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Current and former CCL researchers frame gender differences in leadership development within CCL’s Lessons of Experience framework.
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The International Leadership Association and the Center for Creative Leadership are pleased to co-sponsor the annual Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award to recognize outstanding unpublished papers by undergraduate and graduate students.
New survey data shows over 90% of leaders improved across key aspects of leadership effectiveness through CCL executive coaching.
Videoconferencing is now prominent in many daily routines. In a paper published in The Leadership Quarterly, Andy Loignon and his co-authors examine how videoconferences provide a window into our status.
CCL Researcher Diane Bergeron joins in calling for more gender-inclusive leadership in business schools.
In a keynote at the Mayo Clinic, CCL Researcher Marcia A. Dawkins offers a kaleidoscope of well-researched narratives that help participants reframe their experiences and combat burnout.
CCL researcher Marcia A. Dawkins moderates a panel for UnidosUS 2023 Conference, “Untangling Racism's Effects on Health.”
The chapter uses Leading for Organizational Impact Program (LOI) to highlight the use of multiple assessments to help leaders grow beyond their current capabilities.
CCL Researcher Diane Bergeron joins in calling for more gender-inclusive leadership in business schools.
Leaders have spoken: CCL programs deliver transformative leadership development. This infographic showcases key metrics, illuminating leaders translation of learning into practice and their reflections on what changes they’ve made since the program.
John Fleenor contributes two entries to this newly published two-volume work that includes almost 300 entries contributed by over 200 leadership experts.
CCL Researcher Diane Bergeron highlights the prevalence of bereavement and how it impacts the workplace.
Diane Bergeron writes about the plight of the ‘organizational wife’ and how helping can be a doubled-edged sword.
David Altman and Samir Mehta offer a fresh perspective on leadership and why you should act like a leader –​​​​​​​ whether or not it’s part of your job description.
Jean Leslie and John Fleenor co-author 4 Decades of Benchmarks® Research, a summary of over 145 studies on a wide range of topics related to 360 assessment and leadership development.
Over 23,000 leaders describe the changes they will make based on their leadership development experience. Changes include providing feedback, improved communication & listening skills, better direction alignment commitment, and more focus on managing relationships.
CCL Researcher Diane Bergeron interviewed about Equal Pay Day to highlight workplace wage discrepancies.
In a keynote and facilitated experiential, CCL Researcher Marcia A. Dawkins shared a leadership model based on fortitude and her own experiences as a leader and strategic communication scholar.
In a keynote and podcast, CCL Researcher Marcia A. Dawkins shared a new leadership model based on sincerity and her own experiences as a leader and strategic communication scholar.
Research Insights Papers
Bring organizational cultural transformation to life using our REAL model. Unlock innovation, enhance employee engagement, cultivate fairness, and collaborate for a better future.
Research reveals leader listening means going beyond merely exhibiting ‘good’ listening behaviors - employees feel listened to when leaders take action on their ideas and suggestions.
Data from 43,393 leaders indicate that the future of work has arrived, bringing challenges such as remote work isolation, leadership burnout, and the need to do more with less while engaging employees.
Learn about several widely held myths regarding teamwork as well as a framework for moving beyond such misperceptions towards a clearer understanding of effective teams.
This paper presents a pathway for how leadership development can lead to larger scale impact. We include impact examples and provide a typology of stories for communicating complex impact pathways.
Uncover some of the mechanisms through which leadership development might contribute to invigorating organizations’ talent attraction and retention efforts.
Learn how organizations made sense of EDI in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and how leaders handle risks of moving from cosmetic diversity to inclusive conversation and committed action.
Learn how challenging the assumption that team members experience similar levels of psychological safety can improve our understanding of team effectiveness.
Leverage evidence-based practices to accelerate leader development at scale and unlock the collective potential of your workforce.
Learn how to make sense of the crises leaders and workers are experiencing as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on.
How do the conversations you have with yourself influence how you lead?
New research helps leaders and organizations better understand the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the workplace.
Are you interested in building resilience or know of leaders who might be? Learn how in this Research Insights paper.
This paper introduces CCL’s framework for measuring and maximizing the impact of leadership development. The framework includes the type of impact that can be expected and measured as well as key factors that influence impact.
Blog
This blog post highlights the impactful role of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and young professionals in driving organizational change. It details the journey of a mentorship program from an ERG initiative to a global, organization-wide program, emphasizing the power of collective effort, data-informed strategies, and strategic scaling.
Using a recent high-profile incident in a professional soccer match, we discuss the importance of leader listening during times of crisis.
This blog post explores the role Psychological Capital (PsyCap) plays as a critical element to organization's successful coaching initiatives.
This blog post explores a human-centered approach to evaluating Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) programs that prioritizes participant voices, challenging traditional metrics and fostering genuine change.
This blog post explores the transformative impact of the Latina Success Leadership Program (LSLP), a unique initiative empowering Latina leaders and boosting their representation.
With this year’s football season about to kickoff, this blog discusses findings related to the “too much talent effect” within the National Football League and the practical implications for today’s leaders.
Leadership development programs empower leaders to impact their organization through new knowledge and skills. Post-program data shows successful implementation by leveraging tools like Direction, Alignment, Commitment (DAC) and Culture Change.
Using a recent shipping disaster as an example, we discuss the importance of leader listening as a means of encouraging employee voice.
In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States, this blog offers do’s and don’ts for managing mental health in the workplace.
In this blog, we couple Martin Schneider, CCL’s CEO, experience as a hockey player and professional skating coach with data-driven insights from professional hockey to highlight three lessons for today’s leaders.
All learning and personal growth requires time and experience, which means leaders, like athletes, need opportunities to practice and expand on their new skills once they return from “camp”.
With this year’s World Cup tournament fast approaching, I discuss how soccer teams can succumb to the “too much talent effect” and what that means for team development (and this year’s competitors).
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Leading teams can be challenging. In this blog, learn about the questions CCL clients are asking about their teams and the answers our expert is providing.
If you are trying to measure something, it is critically important to think about how you will use those measures.
We often use measurement scales in survey research without knowing how they were developed. Because of this, we may either be missing important data, or we may be drawing inaccurate conclusions.
A case study on an in-depth analysis of corporate messages and motives on the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning Roe v. Wade.
Star employees can often be an asset or a liability within teams. Learn how to get the most out of these exceptional contributors and ensure they make the team more effective.
This post explores the day-to-day life of decision-makers in organizations and the opportunities they have to lead with an equity-based mindset.
Assessment is often the starting point on the journey to becoming a more effective team. In this article, I discuss how a “benchmarking” perspective can yield powerful insights for teams.
In this final blog of the Impact Series, I provide a few final reflections on the blogs posted over the past 16 months.