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 managers and executives and worked with them to create practical models, tools, and publications for the development of effective leaders and leadership. CCL is not simply a collection of individual experts, although the individual credentials of its staff are impressive; rather it is a community, with its members holding certain principles in common and working together to understand and generate practical responses to today's leadership and organizational challenges.
The purpose of the guidebooks is to provide managers with specific advice on how to complete a developmental task or solve a leadership challenge. Much of this knowledge is shared in a way that is distinct from the typical university department, professional association, or consultancy. In doing that, the series carries out CCL's mission to advance the understanding, practice, and development of leadership for the benefit of society worldwide.Each guidebook is short, about 30 pages or so, and highlights advice such as how to get the most out of your executive coach, how to improve your active listening skills, and how to launch your team on the right foot.