Common Purpose Cross-Boundary Leadership Development

Common Purpose runs leadership development programmes that inspire and equip people to work across boundaries. This enables them to solve complex problems in organizations and in society.

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RONALD ARCULLI, Senior Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Hong Kong

"Common Purpose is quite unique in that it provides a cross-sector platform to engage, empower and inspire people from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors to combine efforts and make cities work better."


rate very good value for time

Participants during 2014 rated the Meridian programme very good value for their time.


more ready to lead beyond the world they know and operate within


better able to lead change

Participants have told us that they are better able to lead change as a result of going on a Common Purpose programme.

Knowledge Hub

This is where we gather deeper thinking on subjects like leadership, Cultural Intelligence and cities.

Common Purpose launches its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Cultural Intelligence.

This FREE, online course will give you the modern leadership skills for working with people who are not like you.

Find out what Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is and why good leaders need it.

Do you have an idea on how to increase Civic Engagement in your city?

Just launched

Our programme for emerging leaders across Africa runs in collaboration with the World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid.

Organisations frequently appoint leaders for their IQ. Then, years later, sack them for their lack of EQ (Emotional Intelligence).

Is CQ (Cultural Intelligence) about to become the way to differentiate them?


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We use the city as our classroom

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