L&D’s Diversity Dilemma

CLO Magazine

When Masie arrived, he ran into leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith, who lives just three blocks from Masie in New York — only to find out that Goldsmith was the other keynote speaker at the same event. Masie, CEO of The Masie Center, an international think tank focused on learning and workplace productivity, and a columnist for this publication, said the coincidence was funny but also sad. According to the data, 5.6 Diverse? The Big Picture.

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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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Bend & Flex: Building Learning Agility

CLO Magazine

A former manager once told me I had the ability to quickly assimilate information, that he could tell me how to do something and I would then apply that knowledge to a variety of different situations. 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. Look for the common thread.

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Agile by fire: how the tech industry is transforming learning

CLO Magazine

When it comes to the fourth industrial revolution, machine learning and artificial intelligence are at the center of the universe. It is “agility by fire” — the ability to move quickly but not easily, and still excel. The No. It’s the perfect storm.

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Inclusion is the X-factor for agility and innovation

CLO Magazine

Given the rising importance of diversity and inclusion, many organizations are building internal D&I initiatives and teams to track diversity metrics and apply best practices for inclusion. While D&I numbers are improving across the nation, many feel that the rate of growth in hiring (and retaining) diverse workers is too slow. Many companies have experienced product failure due to a lack of diversity. The Coca-Cola Co.

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Is Your Learning Organization Agility Fit?

CLO Magazine

Developments in such diverse fields as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, 3-D printing, biotechnology, robotics, machine learning and genetics are all building on each other and creating a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment, VUCA for short. 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. In 2006, The U.S.

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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. Learning’s role is getting bigger not smaller in this economy,” Prokopeak explained. Symposium Plus, a new version of CLO’s fall event, is a direct response to that. Eric Weiner.

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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. The focus of the book was on empowering organizations to be nimble in a context of increasing change. Eileen’s husband is a marine scientist studying deep sea vents and the creatures that live there.

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

CLO Magazine

“We don’t just have one identity — our identities are made up of many things, both physically and culturally, and the intersections matter.” — Elise Birkhofer, global lead for Google’s largest employee resource group. Companies across the globe are striving to increase their support of women as a group. The benefits of diversity in the workplace are clear. Take networking, for example — the “do’s and don’ts” can be pretty mysterious to multicultural employees.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

Learnnovators

I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future. Now that my disclaimers are in place, let me explain the premise of the post title and what I intend to discuss in this post. I am not doing (at least trying not to) today what I did five years back–not only in terms of professional and personal growth but with respect to the demands of the time. This brings me back to the point I started my post with.

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THE CHANGING FACE OF WORK AND WORKPLACE LEARNING

Learnnovators

I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future. Now that my disclaimers are in place, let me explain the premise of the post title and what I intend to discuss in this post. I am not doing (at least trying not to) today what I did five years back–not only in terms of professional and personal growth but with respect to the demands of the time. This brings me back to the point I started my post with.

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Mentors: Keeping talented women career-focused in uncertain times

CLO Magazine

have had to pivot to meet the needs of various constituencies amid the uncertainty that is reshaping the business world. Here are the highlights. Mentors use a variety of strategies to keep the mentoring relationship powerful, despite being unable to meet live.

Pivoting and professional growth in today’s (and tomorrow’s) workforce

CLO Magazine

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who played for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers basketball teams, was known for his ability to pivot — keeping one foot in place while moving the other into a different space. This footwork technique, a fundamental basketball skill, allows a player to find an opening on the court. These days, basketball players aren’t the only people who need to pivot successfully. That kind of agility is now a fundamental skill in business, too.

Try a Learnathon: Crowdsourced UX

CLO Magazine

While there is widespread interest, dialogue and experimentation in new forms of learning technologies (chatbots, smart speakers, wearables, immersive reality) and new formats of learning content (curated segments, agile module lengths, shoulder-to-shoulder on the job), where are the innovations in new models of learning design? The hackathon is a safe place where ideas can soar, stretch, break or be transformed.

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The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future. Now that my disclaimers are in place, let me explain the premise of the post title and what I intend to discuss in this post. I am not doing (at least trying not to) today what I did five years back--not only in terms of professional and personal growth but with respect to the demands of the time. This brings me back to the point I started my post with.

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Corporate Learning’s Transformation in the Digital Age

CLO Magazine

Corporate academies or universities are entering their second century just as the businesses that created them are transforming themselves for the digital age. When pioneers such as General Electric began offering in-house training programs about 100 years ago, they focused on lower-level skills. Last year, for a deeper understanding of the present and future of corporate academies, we surveyed approximately 120 senior learning-and-development officers.

Mind over matter: leadership mindsets and actions to drive results

CLO Magazine

A leader’s mindset might be one of the greatest predictors of success and also one of the most elusive elements to pin down. Leadership happens in the nuanced shifts that occur first in the leader’s mind. Is there a way to identify the skills that indicate a leader has adopted the mindset required to be successful? But if actions speak louder than words, how do we isolate the actions the best leaders take when they are embodying a particular mindset?

Learning and the Flexible Workforce

CLO Magazine

Any learning leader will tell you that developing and implementing the best learning and development programs while making the necessary learning tools easily accessible to an entire workforce is tough work. Worse, the learning leaders’ job appears to be getting more difficult, or a bit more unclear. It goes back — particularly in areas such as IT and contracting — to the 1980s/1990s,” he explained. Who Are the Flexible Workers?

5A Learning for the digital age

CLO Magazine

The dramatic impact of digital technologies is disrupting businesses and business models across industries. The “consumerization of IT” ushered in by the five digital forces — social, mobile, big data and analytics, cloud, and AI and robotics — has changed the way we work, interact and learn. These digital technologies are revolutionizing the very nature of business processes of enterprises globally, leading them to adopt new business models.

Chances Are You’re Buying Too Much Talent. It’s Time to Build and Borrow.

Degreed

The lifespan of large, successful companies has never been shorter. In fact, more than half of the companies in today’s S&P 500 index were not in it 20 years ago. Why the turnover? Build : This is the development of employees through upskilling and reskilling initiatives.

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Closing the Skills Gap with AI, VR, D&I, and Jazz

NovoEd

Closing the skills gap is an urgent issue. That’s just one of many insights shared during the Future Workplace CLO Leadership Summit on October 10-11, 2019 at Infor’s New York City headquarters. But why the urgency and what can we do about it? jobs are unfilled as of last June and the skills gap widened over the past year. Today, IBM leaders now point to behavioral skills as the most critical for the workforce. Bring on the skills gap.

The Importance of Day-to-Day Learning

CLO Magazine

The checklist of questions that learning leaders ask themselves before deciding which learning technology best fits their organization is long; which vendor is the best? What are the organization’s most important needs now and in the future? But CLOs often forget to ask one very important question: “Does the learning technology work cohesively with an employee’s everyday workflow?”. It’s not in the workflow. You’re learning from me.

Diamonds in the Rough

CLO Magazine

The need for leaders at all levels in organizations continues to grow as the business ecosystem becomes more complex and competitive due in part to globalization, emerging technologies and an acceleration in the speed of disruption. Unfortunately, according to the same study, despite investing about $14 billion in leadership development, only 8 percent of these companies felt they had a good leadership development process. Searching for the Right Experience.

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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. When you describe your corporate culture, is being of service to one another and the community a core value? Details of these studies can be found in the following books: “Good Company” by Laurie Bassi, Ed Frauenheim and Dan McMurrer, with Larry Costello. Leverage diversity of thought, experience and expertise.

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. To respond to those realities, the modern leader must constantly update their skills. The council’s Maureen Metcalf, also founder and CEO for the leadership consulting firm Metcalf & Associates Inc.,

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Social Learning Cannot Be A Bolt-On Strategy

Learnnovators

“ I’m arguing that something much bigger is happening than the application collaborative tools within the enterprise – it’s a profound transformation of the enterprise as we know it. ” Don Tapscott (italics mine). I recently wrote about the challenges of integrating social learning in the workplace. 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.

What is leadership, and who is a leader?

CLO Magazine

We talk about leaders and leadership nearly every day in the business world, but have you ever tried to actually define leadership? It can be much harder than you may think, but taking the time to define leadership and what makes a leader is crucial to building a cohesive culture and developing future leaders. As part of the research for my new book, “The Future Leader,” I interviewed more than 140 CEOs around the world and asked them each to define leadership.

Team Learning Up With Talent

CLO Magazine

Traditional CLOs are up against a serious challenge right now, according to Dave Koll, enterprise learning leader for CGB Enterprises Inc., It’s not enough to have a learning management system and a portfolio of content. “If To do that, learning leaders need to get much closer to talent leaders to help identify those business problems and figure out how learning can help solve them. A strong learning program is an important part of that story.”.

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Learning’s Role in Innovation

CLO Magazine

The world has changed. The ability to plan, prepare and execute is no longer sufficient. Agility and the ability to adapt is imperative. Going forward, optimal execution is only the cost of entry and continual innovation will be the only sustainable differentiator. As a consequence, the amount of organizational effort is growing. The old model of innovation has been busted. you don’t know the answer when you begin.

Top 68 eLearning Posts from April - Hot Topics iPad Google Buzz

eLearning Learning Posts

Best of eLearning Learning. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. The Org Structure of Enterprise 2.0 - trainingwreck , April 18, 2010 I’m lucky to be a member of the 2.0 Key Social Learning Roles - Daretoshare , April 4, 2010 Premise : Learning communities or networks thrive because its members possess certain skills and capabilities. While it may have been the title that (shocked) interested.

Reinventing Learning Content for Next-Generation Learners

Degreed

Everyone in L&D is obsessed with innovation and leveraging new approaches to learning to get better results. In July’s Webinar we teamed up with Comcast’s Eric VanDerSluis to give you some ideas on how to get started reinventing learning content for the next-generation learners. When you boil it down, it points to these three important changes going on in people’s learning habits. Every once in a while, you take a class or do a course online.

5 ways reading makes you a better leader

CLO Magazine

As many of us get used to the “new normal” of working from home, we are recognizing a unique opportunity to take this time to make ourselves better, and to come out of this crisis as the leaders — and human beings — we want to be. The truth is the world is more literate today than ever before, yet studies have shown that we are reading less and less. By reading, I’m not referring to the unending stream of emails, texts and social media posts we binge on every day.

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Are You Giving Employees Tools They Actually Want to Use?

CLO Magazine

The lack of skilled talent is one of the most critical issues facing business today. Technology, business models, and global market dynamics are changing so rapidly it’s difficult to find, recruit, and keep staff with the right skills. The chief learning officer has a pivotal role to play to help companies increase their organization’s capability, but the role is changing. The tool also enables employees to connect with nearby employees in a similar role.

Are you ready for a post-COVID-19 world?

CLO Magazine

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the way we live, work and learn. As we begin to think about a post-COVID world, chief learning officers have an important role to play. Prepare to respond to the question, “How did you help during the pandemic?”. Collect and depict data and stories to quantify and to show how you and your team helped your employees, your C-suite team, your customers and your communities during the pandemic.

L&D, as global as possible, as local as necessary – finding beauty in the balance

Learning Wire

Over the last few years Jan Rijken, Learning Director at Wiley Crossknowledge and Visiting Professor at IE Business School, has published a series of articles looking at topics that are fundamental to any L&D department. In today’s globalizing business environment it is a risk for the L&D function to hang-on to traditional structures and remain focused on the local business and workplace. The Global-Local balance at Telenor. The Interview.