The National Leadership Centre (NLC) was launched by the government in 2019 to support public service leaders across the country. The Centre runs leadership programmes, brings leaders together in a network of peers, and funds research and evaluation studies on leadership.
In early 2019, the NLC commissioned us to help define their research goals and engage experts on some of their key questions. They wanted a better handle on the evidence about leadership to help shape their work, and to build a network of academics to help the Centre to become a hub for leadership expertise.
We led a programme of academic engagement to achieve these goals. We mapped a network of 60 UK experts on leadership, organised four workshops around the country, commissioned a set of 17 accessible articles, and filmed a set of video interviews. You can read the articles we commissioned and edited here.