The Management faculty at Cass now includes one of the largest groups of leadership researchers in Europe.
The Group for Leadership Evidence Analysis and Development (Cass LEAD) is a multi-disciplinary research centre focusing on leadership in many sectors. The aim of LEAD is first, to facilitate discussion and share the latest research from across the leadership field by holding annual one-day multidisciplinary research workshops, and second to promote the group's members - each of whom brings a unique perspective - Douglas Board, Laura Empson, Amanda Goodall, Jo Silvester, David Sims, and Andre Spicer.
Cass LEAD was launched in May 2013 at the IZA/Cass event, Understanding Leadership: A Multidisciplinary Workshop.
The second LEAD event, a one-day workshop held at Cass in July 2014 brought together researchers from different academic disciplines, politicians and civil servants, journalists and business people to discuss the challenges faced by political parties and review the evidence on political leadership. The day was structured around four broad areas:
- How we can attract the best political leaders
- Developing political talent into political leadership
- Examining politicians at work in Westminster, Whitehall and local government
- Diversity: how do we achieve representative government?
- Peter Riddell - The Institute for Government
- Sarah Childs - University of Bristol
- Darren Treadway - University of New York at Buffalo
- Charles Clarke - Former Labour MP and Home Secretary
- Lord Gold - Former Senior Partner at Herbert Smith LLP
- Gian Vittorio Caprara - La Sapienza, University of Rome
- Philip Wilson - Chief Assessor and Chief Psychologist, Civil Service Fast Stream
- Helena Cooper-Thomas - University of Auckland
- Matt Korris, Senior Researcher, Hansard Society
- Anthony King - University of Essex
- Donald Searing - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill