The Leaders Institute

Shaping the Future with Leaders Worldwide

The Leaders Institute exists to bring together existing and future leaders to transform business and society.

We do this by providing the opportunity to develop the insightful thinking and capabilities of leaders through our work including:

Confidential peer to peer group meetings of CEOs

One to one executive mentoring

Monthly Insights
Online Interviews with inspiring leaders
World class global speakers
Connect with an online community of Fellows
High performing board/top team programme
Programme for women leaders
National Project to develop leaders under 40

Talk to us today and be part of a global network of leaders who have access to the latest ideas, innovative research, peer to peer mentoring, board dynamics, forward-thinking peers and a voice for influencing transformation. Let’s start a conversation.


From the Founder and CEO

There is an urgent need for leaders across business and society today to deal with the uncertainty and complexity of our globally connected world. As the world becomes more connected, it also becomes more complex resulting in tension between what is required to solve today’s problems and the old forces of culture, tradition, geography, structures, thinking and large organisations set up in the past. How the world works today is very different.

What does this mean for leadership? The truth is no two people lead the same, so we must stop trying to put leadership in a box and label it. Neither is leadership just about personal development or skills but must include what exists between people.

Many from across the world in every industry and educational institution have independently come to the same realisation: the current prevailing methods of educating leaders are not as effective as they could be. Along with our Research Lab our approach goes beyond business schools to include how leaders think, deal with crises, and make decisions using real issues and real time. We also understand the diversity of leaders and so treat every leader as unique. Together we build partnerships and communities of leaders who learn from each other.

Hilarie Owen, Chief Executive Officer
Hilarie Owen - The Leaders Institute

Our Values



We believe the key to success is to always be learning and adapting.


We question assumptions that hold us back or keep us stuck.


a network of peers and thought leaders.


We want you to succeed and provide the means and support to enable that.

We listen and support
We inspire and share knowledge
We talk straight and true
We build capacity and performance
We innovate strategy and new thinking

Leaders Posts

Why the best executives have a mentor

Why the best executives have a mentor

In a recent study of people on boards it was found that the majority had had a mentor at a crucial time in their career and many directors and CEOs still have a mentor. The pressures facing boards, senior management and professionals have increased dramatically in...

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Why the Personality of the CEO Matters

Why the Personality of the CEO Matters

When we consider governance in organisations, we tend to focus on processes such as risk management or a succession plan. However, the quality of governance is often about an organisation’s leadership and in particular the personality of a CEO. Career success of a CEO...

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