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The Center for Creative Leadership Handbook of Leadership Development
Edited by Cynthia D. McCauley and Ellen Van Velsor

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Format: Hardcover, 560pp.
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Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Pub. Date: 3rd Edition March 2010

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The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) is the world’s largest institution devoted exclusively to leadership research and education. For more than three decades, CCL has studied and trained hundreds of thousands of executives and worked with them to create practical models, tools, and publications for the development of effective leaders and leadership. This second edition of The Center for Creative Leadership Handbook of Leadership Development brings together the wealth of practical knowledge that CCL has gained from this experience. It explores the essence of leadership development, reveals how individuals can effectively enhance their leadership skills, and demonstrates what organizations can do to help build leaders and leadership capacity. The book also includes a companion CD-ROM that contains a library of classic CCL publications.

The second edition of the Handbook has been thoroughly revised and expanded to include the most recent research from CCL and the best thinking in the field of leadership development. This important resource includes new chapters on race and gender, coaching, organizational leadership capacity, and collective leadership capabilities.

The Center for Creative Leadership Handbook of Leadership Development is an indispensable resource from the most prestigious organization in the field, written for anyone interested in creating developmental experiences and designing leadership development processes and systems.

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"The gold standard text of how leaders learn, grow, develop, and change. Leaders in all types of organizations and professionals responsible for helping leaders to develop will find the Handbook is a must-read treasure-chest of applied theory, practical ideas, and perspectives."
—Ed Betof, chief learning officer, Becton Dickinson, Inc.


"Effective leadership is really about building legacy–the investment that is made in others. CCL’s handbook is a guide for building legacy; you will not find a better script to achieve this outcome."
—Joe LeBoeuf, Ph.D., COL, United States Army


"Overflows with rich and practical insights, tools, and frameworks. Best of all, it is the cumulative wisdom of a group of individuals with an extraordinary dedication to unraveling the mysteries of developing leadership."
—Jay A. Conger, professor, London Business School, and author, Building Leaders


"Represents some of the best thinking on leader and leadership development that is available anywhere, and will certainly be an indispensable resource for leadership scholars, students, and human resource professionals."
—David V. Day, professor of psychology, Pennsylvania State University


"Provides practical, leading-edge processes for developing individual leaders but aligns those processes with broader, systemic strategies for enhancing the organization’s capacity to more effectively maximize that leadership."
—Barry V. Bales, assistant dean for professional development, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin


"This timely resource calls us to action and provides pragmatic guidance."
—Ray E. Johnson, organizational director, SC Johnson


"CCL authors present new research and practical guidelines to address the most critical questions about developing leaders in the current global context."
—Kathy E. Kram, professor of organizational behavior, Boston University School of Management


 
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Cynthia D. McCauley is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Creative Leadership and formerly the Vice President for Leadership Development. In addition to developing two widely used management feedback instruments, she has also published in numerous professional journals, including Journal of Management, the Academy of Management Journal, and Journal of Applied Psychology.
Ellen Van Velsor is a Senior Research Scientist and an R&D Director at the Center for Creative Leadership. She is a coauthor of Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Can Women Reach the Top of America’s Largest Corporations?



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Contents
ForewordXV
Prefacexvii
Acknowledgementsxxiii
The Authorsxxv
 
Introduction: Our View of Leadership Development1
 
Part One: Individual Leader Development23
1Feedback-Intensive Programs25
2360-Degree Feedback58
3Developmental Relationships85
4Formal Coaching116
5Job Assignments151
6Hardships183
7The Leader Development Process204
8Evaluating the Impact of Leader Development234
 
Part Two: Leader Development in Context269
9Leader Development Across Gender271
10Leader Development Across Race304
11Cross-Cultural Issues in the Development of Leaders331
12Developing Leaders for Global Roles361
13A Lifelong Developmental Perspective on Leader Development383
 
Part Three: Leadership Development415
14Organizational Capacity for Leadership417
15Exploration for Development438
 
Afterword465
References473
Name Index495
Subject Index501
About the Center for Creative Leadership523



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