The Center for Creative Leadership sponsors awards to stimulate outstanding field research and its creative application to the practice of leadership.
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2016-2017 H. Smith Richardson, Jr. Visiting Fellow
Bob Johansen, whose forecasting skills have helped some of the world’s most influential organizations thrive in rapidly changing times, will serve as the Center for Creative Leadership’s (CCL®) H. Smith Richardson Jr. Visiting Fellow in 2016.
Johansen currently serves as Distinguished Fellow at the Institute for the Future, a 48-year old Palo Alto, CA-based nonprofit research organization that he led as president from 1996 to 2004. With more than 35 years of experience in forecasting future trends, Johansen continues to write, speak and lead strategic workshops for top executives globally.
As the author or co-author of nine books, Johansen teamed with CCL on the second edition of his groundbreaking book Leaders Make the Future: 10 New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World. CCL President and CEO John R. Ryan wrote the foreword for the book, which includes a CCL self-assessment and other original content.
“I’m focused on the ten-year future, seeking out and trying to understand the external forces that will be most disruptive to leaders,” Johansen says. “More importantly, I’m looking for early models of how leaders can thrive in this increasingly disruptive future.”
During his CCL fellowship, Johansen will be writing a new book on how next-generation leaders can thrive in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world. In his role as Visiting Fellow, Johansen will partner with CCL on a variety of initiatives focused on the future of leadership. Among them:
- Workshops with CCL faculty as his new book takes shape.
- A presentation for CCL’s board.
- Joint explorations of next generation leadership.
“Bob Johansen is a world-class forecaster who sees the future with tremendous intelligence, imagination, and accuracy,” CCL’s Ryan says. “We’re privileged to continue our fruitful partnership with him, and we look forward to exploring new ideas and offerings that will drive results for our clients.”
Professor of Chinese Business Studies – Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
President, NetForm International and Professor of Management – Erasmus University Rotterdam School of Management
Assistant Professor, Nancy O’Neill Collegiate Chair in Psychology, and Director of the Sleep Stress & Memory (SAM) Lab – University of Notre Dame
CEO – Kaipa Group, California
Professor, Management and Culture and Community Psychology – Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii
Professor, Organizational Behavior – Boston University
Professor, International Management Development – Cranfield University
Professor, Organizational Behavior – IMD International
Dean, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education – University of Ontario
Professor, Department of Psychology – Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Professor, Organizational Behavior – Boston University School of Management
Professor, Organizational Behavior – London Business School
The Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award recognizes outstanding unpublished papers by undergraduate and graduate students. The award is named in memory of Kenneth Clark, a distinguished scholar and former president of CCL. Beginning in 2010, the award will be co-sponsored with the International Leadership Association (ILA). The winner will receive a cash award and a trip to the ILA Annual Conference to present the paper in a colloquium. The 2016 conference will be held October 30th-November 2nd in San Diego, CA.
2016 Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award Winner
CCL recently selected Kyoung Yong Kim the 2016 Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award winner for his paper “Supportive leadership: A conditional process model linking leadership, climate, and horizontal relationships between subordinates”.
Kyoung Yong Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Management Department at the College of Business, City University of Hong Kong. He received his Ph.D. in Management from the University of Houston. His research interests include leadership, employee–employer relationships, and strategic human resource management. His work has been published in academic journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of Organizational Behavior, among others.
2017 Call for Papers
The International Leadership Association (ILA) and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) are pleased to partner to sponsor the annual Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award to recognize outstanding unpublished papers by undergraduate and graduate students. The award is named in honor of the distinguished scholar and former Chief Executive Officer of the Center.
(PDF) 2014 – Emily Grijalva
(PDF) 2013 – Chenwei Liao
(PDF) 2012 – Taylor E. Sparks, Ph.D. (PDF) 2011 – Brian C. Gunia
(PDF) 2010 – Dong Liu
(PDF) 2009 – Marisa Adelman
(PDF) 2008 – Hakan Ener
(PDF) 2007 – Robyn L. Brouer
(PDF) 2006 – Herman H. M. Tse
(PDF) 2005 – Franklin Kudo
(PDF) 2004 – Lisa A. Boyce
(PDF) 2003 – Marie Dasborough
(PDF) 2002 – Nathan J. Hiller
(PDF) 2001 – Tomas R. Giberson
(PDF) 2000 – Jeffrey C. Kohles
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, has been 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 Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Old Dominion University.
Dr. Gary Yukl
Dr. Fred E. Fiedler
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.
2015 Leadership Quarterly Award Winner
CCL is pleased to announce that Tiffany Keller Hansbrough has been selected as Leadership Quarterly Award winner for his article, “Reconsidering the accuracy of follower leadership ratings“, published in The Leadership Quarterly (v. 26, pp. 220-237) as the best paper published in 2015.
Tiffany Keller Hansbrough is an Associate Professor in Management and Global Faculty Fellow at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She received her Ph.D from the State University of New at Buffalo.
Dr. Keller Hansbrough teaches Organizational Behavior and Leadership courses at the undergraduate and MBA level. Her research focuses on leader-follower relationships, implicit leadership theories, destructive leadership, and levels of analysis issues and appears in Leadership Quarterly, Human Relations, Organizational Research Methods, and Journal of Applied Social Psychology, and in book chapters. She has co-edited the book When Leadership Goes Wrong: Destructive Leadership, Mistakes and Ethical Failures with Birgit Schyns.
Dr. Keller Hansbrough serves on the Editorial Boards at Leadership Quarterly and European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. She has previously served as Director of the David Brain Leadership Program at Baldwin-Wallace College and on the faculty of University Richmond. She is a member of the Academy of Management and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Download the 2015 Winning paper abstract.
The EJWOP Best Paper Award is jointly sponsored by CCL and the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology 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 in held in May. The two authors receive a cash award and will present their papers at the EAWOP conference in Oslo, Norway.
2014 Award Winner
Nadine Bienefeld is an academic lecturer and consultant at the University of Applied Sciences Zurich, Switzerland. She received her Ph.D. from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, Department of Management, Technology, and Economics. Her research interests include leadership, voice, and boundary-spanning in multi-team systems. With over 15 years of experience working as a human factors specialist in the field of aviation and health care, she also has a strong motivation to help transfer scientific findings into practice and consults various organizations worldwide on her topics of expertise. Read the abstract
2013 Award Winner
Remus Ilies is professor of management and organization at The National University of Singapore. His research focuses on topics such as employee stress and well-being, work-family processes, and leadership and motivation, with a particular interest in understanding the role of emotional processes in explaining outcomes relevant to these research topics. This research has been published in premier scholarly journals, and for his research, Dr. Ilies received numerous awards from organizations such as theAcademy of Management and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Read the abstract