Since the 1970’s, CCL has been studying leaders and leadership. We use this knowledge to inform our portfolio of offerings and to contribute to the larger field of leadership development. This page is organized around the newest leadership topics CCL is investigating.

Select from below to learn about each research initiative and how to connect with our research teams.

The Bossy ProjectHow men and women are perceived in the workplace.
Measuring Direction-Alignment-CommitmentResearch to measure these outcomes of effective group leadership.
Interdependent LeadershipResearching leadership as the collective achievement within interdependent work.
What Millennials Want from WorkWho are Millennials and what do they really want from their work?
Senior Executive TeamsResearch on the factors driving enterprise- vs personal/functional-focus in senior executive teams.
Virtual Teams Polarity StudyResearch focusing on helping virtual teams better succeed through management of virtual team polarities.
Virtual Leadership Learning Research & EvaluationFocuses on how virtual / digital learning impacts leader development.
World Leadership SurveyResearch that delves into the trends in leadership, trust, ethics, engagement and more.
Network Approaches to LeadershipExamines networks at the individual, group, organizational, and societal level.
Neuroscience and LeadershipLatest findings from neuroscience for the enhancement and acceleration of leadership development.
Future of Leader AssessmentExamines potential of enhanced leader assessment tools through trends in wearables, virtual simulations, new technology and media, big data and more.