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Courageous Leadership: The New Mantra for Organizational Development

Infopro Learning

Business models have shifted, many employees work from home and day to day practices in many industries are still being adjusted to better suit the current economic climate. This year we have observed a growing need for courageous leadership. Blog Leadership Development

3 Crucial steps in ensuring business agility


When companies first start out, they do their best to gain customers, trust and give out a certain sense of stability. Durability, however, might sometime prove to be a hurdle when it comes to agility. And with today’s levels of volatility, ambiguity and overall uncertainty in the markets, not to mention globalization, it’s paramount for any business to have the ability to respond and adapt quickly to whatever challenges may arise. 3 Steps in ensuring business agility.

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Agile innovation in the face of COVID-19

CLO Magazine

Agile innovation, the profitable application of creativity, aims to design breakthrough solutions that optimize efficiency, improve market position through new product development or result in new enterprise structures. It’s perhaps no surprise, then, that in a recent Center for Creative Leadership online survey of more than 500 global leaders, 53 percent chose agile innovation as one of the top trends to impact their businesses over the next five years.

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Leadership in the Great Acceleration

CLO Magazine

The speed of business is increasing exponentially. We have been watching how the Great Acceleration is reshaping businesses and leadership. A bureaucratic structure and the command-and-control leadership style slowed down decision-making and innovation.

Insights in a Nutshell: How to Drive an Organization-Wide Leadership Culture (during COVID-19)

Infopro Learning

Many employees in current leadership roles are planning to retire and businesses are searching for ways to develop their high potentials. In fact, 77% of organizations reported that they were facing a leadership gap in a recent survey in 2019 (1). Honesty builds trust.

Practical leadership development principles for a COVID-19 world

CLO Magazine

Business is difficult in the shadow of a pandemic. But you also know that if you stop developing your talent and your leaders, your business could suffer long-term negative effects from being passive with your learning and development goals during these challenging times.

Build commitment to change through high-involvement change leadership

CLO Magazine

Having a high-involvement leadership strategy is the best way to build people’s commitment to change. Do you trust us to lead this change going forward?”. The more you include people in looking at options and suggesting ways to do things differently, the easier it will be to build the business case for the next round of change. The post Build commitment to change through high-involvement change leadership appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

8 Traits of Future Leaders Who Will Grow Your Business

Infopro Learning

How a new leadership training model is shaping new leadership behaviors and practices. To build and maintain a competitive advantage, and grow an organization at scale, business leaders must groom talent with forward-looking leadership development programs that will help leaders triumph not only over current challenges, but also welcome new challenges. However, this makes them vulnerable, but this transparency helps in building trust among the entire team.

Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

CLO Magazine

Servant leadership is all about enriching the lives of others, building better organizations and ultimately creating a world that is more caring and equitable. 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. Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership” by James W. Creating a culture of servant leadership requires certain behaviors and actions.

Leadership Traits That Transcend Gender

CLO Magazine

What does it take to be successful in business? However, research shows that the small number of women who have risen to top positions in business often possess leadership traits quite different from those associated with successful men. Traditionally, in the business world, men have been given what social psychologists describe as broad “stylistic latitude” to operate as leaders using formal power, position and authority. Fostering Inclusive Leadership.

Cutting through the noise to make a real business impact


Business needs aren’t static. Hear how Dan Mitchell, Global Learning Leader at Marsh, has built an L&D team that can meet rapidly changing business needs. Explore how to cut through the noise and make a real business impact. Top tips for creating real business impact.

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CEO Yuchun Lee on Leadership in Learning


At Allego’s S3 Virtual Showcase , I shared the company’s vision for leadership in the learning and enablement market, as well as my thoughts on how going remote and being virtual have forever changed the rules of the game for all. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic , our business has accelerated as more companies have adopted Allego to help them with virtual training and remote sales. But even more important is the process of generating and curating agile content.

Answer the Call for Authentic Leadership

CLO Magazine

Authentic leadership proponents have elbowed their way to the self-help forefront over the past decade. Authentic leadership can be quickly misunderstood. myth, that somehow we achieve authentic leadership. authentic leadership is a misnomer. Globally, some might see authentic leadership as an excuse. sting brutal honesty is a sign of leadership. in business, brutal honesty is a behavior that executive co. to the authentic leadership theory.

Psychological safety: an overlooked secret to organizational performance

CLO Magazine

Equally vivid are memories of teams where communication did not flow, trust between team members was low, clarity was lacking, people held back in sharing ideas and opinions, and the teams therefore struggled to meet expected deliverables and deadlines.

5 Lessons Learned from 16 Years in Leadership Development


Below are five lessons I’ve learned about leadership development – lessons that I think will stay relevant even in learning environments full of VR and AI learning. 1) Leadership development is social Managing and leading people is not a spectator sport. Yet often we think of leadership development primarily as a challenge in how to deliver content - the latest conceptual frameworks, assessments, case studies, and tools. How do stories fit into leadership development?

Cross-Cultural Leadership Skills Are Not What You Think

CLO Magazine

But understanding a place’s culture wouldn’t secure success in leadership even if it were possible. To do that, leaders must consider the baggage they bring to the existing social interactions within the team (practicing “Tribal Leadership” as described in Dave Logan’s bestseller) rather than focusing on the vague concept of culture. The keys to successful cross-cultural leadership are self-awareness, calm and focus.

Top 10 Leadership Soft Skills

CLO Magazine

Jean Leslie, a senior fellow with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), highlights these 10 soft skills for business leaders. Jean Leslie, a senior fellow with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), highlights these 10 soft skills for business leaders. Learning agility: This is an individual’s readiness, willingness and ability to learn from experience.

Six Traits Agile Leaders Must Have

CLO Magazine

These qualities can increase a leader’s ability to meet the ever-increasing demands of today’s business environment. Leaders in today’s complex business environment must be agile to be able to respond to their workers’ needs and motivations. Here are six traits agile leaders must have. Bond: Bonding is directly related to a leader being respected and trusted.

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Business Landscapes Are Changing, Let Your Employees Know They’re Valued


Today’s business landscape means that no two days are the same. Industries are changing; you’ve probably learned that if your business doesn’t adapt, you could all too easily be left in your competitor’s dust. What you perceive keeping up with competitors and staying agile could read as no longer needing the very skills employees originally brought to the table.

The Traits of Successful Leadership

CLO Magazine

Successful leaders are perceived as admired, respected and trusted. Overall, successful leaders: Close the gap between how they view themselves and how others view them by viewing their leadership through the lens of others. They take responsibility for not being perceived with admiration, respect and trust. Over time, perceptions begin to change as leaders begin to consistently work to be admired, respected and trusted.

6 competencies leaders need to develop right now

CLO Magazine

As strategies and business models evolve, organizations are realizing they need different kinds of leaders in this new era. Over this past year, there has been no shortage of content published on the importance of leadership qualities such as resilience, empathy and agility.

How to select candidates for executive coaching in your company

CLO Magazine

An engagement with a senior executive might last six to 12 months (or longer) and begin with a pre-engagement leadership assessment (e.g., The Hogan Personality Inventory, The Lominger Leadership assessment, etc.). Ability to embrace adaptive leadership.

Turning crisis into opportunity: Get perspective and lead together

CLO Magazine

When business conditions change suddenly and drastically and the future appears uncertain, getting your bearings and choosing a clear, deliberate path forward is a daunting task. This requires a particular approach to leadership.

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Developing the next generation of physician leaders

CLO Magazine

As the face of the health care industry continues to change, there is an overriding need for leaders who possess both clinical expertise and substantial leadership abilities. The health care environment, like all business environments in 2020, faces challenges never seen before. Regardless of the concepts that will or won’t affect us even a few years from now, one thing is certain: The degree of leadership complexity and knowledge will need to increase substantially over time.

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

This is a future in which workers are smarter, more agile, and more innovative. The Purpose of Business is Learning. Yes, the purpose of business is to make a profit, retain customers, be sustainable, satisfy shareholders, and, for some, make a difference in the community. Learning is always about managers creating an environment of openness and trust among relationships. The work environment is one of respect and trust and transparency.

Let’s change our focus on always adding more

CLO Magazine

Our field is always excited about the new or shiny object, emerging technology or hot leadership theory book. While we may think learners will be excited about the 30 new modules or videos that have been added to the leadership program, look at your data and you might be surprised. Our employees already live in a world of increased change and shifting roles and business models. Dissect the history and growth of your leadership programs.

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2020 Awards: The Year in Review


It helped us become even more resilient, resourceful and agile, and we are grateful for that. It helps businesses source reliable vendors by rating organizations that develop eLearning solutions. When we say we are an award-winning company, we mean it!

Five Practices to Build Emotionally Intelligent Leaders

CLO Magazine

Emotional intelligence, or EQ, the capability of individuals to identify and manage their own emotions as well as recognize those of others, has been identified as a strong indicator and predictor of effective leadership. Goleman says “gifted leadership occurs where heart and head — feeling and thought — meet.” They are agile and can adjust their approaches and responses based on the situation and needs of others.

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5 Reasons Your Business Needs a Sales Enablement Structure

Your Training Edge

This shift to an agile and engaged selling process requires organizations to enable their sales team with the right tools, content and processes to drive success. Here we discuss five reasons your business needs to define and execute on a solid sales enablement program. It is therefore important that an organization have a well defined sales enablement structure and process that allows, Vetted and trusted Information is consistently flowing to the sales team.

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Success is Half Strategy, Half Execution, and Half Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

Regardless of whether or not he did, it’s an engaging way for Martin Ashcroft, Editor-In-Chief of Business Excellence , to begin a post about the relationship between strategy, execution, and culture and how our thinking about these aspects of organization success have changed over time. NY Times leadership seems to be clear about its values and the importance of keeping to its core competencies, even while embracing the latest technologies. It sounds like something Yogi Berra said.

Cohort-based programs can develop leaders at all levels

CLO Magazine

In today’s turbulent, fast-moving business environment, what’s the best way to build intellectually nimble, innovative and self-confident leaders, equipped for the challenges of constant change? 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.

Using Your Head and Your Heart

The Performance Improvement Blog

Even high tech jobs need what Friedman calls “STEMpathy”, combining knowledge and skills in science, technology, engineering, and math with empathy, the ability to understand and have compassion for the experience of others, such as a boss, coworkers, suppliers, business partners, or customers. . In a December 6, 2016 blog post titled “ Managing Minds, Winning Hearts ”, I wrote: …workers will have to be smarter, more agile, and more innovative than ever.

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3 C-Skills for the C-Suite

CLO Magazine

Influences like globalization and the rise of digital technology have deepened the complexity of today’s business environment, revealed areas of opportunity for industry disruptors, challenged traditional business models and transformed how work gets done. They’re often a by-product of how business leaders manage and express their priorities and behavior, and promote values like collaboration, continuous learning, risk taking, transparency and trust.

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The New Leadership & Stoos

Jay Cross

One year ago, twenty management thinkers and agile software gurus met on a mountain top in Stoos, Switzerland, to assess and find alternatives to obsolete leadership practices. We concluded with this communiqu é : Reflecting on leadership in organizations today, we find ourselves in a bit of a mess. The current business environment is a breeding ground for Murphy’s Law. The business world must shift its focus from things to people.

Digital Degrees and Flexibility

CLO Magazine

The nature of leadership skills is changing so quickly that a lot of organizations no longer believe traditional education can stay the pace,” said Michael Griffiths, lead for Deloitte’s Learning Consulting Practice in New York. Business schools are trying to be more nimble, offering digital degrees and flexible consumption models,” he said. There is a lot of unease about leadership and learning,” Griffiths said. Leadership and the Future of Work.

Soft is the New Strong

CLO Magazine

This cultural breakdown led Schramm to work with the executive team on a culture change project that introduced soft skills training on leadership, communication, collaboration and problem-solving along with the financial and operational changes he’d been brought in to implement. The soft skills training focused on a lot of the emotional aspects of leadership like using ‘I statements’ and active listening,” he said. Soft Skills Drive Business.

Are You Developing Global Leaders?

CLO Magazine

To remain competitive in a global economy, organizations must determine the best way to position their business and people for success; that requires strong global leadership. Whether the organization is large or small, all companies are affected by global events and need leaders savvy in both business and cultural affairs. The Problem with Global Leadership. Goujon said there’s no getting around the impact of world events and conditions on business.