What is the ILM72?

The ILM72 is the result of a major study carried out by AQR in association with the ILM. It looked at over 50 leadership models and found that all had their origins in the same components – 6 scales which represented different aspect of leadership style..

Leadership Style

All leaders adopt a preferred way of working. There is no right or wrong style. We know that style is situational. Usefully ILM72 profiles can be aggregated to form a picture of the leadership style of a group. ILM72 measures adopted style across six scales representing the six aspects of leadership style

ILM72 specific scales

The Global Scales – Core Leadership Competencies

Further research showed that there were three core competencies which are crucial for leadership effectiveness.

ILM72 global scales

How do we measure leadership style & effectiveness?

The ILM72 is a unique 72 item high quality reliable psychometric measure. It is normative which enables users to assess leadership style and effectiveness before and after an event such as a training & development or coaching programme.

The ILM72 provides a highly effective and user friendly set of reports designed for optimum impact in a wide range of scenarios.

MTQPlus now available in Portuguese

As interest in AQR International’s work on Mental Toughness continues to grow around the world, we are pleased to announce the development of the Portuguese translation for the MTQPlus questionnaire. Mental Toughness is a leading-edge concept which describes a...

Why become a Licensed Mental Toughness Practitioner?

Mental Toughness has emerged as one of, if not the most important, factors in people and organisation development today, as we all cope with these challenging and uncertain times. Being an accredited practitioner in the MTQ both enhances your professional development...

The importance of Mental Toughness in a sales role

Terrific piece from John Tunstall on the critical importance of Mental Toughness in a sales role. Self awareness about the 8 factors is a firm basis from which anyone in a stress laden occupation, like sales, can prosper.


Very pleased to be invited onto an episode of the podcast, which also included an interview with Sir Andrew Strauss.. The Leaders Council of GB and NI is currently in the process of talking to leadership figures from across the nation in an attempt to understand this...

Coaching with Purpose Programme – 23rd and 24th April in London, Whitechapel

We are pleased to announce a 2nd Pilot Coaching with Purpose programme running on the 23rd and 24th April in London, Whitechapel. If you are interested or want to find out more, click here

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Developing Leadership Style and Effectiveness

AQR has a programme of interventions which suits all applications. This includes ILM accredited programmes at all levels from Level  2 (first line manager) to Level 7 (senior executive)

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Almost 100 senior managers undertook the questionnaire with an excellent and positive response. Importantly many began to respond to what the reports were indicating about their behaviour and performance utilising the questionnaire feedback as a starting point for development discussions.

Maureen Keegan MCIPD

Workforce Development and Engagement Manager, Knowsley MBC

We built ILM72 into the majority of our programmes. It simply adds an immense amount of value to the understanding and application of leadership with which most businesses are now concerned.

Dave Roberts

Director Management and Leadership Programmes,, The Management Centre, Bangor Business School

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