Leadership Hallmarks of Research

Hallmarks of Research

At all phases of research, we emphasize:

  • Encouraging dialogue and inquiry — Our work engages multiple stakeholders, including practitioners, as important sources of knowledge and theory building. By integrating previously neglected perspectives and contexts, we look to build on a more complete understanding of leadership and its possibilities.
  • Using participatory methods for discoveries that matter — To produce scholarship relevant to current social issues and strategies, our research focuses on practice-grounded expertise to develop knowledge explaining how leadership emerges that can be shared and applied where it is most needed. 
  • Building on a developmental approach — We engage individuals and organizations to develop specific knowledge on effective leadership practices. Our approach enhances awareness to generate the personal and organizational capacity to adapt to new challenges and helps share these insights.