What’s new

Our new research has revealed that almost three-quarters (73 per cent) of leaders and managers are optimistic about the future of their organisations and only 1 per cent fear they will go out of business.

As the country begins to emerge from lockdown, new research from The Institute of Leadership & Management ‘Life after lockdown: future of work’, explores the predicted changes to the workplace following the Covid-19 outbreak.

The survey has found:

  • 61 per cent of leaders and managers think their businesses will survive, and 12 per cent predict future growth.
  • Homeworking is here to stay – only 1 in 3 (33 per cent) of leaders and managers think they’ll return to working in the location they worked pre-lockdown.
  • 3 in 5 (60 per cent) believe face-to-face meetings and business travel will reduce.
  • 20 per cent think they will move organisations after the pandemic.
  • 1 in 3 (33 per cent) think employers will reduce the use of formal office space.
  • Half think there will be a greater investment in homeworking.


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Our Organisation

The Institute of Leadership & Management is a world-renowned specialist membership body that raises professional standards of more than 30,000 leaders, managers, coaches and mentors. We are a registered charity and governed by a board of trustees. 


Our Spokespeople

Kate Cooper – Head of Research, Policy and Standards


Kate Cooper is head of research, policy and standards at The Institute of Leadership & Management where she shapes an innovative research programme to inform, inspire and impact the practice of great leadership wherever it happens.
Kate joined the Institute after a career as a senior academic in a university business school where her focus was strategy, leadership and professional development.
She is a conference keynote speaker and provides expert commentary on a range of topics arising from the Institute’s research agenda. She is regularly quoted in regional, national and international media, has appeared on both BBC television and radio and has a regular column in Dialogue Review, the business magazine for leaders.

Expertise: Kate provides expert commentary, analysis and information on any aspect of workplace leadership and management issues, coaching or enterprise. This includes:

  • Flexible working (including shared parental leave, remote working and flexible hours)
  • Workers’ mental health, neurodiversity and mindfulness
  • Workplace behaviour (for example, office ‘banter’)
  • Gender pay gap
  • Social responsibility
  • Mentoring
  • Employing veterans in civilian jobs
  • Talent development and training
  • Coaching
  • Building workplace trust
  • Gender equality
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Diversity
  • Succession planning
  • Age diverse workplace (from older workers to millennials)



Contact details

PR contacts:
Contact Pippa or Luke on +44 (0) 1242 577277 
  • Pippa Hanson - phanson@camargue.uk
  • Luke Aldridge - laldridge@camargue.uk
  • Carolyn Howgego - carolyn.howgego@institutelm.com
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Our Mission

To inspire great leadership. Everywhere.

Our Members

Leadership is a journey, not a destination. We recognise that leadership takes place at all levels in an organisation. This is why we work with all leaders wherever they are on their leadership journey, from early engagers to members of senior leadership teams.

We’re passionate about inspiring great leadership across all sectors. From healthcare to finance and not-for profit organisations to schools, we work with members across our five dimensions and 49 components to help them become better leaders.

We also support employers and military veterans to give them the help they need to create a smooth and positive move from the Armed Forces into a civilian career.

Our Facts

  • Established in 1947
  • We help individuals and organisations with their leadership development
  • A community of over 40,000 leaders and managers
  • We host regular events, webinars, seminars, conferences and focus groups
  • Produce approximately four research reports annually
  • More than 10% of Institute members are serving or have served in the Armed Forces
  • Our five Dimensions of Leadership help leaders to achieve successful outcomes in any private, public or voluntary sector. These are: authenticity, vision, achievement, ownership and collaboration.