Bend & Flex: Building Learning Agility

CLO Magazine

I now see this feedback as the ultimate compliment, for my manager felt I had learning agility. Learning agility is openness to new information and the ability to gain and apply insights derived from this information. Learning-agile people aren’t perturbed by shifts in direction. Consulting firm Green Peak Partners collaborated with researchers from Teachers College at Columbia University in New York to assess the value learning-agile individuals bring to their organizations.

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Is Your Learning Organization Agility Fit?

CLO Magazine

For CLOs, it has become a business imperative to develop agility and capability to meet the talent needs of organizations that are rapidly changing in such a turbulent environment. The Imperative for CLO Agility . Developing Agility Fitness .

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No Status Quo for the CLO

CLO Magazine

There’s no playbook for becoming a CLO, and if there’s one simple fact that shines through from the hundreds of formal interviews and countless more conversations I’ve had with learning leaders, that’s it. They worked in general management roles or business-facing jobs.

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Agility Leads to Growth at Siemens

CLO Magazine

They are still in “growth mode” and as part of that growth, the company identified business areas where they needed to improve. “It’s a matter of not only being agile, but the cost, quality and effectiveness of how we get our solutions to market,” Magagna said.

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How to Respond to the Rise of the Agile Workforce

CLO Magazine

As the rise of the agile workforce continues, terms like temp, consultant or freelancer will continue to blur along with it. Businesses will be challenged to further integrate this employee group into their talent management strategy. Tags: agile workforce , gig economy.

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CLO Symposium Plus: Are You Ready for the Talent Economy?

CLO Magazine

At the fall 2016 CLO Symposium Plus, presented by Chief Learning Officer magazine and held at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, learning as an influential partner in talent management wasn’t just an idea, we saw it on the ground. Eric Weiner.

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CLO Symposium

Jay Cross

Along with my Internet Time Alliance colleagues Jane Hart & Clark Quinn and several hundred chief learning officers, I attended the Fall CLO Symposium this week. This is a framework for reporting the business results of learning in a rigorous, structured manner.

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Business Is Learning

CLO Magazine

Now before we go too far, I am not saying corporate learning should ignore the business outcomes of what you do. Perform sophisticated statistical modeling, use a regression analysis and continue to do all the things a modern data-driven business function should be expected to do.

A Human Way to Foster Workplace Agility

CLO Magazine

Am I far off base in saying that businesses that cultivate courage, compassion and connection — essentially embracing vulnerability — are not only fertile grounds for innovation but also ones that can move with greater agility because of those qualities — what Brown calls wholeheartedness?

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Be a Triple-Threat CLO

CLO Magazine

At the same time, learning leaders have to juggle more than just the agile design, delivery and deployment of high-quality employee development methods that live up to learners’ expectations. Shifts in the economic and competitive landscape have not only brought about an evolution in the way the world does business, but also they are changing and intensifying the business of workforce development. Today''s educators must wear mutiple hats. CLOs are no different.

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Extremophiles & Organizational Agility

Clark Quinn

A number of years ago, I co-wrote a chapter with Eileen Clegg called The Agility Factor , that appeared in Marcia Conner & James Clawson’s excellent collection of organizational culture articles in the book Creating a Learning Culture.

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For a Limited Time Only

CLO Magazine

The retail business started to change as consumers turned to specialist brands. Staying relevant and competitive in business requires continuous investment in skills and abilities. Business did. That quickening pace of business transformed enterprise learning as well.

The Business of Development

CLO Magazine

With a bachelor’s degree in sociology and statistics, a master’s in organizational psychology and a work history rooted in operational development, Schlueter is able to take a decidedly business-first approach to L&D.

Learning Agility: Re-Invention with Performer Support

Living in Learning

I sat with three other CLO-type learning leaders from Bank of America, Disney, and Sprint. In other words, learning must be designed for consumption in (or near) the workflow – learning needs to be agile. We all have heard that those businesses that are more competitive have the ability move quickly to address challenges and adjust to forces of economic change. The need for agility in learning is a shot across the bow of every training department on the planet.

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The Continued Evolution of the CLO

CLO Magazine

Amid ongoing transformation of the CLO role, today’s learning leaders need to continue to hone their business acumen. For the 10-year anniversary of the magazine, Chief Learning Officer asked Dutra how and why the role of CLO has shifted from order-taker in chief to a strategic business partner. They have to be a partner to the business leaders.

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How Continuous Learning Enables Better Business Results

Schoox

Are you interested in using eLearning, corporate training, and interactive training to drive better results for your business? A healthier, better, and more positive business environment that helps spur growth – in both profits and employees.

The Business Burden of a Better Economy

CLO Magazine

An astounding 71 percent of chief financial officers expect the business environment in the U.S. economy is on its way to cruising altitude, then why should business leaders and even their employees be worried? While scale offers new benefits, it also slows the business’s agility.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

Companies take birth and vanish; business models come and go; technology appear, evolve and transform everything. Smaller organizations are emerging along with a movement toward generative business models where businesses build an ecosystem of mutually supportive relationships.

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Career Advice: Jesse Jackson

CLO Magazine

My role as a CLO for JPMorgan Chase, specifically with our consumer community banking business, is a bit nontraditional. I spent time in our consumer community banking group as a general manager moving through various roles, predominantly for our branch banking business.

Burgers and Basics

CLO Magazine

I’m not talking about using agile development techniques to design a course or evaluating the success of a program on the Kirkpatrick scale. There’s always a more urgent task and a higher priority for busy executives and frontline workers alike.

Chief Learning Officer: Moving Forward, Looking Behind

CLO Magazine

Chief learning officers, who in some cases were a glorified trainer in chief, continued to develop into full-fledged business executives. We documented your stories as learning executives took on ever-growing roles and responsibilities at the forefront of business.

Learning to Innovate

CLO Magazine

“I wanted to know what it was like to work in a business, and I wanted to do that in Paris because I loved France and knew how to speak French,” she said.

Learning Transformation: 4 Best Practices

Vitalyst

All this month, we have examined corporate learning from different angles—how it’s changing, what’s driving the change, and the benefits it can deliver to employees and businesses. Practice agility by learning from failures, as well as celebrating and replicating successes.

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Keep Growing Your Organizational Learning Pyramid

CLO Magazine

Robust offerings would bring together the technology, behavioral and functional skills needed for the employee to perform their role effectively based on the business context and the need of the organization. I come from a small village in eastern India, and I grew up as a mama’s boy.

Learning Transformation: 4 Best Practices

Vitalyst

All this month, we have examined corporate learning from different angles—how it’s changing, what’s driving the change, and the benefits it can deliver to employees and businesses. Practice agility by learning from failures, as well as celebrating and replicating successes.

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Classroom Learning: Ditch the Knowledge Dump, Mix it Up

CLO Magazine

According to a survey of the Chief Learning Officer Business Intelligence Board, more than half of learning departments use the classroom for business skills training, developing core competencies, leadership development, onboarding and new hire training, and technical skill development.

Social Learning Cannot be a Bolt-On Strategy

ID Reflections

Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe's posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first.

Executive Education Excellence

CLO Magazine

IESE Business School, the graduate business school of the University of Navarra, consistently ranks on the Financial Times ’ annual twin rankings of executive education programs worldwide; the publication does separate rankings for open-enrollment programs and customized courses.

Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe’s posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. Becoming a truly social business is an inside out change.

Top of Mind: Learning in the Age of Acceleration

CLO Magazine

This acceleration is also illustrated by massive disruption happening at high velocity to our traditional business practices. It is an age in which entire industries are being reshaped with routine business models being rendered useless in favor of more agile people, plans and processes.

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Excellence in Academic Partnerships

CLO Magazine

Research conducted by direct sales business Amway in 2008 revealed a significant gap in development opportunities for midlevel and functional leaders who wanted to improve their leadership knowledge and skills. Penn State Smeal College of Business / Penn State Executive Programs / CorpU.

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3 Employee-Centric Best Practices

CLO Magazine

The ever-evolving needs of customers, market changes and leadership demands pose constant challenges for chief learning officers looking to keep large-scale workforces agile, relevant and productive. Business goals and learning goals must go hand in hand.

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Leaders Define Leaders: Q&A with Robert Anderson and William Adams

CLO Magazine

CLO : What is unique about this book? CLO : What does an effective leader look like? Adams : They must be confident and capable and understand what their business is about and what it takes to run that business or that organization. CLO: How can leadership be scaled?

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Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

CLO Magazine

Do your actions display service as a cornerstone to how you do business? It is specifically good for business to practice servant leadership within your organization. Stay agile.

The 7 Trends Reshaping Talent Development

CLO Magazine

Tried and true ways of doing business are being rapidly upended by new technologies, new competitors and sky-high customer expectations. To respond and thrive, organizations need digitally savvy, future-fluent leaders who are agile, strategic, data-driven and resilient.

Skills Are the Currency of “The Expertise Economy”

CLO Magazine

CLO : What motivated you to write “The Expertise Economy”? CLO : What do you view as the most effective way to learn? CLO : With machine-learning and artificial intelligence, how do problem-solving, critical thinking and emotional intelligence play a role in jobs?

Finding, Engaging and Developing Talent in a New Reality

CLO Magazine

It is fast-paced, complex, agile, digital and demands organizations be innovative, inclusive and purpose-driven. Three key trends characterize this new business landscape: The emergence of new business models. The future of work is here.