There’s an Alternative to Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

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.

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.

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To validate the impact of learning, we must collect and report on data that establishes a clear value chain between the resources we provide and the desired outcomes for the business. Unfortunately, L&D still dedicates most of its measurement efforts to just collecting and organizing data (Bersin – 2015 State of Learning Measurement Report). Considerably less time is spent sharing insights within the organization to improve the impact of learning opportunities.

There’s an Alternative to Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

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.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Peformance Improvement

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.

Special Report: Leadership Development 2011

CLO Magazine

As learning professionals know, leadership development is an essential competency for any organization hoping to persevere, both in the short and long term. But as much as leadership development is acknowledged as essential, it’s often neglected. It is with this gap in mind that Chief Learning Officer magazine introduces its special report on leadership development in 2011, seen here. From the Editors leadership development

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.

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.

50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Peformance Improvement

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.).

Eight Leader Habits of a Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

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 learning cannot be left to chance.

3 Tips for Getting the Most out of your Action Learning Project

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If you’re a participant in a HIPO (high potential) program, there’s a good chance that you’re participating in an Action Learning Project (ALP) as part … Continued. Corporate Learning Trends Leadership Development

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.

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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.

16 Signs of a Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

How do you know your organization has a learning culture ? How will people be learning? While a learning culture is an environment that’s always being developed, certain signs indicate that you are making progress. In a learning culture…. Leaders are communicating the importance of learning (acquiring new knowledge, skills, and capabilities) and holding managers accountable for learning and applying that learning to making a difference for the organization.

Are Managers Too Busy to Learn?

The Peformance Improvement

One of the barriers to creating and sustaining a learning culture in organizations is the no-time myth. Kieran Hearty argues that the reason managers don’t show up for training courses and, if they do attend, don’t put the learning into practice is that they perceive themselves to be too busy.

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To validate the impact of learning, we must collect and report on data that establishes a clear value chain between the resources we provide and the desired outcomes for the business. Unfortunately, L&D still dedicates most of its measurement efforts to just collecting and organizing data (Bersin – 2015 State of Learning Measurement Report). Considerably less time is spent sharing insights within the organization to improve the impact of learning opportunities.

Key Elements of a Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

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.

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. Getting started using business simulations for leadership development is not hard.

A Productive Learning Culture

The Peformance Improvement

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.

Organizational Learning Tools

The Peformance Improvement

What are the tools of organizational learning? As I’ve stated in a previous blog post , a high performing organization needs a comprehensive approach to learning and a set of tools to facilitate learning. Chart of the learning process in organizations.

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.

More Than Just Fun & Games: How Gamification Works

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and Deloitte LLP are using gamification to increase engagement and knowledge among their highest levels of leadership. Gamification has been a buzzword for some time now and it’s not going away anytime soon.

Leaders Learning about Learning

The Peformance Improvement

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.

Evidence-Informed Practice

The Peformance Improvement

They are taking adult learning theory and systems thinking, combining that with evidence from program evaluation studies, and using the information to make their own organizations more effective. We identified organizational barriers to learning and how those barriers can be overcome.

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 Create learning circles.

70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend

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The term ‘blended learning’ first appeared in the late-1990s when web-based learning solutions started to become more widely used and were integrated on one way or another with face-to-face methods. There are many other examples of ‘blending’ learning stretching back into the past, too.

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.

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”.

Learning All the Time

The Peformance Improvement

Bernie Donkerbrook, EQMentor, wrote this response to my post : “ Learning all the time ” means making learning part of the culture of an organization. That ‘learning all the time’ is one of the underlying assumptions of the organization…and is discussed, expected, and followed up.

Freeing Your Leader Within

Training Industry

Building the readiness of any leadership pipeline can find powerful challenges in a no-normal world. The 21st century demands the highest quality of leadership. Equipping, not just educating – as you develop your leadership pipeline don’t settle for simple knowledge transfer.

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.

The new age of exploration

Clive on Learning

The rise of instruction From the earliest days of computer-assisted learning, way back in the mid 1970s, the dominant teaching strategy has been instruction. In fact you can see how guided discovery is transforming the perception that many learners have of e-learning.

A Manager's View of Employee Learning

The Peformance Improvement

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.

Three Ways to Develop Virtue

CLO Magazine

Many developments in enterprise learning facilitate efforts to develop virtuous leadership. These include: Coaching: Personal mentoring and coaching — performed with an awareness of the coach’s responsibility in shaping an ethical culture — is important to leadership development programs and courses in ethics.

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. • Embedded augmentation of learning.

See the Forest for the Trees

CLO Magazine

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.

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