Global Resources and Leadership Development in ESP: Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)

Hello ESPers worldwide!

As a doctoral student of leadership communication/discourse & leadership development and the teacher of an undergraduate seminar titled Organizational Leadership, I have become increasingly aware of the importance of leadership skills for our students already in or seeking leadership positions.

If you are interested in learning about leadership, there are many resources available.  In this post, I would like to share with you information about the following organization: Center for Creative Leadership (CCL).

My suggestion is that you visit the white papers section of the CCL website, where I found the following titles:

  • Future Trends in Leadership Development
  • Grooming Top Leaders
  • Boundary Spanning Leadership

I hope that the white papers listed above give you some ideas for preparing those future leaders in your programs for their new roles and assignments.

Now, it’s back to research and data analysis for me during this Golden Week break in Japan.

I’ll see you next week!


About Kevin Knight

Kevin Knight
Kevin Knight (PhD in Linguistics, MBA, MPIA) is an associate professor in the Department of International Communication (International Business Career major) and has also been working in the Career Education Center of Kanda University of International Studies in Chiba, Japan. In the TESOL ESP Interest Section (ESPIS), he has served as chair and English in occupational settings (EOS) representative, and he is currently the ESPIS community manager. He was also a member of the Governance Review Task Force (GRTF) appointed by the board of directors. In addition, he has been a TESOL blogger in the area of English for Specific Purposes (ESP). He has more than 30 years of professional experience working for private, public, and academic sector institutions including Sony and the Japan Patent Office. His doctoral research on leadership communication (i.e., discourse) as a basis for leadership development was under the supervision of Emeritus Professor Christopher Candlin and Dr. Alan Jones.
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