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. It’s a perfect storm of pressure, in which chief learning officers weigh ROI and manage digital disruption across industries as they pivot from the age of the customer to the age of the employee.

Make Learning Learning Viral-Worthy to Make It Last

CLO Magazine

The cause — Lou Gehrig’s disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS — at times got lost in the frenzy, but the ultimate impact was unprecedented, earning more than $220 million in global support for research, according to the ALS Association. 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.

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Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

All industries are undergoing enormous change, mostly due to new technologies, globalization, and a very diverse workforce. 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. Most companies have a training culture, not a learning culture. Learning is just-in-time, on-demand.

There’s an Alternative to Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

These programs provide little focus on the social, interpersonal and strategic aspects of leadership, and what’s learned is often difficult to apply. Action learning with a trained coach is a cost-effective approach that enables leaders to develop capabilities while working to solve urgent organizational or social problems. Essentially, leaders are learning while working, making it easy to see how learned skills apply on the job.

Old habits die hard, but good leaders can change

CLO Magazine

How they make decisions and take action — playing it safe. Productive engagement is about interacting with other leaders and employees in ways that gain action and commitment. Innovative action: learning through experimentation.

How to Combat the Leadership Crisis

CLO Magazine

In their book “Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader,” James M. The number of learning activities that involve teamwork and collaboration attest to the fact that learning how to build and manage teams is an important part of leadership. Each level requires a different set of skills than the one before, and development to ensure leaders learn the right skills at each level. No one learning platform or learning style fits all.

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. They are coming out of budget meetings feeling less like “executioners” ready to cut payroll and more like “executors,” ready to execute learning and knowledge management strategies in support of growth. 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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Learning 2014: Mobile and Social Opportunities

CLO Magazine

Many suggest mobile and social learning technology will have the greatest effect on organizations. It seems as if the global recovery continues to take hold. Learning leaders plan to increase spending to develop in-house content, e-learning and install learning technologies, partly because of pressure to deliver more training content to the widest possible audience. “Clear competencies drive all other talent development tactics,” said one CLO.

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. Any learning and development goals outside of this are a waste of time. The key here is to continually transform, and we cannot do that without constant learning. This is a key element in our goal of creating a learning organization.

Shining Light on The Dark Side

CLO Magazine

Gregory pointed to an experienced successful attorney in a large global corporation who scored high on the diligence scale. 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. State Farm Insurance CLO Carra Simmons said self-awareness is a huge component to helping leaders reach their full potential. “No

Use Simulations to Develop Millennials Leaders

CLO Magazine

Instead, learning leaders should build their knowledge and accelerate their real-world capabilities by putting participants in the executive’s shoes for a given period of time. Simulations are ideally suited for millennial leadership development tools because traditional development tools such as action learning, learning exchange and employee rotations, while good, can be slow to produce results.

Power Up Your L&D Partnerships

CLO Magazine

In fact, as of March 2016, more than 50 percent of enterprises outsource at least some of their learning and development needs according to the International Data Corporation. With a strong, compatible relationship, an organization can enhance its learning function beyond its own in-house capabilities. The first is from a 2015 survey of 308 members of the Chief Learning Officer Business Intelligence Board’s learning executives.

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Highlights From Day Two of the Spring 2011 Chief Learning Officer Magazine Symposium

CLO Magazine

Day two of the Spring 2011 Chief Learning Officer magazine Symposium continued with more innovative learning strategies in Amelia Island, Fla. I attended DAU’s Learning Road Map for the Future where Christopher Hardy, director of the Global Learning and Technology Center of Defense Acquisition University, detailed how DAU provides learning and job support assets needed to fill the gaps supporting learning on the job for over 125,000 employees.