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.

How to Combat the Leadership Crisis

CLO Magazine

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. program.

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

D2L

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

The Purpose of Business is Learning. But none of this is possible without learning. At its core, any high performing organization is about learning; continually using new information to become smarter, better, and more effective. Training Is Not Learning.

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

Training Culture vs. Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

What’s the difference between a “training culture” and a “ learning culture ”? As the chart shows, in a training culture, responsibility for employee learning resides with instructors and training managers. The CLO, or HR, or a training department controls the resources for learning.

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. 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.

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.

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.

16 Signs of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

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.

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.).

Organizational Learning Tools

The Performance Improvement Blog

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.

Increase Employee Retention with Career Pathing

Everwise

Unfortunately, most professional development falls into one-size-fits-all programs. Even when employees have access to such programs, actionable learnings from the curriculum can be few and far between. What would you like to learn next?

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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.

Evidence-Informed Practice

The Performance Improvement Blog

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.

More Than Just Fun & Games: How Gamification Works

eLearning Brothers

At the beginning of 2017, Unilever unveiled a new digital recruitment program that uses gamification to eliminate unconscious bias from its hiring process. Unilever’s new recruitment program stands out with its goal of removing unconscious bias as much as possible.

Managers are the key to learning and development

Litmos

For as much time as we spend talking about learning management, companies do not seem to spend a lot of time thinking about learning and managers. Context : Managers know how learning relates to the job at hand. Modern learning is all about personalization and contextualization.

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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.

Learning All the Time

The Performance Improvement Blog

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.

Sprinting Toward the Finish Line

CLO Magazine

Learning methods are shifting at lightning speed, and organizations like Nationwide are discovering new and better ways to shift L&D within organizations. Enabling learning is much more a part of everyone’s role here,” said Diane L. One new venture is the innovation learning sprint.

70:20:10 - Beyond the Blend

Performance Learning Productivity

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.

ATD 2016: Visit Docebo to see the latest in online training software

Docebo

Our team is going to be interacting with ATD attendees in the expo hall for the next three days, demonstrating and sharing our newest products that address informal and social learning , Docebo Coach and Share. ATD Forum 2 – Learning by Doing: The Value of Experiential Learning.

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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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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.

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. Program participants could ask: What worked for you?

Keeping Talent Development Current: A Moving Target

CLO Magazine

Are you on auto-pilot when it comes to development programs, stories and statistics? 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.

Why Training has a Bad Name (and how we can change it)

Learning Rebels

Maybe this time I’ll learn something. Not that brilliant sales program you helped to design – but the bad, the boring and the “Kill me now” stuff. Action learning sets. Secondarily, create learning steering committees with involvement from leadership.

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Experience, Experience, Experience

CLO Magazine

Soft skill development is steeped in experiential learning, which is why learning leaders should aim to create experiences meant to test leaders’ behaviors and EQ. Many organizations opt to send their leaders to executive education programs such as Harvard or Dartmouth. But learning leaders also can make internal efforts. Tuck’s Finkelstein is also a fan of peer learning. He said coaching is an expanded form of peer learning.

Cultivate a Culture of Customer Service

CLO Magazine

Thomas Quinn, program manager for FMC Technologies’ College of Leadership at FMC University, and Brian Janak, the company’s director of operations — subsea, began looking for a way to improve its customer satisfaction scores in early 2011.