite these awards on their official or personal websites and other documents.

Awards programs[edit]

Major awards programs of the World Leadership Forum, Ltd. included...:[3]

  • Policymaker of the Year Awards[8]

Initially, the WLF's awards were chiefly the object of competition among British people, but widened over time to include Western Europeans and English-speaking nations (chiefly the United States); and then gradually expanded to encompass a fairly global range of candidates and award winners. Greatest participation and notoriety occurred around 2006, by most online indications.

Incomplete list of winners of the various World Leadership Forum awards:

- category: Architecture & Civil Engineering;
- category: Culture & the Arts;
- category: Housing;
- category: Economy &/or Employment;
- category: Environment;
- category: Law & Order;
- category: Urban Renewal[6][15]
- Other Shortlist Finalists for 2006:
* Kansas City, Missouri, USA
* Manchester, England, UK
* Calcutta, India
- category: Transport
- category: Utilities / Water / Conservation
  • Policymaker of the Year Awards[8]
  • Business Leader of the Year Awards[9]
  • Commentator of the Year Awards
  • Business Journalist of the Year Awards,[10]
For a complete listing of the AJOYA winners, (but not the Shortlist finalists), see the Wikipedia page for the Aerospace Journalist of the Year Awards.


  1. ^ "Mr Malcolm Turner" page in the business-information database website
  2. ^ "Benefits of World Leadership Awards," by Tinubu, Lagos, Nigeria, March 14, 2006, Africa News Service, March 15, 2006 as reprinted on
  3. ^ a b "The World Leadership Forum Limited" page, in the business-information database website
  4. ^ a b Los Angeles City Council Council File: 06-1747 Motion by Tom Labonge, seconded by Jan Perry, Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles, California, USA, Received / Introduced 07/26/2006, Adopted 08/14/2007, final action 09/06/2007
  5. ^ ""In London, Salt Lake City Mayor Anderson Accepts World Leadership Award for Environment", press release, United States Conference of Mayors, January 16, 2006
  6. ^ a b "St. Louis Receives World Leadership Award", press release, St. Louis Chamber (of Commerce), December 6, 2006
  7. ^ "Milwaukee Earns ‘World Leadership’ Award: Archived 2010-12-15 at the Wayback Machine. Housing Authority hailed for transforming neighborhoods", press release, December 14, 2005, Tom Barrett, Mayor, Office of the Mayor, City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
  8. ^ a b "Nelson Mandela Bay is the best (African City of the Year, 2007)" by Janine Erasmus, news service, Feb.6, 2008
  9. ^ a b c "Risk issues and crisis management in public relations: a casebook of best practice", Michael Regester & Judy Larkin, Kogan Page Publishers, 2008, page 156
  10. ^ a b c Catherine Arnst (biographical note) - Bloomberg Businessweek magazine website, as viewed 2013-05-12
  11. ^ "Cambridge students SET the pace", press release, Univ. of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, U.K.
  12. ^ "SET for Success", news article in UPfront by the Marketing & Public Relations Department, Univ. of Plymouth, issue 24, November/December 2001, page 17, Plymouth, England, U.K.
  13. ^ "SET-ing the pace", from "Update" section of University Newsletter, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, U.K.
  14. ^ "In London, Salt Lake City Mayor Anderson Accepts World Leadership Award for Environment", press release, United States Conference of Mayors, January 16, 2006
  15. ^ a b "St. Louis, Albuquerque Win London's World Leadership Award" press release, United States Conference of Mayors, December 20, 2006