Networking can support you in developing relationships with other like-minded people and can have significant benefits. The network of a leader is something they create and grow to the benefit of both themselves as an individual and the organisation of which they are a part of; and the connections in a successful network will see commercial and technical questions answered, useful information shared and leads created. 


Kate Cooper

Head of Research

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 from a career in university programme leadership in the areas of management, 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.