HELMs is the Leadership Foundation's most ambitious ever UK wide study of leadership. Our survey of nearly 1000 people working in higher education set out to uncover their feelings on topics from motivation, commitment and satisfaction to priorities for development, views on leadership style and work-life balance. The result is invaluable insights into what motivates staff, what good leadership looks like and the most pressing challenges that lie ahead for higher education institutions.
The responses to the open questions were so considered and detailed we commissioned three experts in leadership research and qualitative analysis – Dr Kim Peters, Professor Michelle Ryan and Professor David Greatbatch - to produce four themed reports from the survey:
We are a membership organisation of and for a sector that has some of the brightest minds in the UK.
Our members are key to our strategy and form a community of higher education institutions with a clear commitment to and experience of developing leadership, governance and management capabilities at all levels. Academic and professional services staff from member institutions contribute to our programmes, projects and research and advise on benefits and services.
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