CCL (Center for Creative Leadership)

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CCL (Center for Creative Leadership) Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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  1. Client Services

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    Former Employee - Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CCL (Center for Creative Leadership) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    CCL is an amazing organization to work for. Employees are treated respectfully and personal and professional growth is encouraged.

    Cons

    Pay may be a little less due to it being a Nonprofit organization. The benefits of working for CCL far outreach any negative.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Great culture, poor operations

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marysville, OH
    Recommends

    I have been working at CCL (Center for Creative Leadership) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Very nice people. Culture of niceness. -Work-life balance. Unmatched flexibility when dealing with life situations -Mission-driven. Company wants to do good in the world

    Cons

    -Clunky + overlapping systems makes executing work tedious and difficult -Knowledge management. There's A LOT of recreating the wheel around here -Disconnect between what we do for others (leadership development) and doing it ourselves. Don't practice what we preach


  3. Special Advisor for M&A and Integration Programs

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    Current Employee - Special Advisor for M&A and Integration Programs in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Special Advisor for M&A and Integration Programs in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely well developed leadership programs.

    Cons

    The plumbers pipes leak. They need to apply the same principles they teach to their own organization.

    Advice to Management

    Run your company in the same way you advise others to run theirs.


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  5. A nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CCL (Center for Creative Leadership) full-time

    Pros

    Great community of people that love what they do and care for their coworkers. Benefits are decent and a great flexible working environment.

    Cons

    If you aren't in a client facing position, you get the vibe that you are just seen as a cost center and not really contributing to the success of CCL. Slow to make change to stay ahead of competition. Pay could be better.


  6. A non-profit trying to learn how to run a business without losing its mission

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    Current Employee - Mid-Level Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Mid-Level Management in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some smart and good people; a view into one way of looking at leadership: leadership as human relations, in other words, a social process.

    Cons

    High school level politics and drama exacerbated by putting the wrong people (in some places) in management positions and then tolerating them because the place runs on high commitment with low accountability and is southern, glacial slow.

    Advice to Management

    Take seriously your latest engagement numbers. You can't keep balancing non-profit compensation against a work-life balance value. and expect to grow and compete. The changes needed are more than a few initiatives.


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    Not what it appears

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Greensboro campus is a beautiful place to work. The mission & vision is great. The flexibility is appreciated as is the benefit package. They encourage work-life balance.

    Cons

    Salaries are substantially lower than the average for the industry. Management is not encouraging or supportive of professional development which is unfortunate given that the mission of the company is to help other companies develop their employees. The people are not friendly to new/outside employees. Leadership lacks business acumen. The systems are very antiquated.

    Advice to Management

    The biggest advice to management: Practice what you preach & teach. There are leadership experts around and yet they are not tapped to develop internal management or employees. Increase compensation so that aligns with the industry standard.


  8. It's a nice place to work, but . . .

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CCL (Center for Creative Leadership) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Many nice people who are committed to the organization's mission - Beautiful campus and environment - On site, quality lunch at a very fair price - Four to five weeks of vacation, plus additional week off for holidays - Good benefits package, especially for lower level employees

    Cons

    - Slow moving, consensus driven, meeting obsessed culture - Distrust between top management and lower levels - Fear based management - Little action taken against toxic leaders or employees - Rampant political correctness Recipe for success: do your job, keep your head down, and don't make waves


  9. Friendly, brilliant people

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    Current Employee - Sales Development in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Development in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CCL (Center for Creative Leadership) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Meaningful work with the opportunity to improve people/leaders. The company provides amazing benefits - beautiful campus, amazing cafeteria, generous PTO, etc. Every team you work with is supportive. I continue to enjoy coming to work each and every day. CCL does a good job of developing their employees and meeting them halfway in where they want to take their career. I truly have become a better person/leader while working at CCL.

    Cons

    Pay was okay - that could be a bit better

    Advice to Management

    Have employees who have been with CCL make a better effort to include and interact w/ new employees at the Center.


  10. Great people, Great Mission

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CCL (Center for Creative Leadership) full-time

    Pros

    The people you get to work with - internally and externally.

    Cons

    Decision making is slow. Business acumen could be better


  11. I love my job!

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    Current Employee - Senior Faculty in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Faculty in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CCL (Center for Creative Leadership) full-time

    Pros

    Compelling mission, dedicated employees, interesting and challenging clients; lots of flexibility and generous vacation; beautiful work location; employees who truly care about one another; lots of support from management, I feel trusted and trust most others

    Cons

    Slow to move and make decisions; challenging to stay ahead of the competition as a non-profit; salaries are lower, but other aspects more than compensate for that, in my opinion

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on the employee value proposition...we are not like other organizations and that is what makes all the difference



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