Leaders show ownership by taking responsibility and being accountable for their decisions and the decisions of their team. Employers and employees have responsibilities to each other. Both parties should live up to them if the organisation is to function productively, harmoniously and safely.


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.