ILM research looked into the challenges UK businesses face in recruiting and developing skilled leaders and managers. The research found that an overwhelming 93% are concerned that low levels of management skills are having an impact on their business achieving its goals.

Leadership and management development matters - organisations with effective leaders perform better. Yet we found that many organisations don't have a plan to make the most of their internal talent and equip them with the skills to thrive.

ILM research shows there is an urgent need to improve skills and training to ensure a strong supply of new leadership and managerial talent. The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has highlighted the relatively weak performance of UK management as a critical issue that impacts directly on our national competitiveness, and argues that addressing this weakness will be vital in delivering a sustainable economic recovery.

There is a clear and compelling link between best practice leadership and management and overall business performance.

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