BOSTON, MASS: The Executive Development Roundtable of the Boston University Questrom School of Business recently honored CCL Senior Fellow Cindy McCauley with its annual Marion Gislason Award for excellence in the field of leadership development.
The Gislason Award is given to a distinguished individual for the excellence of their work in advancing the state of knowledge or practice in the leadership development field. The recipient must also possess the qualities of humility, generosity, and concern for others.
The award, which is in its 20th year, goes to one person each year. McCauley accepted the award at a ceremony in Boston in October as part of the most recent Executive Development Roundtable meeting.
A renowned senior fellow with more than 30 years of experience at the Center for Creative Leadership, McCauley has contributed extensively to the leadership field as a researcher, writer, editor, product innovator, program evaluator, coach, and manager.
She co-developed two of CCL’s assessment tools, Benchmarks and the Job Challenge Profile, and co-edited three books for talent management professionals: The Center for Creative Leadership Handbook of Leadership Development (Jossey-Bass, 2010), Experience-Driven Leader Development (Wiley, 2013), and Using Experience to Develop Leadership Talent (Jossey-Bass, 2014).
“Cindy McCauley is a world-class authority on leadership development and a first-rate individual who cares deeply about the professional and personal growth of leaders everywhere,” CCL President and CEO John R. Ryan said. “This well-deserved award attests to her many superb contributions to the field.”
McCauley’s most recent publications include Change Now! Five Steps to Better Leadership (CCL, 2014), which guides leaders through a process of crafting and enacting development plans, and Direction, Alignment, and Commitment: Achieving Better Results through Leadership (CCL, 2016) which helps leaders diagnose leadership issues in groups.
As a result of her research and applied work, McCauley is an advocate for seeing the leadership potential in every person, using on-the-job experience as a central leader development strategy, and for understanding leadership as a collective endeavor. At CCL, she is known as an outstanding colleague who brings intelligence, insight, humor, integrity, and kindness to her work with others.