Sydney Savion is the 2020 CLO of the year

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Each year, the Chief Learning Officer of the Year Award is presented to an individual learning executive who delivers the most exemplary development and guidance, is a strategic business partner and provides essential leadership to the organizational learning and development function.

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Agile innovation in the face of COVID-19

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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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Leadership in the Great Acceleration

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We have been watching how the Great Acceleration is reshaping businesses and leadership. A bureaucratic structure and the command-and-control leadership style slowed down decision-making and innovation. It’s an approach that lets companies be agile instead of reactive.

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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Is Your Learning Organization Agility Fit?

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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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Agile by fire: how the tech industry is transforming learning

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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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Practical leadership development principles for a COVID-19 world

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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.

Build commitment to change through high-involvement change leadership

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Having a high-involvement leadership strategy is the best way to build people’s commitment to change. The post Build commitment to change through high-involvement change leadership appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Leadership Development agile leadership change change leadership involvement leadership

Inclusion is the X-factor for agility and innovation

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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. My own organization’s position on leadership capabilities includes valuing differences as a vital, now-more-than-ever capability for leaders across the business because it is critical to improving decision-making and generating higher levels of creativity throughout an organization.

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Agility Leads to Growth at Siemens

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“We made a decision that we would shift into a much more agile, high-risk, high-reward approach, focusing on productivity and revenue,” Magagna said. “It’s a matter of not only being agile, but the cost, quality and effectiveness of how we get our solutions to market,” Magagna said. The commitment from senior leadership was “fought [for] long and hard,” according to Magagna.

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From hardship to hardiness: 5 strategies for turning crisis into a catalyst for leadership development

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COVID-19 is the type of crucible event that has the potential to embed profound leadership lessons, accelerate development and forge critical skills. It teaches them to be open to learning and agile in their approach as they figure out what to do next.

Embracing long-term virtual team and leadership training

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Recently, I had a conversation with a leadership and development director that went like this: He recalled the days when you could just walk around a training room and engage, face-to-face, with learners. But a DDI study found that leaders rank virtual leadership as their weakest skill.

CLO Symposium Plus: Are You Ready for the Talent Economy?

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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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What is leadership, and who is a leader?

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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. What is Leadership? We take the concept of leadership for granted and assume that we all know what leadership is and what a great leader looks like.

Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

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Servant leadership is all about enriching the lives of others, building better organizations and ultimately creating a world that is more caring and equitable. It is specifically good for business to practice servant leadership within your organization. Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership” by James W. Creating a culture of servant leadership requires certain behaviors and actions. Stay agile.

Mind over matter: leadership mindsets and actions to drive results

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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. An Agile Mindset. Leadership Development Growth mindset leadership mindsets

Leadership Traits That Transcend Gender

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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.

Cheers to alignment and agility in 2020

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The need for agile, rounded leaders remains high in our ever-changing business environment, and executive education and leadership development continue to be an important area of investment: 44 percent plan to increase investment and 40 percent plan to keep it the same (Figure 3). The post Cheers to alignment and agility in 2020 appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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The Power of Learning-Focused Leadership

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The nature of change in careers and organizations justifies the need to continually learn, but even without this need the value of learning-focused leadership exists. Recent research published in a Harvard Business Review article, “Good Leaders Are Good Learners,” found that leaders who were in “learning mode” developed better leadership skills than their peers not in learning mode. Learning-focused leadership is not a leadership style.

Be a Triple-Threat CLO

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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. They need to have the leadership and acumen to run with the ball and execute efficiently. Today''s educators must wear mutiple hats. CLOs are no different. Readers of my monthly musings are well aware I’ve been an avid sports fan since childhood.

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

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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.

How to Combat the Leadership Crisis

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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.

Psychological safety: an overlooked secret to organizational performance

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A second potential source of inspiration is the Agile method of creating Scrum teams. The first value of the Agile manifesto is “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools,” which acknowledges that organizations and teams are made up of human systems.

The Evolution of Leadership Skills: Don’t Become Extinct

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Leadership and management practices are evolving in today’s workplace. As the world becomes flatter through technological advances and agile processes, the traditional hierarchical structure for running a business is becoming an outdated method for achieving business success. Leadership is no longer finding effective results through the command-and-control approach to executing a company’s strategy. Upgrade Traditional Leadership Skills. Flex Your Leadership Style.

The Leadership Development Millennials Want and Need

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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.”. Companies must become transformation leaders and excel on three fronts: building organizational agility, delivering programs that put learners at the center and partnering in new ways with stakeholders across the business.

Take a look at the evolution of the CLO

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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

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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.

The Continued Evolution of the CLO

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Amid ongoing transformation of the CLO role, today’s learning leaders need to continue to hone their business acumen. As CEO of Korn/Ferry’s leadership and talent consulting practice, Ana Dutra has a window into the internal workings of many of the world’s largest companies. For the 10-year anniversary of the magazine, Chief Learning Officer asked Dutra how and why the role of CLO has shifted from order-taker in chief to a strategic business partner.

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

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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.

6 competencies leaders need to develop right now

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Over this past year, there has been no shortage of content published on the importance of leadership qualities such as resilience, empathy and agility. Agile execution. The post 6 competencies leaders need to develop right now appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Learning in an age of uncertainty

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Great L&D in the age of the pandemic will be about agility, quality and resilience. 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 ResilienceLearning and development is a discipline focused on helping people prepare for the future. That remit becomes very complicated when the future is as murky and opaque as it is right now.

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For a Limited Time Only

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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 SearsMike Prokopeak is vice president and editor in chief at Chief Learning Officer magazine.

How to select candidates for executive coaching in your company

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An engagement with a senior executive might last six to 12 months (or longer) and begin with a pre-engagement leadership assessment (e.g., The Hogan Personality Inventory, The Lominger Leadership assessment, etc.). Ability to embrace adaptive leadership.

Chief Learning Officer reveals the 2020 LearningElite award winners

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Each year, the LearningElite awards program recognizes companies that have a strong and agile learning and development function. Kaiser Permanente: Leadership Commitment. The post Chief Learning Officer reveals the 2020 LearningElite award winners appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Measurement 2020 LearningElite CLO LearningElite Awards LearningElite

Keep Growing Your Organizational Learning Pyramid

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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.

Turning crisis into opportunity: Get perspective and lead together

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This requires a particular approach to leadership. The Center for Creative Leadership defines leadership as a social process that enables people to work together as a cohesive group to produce collective results.

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5 ways reading makes you a better leader

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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. Neither are traditional business leadership books, but both are extraordinarily useful and applicable to business leadership. Adaptive Space: How Companies Are Positively Disrupting Themselves and Transforming into Agile Organizations,” by Michael Arena.

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Let’s change our focus on always adding more

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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. Dissect the history and growth of your leadership programs. Ironically, one of the most powerful things a CLO can do is to bravely and authentically say, “stop.”

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Burgers and Basics

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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 economyMike Prokopeak is vice president and editor in chief at Chief Learning Officer magazine. Let me set the record straight for those still in doubt: Hamburgers are not made of ham.

Developing the next generation of physician leaders

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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.