How to select candidates for executive coaching in your company

CLO Magazine

From CEOs and other members of the C-suite to vice presidents, directors, and senior and middle managers, it’s important to note that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to designing coaching engagements. A prospective candidate for executive coaching should possess each of the following.

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. From an employee development perspective, how prepared are CLOs to demonstrate the agility to lead the change in culture, programs, processes and policies that were originally designed for full-time employees to an expanded talent portfolio increasingly represented by contingent workers?

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Develop Your MVPs: Coaching for Goal Achievement

CLO Magazine

They know how they got there: It takes years of practice, dedication, coaching, teamwork, failures, adjustments and skill building. The players — their team’s top talent — get regular coaching to refine their skills and consistently deliver peak performance to achieve the ultimate goal of winning their league’s top prize, earning well-deserved recognition in the process. Just like the NFL’s high-performing franchises, these organizations coach for goal achievement.

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? There were coaches during my time in high school who supported this type of learning. Mind Over Matter agility learning

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Be a Triple-Threat CLO

CLO Magazine

” “Today’s educators,” she said, “must wear multiple hats — entertainer, personal coach, emergency responder, gizmo wizard and social media guru — to be judged as informed and effective.” 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. Today''s educators must wear mutiple hats.

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Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

CLO Magazine

Mentor, coach and develop. Become a mentor, seek out windows of coaching moments, initiate career conversations and create development opportunities on a consistent and continuous basis throughout all levels and areas of your organization. Stay agile. The post Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Manager's Role in Learning and Performance Improvement

The Performance Improvement Blog

Employees need agility when it comes to information. Managers have control of their own learning, not corporate trainers, HR, or a CLO. Coaching Management Organization Culture Organizational Learning Training human performance improvement manager development manager''s role organizational learning What should be a manager’s role in employee learning? This is the question I will be answering in an ASTD-sponsored webcast on September 24, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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The 7 Trends Reshaping Talent Development

CLO Magazine

To respond and thrive, organizations need digitally savvy, future-fluent leaders who are agile, strategic, data-driven and resilient. What you can do: Build a coaching culture. They will equip their people to be more agile, future-fluent and proactive — developing leaders who are able to pivot quickly in response to new challenges and opportunities. The post The 7 Trends Reshaping Talent Development appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Learning to Innovate

CLO Magazine

For example, in 2017 she ran an executive master class around agile leadership that brought together North American leaders to work on relationship building and tackle current business issues. Homepage Top Story - Left Column Strategy adaptation aeronautics Airbus Airbus Group Airbus Helicopter change CLO profile cultural change disruption innovation Louise Kyhl Triolo

A learner and a teacher at heart

CLO Magazine

As head of talent and L&D at PerkinElmer, Sullivan is in charge of ensuring the company’s 12,000 employees are properly trained, engaged, supported and coached, as well as making sure the company recruits and retains the best and brightest individuals. Butters knew she’d found her CLO. Again, since most of PerkinElmer’s learning and coaching had been done in classrooms previously, Sullivan knew she couldn’t simply transition employees to a blended platform right away. “I

Keep Growing Your Organizational Learning Pyramid

CLO Magazine

Careers are no longer narrowly defined by jobs and skills but through experiences and learning agility.”. Rapidly advancing technologies and agile and team-centered business models are driving organizations to redesign themselves. Formal coaching and mentoring initiatives would also help. The post Keep Growing Your Organizational Learning Pyramid appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Cohort-based programs can develop leaders at all levels

CLO Magazine

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. No 4: Incorporate 1:1 Coaching and Completion of a 360-degree Leadership Assessment Into the Design of Cohort Learning Programs.

Women and Diversity in the Workplace: Do Your Inclusivity Initiatives Measure Up?

CLO Magazine

In a culturally agile workplace, all functions need to play together. Provide specialized coaching/mentoring. Women from multicultural backgrounds can benefit from having a coach or mentor with whom they can surface unconscious biases , discuss options and hone their communications skills. appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Talent Management coaching D&I diversity and inclusion employee resource group intersectionality mentoring unconscious bia

Executive Education Excellence

CLO Magazine

CLO: One of the things participants say they value about IESE’s open-enrollment programs is they encourage new ways of thinking and equip them with new skills and perspectives that are directly relevant to their work. CLO: Can you talk a bit about your new New York-based executive education program, Driving Leadership Potential, targeted toward high-performing millennials? There’s mentoring, coaching, interactive exercises and active vision for their future and career.

Mind over matter: leadership mindsets and actions to drive results

CLO Magazine

Based on our research and our work with individuals across the globe, we have coalesced around four mindsets — growth, inclusive, agile and enterprise — as particularly critical to a leader’s success. Agile mindset — success in a changing world requires flexibility, adaptation and resilience. But what are the actions the best leaders demonstrate when they have a growth, inclusive, agile or enterprise mindset? A leader who coaches instills confidence in their employees.

The Reskilling Revolution versus the ‘clay layer’

CLO Magazine

A Reskilling Revolution will depend critically on a mentally agile workforce that is willing and able to change as the demand characteristics for labor change. The benefits of mentorship and coaching are not to be underestimated to help the permafrost see the wisdom in purposeful discomfort.

The 50:50 learning model

CLO Magazine

Structures in a startup are informal and agile. People, roles and responsibilities tend to change fast, and a default training program is not agile enough to keep up. Someone who accepts ambiguity and thrives in a setup with informal/agile structures. Social Learning: Shadowing, Coaching and Knowledge Sharing. Coaching — internal experts: Training need not be a costly affair if your employees are involved in your training strategy.

3 C-Skills for the C-Suite

CLO Magazine

Earlier this month Forbes Coaches Council laid out more than a dozen skills next-gen leaders need today that weren’t essential a decade ago. Modern leaders have to be able to create culture, maintain it and grow it, said Mary-Anne Gillespie, president and founder of Red Apple Coaching. Tags: collaboration , culture , leadership , skills The post 3 C-Skills for the C-Suite appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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5 strategies to disrupt the corporate learning and development industry

CLO Magazine

Authentic skill building, coaching and individualized learning is key to achieving this vision. Apps such as Bravely allowed for on-demand virtual coaching for enterprise-level support. We have an enormous opportunity right now to change the face of employee education.

Embracing long-term virtual team and leadership training

CLO Magazine

They include formal training in a virtual classroom led by facilitators, practice lab facilitated sessions to practice crucial skills with colleagues, and one-on-one or small group peer coaching. The producer is ultra-agile, calm under pressure and technologically savvy.

There’s an Alternative to Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

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. A certified action learning coach can ensure that the learning environment stays safe for all participants. During the session the coach keeps track of when skills were demonstrated. At the end of the session the coach checks in with each participant, confirming use of the skill.

5 ways reading makes you a better leader

CLO Magazine

As an executive coach, that kind of reading is core to what we do. We curate lists of books and other readings for clients, which provide the backbone for our coaching sessions. Adaptive Space: How Companies Are Positively Disrupting Themselves and Transforming into Agile Organizations,” by Michael Arena. The post 5 ways reading makes you a better leader appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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Becoming a learning enterprise is a culture-change journey

CLO Magazine

Amid the traditional, something new is trying to emerge — an enterprise that is more fluid and agile, ecological, innovative and quick to recognize and mine insights from problems. Learning is fundamental to agility, innovation and responsiveness. The traditional hierarchical enterprise has a difficult time making this shift to a more agile way of operating. And, of course, they are skilled learners, mentors, sponsors and coaches.

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. This requires assessing baseline knowledge and behaviors through technology such as mobile microlearning, which can pinpoint areas for managers to provide personalized coaching support. Critical thinking simulations prepare employees to be responsive and agile in any situation.

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CLOs Help Veterans’ Translate Military Competencies into Private Sector Skills

CLO Magazine

As part of the four-month LMLP, veterans are given coaching, instruction and numerous group exercises. As part of the development process, veterans are also given an assessment that measures learning agility and self-awareness — proven predictors of future success. Learning-agile individuals can apply past experiences and lessons learned to new situations and first-time challenges.

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Corporate Learning’s Transformation in the Digital Age

CLO Magazine

Most respondents expect corporate learning — both the capabilities imparted and the agility required — to change significantly in the next three years. Sophisticated organizations are expanding their use of cloud-based learning to run personalized applications such as MOOCs (massive open online courses), SPOCs (small private online courses), instructional videos, learning games, e-coaching, virtual classrooms, and online performance support and simulations.

The Business Partnership Award

CLO Magazine

By looking into the strengths and weaknesses of each team, be it energy management or change agility, starting each program from scratch was found to be unnecessary. Sales readiness and sales leadership teamed up to implement Conversational Coaching for Sales Leaders, a strategy designed to teach leaders to demonstrate problem-solving to their team members rather than solve the problems for them.

Learning’s Role in Innovation

CLO Magazine

Agility and the ability to adapt is imperative. A 70-20-10 approach makes sense here, including not only instruction, but also coaching and opportunities to practice. Part of that coaching may be required of the learning and development team. Until the skills have been adequately developed, it’s not going to be a fair assumption that the coaching can be undertaken by developed employees. One of the best ways for a CLO to foster innovation is to start internally.

Excellence in Blended Learning

CLO Magazine

BMS wanted learning to be easily consumed; to capture managers’ attention and engage them in skill development like coaching, giving and receiving feedback. GP Strategies introduced an online learning platform to help managers improve their skills in coaching and drive performance. This resulted in a learning solution that was flexible, relevant and reflected the speed and agility that BMS expects from managers.

Digitization Requires Soul-Searching for L&D

CLO Magazine

Learning leaders will continue to see this trend unfold as firms create tools centered around a more transparent, agile, continuous feedback-based approach. Companies would do well to move away from traditional leadership training and focus more on culture, learning through interactions and relationships and continuous feedback and coaching. If the new year promises anything, it’s that the behavior of current companies just won’t cut it.

Five Practices to Build Emotionally Intelligent Leaders

CLO Magazine

They are agile and can adjust their approaches and responses based on the situation and needs of others. Lastly, they are relationship builders, inspiring others, influencing effectively, coaches, people developers, team collaborators and can manage conflict and change. The post Five Practices to Build Emotionally Intelligent Leaders appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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Excellence in Technology Innovation

CLO Magazine

First, it worked with Peak Seven Consulting and then with Abilitie, a leadership-development simulations company, to complete the three-pronged partnership that produced its LEAP program, Leadership Excellence in Agility & Performance. LEAP was designed to develop a more agile, collaborative and innovative skill set in leaders. Tags: Learning In Practice Awards The post Excellence in Technology Innovation appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Your job is being updated

CLO Magazine

In the old days we would talk about changing jobs, systems or skills as complex and difficult processes, often requiring training and coaching over relatively long periods of time in order to overcome resistance. The goal of shifting to updates in the workplace is to become more agile and target how specific changes in systems, skills, roles and tasks can lead to better outcomes. The post Your job is being updated appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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Cleveland Clinic expands its leadership development program thanks to a $23 million gift

CLO Magazine

Cronin said Cleveland Clinic is looking for leaders who not only can coach, but also can inspire those working around them. It’s important to have leaders who are agile, who can lead through this enormous change that we’re facing and be ready to connect their teams to this incredible mission,” Cronin said. The post Cleveland Clinic expands its leadership development program thanks to a $23 million gift appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Practical leadership development principles for a COVID-19 world

CLO Magazine

Whether it’s “firestarter teams,” “micro-battles,” or “spiky leadership,” as Bain believes , or “agile” leaders ending “management misery,” as BCG argues , the future seems to prefer a network of leaders and teams rolling in and out of projects as they arise.

Diamonds in the Rough

CLO Magazine

Finally, there are organizations that focus on developing participants’ mental resilience tools to increase their leadership agility. The idea is that by developing the capacity to activate the parasympathetic system intentionally, these leaders are evolving their ability to center themselves on demand so they can respond in a more flexible and agile way to challenging experiences. Connect with coaches and mentors who will support and help guide their development.

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