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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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L&D’s Diversity Dilemma

CLO Magazine

Elliott Masie was invited to give a keynote address in Taiwan at an Association for Talent Development leadership conference. 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. Here we are in Taiwan, in Asia, where they were doing training and learning way before the U.S., According to the data, 5.6

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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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No Status Quo for the CLO

CLO Magazine

Mike Prokopeak is vice president and editor in chief at Chief Learning Officer 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. The backgrounds of learning leaders are diverse, fascinating and often surprising. According to recent research, that’s not the case anymore.

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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? It is specifically good for business to practice servant leadership within your organization. Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership” by James W. Stay agile.

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? The Big Four. But which mindsets should we focus on, and what are the actions that will drive the results we want?

Leadership Traits That Transcend Gender

CLO Magazine

A tough work ethic, being task-oriented, a willingness to put in long hours, dedication to one’s career, and having the right connections are a few characteristics that immediately come to mind. 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. Think of the post-World War II U.S. It was the era of “the man in the gray flannel suit.”

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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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. 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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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.

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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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. Today’s leaders — and tomorrow’s — have to be capable of understanding the world and navigating its complexities. What are the experiences (e.g.

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.

The Business of Development

CLO Magazine

How does someone who went to college to become a high school math teacher end up leading learning at Nordstrom? The answer is simple: She loves finding solutions. Jesse Schlueter, vice president of learning and leadership for Nordstrom, leverages her passion for numbers in her role managing the development of the retail giant’s 72,000 employees. We strive to provide our employees with the resources they need to succeed in their roles.”.

Sheila Jagannathan: Teaching the World

CLO Magazine

As a child, Sheila Jagannathan spent long hours with her grandfather, a Sanskrit scholar who taught her about the ancient texts and the importance of continuing to improve your intellect. “He He inspired me to follow a path of lifelong learning,” Jagannathan said. Later while at Boston University, she was further inspired by the work being done on computer-based learning and artificial intelligence for education. as an e-learning specialist.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Strategy Award

CLO Magazine

The Strategy Award is for learning executives who have demonstrated exceptional business acumen combined with forward-looking vision to develop and execute a comprehensive learning strategy that clearly aligns employee development with broader organizational strategy. Chief Learning Officer, American Express. The virtual design allows colleagues to participate in a global community across American Express. Industrial Training and Education Manager, E. &

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.

The Future of the Corporate University

CLO Magazine

The first corporate universities were created more than 60 years ago as a place for employees to learn in conjunction with the company’s vision and business goals. General Electric’s Crotonville started in the mid-1950s, McDonald’s Hamburger University opened its doors in 1961, and Disney University and Motorola University debuted in the ’70s. Senior Vice President and CLO at Northwell Health Kathleen Gallo said the term is outdated.

Sprinting Toward the Finish Line

CLO Magazine

As former football great Peyton Manning and country music crooner Brad Paisley banter back and forth on television commercials telling viewers and customers alike that “Nationwide is on your side,” it wouldn’t be a stretch for the pair to riff off the popular jingle by adding that the insurance giant is also on the side of its 31,000 employees when it comes to learning and development. We’ve moved from the traditional training of eight to 10 years ago.

If We Had To Do It All Again

CLO Magazine

Three working CLOs answer three questions about advice they would give their younger selves, and lessons they want to share with their peers working in the profession. There are many things experienced learning executives wish they’d known earlier in their careers, and a desire to share these lessons with younger colleagues in the learning profession is common. There’s no specific right way to become a CLO.

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Social Learning Cannot be a Bolt-On Strategy

ID Reflections

“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 sociallearning 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.

Innovation Thoughts

Clark Quinn

So I presented on innovation to the local ATD chapter a few weeks ago, and they did an interesting and nice thing: they got the attendees to document their takeaways. And I promised to write a blog post about it, and I’ve finally received the list of thoughts, so here are my reflections. As an aside, I’ve written separate articles on L&D innovation recently for both CLO magazine and the Litmos blog so you can check those out, too.