The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) is a top-ranked global provider of executive education. CCL uses research to develop people into better leaders — transforming individuals, teams, organizations, and societies. CCL has over 4 decades of experience working with tens of thousands of diverse organizations in more than 130 countries across 6 continents, helping more than a million leaders at all levels.
The story begins in the twentieth century in North Carolina (U.S.A.), when Lunsford Richardson, with the help of his son H. Smith Richardson, founded a company to sell and distribute a series of home remedies he had invented as a small town pharmacist. The company, built around one of these remedies, Vicks VapoRub, a salve containing menthol that relieved head and chest congestion, eventually grew into the Vick Chemical Company.
To advance the understanding, practice and development of leadership for the benefit of society worldwide.
To fully realize the mission, the Center will create new knowledge that advances the field and that positively transforms the way leaders, their organizations and their societies confront the most difficult challenges of the 21st century.
CCL believes global responsibility is important to carry out the mission in a globally responsible manner.
They believe in:
Creating new knowledge – they advance the field and positively transform the way leaders, their organizations and their societies confront the most difficult challenges of the 21st century.
Being a great place to work – they develop the people’s capability and talent, recognizing the power of their ideas and aspirations; they promote an environment of diversity, fairness, support and continuous learning.
Supporting local and global communities – they have a genuine concern for the welfare of ‘communities’ they touch through the work. They help communities in need through scholarships, volunteerism, donations, pro-bono work and sharing of the talent, services and materials.
Managing operations responsibly – they have good governance and risk management; they conduct the work with the high standards of quality and integrity; and they work with suppliers, clients and operations to reduce the environmental footprint.
Engaging the stakeholders – they listen to and regularly connect with stakeholders, working to address shared issues of concern
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