Leadership Development in the Collaborative Era

CLO Magazine

Although governments don’t seem to be acting collaboratively these days, businesses and agencies are — and increasingly so. In sum, we need safe, collaborative environments where everyone can contribute, thereby unleashing the leadership potential that already exists at your doorstep.

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Axonify

You’d think this quote was from a modern business strategist, but it’s actually Sherlock Holmes (aka Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) in the 1892 short story A Scandal in Bohemia. Nevertheless, this statement applies directly to today’s business world. At the same time, L&D teams want to evolve from cost centers to strategic business partners. Considerably less time is spent sharing insights within the organization to improve the impact of learning opportunities.

Get Actionable Learning + Performance Data into Managers’ Hands with Axonify Team Metrics + Compare

Axonify

You’d think this quote was from a modern business strategist, but it’s actually Sherlock Holmes (aka Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) in the 1892 short story A Scandal in Bohemia. Nevertheless, this statement applies directly to today’s business world. At the same time, L&D teams want to evolve from cost centers to strategic business partners. Considerably less time is spent sharing insights within the organization to improve the impact of learning opportunities.

Growing a Model for Leadership

CLO Magazine

Building a leadership pipeline is important, and a clear leadership model can link strategic areas of the business. But moving forward, the company chose to invest more heavily into leadership building after studying the state of the industry and talent.

How to Combat the Leadership Crisis

CLO Magazine

Leadership development is failing. The leadership pipeline is low, and executive search firms are growing thanks to a pronounced need for talented leaders at all levels. Part of the problem is that too often leadership has been a solo sport.

Are Managers Too Busy to Learn?

The Performance Improvement Blog

One of the barriers to creating and sustaining a learning culture in organizations is the no-time myth. using the excuse that they are too busy. In the blog post titled, Are the managers you’re training “too busy”?, This is learning, too, and takes little, if any, extra time.

Take the Humdrum Out of Homework

CLO Magazine

Elliott Masie is CEO of The Masie Center, an international think tank focused on learning and workplace productivity, and chairman and CLO of The Masie Center’s Learning Consortium. Students have come to expect and accept homework as an element of the learning process.

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How Authentic Is Your Leadership Development?

CLO Magazine

CLOs may already know who they want to pull into leadership development programs, but it pays to include high potentials at lower levels to add cultural and business performance value. For some time, the efficacy and utility of authentic leadership, emotional intelligence and other similar skill sets in the workplace have been considered secondary, soft skill conversations. Or, they may stay but lack the necessary experience and skill to make critical leadership decisions.

Follow the Leader(ship) Spending

CLO Magazine

Developing the next generation of leaders is the top priority for a majority of organizations, according to a recent survey of more than 28,000 business leaders conducted by The Conference Board. Learning department spending plans reflect that priority.

The Benefits of Creating a Leadership Legacy

CLO Magazine

” Now, consider this question in an organizational context: If a leader walks out of the office each night, each year, and at the end of a brilliant career has compiled a record of heroic successes, yet leaves no long-term impact on others, did leadership occur? As the question implies, legacy is a crucial component of leadership. Effective leadership occurs when the leader strengthens others’ capacity to learn, to reflect and to extract meaning from their learning.

Make Learning Learning Viral-Worthy to Make It Last

CLO Magazine

Substitute learning for any number of ideas or causes an organization is trying to sell, and it’s easy to chuckle at the thought of something like, say, an operations management course ever breaking the internet. But the premium on making an impact through learning is high.

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

The Purpose of Business is Learning. Yes, the purpose of business is to make a profit, retain customers, be sustainable, satisfy shareholders, and, for some, make a difference in the community. But none of this is possible without learning. Training Is Not Learning.

Searching for a Higher Purpose

CLO Magazine

In 2009, she joined Fierce Conversations as an account executive/marketing lead, and as of November 2018, she was running the leadership development and training company that focuses on helping clients have effective conversations. I encourage learning leaders to experiment,” she said. “We’re

Key Elements of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

A “learning culture” is a community of workers continuously and collectively seeking performance improvement through new knowledge, new skills, and new applications of knowledge and skills to achieve the goals of the organization. Ask them for their thoughts about learning methods.

How to Overcome a Learning Disaster

CLO Magazine

Those may be harsh words to dispense, but in business — and especially in learning and development — the menacing word “failure” is part and parcel of innovation. Still, it could benefit learning leaders to embrace the developmental opportunities inherent in failure.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

Any company, faced with these kinds of disruptive forces must keep learning. The only thing holding companies back from learning at the speed of change is their organizational culture which, for many, is a barrier to learning. Learning is just-in-time, on-demand.

Leaders Learning about Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

Recently, I conducted a workshop for the leadership team of a company that wants to increase the impact of its training programs. I explained the limitations of formal training and the need for taking an organizational learning perspective.

Eight Leader Habits of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

Eight leader habits are essential to a learning culture. These are behaviors ingrained in the routines and rituals of organizations that are continually learning and learning how to learn. This message is in the guiding principles of the business.

A Productive Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a blog post titled, "Building a Productive Learning Culture", Thomas Handcock and Jean Martin say that businesses, because of need and demand, are increasing employee participation in training but failing to increase productivity. Even with all of these additional opportunities for learning, most workers are not acquiring the knowledge and skills they need to be successful. Learning capability: make sure employees know how to learn, not just what to learn.

A Manager's View of Employee Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

I love the sense of understanding, enthusiasm and acceptance the leadership team conveys here regarding their role in learning. For me, ‘accountable’ means managers are as much, and maybe more, responsible as the individual learner for applying learning and delivering results.

50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a learning culture , formal training is just one of many methods used to facilitate employee learning. Instructor-centered class (fact to face) – traditional classroom in which instructor controls the content and learning process. (My apologies to Paul Simon.).

Shining Light on The Dark Side

CLO Magazine

In this case, if an individual wasn’t highly competent, very decisive, or willing to make bold demands and take bold actions, he or she wasn’t as successful as those who showed more constraint,” he said. Rather, she has always used it specifically for leadership development. “It’s

Increase Employee Retention with Career Pathing

Everwise

As businesses compete to attract top-notch talent, the need to retain and engage existing employees becomes increasingly important. Even when employees have access to such programs, actionable learnings from the curriculum can be few and far between.

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Use Simulations to Develop Millennials Leaders

CLO Magazine

According to a Forbes article, “5 Reasons Why Millennials Are Passed Over As Managers,” published in September 2013, a survey of 1,200 business professionals reported that 59 percent believe millennials are not ready to become managers because of lack of experience.

More Than Just Fun & Games: How Gamification Works

eLearning Brothers

Unilever told Fox Business that hiring has become faster and more accurate—80% of applicants who make it to the final round now get job offers, and a similar number accept—and recruiting costs decreased. Gamification has been a buzzword for some time now and it’s not going away anytime soon.

The Week That Was, April 24-28

CLO Magazine

Leadership Development Has Failed. Shared leadership is a situationally-intelligent process where leadership and followership flow from one to the other. But there are steps learning leaders can take to make changes easier to swallow and act on.

Why You Should Encourage Leaders to Play Games

CLO Magazine

All of these games provide bonding as well as learning opportunities, and most adults play those same games today with their kids — in addition to new technology-based games — for the same purpose. We should use them at companies too, including for leadership development.

Managers are the key to learning and development

Litmos

For as much time as we spend talking about learning management, companies do not seem to spend a lot of time thinking about learning and managers. Context : Managers know how learning relates to the job at hand. Modern learning is all about personalization and contextualization.

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Time for a New Look at Learning: Or What I Learned from Reading “Informal Learning at Work”

Pract.us

Your team learns informally all the time. You can support those efforts for more learning bang for your buck. When economic or business circumstances cause companies to tighten their belts, the first item on the chopping block is often training and development.

Invest in Your People Even with a Small Learning Budget

CLO Magazine

Whether it’s a nonprofit, start-up, small business or a large enterprise, no organization can afford to skip on learning and development for its people. In addition to being a performance driver, learning and development is a key employee engagement tool. “In

Keeping Talent Development Current: A Moving Target

CLO Magazine

I’m of the opinion that leadership values are constant laws, but how those get manifested and how we learn and grow changes by the minute. A Learning Organization. I believe the goal is to be a learning organization. Business Process Reengineering.

ATD 2016: Visit Docebo to see the latest in online training software

Docebo

Meanwhile, our team is already busy sharing what’s new on the Docebo platform with clients and visitors from across the globe. Drop by Booth 1246 for a live demo of our online training software Docebo Learn, Coach and Share. Are you at ATD 2016?

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Learning During Times of Growth

CLO Magazine

Many CLOs and other learning executives are walking with a bit more spring in their steps these days, and perhaps smiling a bit more often. The role of learning in supporting rapid organic growth can be seen in several initiatives being taken by Mike Barger, CLO of JetBlue Airways.

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Why Training has a Bad Name (and how we can change it)

Learning Rebels

Maybe this time I’ll learn something. Bad training experiences and poorly designed (or non-existent) job resources have become the brand of “Learning and Development” or “Training”. Action learning sets. This means there is a negative result for not “learning”.

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Make L&D Go Cha-Ching

CLO Magazine

Learning and development organizations can adopt business metrics such as profitability, top-line revenue growth and bottom-line improvements instead of simply measuring correlations. For some, an impassioned debate continues to swirl around whether businesses take leadership and development seriously. ” but questions remain about how well-aligned learning activities are with overall business objectives — and how effective they really are.

Innovative Methods to Develop Leaders

CLO Magazine

Consider these five tips when putting together a leadership development program. Here are some things learning leaders should consider when putting together leadership development programs: Stop looking for silver bullets. Learning leaders must begin with that mindset. Our company’s success is based on my having a clear vision and understanding of who the next leadership team is.” Fulfilling the leadership pipeline is never complete.

Learning 2014: Mobile and Social Opportunities

CLO Magazine

Many suggest mobile and social learning technology will have the greatest effect on organizations. Learning leaders believe they have passed through a difficult period and that the improving economy has caused a change in business expectations.