Marian N. RudermanHonorary Senior Fellow, Americas 


    With over 30 years of experience in the field of leadership development and over 80 publications, Marian is widely regarded as a thought leader in the field. Her particular areas of expertise include the career development of women, work-life integration, the intersection of voice and leadership recognition, and the role of well-being in leadership development. She has worked with a diverse array of colleagues and clients from around the globe conducting both original research and bringing into CCL the best of what the larger field of leadership scholarship has to offer.

    Marian has published in many peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Management, and the Academy of Management Journal. She is co-author of Standing at the crossroads: Next steps for high-achieving women and co-editor of The Center for Creative Leadership Handbook of Leadership Development and Diversity in work teams: Research paradigms for a changing workplace. This body of work is widely cited.

    Marian’s research has been utilized in a variety of formats including training programs, coaching processes, workshops, keynote addresses, articles for the popular press, as well as serving as the basis for psychological assessments. Her work has been applied to a variety of contexts, populations, and environments.

    In addition to her own research, Marian has held many leadership roles at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®), helping to develop our research faculty.

    Marian is an Honorary Senior Fellow. In this role, she advances the Center’s research agenda on leadership and helps to bring knowledge from the larger field back to CCL. Marian develops programs of research, provides subject matter expertise, and helps others innovate. She is sought after as a writer and speaker focusing on the intersection of leadership development and individual well-being.

    Marian N. Ruderman

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    Areas of Expertise

    Development, Emotional Intelligence, Work & Life, Leadership, Careers, Neuroscience as Applied to Leadership, Mindfulness and Leadership, Women’s Leadership, Positive Psychology, Diversity

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