Leadership Development in the Collaborative Era

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In sum, we need safe, collaborative environments where everyone can contribute, thereby unleashing the leadership potential that already exists at your doorstep. And it comes with bottom-line benefits — namely, increased quality, innovation, proactivity, resiliency and learning. But if collaboration is our goal, doesn’t that require a change in the mindset and operation of leadership development? But how does the CLO manage this collective learning process?

How to Combat the Leadership Crisis

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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. In their book “Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader,” James M. Learning leaders need to: Ensure that learning fits the organization’s culture and goals.

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There’s an Alternative to Leadership Development

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Worse, most leadership development programs turn out to be ineffective and expensive. 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. Trust is important within an action learning team.

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

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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. CLOs face intense pressure to build learning cultures in which geographically dispersed teams can engage with relevant content “on-demand” to reskill. 5 Capabilities of an Enlightened CLO.

Take the Humdrum Out of Homework

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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. A great example of this includes the pretraining readings that many organizations send out to participants in leadership development programs. Entice your learners to extend their learning.

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Make Learning Learning Viral-Worthy to Make It Last

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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. By incorporating these and other characteristics into learning, Jones said organizations can increase the likelihood employees will remember what they’re taught.

Cohort-based programs can develop leaders at all levels

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When managed over time, generally six to 12 months, cohort-based executive learning can “skill up” key cadres of leaders within a single business or operating unit or across an entire organization. 2: Cohort Learning Programs Should Be Designed to Support Current or Emerging Business Goals.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

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Any company, faced with these kinds of disruptive forces must keep learning. Employees must learn how to use new computers and new apps, how to operate new, high tech machinery, how to be responsive to customer demands, how to create innovative products and services, how to manage a multi-cultural, multi-generational workforce, how to work effectively in cross-functional teams, and how to plan for a future that is constantly in flux. Learning is just-in-time, on-demand.

Searching for a Higher Purpose

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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. While Fierce, a small, growing company, doesn’t have a formal leadership development program, Engle said company leaders and mentors taught her how the business works and gave her a sense of connection to the company.

Shining Light on The Dark Side

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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

Use Simulations to Develop Millennials Leaders

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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. Leadership Development millennials organization simulation

A Quest for Success

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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. To help with the meta-design options for LQA’s development, Stroud brought in Pete Cuozzo, founder and president of Cuozzo Enterprises, a management consulting firm specializing in leadership development, individual and team coaching, and organization development. “In

Learning 2014: Mobile and Social Opportunities

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

Partnering With the C-Suite

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The CLO is strategically positioned to focus on business objectives, outcomes and costs. Successful chief learning officers understand that business longevity is defined by an ability to innovate and adapt. They know that unless organizations can learn faster than the competition — and faster than the rate of change — they are destined to take a back seat in the marketplace. Burnside is partner and chief learning officer at Ketchum PR, a public relations firm.

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Creating learning experiences that don’t suck

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says the executive vigorously shaking my hand at the end of a learning engagement. Reflecting on this reaction made me want to share what I have learned about creating powerful learning engagements. After more than 25 years in the learning profession, from new-hire orientation programs to senior team development at Fortune 100 companies, I have captured a lot from observing so many learning programs and initiatives. Commit to the ‘True Few’ Learning Objectives.

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

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Day two of the Spring 2011 Chief Learning Officer magazine Symposium continued with more innovative learning strategies in Amelia Island, Fla. Bill Whitmore, CEO of AlliedBarton Security Services began the morning with a keynote on how to drive business performance through leadership branding. Whitmore asked the audience if their company can distinguish value and explained why a company’s leadership brand matters in the context of creating business results.

Sprinting Toward the Finish Line

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As former football great Peyton Manning and country music crooner Brad Paisley banter back and forth on television commercials telling viewers and customers alike that “Nationwide is on your side,” it wouldn’t be a stretch for the pair to riff off the popular jingle by adding that the insurance giant is also on the side of its 31,000 employees when it comes to learning and development. Enabling learning is much more a part of everyone’s role here,” said Diane L.

See the Forest for the Trees

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The highest aspirations of the learning profession prescribe organizational development — a direct effort to increase a company’s effectiveness. This means strategically deploying learning to further a company’s mission — the goal employees work to accomplish. But focusing on this too much may mean learning leaders lose their grip on what is essential to the success of their companies: people. The best time to provide learning to people is when they need it,” he said.

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Keeping Talent Development Current: A Moving Target

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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.

Learning During Times of Growth

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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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Power Up Your L&D Partnerships

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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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Kevin Bruny: Man of the People

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For Kevin Bruny, chief learning officer for Chesterfield County, Va., According to Kevin Bruny, chief learning officer of Chesterfield County, Va., Chesterfield has received numerous awards — including seven consecutive years on the Training Top 125, the only local government to receive such recognition — due to the evolution of its learning and talent development initiatives. “You would have a hard time finding a better learning officer anywhere.