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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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Inclusion is the X-factor for agility and innovation

CLO Magazine

In tandem, data shows that women and minorities are still underrepresented on boards and senior leadership teams and many employees feel underrepresented or underutilized within their organizations. These conditions can hurt a company’s bottom line by limiting diverse views in the development of new products, hindering true innovation, and leading to poor decisions and missteps from being too insular. is moving rapidly to innovate and adapt to changing consumer demand.

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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. 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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Learning to Innovate

CLO Magazine

Over the next 15 years, two more bold moves followed, first to the south of France for a position with Airbus Helicopter and then, two years ago, to Silicon Valley to head up leadership development, culture innovation and the North American Leadership University for Airbus, joining a newly created team of three in a small office in Mountain View, California. “We can really, truly contribute to innovating — and the future of the company.”

CLO Thinking (& Measurement)

Clark Quinn

I attended the CLO Symposium with my ITA colleagues Jay Cross and Jane Hart. Which is not to say there weren’t good topics on tap too: leadership development for agility, bridging the gap between IT and the learning unit, informal learning, etc. It was an interesting event, with a theme of “ Game-Changing Learning: Development for the New Normal “, held at a classy venue on the beach, and was well-organized. (You You can see Jay’s writeup here.)

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Learning’s Role in Innovation

CLO Magazine

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. This puts a huge emphasis on innovation. John Kotter, the father of organizational change, in his book “Accelerate” is now calling for a dual operating system structure for organizations to successfully integrate execution and innovation. The old model of innovation has been busted.

Mind over matter: leadership mindsets and actions to drive results

CLO Magazine

Leadership happens in the nuanced shifts that occur first in the leader’s mind. 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. Paving a Way for Innovation. An Agile Mindset.

Leadership Traits That Transcend Gender

CLO Magazine

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. They also are scaling the corporate ladder in many corporations, though men still significantly outnumber women in leadership positions. Our language is replete with phrases that reinforce the maleness of power and leadership. Fostering Inclusive Leadership.

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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The Innovation Award

CLO Magazine

For learning executives who have marshaled resources and applied innovative practices, processes. Sometimes all it takes to spark transformational innovation is a single person’s idea. Debora Bubb, Vice President, Director of Global Leadership and Learning, Intel. Debora Bubb, vice president, director of global leadership and learning at Intel Corp., was able to reignite the company’s leadership development strategy after a prolonged underinvestment in the practice.

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

CLO Magazine

5 Capabilities of an Enlightened CLO. But workforce readiness today demands more than just learning, content or collaboration by itself; it demands an agile approach that combines all three to drive measurable business impact. Access, speed, practice, collaboration and insight are the hallmarks of an agile approach. Agile approaches to readiness empower teams with learning in the flow of their daily work.

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.

The Leadership Development Millennials Want and Need

CLO Magazine

Millennials, who make up the largest population in the workforce, are moving into management roles around the globe, but many of them feel they lack innovation, impact and expertise due to today’s L&D programs. 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.”.

Excellence in Technology Innovation

CLO Magazine

Recognizes vendors that have rolled out an innovative learning technology for a client such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, apps, video, social collaboration toolsor games and simulations. 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.

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. 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. I started talking about why innovation was needed, and then what it was. They also picked up on the importance of leadership.

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

CLO Magazine

The gift will go toward creating additional space on the clinic’s Health Education Campus specifically dedicated to leadership development. Cleveland Clinic has renamed its leadership development program the Mandel Global Leadership and Learning Institute in honor of the benefactors’ foundation. Leadership development is one of the five pillars the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation seeks to promote through its financial contributions.

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. But what if we started the learning innovation conversation with a focus on stopping or ending elements of our approaches? Dissect the history and growth of your leadership programs.

For a Limited Time Only

CLO Magazine

Innovation happened, new models arose and the pace of change sped up. Seemingly evergreen skills made room for rapidly emerging skill sets and a more flexible approach to management and leadership. Being a CLO isn’t a lifetime appointment. Companies are moving to a more agile business model. The post For a Limited Time Only appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. agile business CLO Sears

5 ways reading makes you a better leader

CLO Magazine

There is so much published on leadership that it can be overwhelming. Topics unrelated to business and leadership are immensely valuable in that they can stretch your ability to empathize and see the big picture. If it causes you to think in new and innovative ways, keep reading. Neither are traditional business leadership books, but both are extraordinarily useful and applicable to business leadership.

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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. Learning programs for employees with more than two years of experience and first-time managers should focus on strengthening leadership skills and building technology depth and functional expertise.

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. 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. Leadership used to be about getting results, regardless of the way they were obtained.

Burgers and Basics

CLO Magazine

Experimentation and innovation are the currency of the learning economy. Yet amid the pressure to continually innovate, it’s important not to lose sight of the basics. I’m not talking about using agile development techniques to design a course or evaluating the success of a program on the Kirkpatrick scale. The post Burgers and Basics appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Leadership Development CLO editor's letter Learning economy

Leaders Define Leaders: Q&A with Robert Anderson and William Adams

CLO Magazine

Co-authors of “Scaling Leadership: Building Organizational Capability and Capacity to Create Outcomes that Matter Most,” Robert J. There are different types of leadership, two of which are high-creative and high-reactive. Adams explore the difference between these two types of leadership. CLO : What is unique about this book? Anderson : We’ve heard forever that leadership is the most studied of subjects and the least understood.

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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 Sullivan spent about five years consulting for companies like Booz Allen and Vantage Partners before moving internally into leadership development at Raytheon in 2009. Innovation Required.

Entrepreneur As a Skillset

CLO Magazine

Entrepreneurs are the faces of innovation. Methods such as agile and lean, development practices coined in the technology industry, have overtaken some formally bureaucratic organizations. Michael Marasco, director of Northwestern University’s Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, added that entrepreneurs typically possess qualities that include being hardworking, smart and focused on changing things for the better.

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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. To better understand this changing landscape, the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) recently surveyed hundreds of learning and development leaders from more than 65 countries. First-timers who fail: All-star contributors who excel in functional roles are often rewarded with promotions into leadership.

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? Each of us has facilitated numerous cohort-based leadership development programs in corporate and academic contexts. Cohort-centered leadership development programs require strong support and championing from executives in a company’s C-suite.

L&D in COVID-19 and beyond

CLO Magazine

Learning executives have long acknowledged the importance of being agile and flexible in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, or VUCA, world. This has never been more true, and while the immediate future likely won’t be comfortable, it will surely be a time to innovate and experiment. The post L&D in COVID-19 and beyond appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Crisis Leadership Strategy Coronavirus covid-19

The most important time to support a woman’s career development is in her 20s

CLO Magazine

Leadership development at the start of a woman’s career is proving to be a major contributor to greater numbers of women reaching the C-suite. A recent KPMG study of more than 3,000 women found that early development of leadership skills boosted women’s confidence and competence. So, how can organizations direct much-needed attention to leadership development of early-career women? At my organization, I see firsthand the value of starting leadership development early.

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. There is a lot of unease about leadership and learning,” Griffiths said. Leadership and the Future of Work. That is causing them to change the way they think about leadership development and what benefits it brings to the organization.

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. It embodies the message that change is a necessity for progress and innovation. Flexibility and agility are required, along with the openness to creative and innovative solutions. Leadership sets the tone for driving change.

Don’t settle for engagement — strive for inspiration

CLO Magazine

Employee engagement has been the brass ring of leadership efforts for decades, and with good reason: High-engagement organizations report greater retention, safer workplaces and higher productivity. In an IBM study, “Leading Through Connections,” 60 percent of CEOs reported the single item they found most critical to their organization’s success was inspirational leadership. employee engagement inspirational leadership

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10 New Years Resolutions for Learning and Development Professionals

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We’re at an incredibly exciting juncture as a team – we have two successful years behind us and a new CLO at the helm with decades of experience in technology, entrepreneurship AND intrapreneurship. We’ll continue to use our agile, user-centered design approach to build bespoke products and experiences that will equip our workforce with the capabilities and knowledge to maintain a leadership position in digital commerce.” Innovations in Learning Annual Planning

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? CLO: What are some of the biggest changes taking place in executive education right now?