A Conversation about New “Agile Courseware” Book

Kapp Notes

I received a notice in my in-box the other day about a new self-published book that discussed the idea of something called Lean-Agile Courseware by Raytheon. It turns out the book is nonfiction business book about applying Lean and Agile principles to the development of learning-related projects. Kapp: You’ve just released an eBook called Lean-Agile Courseware, what is the book about? The book is a direct translation of Lean-Agile principles into the training domain.

Courageous Leadership: The New Mantra for Organizational Development

Infopro Learning

This year we have observed a growing need for courageous leadership. Having a strong bench of leaders will help your organization increase its agility and ability to adapt to future changes. Stage 2: Developing the Right Leadership Traits. Have honest authentic conversations.


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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. Crisis Leadership agile innovation Coronavirus covid-19

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What Agile Means to Me

ID Reflections

Needless to say, an understanding (albeit very rudimentary) of the Agile philosophy supersedes all other learning (and that has been plentiful too). Coming from a very traditional, waterfall-driven background replete with all the drawbacks (what I perceive as drawbacks in comparison now), it took me quite a while to assimilate the philosophy—even the basics of Agile. This is the state of being truly adaptive and agile. Expertise KM learning Agile Workplace Learning

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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

Skillsoft (2018), ‘Storytelling in Video–based Leadership Training and Development’ 4. Conversely, a health. this agility. LinkedIn (2017), ‘One Company’s Experience Bringing Agile to L&D’ 1 11Track and Analyze Exactly how Your Learning Performs • Responses to and performance on.

Leadership in the Great Acceleration

CLO Magazine

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.

Agile Is the New Normal. Five Lessons Learned to Help L&D Succeed.

Actio Learning

[updated from the original publication on July 2, 2019] According to research by HP , agile has overtaken Waterfall as the prevailing software development methodology. The hallmark of the agile approach is adaptability.

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Teach Leadership Coaching: Earn Money by Starting Your Coaching School


Leadership coaches can help people in leadership roles make this journey a little bit more exciting and a little less overwhelming. We’ll also show you how to create your own online leadership coaching academy from start to finish! 1 What is a Leadership Coach?

Cultivate an Agile Mindset in Your Organization to Drive Performance

AXIOM Learning Solutions

Embracing an agile mindset can help you, your team and your organization to more effectively align and act on opportunities. What is an Agile Organization? Agile organizations respond quickly to changes in the marketplace environment.

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.

The Importance of Being Agile in a VUCA World

ID Reflections

We are well aware that to survive and thrive in the VUCA world, we need to be agile in all respects – in learning, towards change, regarding work as well as life. We talk about learning agility, organizational agility, individual agility, agile as a philosophy and much more. Yet, we are still unclear as to what makes an organization agile. All of this requires us to be agile – in principle and in practice. Agile complexity VUCA Workplace Learning

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Women’s Leadership Coaching 101: Teach Female Executives


Study after study has shown that women outperform men in key leadership competencies. You’ll see how women’s leadership coaching can help female leaders overcome these challenges and build core competencies to lead their teams to success. 1 What is Women’s Leadership Coaching.

Learning Rebel Book Review: The Social Leadership Handbook by Julian Stodd

Learning Rebels

I didn’t need to think twice, the choice was easy – The Social Leadership Handbook, by Julian Stodd. The Social Leadership Handbook , Julian Stodd. The Social Leadership Handbook via Julian Stodd. Secondly, I knew from my experiences of reading Julian’s work, this would be a book that would take leadership to a new level reflecting the social age that we are in today. Which are the broad strokes leading to the 9 skills of Social Leadership.

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. 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.

The Power of Learning-Focused Leadership

CLO Magazine

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.

CEO Yuchun Lee on Leadership in Learning


At Allego’s S3 Virtual Showcase , I shared the company’s vision for leadership in the learning and enablement market, as well as my thoughts on how going remote and being virtual have forever changed the rules of the game for all.

Embracing long-term virtual team and leadership training

CLO Magazine

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.

Leadership Development - Webinar Poll Results

Nomadic Learning

I recently co-hosted a webinar with Cindy McCauley from CCL© on Making Leadership Happen, at Scale. We explored the shifts that are happening in the business environment and how combining collaborative approaches to leadership with emerging digital tools can help you develop prepared and agile leaders at all levels of your organization. During the webinar we took the opportunity to ask the audience their views on leadership and leadership development.

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Agility and Organization Development for the Adaptable Organization

Learning Wire

In the face of overwhelming geopolitical, ecological, demographic, and technological change, many organizations are considering incremental or radical transformations to agility. Hallway conversations, board meeting discussions, leadership retreats, and corporate value statements regularly include references to organization agility and its synonyms, resilience, adaptability, nimbleness, and flexibility.

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Growing a Model for Leadership

CLO Magazine

Building a leadership pipeline is important, and a clear leadership model can link strategic areas of the business. But moving forward, the company chose to invest more heavily into leadership building after studying the state of the industry and talent. One challenge — thriving in an ambiguous environment — stood out in particular and formed the core of Mindtree’s leadership approach. “We Building a Leadership Model .

Agile Isn’t About Tools, But Rather The Culture

Training Industry

I recently gave a talk about Agile for Training and Development at a local ASTD chapter meeting where several attendees asked me about what tools they should use for agile. I politely deferred the questions throughout the conversation until I finally said, “Look guys, if you want a tool to solve all of your training problems, then agile’s not for you.” Full disclosure: my team uses Version One to manage our agile projects — great product and a great company.

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Video Production and Agile Methodology for Training and Development

Training Industry

In my recent blogs, I’ve spent a lot of time talking about two seemingly different training topics 1) leveraging Agile as a development process for training programs and 2) the benefits of using video as a learning solution. With this as a backdrop, there is an intersection of mutual interest where the Agile methodology and video production complement each other. The Agile process supports early and continuous delivery of solutions that are valued by the customer.

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The Evolution of Leadership Skills: Don’t Become Extinct

CLO Magazine

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.

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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.

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Verizon’s Lou Tedrick combines innovation and servant leadership to meet the needs of every learner

CLO Magazine

They used that curriculum as the model to reinvent all customer service training as well as all other curriculum conversions. Tedrick stuck around through all of it, rising through the ranks and taking on new leadership roles with every transition.

Agile instructional design

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

It takes coordination, flexibility, and on-going conversation. These qualities are at the heart of the discipline of agile programming. Hence, I am exploring how well the principles of agile programming might be incorporated into a new framework for instructional design. Agile Software Development. This morning I took part in a conference call focused on now might we use the precepts of agile programming in general (non-IT) business settings.

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Why and How to Create a Continuous Learning Culture


A complacent workforce is a waste of company resources and contributes little to leadership and new ideas. Continuous learning keeps your workforce agile, focused, and driven. As the great Albert Einstein once said: “Once you stop learning, you start dying.”.

Psychological safety: an overlooked secret to organizational performance

CLO Magazine

We have been part of teams that came together rapidly, agreed on a common understanding of next steps (though it took challenging conversations to come to agreement), executed flawlessly and then disbanded and moved on to other initiatives.

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

CLO Magazine

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.

See Learning Content From a New Perspective


Doing so extends its reach across the organization to spark conversations and increase the likelihood the learning is applied in the flow-of-work. Take advantage of a complete, high-quality and engaging catalog of courses, with variety ranging from compliance to leadership skills, to get relevant and engaging material in front of your learners that allows them to consume content at their convenience, on the device of their choice, sooner and without the hassle.

Make learning the foundation of hybrid workplace culture

CLO Magazine

Look to agile methodologies and the concept of “failing fast” to encourage your team to take risks, get quick feedback and adapt. Recruit and develop employees skilled at learning agility. For many organizations, the hybrid workplace is here to stay.

6 competencies leaders need to develop right now

CLO Magazine

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.

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Moving on up: Is vertical development missing from your L&D plan?

CLO Magazine

They needed leaders who could be agile in the face of ambiguity. As companies struggle to fill their leadership roles, talent managers are shifting their focus from horizontal development, or acquiring skills, to vertical development.

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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.

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How to Effectively Use VR When Training Leaders

Roundtable Learning

“Virtual Reality is a game-changer for leadership development.” “VR: Future of leadership development: virtual reality and corporate training.”. Are VR and leadership training really a match made in headsets ? What Is Leadership Training?

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

This is a future in which workers are smarter, more agile, and more innovative. And in some situations people might learn best from the workflow, through action-learning conversations, through self-directed experiences, or from apprentice and internship assignments. Communication Human Resource Development Leadership Learning Learning Culture Management Organization Culture Organizational Learning Teamwork Training Training ImpactWork is No Longer Work .

Turning crisis into opportunity: Get perspective and lead together

CLO Magazine

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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An arduous year and a half at work punctuates soft skills

CLO Magazine

Now, the need for compassion, flexibility, listening, is really flipped to leadership and the management of the organization in a very escalated way,” says Marti Konstant, workplace futurist and author of “Activate Your Agile Career.”.

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Classroom Learning: Ditch the Knowledge Dump, Mix it Up

CLO Magazine

According to a survey of the Chief Learning Officer Business Intelligence Board, more than half of learning departments use the classroom for business skills training, developing core competencies, leadership development, onboarding and new hire training, and technical skill development. Masie agreed that the development models ADDIE and AGILE are for a specific kind of classroom — “a person at the front, lots of PowerPoint, teach it so they memorize it.”

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Webinar: Constellation Research and Check Point Software on Business Acceleration Cloud and Software Sales


Companies must move faster, be more effective and efficient, and they require intelligent, agile methods to scale and maximize growth. Achieving sales agility and success. What best practices drive deeper engagement and conversions? Thought Leadership