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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. Although Airbnb and Uber garner most of the media’s attention, the gig economy is impacting all sectors. 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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No Status Quo for the CLO

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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. A few months back, our research team at Chief Learning Officer decided to conduct a first-of-its-kind survey about the CLO role, asking practitioners to share their career path, how they developed themselves, the scope of their responsibilities and how they work.

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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.

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

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.

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. 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

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. 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.

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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Cheers to alignment and agility in 2020

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The Chief Learning Officer Business Intelligence Board is a group of 1,500 professionals in the learning and development industry who have agreed to be surveyed by the Human Capital Media Research and Advisory Group, the research and advisory arm of Chief Learning Officer magazine. 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.

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.

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.

Be a Triple-Threat CLO

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” “Today’s educators,” she said, “must wear multiple hats — entertainer, personal coach, emergency responder, gizmo wizard and social media guru — to be judged as informed and effective.” 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. Today''s educators must wear mutiple hats.

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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

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.”. 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

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

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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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

5 ways reading makes you a better leader

CLO Magazine

By reading, I’m not referring to the unending stream of emails, texts and social media posts we binge on every day. 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.

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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.

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. 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.”

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.

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

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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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Five Practices to Build Emotionally Intelligent Leaders

CLO Magazine

Emotional intelligence, or EQ, the capability of individuals to identify and manage their own emotions as well as recognize those of others, has been identified as a strong indicator and predictor of effective leadership. Goleman says “gifted leadership occurs where heart and head — feeling and thought — meet.” They are agile and can adjust their approaches and responses based on the situation and needs of others.

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Diamonds in the Rough

CLO Magazine

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. In my experience working within corporations, the missing ingredient needed to make these huge formal leadership-training in-vestments pay off is opportunities for experiential learning. Still another organization offers a tech approach to leadership development and learning.

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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.