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HLQ Endorsements and Credentials

The Hidden Leadership Questionnaire has been used in leading companies world-wide, and extensively in the health and education sector. It can be used alongside focus groups and action learning sets, to research, assess and develop leaders across organisations or sectors.


‘The Hidden Leadership Questionnaire has enabled me to connect my personal, leadership and organisational issues in a profound way and to make major leaps of understanding…’
Dr Lynne Sedgmore CBE, former CEO UK National Centre for Excellence in Leadership, Education Sector

Organisations using HLQ
HSBC Microsoft NHS Investec CAT
Theoretical Validity of the Questionnaire

The Hidden Leadership Questionnaire is a research-based questionnaire, based on published Doctoral research from Lancaster University Management school. It is developed by leadership expert Dr Simon Western who has worked with senior leaders in global organisations including public and third-sector organisations across the globe.

Further Reading and Resources

Dr Simon Western is author of Leadership: A Critical Text [3rd edition, Sage 2019]; Coaching and Mentoring: A Critical Text [Sage, 2016], and lead author of Global Leadership Perspectives: Insights and Analysis [Sage, 2018]

Book Reviews

Dr Simon Western’s acclaimed book Leadership: A Critical Text [3rd edition, Sage 2019]

Edgy Ideas Podcast

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Advanced Coaching Courses

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