United Kingdom

Common Purpose

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

Common Purpose UK

The world is becoming more complex and fragmented. Common Purpose UK believes that the best leaders are able to lead across boundaries, and especially lead those with diverse perspectives—from different organisational functions, sectors, generations, geographies, cultures, faiths or beliefs.

Founded in the UK in 1989, Common Purpose UK runs leadership development programmes in the UK that inspire and equip people to work together across boundaries. Through exposing people to new experiences, new leaders and new perspectives, they learn about their own leadership.

For more information on Common Purpose and our leadership programmes across the world, please visit our global site.

Charles Handy, Management Author and Social Philosopher

"We cannot wait for great visions from great people, because they are in short supply. We must all light our own small fires in the darkness."

Senior Management Team

Common Purpose InnoVenture - A case study

Becoming more innovative with Common Purpose

James Ramsbotham - Common Purpose Alumni story

Students from the University of Roehampton discuss the programme