The Center for Creative Leadership is a US-based international leadership development organization and think tank.
In exploring various aspects of futures literature, I have discovered a number of interesting resources related to their views on the future of leadership. Have not found a lot of literature on this topic – so this was of interest to me. Full disclosure – I have participated in CCL’s leadership programs in the past – though I have no affiliation with them now. I have found them helpful (though often involve a need to adjust to a social work frame) – but want to be clear I’m not offering an endorsement. I share these in the spirit of surfacing and sharing good information to be used in our work where appropriate. While these resources are not “social work specific” they provide a window, in short, to leading through increasing complexity and more dynamic change than perhaps any prior era in history. These dynamics ultimately impact social work leadership at unprecedented levels as well. Our challenge is always to retain and adhere to our social work values as we navigate an increasingly challenging practice and leadership ecosystems.
Please share your thoughts or other ideas about “leadership for the future” resources you’ve discovered! Join the conversation!
White paper on the future of leadership (from 2014)
Brief piece on “vertical leadership” (2017)
Video on Leadership Development – Transformations model (2017)
White paper on vertical leadership development – part one (2014)
White paper on vertical leadership development – part two (2015)