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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.

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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. It gives companies a competitive advantage, improves employee retention and drives business performance. The dimensions are based on 40 years of research in motivation and adult learning. “We

Cohort-based programs can develop leaders at all levels

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As executive coaches, we’ve found that cohort-based executive development programs that integrate four specific learning components — group learning, executive and peer coaching, experiential/action learning activities and a strong emphasis on personal development and self-awareness — offer a powerful way to rapidly develop leaders at any level. Each of us has facilitated numerous cohort-based leadership development programs in corporate and academic contexts.

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.

Shining Light on The Dark Side

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These characteristics, according to the research, can get managers in trouble by impeding their ability to build and sustain teams, engage people, communicate effectively and manage performance. 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

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.

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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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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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.

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. He mentioned leaders should be expected to drive performance and deliver people and that a brand is a reputation created by behaviors.

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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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., that may be because most local governments don’t have a clearly articulated strategic plan for how their employees are supposed to perform. “You would have a hard time finding a better learning officer anywhere. ” The Road to County CLO Bruny’s journey to the county was circuitous.