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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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Agile by fire: how the tech industry is transforming learning

CLO Magazine

It is “agility by fire” — the ability to move quickly but not easily, and still excel. Academia alone are not the keyholders to the new world of work anymore — they too had to become agile by fire. As the sector continues to evolve, it survives by being agile by fire.

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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. A 2016 McKinsey Global Institute report estimated freelancers comprise 20 to 30 percent of all workers in the U.S. The Imperative for CLO Agility . Typical barriers that CLOs will confront in building agility fitness range from HR processes to organizational culture.

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Practical leadership development principles for a COVID-19 world

CLO Magazine

You may or may not have the ability to invest in leadership development right now, yet your organization needs effective leaders to stay competitive in this season of volatility. Why have traditional leadership development programs failed? Develop leadership by doing leadership.

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. Advances in technology have hastened globalization.

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. Symposium Plus, a new version of CLO’s fall event, is a direct response to that. The CLO Symposium Plus ran from Sept. If you missed the live event, check out the CLO Symposium Video Library , releasing Oct.

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How to Combat the Leadership Crisis

CLO Magazine

Leadership development is failing. The leadership pipeline is low, and executive search firms are growing thanks to a pronounced need for talented leaders at all levels. Part of the problem is that too often leadership has been a solo sport. In their book “Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader,” James M. Connect Leadership Development to Company Culture. Don’t Discount Different Leadership Development Methods.

Beyond the status quo: how enlightened CLOs can enable true employee readiness

CLO Magazine

As Julie Dervin, Cargill’s global head of corporate learning and development, told Harvard Business Review , “We really only had the capacity to reach about 10 percent to 15 percent of the total relevant population in a given year when delivering a particular learning program. 5 Capabilities of an Enlightened CLO. Access, speed, practice, collaboration and insight are the hallmarks of an agile approach.

The Leadership Development Millennials Want and Need

CLO Magazine

Harvard Business Publishing recently released its 2018 State of Leadership Development research report, which found that only 40 percent of leaders 36 and younger described their company’s L&D programs as “excellent.”. According to the report, which is based on the results of a global online survey of 734 L&D and line of business practitioners, L&D programs need to be reinvented to adapt to transformational business needs.

Take a look at the evolution of the CLO

CLO Magazine

It’s been almost a quarter century since the formalization of the position of chief learning officer: In 1994, Jack Welch made Steve Kerr the CLO of General Electric. Of course, senior managers, often within human resources, had been responsible for workplace training for decades prior to the creation of the CLO role. But what has happened to the CLO during this period? How have the skills required to be an effective CLO changed? The Academic CLO. Agility.

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There’s an Alternative to Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

Worse, most leadership development programs turn out to be ineffective and expensive. These programs provide little focus on the social, interpersonal and strategic aspects of leadership, and what’s learned is often difficult to apply. Details from “Action Learning and Leadership Development,” a research study on how action learning develops leaders were published in April. It’s often easy for team members to practice their leadership skills thanks to real-time feedback.

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

Learning Wire

As the first part of his follow up to these articles and their relevance within the Nordic markets, Jan recently spent some time with Joakim Slorstad Senior VP L&D at Telenor Group discussing the concept of As Global as Possible as Local as Necessary, and what this means for both Joakim and Telenor. 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.

Learning in an age of uncertainty

CLO Magazine

Great L&D in the age of the pandemic will be about agility, quality and resilience. Our audiences are distracted and worried about the global health situation, the economy, adjusting to remote work and a million other things. The post Learning in an age of uncertainty appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Crisis Leadership agility Coronavirus covid-19 health crisis pandemic Resilience

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Keep Growing Your Organizational Learning Pyramid

CLO Magazine

According to Deloitte Global’s 2018 “Human Capital Trends” report, “Rather than an orderly, sequential progression from job to job, 21st century careers can be viewed as a series of developmental experiences, each offering the opportunity to acquire new skills, perspectives and judgment. Careers are no longer narrowly defined by jobs and skills but through experiences and learning agility.”. I come from a small village in eastern India, and I grew up as a mama’s boy.

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. So it’s not surprising that a 2014 Deloitte University Press survey of global organizations revealed that 86 percent of participating companies said having more effective leaders at all levels was their No. ERGs: Leadership Development Vehicles.

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A learner and a teacher at heart

CLO Magazine

A “very astute” professor of hers suggested she audit a few courses in organizational development and leadership to see if the field appealed. She was immediately accepted into Vanderbilt’s master’s program in organizational development and leadership, and the rest is history. “I I am a learner and a teacher at heart, but I wanted to do it differently from my parents,” explained Sullivan, who now serves as the chief talent officer for PerkinElmer, a global, $2.8

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. The council’s Maureen Metcalf, also founder and CEO for the leadership consulting firm Metcalf & Associates Inc., Homepage Top Story - Left Column Leadership Development collaboration culture leadership skills

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How to protect your learning budget amid current uncertainty

CLO Magazine

The global workforce has been evolving at a rapid pace for the past few years, but that pales in comparison to recent months. The pandemic and consequential global shutdown, and mass remote-work shift, has sped up digital transformation by years and placed more emphasis on the knowledge-based economy. Whereas before, 54 percent of the workforce globally needed significant upskilling by 2023, this number will likely have grown because of the acceleration.

Empower Talent to Become Leaders Who Drive Change

CLO Magazine

Reinforcing the premise that agility is a part of developing the self and others, enabling employees to take risks and being open to pushing out of one’s comfort zone helps cultivate a culture that embraces change. In today’s global marketplace, there are several demands that require all professionals to embrace and welcome change as a necessity. Flexibility and agility are required, along with the openness to creative and innovative solutions.

Executive Education Excellence

CLO Magazine

The second is our] faculty have a deep understanding of complex global problems, and they know how to deliver those situations through case methods in class. 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: What are some of the biggest changes taking place in executive education right now?

What does corporate social responsibility look like in a post-pandemic era?

CLO Magazine

The global COVID-19 pandemic is impacting us daily from all angles — health, economics, logistics, politics, education, relationships and more. Right now, the power and influence that corporate institutions hold over wider society has reached new heights, as global brands and technological monopolies infiltrate every aspect of modern life. Success requires the attention of the leadership team and a strong execution paradigm.

#MeToo in Mentorship

CLO Magazine

This consequence of #MeToo is occurring just as the value of mentoring women is clearer than ever: Our latest leadership re-search found that of the nearly 2,500 companies studied those with at least 30 percent women leaders — and at least 20 percent women senior leaders — have a major competitive edge. They are also more collaborative, have higher-quality leadership, are more likely to experiment in pursuit of innovation and are faster-growing and more agile than their counterparts.

The Reskilling Revolution versus the ‘clay layer’

CLO Magazine

News reports and blogs are filled with references to the need for reskilling and upskilling large swaths of the global population over the next 5-10 years. Forty-six percent of respondents indicated that a lack of leadership capability is a barrier to adoption.

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. Amway identified five areas that servant leaders would need to master: difficult interactions, engagement and influence, global collaboration, innovation and creativity, and the ability to lead people. In 2015, Agilent Technologies Inc.,

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Sheila Jagannathan: Teaching the World

CLO Magazine

As the fourth industrial revolution rapidly unfolds, the agility to continuously learn, unlearn and relearn will be the capstone to a successful career. A Global Approach. Jagannathan achieved this vision with the launch of the World Bank’s OLC, which is now part of the Global Operations Knowledge Management practice of the World Bank. “It’s It’s like an e-University for global practitioners.”.

The Success of Lex

CLO Magazine

The global IT business consulting and outsourcing services firm headquartered in Bengaluru, India, has more than 200,000 employees in 87 countries, and they rely on a continuous stream of content and learning opportunities to stay up to date on the latest technology, business and leadership trends. Tan Moorthy, EVP and global head of education training and assessments, Infosys. The post The Success of Lex appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Change of Plans: Updates on Degreed Events


Join us for a town hall on current market challenges through the eyes of Degreed’s CEO, Chris McCarthy and CLO, Kelly Palmer. Join Degreed’s CLO, Kelly Palmer, and Sarah Danzl, our Head of Communications, as they describe “future-ready” strategies and provides a new framework for creating the work experiences that will help companies and individuals thrive. Current events have certainly altered life as we know it.

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Data, People, or Something In Between: Clearing Your Path to Career Mobility


Institute for the Future lists 10 skills and six drivers: extreme longevity, computational world, super structured organizations, the rise of smart machines and systems, new media ecology, and globally connected world.

Corporate Learning’s Transformation in the Digital Age

CLO Magazine

Full-fledged academies emerged much later: GE’s Crotonville leadership center in 1956; McDonald’s Hamburger University in 1961; and learning institutions for corporations such as Apple, Boeing and Danone in the 2000s. In 2014, we queried some 1,500 global executives about capability building. Most respondents expect corporate learning — both the capabilities imparted and the agility required — to change significantly in the next three years.

Managing change in the era of digital transformation

CLO Magazine

Managing change more effectively has shot to the top of the priority list for many organizations, with 81 percent of respondents to the 2019 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends survey saying the 21st century will require a special focus on “leading through complexity and ambiguity.”. According to research conducted in 2017 by PwC, global GDP could be up to 14 percent higher in 2030 as a result of AI — the equivalent of an additional $15.7 How to Boost Leadership Agility.

Excellence in Content

CLO Magazine

With this in mind, Raytheon designed and implemented an EX/IM compliance learning program with the help of its global trade organization. Over a period of several months, the global trade team worked to create an effective learning program that met the company’s needs. Courses are divided into three categories: all employees, global trade professionals and role-specific. The post Excellence in Content appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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Excellence in Technology Innovation

CLO Magazine

The executive leadership team started by training a select group of 250 VPs and directors but wanted to cascade the same type of learning across all levels. Cochlear, a global company that produces hearing-implant technology, needed to strengthen its leadership team. LEAP was designed to develop a more agile, collaborative and innovative skill set in leaders. LEARNING IN PRACTICE AWARDS 2016. . Intrepid Learning, Inc.

CLOs Help Veterans’ Translate Military Competencies into Private Sector Skills

CLO Magazine

For example, Korn Ferry Hay Group [Editor’s note: The author works for Korn Ferry] has teamed up with co-sponsors Harris Corporation, a technology integrator, and SAIC, to offer the “Leveraging Military Leadership Program.” Veterans receive the same research-based leadership development services that Korn Ferry offers to boards, CEOs and senior executives at global organizations. The CLO who understands has the obligation to educate and inform the rest of the organization.”.

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Becoming a learning enterprise is a culture-change journey

CLO Magazine

Many forces, including technology and digitization, global competition, communication, social media innovations and expectations of new workforce members, are causing incremental changes. 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.

Excellence in Blended Learning

CLO Magazine

In February 2016, the Global English digital transformation initiative was introduced, aimed at implementing an online blended language learning solution that would support self-paced and tutored digital language learning. Bristol-Myers Squibb underwent a transformation from a pharmaceutical to a global biopharma company. This resulted in a learning solution that was flexible, relevant and reflected the speed and agility that BMS expects from managers.