Celebrating the Best in Research
The Center for Creative Leadership sponsors awards to stimulate outstanding field research and its creative application to the practice of leadership.
H. Smith Richardson, Jr. Visiting Fellow
2020-2021 H. Smith Richardson, Jr. Visiting Fellow
Bernardo M. Ferdman, Ph.D. will serve as the Center for Creative Leadership’s (CCL®) H. Smith Richardson Jr. Visiting Fellow for 2020.
For more than three decades, Bernardo has dedicated his research, teaching, and practice to creating an inclusive world in which more of us can be fully ourselves and accomplish our goals in ways that are effective, productive, authentic, and just. As a practitioner, he has worked with diverse groups and organizations across sectors – including businesses, NGOs, government, nonprofit, and educational institutions in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia – to increase individual and collective effectiveness and inclusion.
The roles that Bernardo will play for CCL include:
- Advising our Equity, Diversity & Inclusion core team on our internal EDI journey.
- Serving as research advisor/thought partner (to generate one or more articles and help us develop a clear vision of our EDI research strategy for the next 3 years).
- Providing input on client-facing approaches to EDI.
Bernardo is distinguished professor emeritus of organizational psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology of Alliant International University, where he served as a core faculty member for almost 25 years. He now directs a new program on inclusive leadership for UCLA Anderson Executive Education, in addition to his full-time consulting and coaching practice. Bernardo has written numerous articles and chapters, made 300+ presentations, and conducted research on various aspects of inclusion. His 2014 book, Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion (co-edited with Barbara Deane), provides a research-based understanding of inclusion. He is currently completing an edited volume, focusing on inclusive leadership, that is scheduled for publication in 2020.
Bernardo is president of The Diversity Collegium, Fellow of the American Psychological Association (and five of its divisions) and the International Academy for Intercultural Research. He is past Chair of the Academy of Management’s Diversity and Inclusion Theme Committee and its Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division, as well as past president of the Interamerican Society of Psychology. Bernardo serves as an expert panelist for Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World. Among his various awards is the 2019 Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Consulting from the Society of Consulting Psychology. Bernardo—a native Spanish speaker who immigrated to the U.S. as a child—earned a Ph.D. in Psychology at Yale University and an A.B. degree at Princeton University.
Bernardo’s professional path has intersected numerous times with CCL. He presented at our 1992 Leadership Diversity Conference, participated in our 1994 conference on Work Team Dynamics and Productivity in the Context of Diversity, and presented professional development sessions for us in 2015 and 2018. In 2010 and 2011, he conducted two-day “train the trainers” workshops for us on leadership across differences and on facilitating difficult conversations on inclusive leadership. His chapter on “Teaching Inclusion by Example and Experience: Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment” appears in the Facilitator’s Guide for Leading Across Differences (McFeeters, Hannum, & Booysen, eds.).
Previous H. Smith Richardson, Jr. Visiting Fellows
2016-17: Bob Johansen, Ph.D.
Distinguished Fellow – Institute for the Future
2014-15: Peter Ping Li, Ph.D.
Professor of Chinese Business Studies – Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
2012-13: Karen Stephenson, Ph.D.
President, NetForm International and Professor of Management – Erasmus University Rotterdam School of Management
2011-12: Jessica Payne, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Nancy O’Neill Collegiate Chair in Psychology, and Director of the Sleep Stress & Memory (SAM) Lab – University of Notre Dame
2010-11: Prasad Kaipa, Ph.D.
CEO – Kaipa Group, California
2009-10: Dharm P.S. Bhawuk, Ph.D.
Professor, Management and Culture and Community Psychology – Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii
2008-09: Douglas T. Hall, Ph.D.
Professor, Organizational Behavior – Boston University
2005-06: Andrew Kakabadse, Ph.D.
Professor, International Management Development – Cranfield University
2004-05: Ellie Weldon, Ph.D.
Professor, Organizational Behavior – IMD International
2003-04: Michael Fullan
Dean, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education – University of Ontario
2002-03: Shalom Schwartz, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology – Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2001-02: Kathy Kram, Ph.D.
Professor, Organizational Behavior – Boston University School of Management
2000-01: Jay Conger, Ph.D.
Professor, Organizational Behavior – London Business School
Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award
The Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award recognizes outstanding unpublished papers by undergraduate and graduate students. The award named in memory of Kenneth Clark, a distinguished scholar and former president of CCL, is co-sponsored with the International Leadership Association (ILA). The winner receives a cash award and an opportunity to present the award paper in a colloquium at the ILA Annual Conference.
2022 Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award Winner
CCL selected Suyang Ye as the 2022 Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award winner for her paper, Investigating Boundary Conditions for Shared Leadership – Team Performance Relationship: A Team Leadership Coordination Perspective.
Suyang Ye is a Ph.D. candidate majoring in Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior at Zhejiang Gongshang University. She received her M.S. from University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, B.A. from Zhejiang Gongshang University. Her research interests include leadership, team behavior, and team micro knowledge management. Her papers have been published in Journals such as Management Decision, Journal of Management Sciences in China, and Psychology Research and Behavior Management.
Teng Zhao (co-author) is a Ph.D. student majoring in I/O psychology at Auburn university. She received her M.S. from University of Science and Technology of China in 2018, B.A. in Human Research Management and B.E. in Software Engineering from Shandong University in 2015. Her research interests resolve around the dynamics of newcomer socialization processes and utilization of team knowledge within knowledge-based teams. Her secondary interests include workplace gratitude, employee well-being, and career development.
Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award – Return Here in January 2023 for the Call for Papers
Past Award Winners
2021 – Steven Zhou, Ph.D.
2020 – Sylvie Plante
2019 – Samantha A. Penney
2018 – Min-Kyu Joo
2017 – Aleka MacLellan
2016 – Kyoung Yong Kim
2015 – Deirdre P. Dixon
2014 – Emily Grijalva
2013 – Chenwei Liao
2012 – Taylor E. Sparks, Ph.D.
2011 – Brian C. Gunia
2010 – Dong Liu
2009 – Marisa Adelman
2008 – Hakan Ener
2007 – Robyn L. Brouer
2006 – Herman H. M. Tse
2005 – Franklin Kudo
2004 – Lisa A. Boyce
2003 – Marie Dasborough
2002 – Nathan J. Hiller
2001 – Tomas R. Giberson
2000 – Jeffrey C. Kohles
Walter F. Ulmer, Jr. Applied Research Award
The Walter F. Ulmer, Jr. Applied Research Award is named in honor of Walter F. Ulmer, Jr., retired president, for his contributions to CCL and the leadership field, to demonstrate CCL’s commitment to applied research, and to build connections with other professionals whose work and commitments are congruent with CCL’s. He or she receives $1,500 and a trip to the Center to attend the Research Awards Event.
2016 Walter F. Ulmer, Jr. Applied Research Award Winner
Dr. John Mathieu was chosen as the 2016 Walter F. Ulmer, Jr. Award Recipient for his outstanding achievements and contributions to the field of leadership.
John Mathieu is a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor at the University of Connecticut, where he also holds the Friar Chair in Leadership and Teams. His primary areas of interest include models of team and multi-team effectiveness, leadership, training effectiveness, and cross-level models of organizational behavior. He has conducted work with several Fortune 500 companies, the armed services (i.e., Army, Navy, and Air Force), federal and state agencies (e.g., NRC, NASA, FAA, DOT), and numerous public and private organizations. Dr. Mathieu has over 100 publications, 200 presentations at national and international conferences, and has been a PI or Co-PI on over $11.1M in grants and contracts. He is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, American Psychological Association, and the Academy of Management. He serves on numerous editorial boards and has guest edited special volumes of top-level journals. He holds a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Old Dominion University.
Past Award Winners
2015 – Dr. Belle Rose Ragins
2014 – Dr. Soon Ang
2013 – William R. Torbert
2011-12 – Lynda Gratton
2010 – David V. Day
2009 – Dr. Nancy J. Adler
2008 – Dr. Anne S. Tsui
2007 – Dr. Jerry Hunt
2006 – Dr. Gary Yukl
2005 – Dr. Fred E. Fiedler
2004 – Dr. Edwin P. Hollander
2003 – Dr. Ann Howard
2002 – Dr. Bernard Bass
Leadership Quarterly Award
The Leadership Quarterly Best Paper Award, sponsored by the Center for Creative Leadership, is presented annually in recognition of the best published paper submitted during the previous year to The Leadership Quarterly. The annual award for best paper is presented jointly by CCL and The Leadership Quarterly. The award includes a citation, cash award and invitation to visit CCL.
2018 Leadership Quarterly Award Winner
CCL selected Paulo Roberto Arvate as the Leadership Quarterly Award winner for his article, “The queen bee: A myth? The effect of top-level female leadership on subordinate females”, published in The Leadership Quarterly as the best paper published in 2018.
Paulo Roberto Arvate is a graduate and undergraduate professor in São Paulo Business Administration and a member of the Center for Applied Microeconomics (Getúlio Vargas Foundation). Dr. Arvate holds a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. He has done short visits as a Visiting Professor at MSU and as a USA Visiting Researcher at Nova de Lisboa, with PT Honors and Awards Best technical book in Brazil (Premio Jabuti). In 2005, a several times finalist with their Ph.D. students of the best year paper from the Brazilian National Association of Business Schools George Stigler Prize (second place, from INSPER –Brazil) and 2018 Best paper from applied research from Getúlio Vargas Foundation, 2018.
Download the 2018 winning paper abstract.
2017 Leadership Quarterly Award Winner
CCL selected Dr. Kristin Cullen-Lester as the Leadership Quarterly Award winner for her article, “Incorporating social networks into leadership development: A conceptual model and evaluation of research and practice“, published in The Leadership Quarterly as the best paper published in 2017.
Dr. Kristin Cullen-Lester is an Assistant Professor of Management and Leadership in the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. Her research aims to improve leadership effectiveness by advancing the assessment and development of leaders and leadership systems. She is director of the ILEAD lab which focuses on relational aspects of leadership, including leaders’ social networks and the role of organizational networks in shared leadership, complex collaboration, and the implementation of strategic and large-scale change. Dr. Cullen-Lester’s current research is supported by funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Prior to joining the University of Houston, Dr. Cullen-Lester was a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), where she led the center’s R&D efforts integrating networks into leadership development. She holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Industrial/Organizational psychology from Auburn University and serves on the editorial boards of The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Business and Psychology.
Download the 2017 winning paper abstract.
Past Award Winners
2016 – Dr. George C Banks
2015 – Dr. Tiffany Keller Hansbrough
2014 – John Antonakis
2013 – Jan-Emmanuel De Neve
2012 – Dr. Pierre Balthazard
2011 – David Day & Hock-Peng Sin
2010 – John Antonakis
2009 – Dr. Dongil (Don) Jung
2008 – Dr. Ginamarie Scott Ligon
2007 – Dr. John J. Sosik
2006 – Dr. Joyce Bono
The European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology Best Paper Award
The EJWOP Best Paper Award is jointly sponsored by CCL and the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, and recognizes high-quality scholarly work on leadership and organizational effectiveness. Annual EJWOP awards are announced every two years, coinciding with the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology International Conference held in May. The two authors receive a cash award and will present their papers at the EAWOP conference in Oslo, Norway.
2020 Award winner
Jan Dettmers, Ph.D. is Professor for Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Hagen (Germany). His primary areas of interest include the effects of job design on workers health and motivation and methodological issues of psychosocial risk assessment at work. Furthermore, his research focuses on work-home interaction and recovery in flexible and unregulated forms of work. He is the co-founder of the Agency for Evidence-based Job Design and Organizational Development (EVAO.org) and is member of the editorial board of Frontiers in Psychology. Read the abstract.
2019 Award winner
Barbara Wisse, Ph.D. is Professor of Organizational Behavior and Leadership Processes at the Department of Psychology, University of Groningen (The Netherlands). Her research focuses explicitly on (bright and dark sides of) power and leadership. This work includes topics such as ethics and morality, emotions, Dark Triad personality traits, abuse and misconduct, and the psychological effects of change. She serves on the editorial boards of The Leadership Quarterly and Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. Read the abstract.
Past award winners
2018 – Dr. Catherine Haslam
2017 – Dr. Anna Steidle
2014 – Dr. Nadine Bienefeld
2013 – Dr. Remus Ilies
2012 – Dr. Aichia Chuang
2011 – Elizabeth Hobman
2010 – Barbara Künzle
2009 – Prof. Dr. Deanne N. Den Hartog
2008 – Dr. Jennifer L. Sparr
2007 – Dr. Jörg Felfe