In summer 2018, we wanted to find out what people were thinking about leadership in the North of England. We believed we could reach a diverse group of leaders from a range of backgrounds who would be willing to share their perspectives on leadership in the North – and we did. We received a wealth of responses from leaders at all levels in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and students.

We are pleased to share with you our report, which provides insight into what these leaders think about the strength and diversity of their networks, where they think good leadership manifests, and how they believe they are contributing to the success of the North. It also raises important questions about the future of leadership in the North and the qualities that are most important for the next generation of leaders.

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. Our very first programme was in Newcastle and in the last year, we have delivered programmes for nearly 800 leaders in the North. This is in addition to our work in over 100 cities worldwide, with our global alumni network currently at over 75,000.

To read the full report, please click here. We would be delighted to hear your thoughts on the report, so please get in touch with us directly or post your comments on social media using the hashtag #NorthernLeaders.