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.

Burnout & Leadership Development

Abilitie

Clearly, it is a business imperative to engage your employees and fight burnout. Burnout is a leadership development opportunity. This is where experiential leadership development comes in. Leverage experiential learning to take development beyond frameworks and best-practices.

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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.

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.

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.

No Time to Learn

The Performance Improvement Blog

One of the concerns that worry training and learning professionals most about leading culture change in their organizations is that managers will say that they don’t have time to facilitate and support employee development. These managers don’t value learning. It’s all about learning!

When and How To Move Leadership Training Online

Abilitie

Many large companies struggle to find the right balance between face-to-face and virtual leadership development. For business competencies such as leadership and business acumen , shifting training online is an especially difficult challenge.

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.

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.

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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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.

Cohort-based programs can develop leaders at all levels

CLO Magazine

In today’s turbulent, fast-moving business environment, what’s the best way to build intellectually nimble, innovative and self-confident leaders, equipped for the challenges of constant change? They identify and nominate emerging leaders for participation in leadership development programs.

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.

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.

Beyond the status quo: how enlightened CLOs can enable true employee readiness

CLO Magazine

There’s a massive shift underway in the world of learning and development. Today, the shift is playing out against a backdrop of market volatility, rising unemployment and business closures. Embracing Learning in the Flow of Work. Fostering a Culture of Learning.

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.

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

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.).

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.

Corporate Training Trends 2020

Unboxed

The Future of Corporate Learning. Top 4 Learning and Development Trends in 2020. Whether you invest $7,000 or $700 million, effective training is always advantageous to the business. Trend #1: Actionable Coaching. Action learning projects.

A Quest for Success

CLO Magazine

He determined there was a need to provide enterprisewide leadership development to Quest’s 400-plus senior executive leaders that aligned with the company’s vision, goals and strategy. which designs and delivers business simulations and executive development programs.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Talent Development Strategies and Tips from Leading Organizations

eThink Education

According to the Harvard Business Review successful companies such as BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm, have several commonalities in that they are, “purpose-driven, performance-oriented, and principles-led.” Creating a Culture of Learning.

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.