What does the future hold for AI-enabled coaching?

CLO Magazine

Coaching, whether it’s life coaching, executive coaching, or performance, skills or career coaching, seems inherently personal and humane. But what if your career or executive coach wasn’t actually a coach at all — or even human? Where Human Coaches Shine.

Meet the CLO Advisory Board: Judy Whitcomb

CLO Magazine

CLO: How did you become interested in learning and development? CLO: What lesson(s) did you learn in 2020 that you’ve taken with you into 2021? CLO: How do you enjoy spending your time outside of work? I also love studying and honing my skills as a Gallup Strengths Coach.

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How Coaching Can Help the Majority Culture Understand Difference

CLO Magazine

In one example from my experience as a coach, an otherwise highly skilled senior manager started to lose client-facing opportunities, unaware that certain traits — in this case extreme soft-spokenness and lack of eye contact – while not unusual in his native culture, were not viewed positively in the American business environment, but no one wanted to offend him by pointing this out. Leadership Development coaching Majority Culture multicultural workforce

How to make a transformational impact as CLO: 5 key takeaways (Ep13)

Elucidat

This week, we spoke to David DeFilippo about the role of a CLO and knowing when to push back to generate real impact. Today, David runs his own consultancy as well as being an executive coach in Harvard Business School’s executive education programs. At the heart of David’s success is his passion for and understanding of what it takes to be a truly great coach. The post How to make a transformational impact as CLO: 5 key takeaways (Ep13) appeared first on Elucidat.

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Who’s mentoring ?the future?

CLO Magazine

Mentoring and coaching are long-valued methods of leadership, career and personal development. Organizations and learning leaders have long recognized the value of coaching and mentoring their people to bring them to the next level in their careers.

2019: The Year of Learning and Development

CLO Magazine

Almost of half of learning leaders report that in 2019 their budgets are increasing, 77 percent say they are adding staff, and 82 percent say their executives actively support efforts to engage employees in professional development. You can learn coaching in a virtual course but you still need to practice,” she said. The post 2019: The Year of Learning and Development appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

CLO Magazine

Mentor, coach and develop. Become a mentor, seek out windows of coaching moments, initiate career conversations and create development opportunities on a consistent and continuous basis throughout all levels and areas of your organization. The post Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Always On, Always Available Learning With Chatbots (and Training Magazine)

Learningtogo

You can’t be available to provide coaching and feedback 24/7, but an intelligent chatbot can! Designers, developers, managers, senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.), All over the world, people are using artificial intelligence to manage their bank accounts, book travel, and find great products, so why not use this same technology to help people learn new skills and advance their careers?

The 7 Trends Reshaping Talent Development

CLO Magazine

What you can do: Build a coaching culture. The post The 7 Trends Reshaping Talent Development appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Leadership Development Talent Management Technology #MeToo change endurance coaching culture company culture digital fluency disruption learning trends women leadersToday’s talent development teams face a tough reality.

Evaluating Sales Training Programs

Unboxed

A study by CLO Magazine reported 70% of employees surveyed felt more motivated to learn when they could access the training on their mobile devices, while 72% reported increased engagement with mobile learning. Practice & Coaching. Employee Training Sales Enablement #Coaching #Learning Strategy #Microlearning #Sales Training #Training EffectivenessThe success of your company can largely depend on your choice in sales training.

8 Top Learning and Development Podcasts

Elucidat

The eLearning Coach. Join Simon Greany (our very own CLO and founder of Elucidat) in discovering the strategies being used in some of the worlds most successful organisations to deliver transformative large scale learning programs. Hearing from other industry experts is a great way to keep your finger on the pulse, get new ideas and inspiration for how to improve L&D in your organization.

Take a look at the evolution of the CLO

CLO Magazine

It’s been almost a quarter century since the formalization of the position of chief learning officer: In 1994, Jack Welch made Steve Kerr the CLO of General Electric. But what has happened to the CLO during this period? How have the skills required to be an effective CLO changed?

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Akiba Smith-Francis of Egon Zehnder talks about her learning career

CLO Magazine

I got into coaching rather unexpectedly and was surprised by how much I loved it. What is your favorite part of being a coach? From Martha Beck, with whom I did my first coach training: “If anything is worth doing, it’s worth doing badly.” Your Career coaching Egon Zehnder

Cohort-based programs can develop leaders at all levels

CLO Magazine

In one company where we both coach, senior leaders assign group projects for teams to complete as part of their participation in the company’s flagship leadership development program. Peer coaching is an equally important component of cohort leadership development programs.

Trish Holliday Teaches Tennessee a Lesson

CLO Magazine

In 2005, Holliday left the ministry for a job as training officer with the state of Tennessee, where she quickly moved up the ranks to assistant director, then director, and ultimately CLO. When she was appointed CLO, she knew that if she could tear down silos and create a more collaborative and aligned learning experience with the backing of agency leaders, she could transform it into a place where people embraced learning as a career-long goal. “My

Why Comfort Will Ruin Your Business

CLO Magazine

The key to performance and growth is coaching, but what distinguishes high-growth coaches from their less effective peers? The best coaches — perhaps counterintuitively — create an environment of discomfort. Coaching. Coaches who know that their job is to ultimately create and sustain growth view discomfort as something to embrace. According to our research, for example, sales teams sell more when coaches create complexity.

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BetterUp Receives $103 Million in Growth Financing

CLO Magazine

Mobile executive career coaching platform BetterUp announced $103 million in growth financing from a Series C funding round conducted by Lightspeed Venture Partners and with the help of Threshold Ventures, Freestyle Capital, Crosslink Capital, Tenaya Capital and Silicon Valley Bank. This funding is believed to be the largest ever in the field of tech-enabled employee coaching, behavior change and wellness, according to a BetterUp press release posted today.

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Learner, know thyself

CLO Magazine

Coaches learn just as much from their players as their players learn from them. When the person you’re coaching is your own kid it’s even more so. I was my son’s soccer coach last year. Pick any player from his team of 7- and 8-year-olds and it was guaranteed they had more playing experience than their head coach. It made me realize just how much more the person being coached knows about a situation than the coach. That’s where coaching can help.

The Gift of Key Stakeholder Feedback

CLO Magazine

For executive coaches in a situation like this, the first step is to make sure the executive in question agrees with the feedback and wants to address it. But that sort of reaction is increasingly the exception, as those engaged with executive coaches know some constructive criticism might be coming their way. The post The Gift of Key Stakeholder Feedback appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Leadership Development 360-degree feedback executive coaching

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Learning at Large Ep3: Digital first learning strategies, at scale

Elucidat

It’s things like management and leadership skills—how to have difficult conversations, how to be a great coach. I can have a brilliant coaching conversation.”. Simon: We were just talking before the call about our shared experience of organizational development —what would be your tips for a CLO to think more broadly about the impact they have in the business? In this episode of the Learning at Large podcast, I talk to Sam Taylor. A learning leader for nearly 20 years.

The Gift of Key Stakeholder Feedback

CLO Magazine

For executive coaches in a situation like this, the first step is to make sure the executive in question agrees with the feedback and wants to address it. But that sort of reaction is increasingly the exception, as those engaged with executive coaches know some constructive criticism might be coming their way. The post The Gift of Key Stakeholder Feedback appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Leadership Development 360-degree feedback executive coaching

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Women and Diversity in the Workplace: Do Your Inclusivity Initiatives Measure Up?

CLO Magazine

Provide specialized coaching/mentoring. Women from multicultural backgrounds can benefit from having a coach or mentor with whom they can surface unconscious biases , discuss options and hone their communications skills. appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Talent Management coaching D&I diversity and inclusion employee resource group intersectionality mentoring unconscious bias

Learning at Large Ep6: Measuring the effectiveness of human-centred learning

Elucidat

And so, the approach there was to come up with some critical stories about leadership, like how somebody handles a confrontation or how somebody does coaching. The CLO needs to have a really clear picture of what you can do to impact performance, which is primarily about performance support.

Inspirational leaders own their imperfection

CLO Magazine

My best learnings came when my leaders opened up about their career mistakes, often while coaching me through my own. Perhaps this brief but poignant exchange was simply the reality of generational differences in 2019. Have you ever worked with a perfect leader?

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Learning at Large Ep4: Decentralizing L&D to support a successful learning culture

Elucidat

So, I think an L&D team, as it might be called now, they need to be populated by true learning professionals—people who have actually recognized the range of skills that are needed in being able to advise and then design and coach and support people in creating a meaningful learning experience. In this episode, I talk to Lars Hyland , Chief Learning Officer at Totara Learning. Lars is an advocate for the positive impact that technology can have on education and learning.

CLO Joe Ilvento is unlocking potential at Commvault

CLO Magazine

They created a role for me that didn’t exist,” said Ilvento, who became their first CLO and director of talent development in 2011. For his first act as CLO, Ilvento brought together the leaders of every business unit to agree on a single learning management platform. But it also had to give them a framework to set priorities, plan development activities and provide follow-up coaching. “We His unconventional approach to the CLO role has made him a favorite at Commvault. “He

15 performance questions L&D should ask (before running)

Learning Wire

The 2nd is the limited coaching capability at the sales management level to embed the learning. L&D can reach out to external experts for input on sales and coaching skills if needed. Let’s also organize an add-on coaching module for sales-management to ensure the learning is embedded in the workplace. Jan Rijken – Learning Director at Crossknowledge – and former CLO at KPMG, ABN-AMRO & Daimler.

Podcast 27: What Makes Microlearning Work? – With Karl Kapp

Talented Learning

We classify this as a “coaching” type of microlearning. Find out on October 24th from 1-2pm ET as John Leh, CEO and Lead Analyst at Talented Learning, and Mike Martin, CLO at SAP Litmos examine what works – and why. WELCOME TO EPISODE 27 OF THE TALENTED LEARNING SHOW. To learn more about this podcast series or to see the full collection of episodes visit The Talented Learning Show main page. EPISODE 27 – TOPIC SUMMARY AND GUEST: Microlearning.

What are your 3 career criteria?

CLO Magazine

As a longtime internal learning and talent practitioner and now as an executive coach, I spend a good amount of my time helping people gain and increase their self-awareness. appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Ep10: Socializing your learning design to support global audiences

Elucidat

For example, we’re just rolling out some coaching classes; we will have a conversation between a sales manager and a sales rep. And as the coaching conversation goes along, we’ll stop and say, “Okay, sales manager, what would you ask next?” If you were to step into a CLO role tomorrow, in a different organization, based on your vast experience and everything you’ve learned, what’s the first thing you’d do going into that organization?

The Power of Learning-Focused Leadership

CLO Magazine

When considering the wealth of other styles that have caught our attention since Lewin’s seminal work, we see a bias toward styles that are, in general, very aligned with a learning focus, such as transformational leadership, coaching leadership and strategic leadership. The post The Power of Learning-Focused Leadership appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. The relationship between learning and leading is not a new idea.

Is There a Gender Gap in Workplace Training?

CLO Magazine

The program provides women with a six-month “leadership journey,” consisting of an assessment of their strengths and opportunities, executive coaching and sponsorship. appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. New survey results suggest there is a gender gap in training in the workplace. The survey found that 64 percent of men said they have access to online learning platforms whereas just 48 percent of women said they did.

What is your POV?

CLO Magazine

This turned the session from a strategic and tactical planning session to more of a coaching session, as I realized that while I had a working knowledge of these topics, I had yet to form a perspective that I could call mine alone. appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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Is This Thing On?

CLO Magazine

Nick Morgan is a speaking coach and author. appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. His most recent book is “Can You Hear Me? How to Connect with People in Virtual World.” ” We are all participants in a massive social experiment that began slowly in the 1970s and gathered speed in the past decade with the introduction of the smart phone.

Is This Thing On?

CLO Magazine

Nick Morgan is a speaking coach and author. appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. His most recent book is “Can You Hear Me? How to Connect with People in Virtual World.” ” We are all participants in a massive social experiment that began slowly in the 1970s and gathered speed in the past decade with the introduction of the smart phone.

Deliver the ultimate employee experience through development

CLO Magazine

These conversations can happen within internal mentoring groups, self-driven coaching and manager one-on-one meetings. The post Deliver the ultimate employee experience through development appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. All talent development starts with a dream.

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Working Arm in Arm

CLO Magazine

Instead, the project determined that the top characteristics of successful Google employees were all soft skills, which meant being a good coach and communicator, gaining insight by listening to differing points of view, having empathy and being supportive of colleagues, critical thinking, problem solving and being able to make connections across complex ideas. The post Working Arm in Arm appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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Mastering Organizational Leadership

CLO Magazine

At this stage, a coaching leadership style is appropriate. Mulally began the tough climb back to profitability by adopting a coaching leadership style appropriate for an organization with low results and declining relationships. The post Mastering Organizational Leadership appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Ken Blanchard is chief spiritual officer of The Ken Blanchard Cos. and co-author of “Servant Leadership in Action.”

Obsession with efficiency is creating more impatience and less happiness

CLO Magazine

In fact, a Wegmans cashier is coached to scan a customer’s groceries at a designated “items per minute,” or IPM. The post Obsession with efficiency is creating more impatience and less happiness appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Cultivating Constructive Devil’s Advocates

CLO Magazine

It requires practice, coaching and feedback. They can teach people how to deliver critiques while minimizing interpersonal friction, and they can coach devil’s advocates to avoid the behaviors that stifle innovative ideas. The post Cultivating Constructive Devil’s Advocates appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.