Explore CCL’s Signature Research
Our research programs give you access to a broad range of business knowledge on significant leadership topics. Each body of work builds from prior studies, spans a substantial time period, and captures the passion and commitment of the researchers involved.
Pioneering work on multisource feedback methodologies, relativism of different rater sources, and cultural differences. CCL studies have found that competency ratings, as well as the degree of agreement between rater sources, are quite predictive of important outcomes, including leader performance and derailment.
Derailment occurs when leaders plateau, are demoted, or are fired. Derailment has been investigated as an outcome in numerous CCL research studies. Specifically, our studies have identified leader behaviors, as well as other variables, that are most likely to contribute to leader derailment.
CCL’s body of work in the area of demographics and leadership. This is includes research on the challenges, barriers, biases, and supports associated with women’s leadership, how demographics effect leadership in an age of increasing diversity, and the development needs of leaders working globally across cultures.