Established with the creation of the Institute of One World Leadership, the Centre focuses on the development and advancement of the Positive Value Leadership approach, which was created by the IOWL. The PVL approach is a normative baseline which Leaders can use to develop a positive approach to Leadership. Our strategic focal point is 2050, when a measurement of the IOWL impact on global society will be completed. Over the coming decades, our exponentially growing data sets of Values driven assessments, will help to inform how our PVL model is refined to global and regional demographic changes, geo-political contexts, and societal change.

People and Faculty

Professor Michèle Russell, EdD, MSc, NTF, PFHEA

Chair in Values-Based Leadership

The Institute is proud to have one of the most renowned, multi-faceted minds in Leadership Development, Education and Research, as its Chair of Values-Based Leadership. Michèle is responsible for the development of the centre, the continuing development and advancement of research, dissemination of knowledge, the advocation and adoption of Positive Value Leadership™.

Her appointments include:
Head of Learning, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom
Visiting Professor of Clinical Education, Newcastle University, UK and New York University, USA
Professorial Consultant, Public Policy
Higher Education Policy and Practice, London School of Economics and Political Science

Positive Value Leadership™

The measure of a One World Leader is determined against the Positive Value Leadership Map. This map defines the key traits and values which make a Positive Leader.

The design of the framework is deliberate and associated with Northern Ireland. The inspiration for the design is the naturally occurring shape in nature which represents solidity, stability, longevity and community. It is based upon the geometry of a hexagonal or 6-sided cell. The Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland contains about 40,000 interlocking hexagonal basalt columns.

These were formed around 50 to 60 million years ago when lava began to cool, generating cracks at 90° to each other. As cooling continued, these cracks grew larger, forcing the angles to change to 120° – the same angle found in each corner of a hexagon.

As one column began to cool down to ambient temperatures, preserving its hexagonal shape, the same cooling process occurred around it. When one well-developed, symmetrical hexagonal column forms, therefore, many more tend to form around it, producing magnificent collections of columnar basalt like that seen at the Giant’s Causeway.

Similarly, we aspire that One World Leaders should be an example and mold others to adopt the One World leadership ethos.

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