Authenticity is the Institute’s central value and underpins our other four of collaboration, achievement, ownership and vision. Charles Hampden-Turner is our Authenticity Ambassador and comments as follows:

 “The important thing about authentic leadership is that we are fleetingly looking in the right place for leadership ability. Authenticity points to inner-conviction being consistent with what is communicated and the impression made on others, who are then likely to reciprocate. Rather than being yet another trait or form of competence it focuses on what lies between people”

 

Speakers

Julie Ward MEP

Julie is an active campaigner for equal rights and social justice, most recently organising local events for One Billion Rising, the global movement to raise awareness of violence against women and girls.

Prior to being elected as an MEP, Julie had been working with partners in the EU and beyond for more than a decade. For instance, she was recently involved in an international delegation to Belfast to participate in an all-party discussion about the role of the arts in peace-building processes.

Julie has extensive experience of front-line grassroots work, engaging with people from all walks of life as they try to do their best for their families and their communities often in very challenging circumstances.

Member

Committee on Culture and Education
Committee on Regional Development (Substitute)
Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality

 

Shelly Rubinstein

Chief Executive at Impact - Psychology for Business

Shelly Rubinstein, Chief Executive of Impact. Psychology for Business since founding it in 1994, is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the BPS.  Shelly has been facilitating, coaching and carrying out organisation management and leadership development in the public, private and voluntary sector for over 25 years. Recognised as national expert in authentic leadership, workplace performance, talent and complex change, she has made several TV and radio appearances about stress at work, workplace bullying and other occupational psychology issues.

Kate Cooper

Head of Research

Joining The Institute of Leadership & Management from the university sector, Kate has appeared on BBC Television, BBC Radio 4, various other radio stations, has a regular column in Dialogue magazine, is a key note speaker at conferences and provides expert commentary on a range of topics arising from the Institute’s research agenda.