Category Archives: Leadership & the Future

CCL Hosts Cutting Edge Conference on Networks and Leadership

As our clients face new complex and interdependent challenges, we have been looking for better ways of understanding the role of formal and informal leaders in weaving and activating informal networks. How do we do it? Who is involved? How … READ MORE

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CCL Hosts Conference on Leadership Networks

We are excited to announce the Thought Forum on Network Leadership and Leadership Networks, June 2-4, 2014, at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) campus in Greensboro, NC.  Our research and practice here at CCL are increasingly informed by a … READ MORE

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Outstanding Leadership: It’s all in your mind

This post was co-authored by Cathleen Clerkin, Marian Ruderman and Carol Connolly. Read more about CCL’s research on neuroscience and leadership in “Leadership Development Beyond Competencies: Moving to a Holistic Approach.” Oftentimes, people think about leadership development as a to-do list … READ MORE

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Networks of organizations: a strategy for societal impact

Nowadays we are witnessing a new trend within global corporations. Nike, Unilever, Coca Cola and others are collaborating within a network of organizations, across sectors with the same aim in mind: to improve societal well-being while driving economic success. These … READ MORE

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The HR Manager’s Challenge (well, one of them) – and how we’re trying to help

I attended ASTD/ICE last year with the express purpose of introducing a new line of digital products to HR Managers at the Expo. This was my first year with CCL, and I was excited to showcase our digital libraries as … READ MORE

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How do we learn?

We learn by being inspired. We learn by debating an issue. We learn by teaching. We learn by doing. By reading, by writing, by listening. This is just the tip of the iceberg. A great deal of research has gone … READ MORE

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Leadership Strategy and Societal Impact

Nowadays, for-profit businesses are increasingly realizing their long-term interests in creating positive value for the communities in which they operate. They see that organizational success depends on making a positive impact on key societal challenges such as food and water … READ MORE

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Five advantages for leaders in a networked world

The following information was adapted from the white paper, “Network Savvy Executives” by Vered Asif, Chuck Palus and Kristin Cullen. Nowadays, leadership requires paying special attention to informal relationships within the organization’s network. Since we live in an extremely complex, … READ MORE

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6 Ways to Get Things Done: Turn Thinking into Doing

Implement. Execute. Walk the talk. Get it done. As a leader, you know that action counts. So why is it so difficult to just get things done? Strategic thinking may not translate well into action because of the lack of … READ MORE

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Asian organizations’ best intentions may be hindering leadership development

This content was originally posted on the CCL APAC website. Asia continues on a trajectory of explosive growth, and offers businesses exciting opportunities. Asian economies are expected to remain a critical driver for global GDP growth. Yet identifying and grooming … READ MORE

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