Ongoing Research

Ongoing Research

As a research institute, KLI supports and disseminates research through a variety of means. Advancing research in leadership is of great importance to the Institute. Students work directly with KLI faculty and staff on a wide range of leadership research projects as well as opportunities to apply for research fellowships.



Corporate Leadership and Responsible Leadership

The Corporate Social Responsibility And Responsible Leadership team is dedicated to discovering the relationship between a leader’s interpretation of corporate social responsibility and the successfulness of the leadership.

Early Career Success

The Early Career Success project is a joint project with the Lowe Institute investigating the early career success of CMC alumni and how it relates to their pre-CMC characteristics as well as their extracurricular and academic experiences at CMC.

Competency Mapping

The Competency Mapping Team’s purpose is to recognize capabilities that determine leadership according to our core values of creativity, collaboration, and courage.

Race and Leadership 

The Race and Leadership team looks at race relations and racial discrimination in organizational leadership. The team will first research theories by leading scholars to conduct individual and collective studies using different literature.

Women and Leadership

The Women and Leadership team seeks to better understand the gender disparity issue in leadership, while uplifting women in leadership along the way.

Assessment Team

The Assessment Team is responsible for assessing the effectiveness of the leadership development plan and programming that KLI offers its students.

Responsible Leadership in Tech

Focused on how responsible leadership is viewed and practiced throughout CMC, and applying our understanding to the tech industry.

KLI Leadership Research Fellowships

The Kravis Leadership Institute currently offers two research fellowships for CMC students. These competitive fellowship awards are designed to provide students with financial fellowships that will allow them to focus more of their time on leadership research. It also encourages faculty members to support and encourage knowledge and understanding of leadership and organizational effectiveness through student research.

  • Leadership Thesis Fellowship
  • Leadership Research Fellowship