CCL's white papers showcase CCL's outstanding work on today's most pressing leadership issues. Learn from publications representing CCL's work in progress, including research projects, conferences and innovative thinking.
The Effectiveness of the Leadership Development Programme in Europe
Multiple studies show that an investment in effective leadership development can deliver substantive value to an organization. Learn how CCL's flagship leadership program delivers a strong return by successfully developing critical leadership competencies.
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A Leadership Gap Analysis for Chinese Leaders from a 360-Degree Survey
What are the essential leadership capabilities and skillsets needed for Chinese leaders to effectively lead and succeed in today's organization?
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Crafting Your Career: Cultural Variations in CareerRelevant Relationships
Relationships in organizations are increasingly important for both the work of the organization and the different career paths managers take. Learn about the variety of relationships that are relevant to careers of European managers and how managers in different parts of the world may use relationships in building their careers.
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Using Political Skill to Maximize and Leverage Work Relationships
Whether you are aware of it or not, you likely rely on your political skill to achieve work-related goals. Learn four distinct practices for maximizing the positive impact of political skill on others and your organization.
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Developing Network Perspective: Understanding the Basics of Social Networks and their Role in Leadership
If you can identify patterns of relationships or people in your personal and organizational networks that encourage or undermine your success, you have what's called "network perspective." This paper describes what network perspective is, why it's important, and how you can develop it.
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The Irony of Integrity: A Study of the Character Strengths of Leaders
Highly publicized ethical scandals have challenged our faith in the integrity of today's leaders and public figures. With these scandals in mind, CCL examined not the character weaknesses that provoke such indiscretions, but the character strengths that top executives and middle managers need to maintain leadership with integrity. This paper describes those strengths and explains why leaders need them.
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Through the Looking Glass
For better or worse, relationships on the job shape managers' careers. This white paper, based on a CCL study of male and female managers in five countries across Europe, explores the many ways that relationships can help or hinder managerial careers. Read first-hand experiences of managers in the study group.
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Expanding the Leadership Equation: Developing Next-Generation Leaders
Do today's leaders see young people as having what is needed to be tomorrow's successful leaders? A CCL study uncovers the answer to this question, as well as several other questions about developing youth of the future.
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Women and Political Savvy: How to build and embrace a fundamental leadership skill
Office politics is a fact of work life. Yet, this is an especially difficult issue for women leaders. Learn what CCL's research with women executives shows about the potential relationship between gender, leadership, political skill and effectiveness at work.
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Becoming a Leader Who Fosters Innovation
A deliberate focus by leaders on innovation is critical for organizational growth and development. This paper lays out the building blocks and more for those who aspire to be innovation leaders.
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The Care and Feeding of the Leader's Brain
Are you taking proper care of your brain to keep you at the top of your leadership game? For several years, CCL has collected data on the exercise, eating, and sleeping habits of senior executives along with biometric and blood lipid data, giving us a unique view of the health and fitness status of those at the helm. The findings of our research, unveiled in this insightful white paper, just might surprise you.
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Learning about Learning Agility
Are you a learning-agile leader who has what it takes to thrive in turbulent times of change? Researchers at Teachers College, Columbia University and CCL have concluded that learning-agile individuals practice disciplined personal development in five ways. Discover those ways in this white paper.
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Driving Performance: How Leadership Development Powers Sustained Success
Leadership Development is not just about developing leaders; It's about creating a culture of accountability and performance. "Built to last" organizations have strong histories of leadership development. This white paper explores why organizations should invest in leadership development because of its power to 1) Improve bottom-line financial performance; 2) Attract and retain talent; 3) Create organizational alignment; and 4) Increase organizational agility.
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