The NWBLT is delighted to be mentioned in the Common Purpose recent report on “Leadership in the North of England”. The quote by Sandy Lindsay MBE, Chair, Tangerine & The Juice Academy says “Manchester, especially, has its fair share of excellent leaders, right across the private, public and third sectors. I’ve been especially humbled by the dedication and contribution of bodies like the North West Business Leadership team, which is a collection of the most senior leaders in some of the region’s largest employers, who come together with the sole aim of making the North West the best place to live and do business.”
Common Purpose has been running Cross-Boundary Leadership programmes in the North of England for almost thirty years: for students, emerging leaders and senior leaders. Its first programme was in Newcastle and in the last year delivered programmes for nearly 800 leaders in the North. This is in addition to their work in over 100 cities worldwide. They have recently done some research to find out what leaders in the North were thinking about leadership. Over 400 people completed their survey: students as well as leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. They were asked about their networks and how diverse they were; about what was important to them in leadership in the North; and how this was reflected in reality. They also wanted to know how good leadership manifested itself in the North and how their own leadership was contributing to the success of the North. A copy of the full report can be dowloaded here – Leadership in the North of England.