Center for Leadership Development Research (CLDR)

The ESMT Center for Leadership Development Research brings together academics, educators, and practitioners in the field of leadership development with the aim to enhance our understanding of leadership development in modern organizations. We are particularly interested in studying how companies support their employees in making transitions to leader roles, how people embrace or create opportunities for learning to lead, and how leadership in organizations evolves. We also engage in research and practice of executive coaching as a professional service aimed at helping current and aspiring leaders realize their potential for the benefit of organizations and societies. The center is a platform for collaboration between professors, faculty professionals, practitioners, and executive coaches interested in promoting a better understanding of leadership development and experimenting with leadership development methods and tools.