The Best of New Britain: An UpRising survey on leadership in the UK

Published: March 2012 Publication Type: Publication

Authors: Alveena Malik, Lucy Inkster

Getting the support and development of young leaders right is vital for the future health of civic life and public organisations. To this end, The Young Foundation programme UpRising has been exploring what young people think is ‘best’ for this country in terms of leadership. What kinds of education, talent and values best fit our needs?

UpRising have conducted their own research into who and what inspires young people and also asked YouGov to conduct a poll asking the general public to identify the three most important values/attributes for a leader to have.

The general public cited honesty (60%), integrity (50%), and commitment and determination (42%). When the same questions were put to UpRisers they plumped for putting community first (44%), emotional intelligence (43%), and commitment and determination (38%).

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