For more than 50 years, The Center for Leadership Studies, founded by Dr. Paul Hersey, has been the global home of the original Situational Leadership® Model. With over 14 million leaders trained, Situational Leadership® is the most successful and widely adopted leadership model available. Deployed in more than 70% of Fortune 500 companies, our Situational Leadership® Model and influence-focused courses enable leaders to engage in effective performance conversations that build trust, increase productivity and drive behavior change. CLS services customers both domestically and internationally through an extensive network comprised of over 200 learning professionals in more than 25 languages.

Maureen Shriver, CEO, headshot photo

At The Center for Leadership Studies,
We Build Leaders and Drive Behavior Change


“Our purpose is to fulfill a legacy of leadership by equipping people at all levels of an organization to effectively influence, engage and succeed.”

– Maureen Hersey Shriver
CEO, The Center for Leadership Studies
he Center for Leadership Studies Catalog

Digital Catalog

View The Center for Leadership Studies’ new digital catalog for an overview of our history, product offerings, sustainment and more! Our catalog will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how The Center for Leadership Studies can partner with your organization in designing and developing a learning journey suited for your leaders.