Being a great colleague: improve those important relationships with your colleagues

Our New Decade New Direction research revealed how important our colleagues are when it comes to staying in a job. This week’s daily webinars will focus on those components of MyLeadership that help us consider what being a great colleague might include, with a special focus on mentoring.


A great mentor undoubtedly contributes to career success. This webinar explores what makes great mentoring, with additional insight from special guest Leigh Bowman-Perks.          



Kate Cooper

Kate Cooper

Head of Research, Policy and Standards

Kate shapes an innovative research programme at The Institute of Leadership & Management designed to inform, inspire and impact the practice of great leadership wherever it happens. Her role is informed by her career as a senior academic in a university business school, focusing on strategy, leadership and professional development. 

Kate is also a conference keynote speaker, internationally, 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, is a Forbes contributor and has a regular column in Dialogue Review, the business magazine for leaders.

Leigh Bowman-Perks

Leigh Bowman-Perks

Leigh Bowman-Perks is a certified executive coach, facilitator and speaker. She offers expertise in talent management, culture change and leadership assessment and development. She has more than 20 years’ experience in developing leaders in global FTSE organisations including BP, Unilever, HSBC and Hilton Worldwide Group.

Leigh co-designed the Inspiring Leadership Compass, supported by a new suite of psychometric and assessment tools based on research into 21st century leadership.

She founded and is CEO of the charity, Inspiring Leadership Trust (ILT), which helps empower and develop the most vulnerable women and children. All profits from her books, ‘Inspiring Women Leaders’ and the ‘Inspiring Leadership Top Tips’ series go towards ILT.


Rodney Jones

Rodney Jones

Content Manager

Rod Jones is content manager with The Institute of Leadership & Management where he is responsible for the content of its multi award-winning e-learning platform MyLeadership and other resources which support the learning of The Institute’s members. 

Rod has considerable experience of the education sector; having previously worked in further education as a lecturer in management and accountancy, and then as a curriculum manager before becoming an external verifier and subsequently assessment manager with ILM. 
Rod holds an M.Ed and an MBA. 


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