Case | HBS Case Collection | February 2008 (Revised May 2009)

The Center for Creative Leadership

by Srikant M. Datar, David A. Garvin and Carin-Isabel Knoop


The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) was founded in 1970 on the notion that leadership was not innate but could be learned. CCL evolved into one of the world's top leadership development organizations, involved in both research and program design and delivery. This case explores CCL's approach to leadership and management education for executives and presents some of the challenges the CCL faces as many different types of leadership development providers continue to emerge.

Keywords: Competency and Skills; Learning; Training; Leadership Development; Personal Characteristics;


Datar, Srikant M., David A. Garvin, and Carin-Isabel Knoop. "The Center for Creative Leadership." Harvard Business School Case 308-013, February 2008. (Revised May 2009.)