Let's talk Values: Glasgow - This event has been cancelled 

"One problem with values is that we are for ever trying to prioritize them into some league table of relative human worth and getting them to compete with each other, so we will learn which is best. It does not seem to occur to us that this mania for hierarchical ordering reduces variety, diversity, alternative possibilities, uniqueness and the rich subtlety of distinctions."  
Charles Hampden-Turner CInstLM (2019)
This conference explores what leaders and managers mean when they talk about values. How personal, team and organisational values may be aligned and how knowing and understanding what is ‘valued’ improves the daily practice of leadership and opens up these ‘alternative possibilities’




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.

Suzy Beaumont

Phil James


Phil’s our CEO and works closely with our Board and all members of our team to keep us on track with our mission.

He’s qualified to Master’s degree level and has ambitions to complete a Doctorate in the area of leadership, management and personal development. Previously, Phil has worked as CEO at various professional and awarding bodies in sectors as diverse as construction and social work.

Bob Keiller

Bob Keiller CBE is the former chief executive of Wood Group, a British multinational oil and gas services company and former chairman of Scotland's national economic development agency, Scottish Enterprise. Today, he runs a consultancy, AB15 where he inspires others to succeed by creating distinct and positive organisational cultures defined by core values.

Bob understands the challenges of growing a business: defining core values is relatively easy; sharing them is simple; making them real is very, very difficult. However, Bob achieved this in his own leadership career and now shares the practicalities of leading major change and the need to focus on people at every step with his clients.