Leadership Research & Analytics

We have been conducting original scientific research in the field of leadership development for 50 years. The result? One of the largest leadership research databases in the world and a rich body of evidence-based science used to accelerate leadership performance.

This big-picture, original thinking directly shapes both applied best practices for today’s leadership needs and anticipates and explores theories and practice for the next generation.

Our multi-disciplinary team includes a variety of social scientists, data scientists, statisticians, and product innovators. The team applies the latest scientific methodologies and analytic techniques to produce academic publications, new products and services, thought leadership, and evaluation methodologies for measuring the impact of leadership development.

As a pioneer of leadership research and development, we’ve created a reliable set of best practices and forged new directions for leaders and what leadership can achieve. Over the past 5 decades, our research team has been among the first to create and implement 360 feedback, investigate leader derailment, and conduct research on the glass ceiling effect.

Neuroscience; equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI); digital tools; teams and networks; and the development of new data science algorithms are just a few of the areas where we’re actively conducting pioneering research. Explore our latest research.

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CCL’s mission is to “create new knowledge that advances our field and that positively transforms the way leaders, their organizations, and their societies confront the most difficult challenges of the 21st century.” To learn more about the new knowledge being created by our Leadership Research and Analytics team, visit cclinnovation.org.