March 2010 —

Greensboro, NC – Groundbreaking models for building organizational leadership capacity, developing globally responsible leadership and fostering strategic leadership are among the highlights of the third edition of The Center for Creative Leadership Handbook of Leadership Development, a comprehensive resource that distills the best of CCL’s recent research and practical experience.

A joint publication of CCL and the Jossey-Bass Business & Management Series, the third edition of the Handbook helps leaders grasp how development processes can prepare leaders to deal with the pressing trends and challenges that have emerged since the release of the book’s second edition in 2003. The 484-page book, accompanied by a Web site, is edited by CCL senior fellows Ellen Van Velsor, Cynthia D. McCauley and Marian N. Ruderman. Developed for leaders in all sectors who want to create developmental experiences and design leadership development systems, the Handbook includes 14 chapters written by 33 CCL faculty members, researchers and associates. The companion Web site features chapters from the previous two editions of the Handbook and other related materials.

Thomas J. Griffin, vice president of organizational learning and chief teaching officer at U.S. Cellular, calls the book “the most authoritative, comprehensive and practical source for developing leadership capability in any organization.”

Douglas T. Hall, founding director of the Executive Development Roundtable at Boston University, says “only from the Center for Creative Leadership could we expect to see such a rich, authoritative and actionable set of the latest resources for developing leaders.”

The Handbook includes new chapters on numerous themes of growing importance, among them: developing leaders in the education sector; developing leaders in times of transition; democratizing leadership development; and developing teams. This updated version focuses heavily on fostering the group, intergroup and organizational processes that can accelerate performance at all levels of organizations.

The new Handbook also draws extensively on groundbreaking research projects CCL has conducted over the past five years in Africa, Asia and Europe, integrating knowledge about global and cross-cultural leadership issues into nearly all of the book’s chapters.

“Executives often say leadership is the single most important factor for driving success in their organizations — and this handbook is their blueprint for taking leadership effectiveness to new levels,” CCL President and CEO John R. Ryan said.

The third edition of the Handbook is available here.

About the Center for Creative Leadership

The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) is a top-ranked, global provider of leadership development. By leveraging the power of leadership to drive results that matter most to clients, CCL transforms individual leaders, teams, organizations, and society. Our array of cutting-edge solutions is steeped in extensive research and experience gained from working with hundreds of thousands of leaders at all levels. Ranked among the world’s top providers of executive education, CCL has locations in countries worldwide.

Stephen Martin
Center for Creative Leadership
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