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Psychological safety: an overlooked secret to organizational performance

CLO Magazine

Chances are you could probably answer these questions without even knowing the full definition of this concept. We have worked in both situations, and the differences in effectiveness are stark. Psychological safety is the why behind our responses to the questions, “Can I speak up?

Search for the Agile Learner

The Performance Improvement Blog

Modern organizations need agile learners. Given the pace of change due to technology, globalization, workforce diversity, and hyper-competition, people need to continually acquire and apply new knowledge, skills, and values at a rate unheard of in previous eras. As we explain in our new book, Minds at Work: Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy , simple and routine jobs are being replaced by automation and robots. In other words, they must be agile learners.

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L&D’s Diversity Dilemma

CLO Magazine

Elliott Masie was invited to give a keynote address in Taiwan at an Association for Talent Development leadership conference. When Masie arrived, he ran into leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith, who lives just three blocks from Masie in New York — only to find out that Goldsmith was the other keynote speaker at the same event. Here we are in Taiwan, in Asia, where they were doing training and learning way before the U.S., According to the data, 5.6

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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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12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

12 Ways to Get the Most. this ebook to help you cut through the. We know that the plethora of options out there. can make the process of choosing an authoring. what you need and make the decision easier. the latest Performance Management Maturity Model.

Inclusion is the X-factor for agility and innovation

CLO Magazine

Given the rising importance of diversity and inclusion, many organizations are building internal D&I initiatives and teams to track diversity metrics and apply best practices for inclusion. While D&I numbers are improving across the nation, many feel that the rate of growth in hiring (and retaining) diverse workers is too slow. Many companies have experienced product failure due to a lack of diversity. The Coca-Cola Co.

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Is Your Learning Organization Agility Fit?

CLO Magazine

Developments in such diverse fields as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, 3-D printing, biotechnology, robotics, machine learning and genetics are all building on each other and creating a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment, VUCA for short. 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. In 2006, The U.S.

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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. Everyone is in this together—the team, the client, and all other remaining stakeholders.

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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. When you describe your corporate culture, is being of service to one another and the community a core value? In fact, many studies have indicated that organizations that are servant-led actually perform better and yield higher returns. Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership” by James W. Stay agile.

Mind over matter: leadership mindsets and actions to drive results

CLO Magazine

A leader’s mindset might be one of the greatest predictors of success and also one of the most elusive elements to pin down. Leadership happens in the nuanced shifts that occur first in the leader’s mind. Is there a way to identify the skills that indicate a leader has adopted the mindset required to be successful? The Big Four. But which mindsets should we focus on, and what are the actions that will drive the results we want?

How to Develop Leadership Competencies in Your Millennials

Avilar

In 2016, Millennials surpassed the previous generation (Generation X) to become the largest generation in the U.S. What leadership competencies do Millennial managers need to develop to effectively lead our next-generation workforces? Who Are the Millennials? The Pew Research Center defines Millennials as those people (71 million in the U.S. Events that shaped their lives span international politics, the environment, and financial setbacks.

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Women and Diversity in the Workplace: Do Your Inclusivity Initiatives Measure Up?

CLO Magazine

“We don’t just have one identity — our identities are made up of many things, both physically and culturally, and the intersections matter.” — Elise Birkhofer, global lead for Google’s largest employee resource group. Companies across the globe are striving to increase their support of women as a group. The benefits of diversity in the workplace are clear. Take networking, for example — the “do’s and don’ts” can be pretty mysterious to multicultural employees.

Agile Leaders: Born or Bred?

CLO Magazine

Leaders who can thrive in any business environment share one important trait: agility. Consider the following two very different scenarios. The first involves a manager in charge of the logistics operations for a company where the supply chain is in disarray. The second scenario involves a marketing executive in an emerging market whose product launch isn’t going according to plan. Mental agility. People agility. Change agility.

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3 Ways Learning Managers Can Use Mobile Learning for Better Leadership Training

Practi

Today’s learning managers need to be practical, but they also must be flexible. When it comes to leadership training and development, they’re required to stretch the edges of those training buckets wide enough to hold an increasing number of subjects. If you are in charge of talent and performance and you sense that your list of required leadership training topics is growing, you’re probably right. . Meaningful training sticks.

MOOCs In Workplace Learning – Part 2: Designing a MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. As such the term MOOC can be seen as a new educational term. ” ~ Analyzing the Impact of Mobile Access on Learner Interaction in a MOOC. These are: (MSL 1): Encompassing formal and informal learning.

Six Traits Agile Leaders Must Have

CLO Magazine

These qualities can increase a leader’s ability to meet the ever-increasing demands of today’s business environment. Leaders in today’s complex business environment must be agile to be able to respond to their workers’ needs and motivations. Here are six traits agile leaders must have. Champion: A champion builds the organization’s brand by his or her power to connect socially. Strategy is only as good as the ability to execute.

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MOOCS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING – PART 2: DESIGNING A MOOC

Learnnovators

@ ignatia (Inge de Waard) describes MOOCs thus in her Master’s Thesis: “MOOC is above all referring to a pedagogical model with independent learners, access to information, opportunity to create emerging, spontaneous, yet not directed learning communities, etcetera. As such the term MOOC can be seen as a new educational term. ” ~ Analyzing the Impact of Mobile Access on Learner Interaction in a MOOC. These are: (MSL 1): Encompassing formal and informal learning.

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

The nature of work is changing. People are no longer being judged on the basis of how hard they work or how much they produce. Work is no longer about simply doing a job; it’s about becoming adapting to new jobs, new technology, new ways of working with others, and anticipating the unanticipated. Now tasks done by humans are being enhanced by the Internet, providing the collective knowledge of the world at their fingertips. Training Is Not Learning.

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

“Digital mindset” seems to have become another buzzword–rather buzz-phrase to be grammatically precise–whenever the conversation (online or offline) veers toward social business, social learning, collaboration, and other 21st Century phenomenon in general. It’s a spectrum, and we need to move along the spectrum to make the best of the world we are in. For those who missed it, here’s the compiled chat in Storify.

6 competencies leaders need to develop right now

CLO Magazine

As we all know, right now, years are happening in weeks: The pandemic has accelerated the shift away from physical stores to digital shopping by about five years. In March, the number of Americans working from home accelerated by a decade in two weeks. Agile execution.

Demystifying Working Out Loud

Learnnovators

“ When people leverage collaboration platforms to contribute and to build relationships, that appeals to their intrinsic motivators of autonomy, mastery, and relatedness. ” ~ Working Out Loud: Better for You; Better for the Firm. Working out loud has been steadily gaining popularity and has become a topic of conversation on many forums including the Facebook community of the same name. Dion Hinchcliffe in “ What Are the Required Skills for Today’s Digital Workforce?

Workplace Learning in a World “Beyond Automation”

Learnnovators

I just finished reading an HBR article by Thomas Davenport and Julia Kirby called Beyond Automation , which is the trigger for this post. With automation, AI and robots looming over the job scene, there seems to be a constant fear of humans losing out to computers and technology. It’s akin to one of our childhood sci-fi movies finally becoming a reality – the machines are taking over. The digital disruptors in the shape of Robots, Big Data and Sensors are here.

What Do Today’s Workforce Trends Mean for Business, Leadership?

CLO Magazine

In Sodexo’s 2017 “Global Workplace Trends ” report, the company’s Quality of Life Services division explored 10 topics that are shaping how companies work. The need for business agility, the use of design thinking principles, the rise of millennial workers, the growing use of robotics and automation in the workplace and the impact of migration on companies are among the trends discussed. “We

How are You Developing Board-Ready Female Leaders?

CLO Magazine

The lack of women on company boards continues to persist, and with all the mechanisms available to boost diversity and the benefits associated with it, there’s no excuse for companies to be struggling in this area. “It’s It’s merely a case of status quo bias — boards tend to hire in their own image,” wrote Nick Marsh, managing director of Harvey Nash Executive Search in an email interview with Chief Learning Officer.

The Top Six Things Organizations Must Do to Enable Emergent Learning

Learnnovators

What is common across the learning modes and methods mentioned? Social learning via an enterprise collaboration platform. Mobile enabled learning accessible anytime, anywhere, on any device of the user’s choice. MOOCs which straddle the line between social learning and e-learning with learner communities. While an organization can facilitate these, the onus lies with the users/learners. But first, WHAT IS EMERGENT LEARNING?

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. 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.

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Clark Quinn – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

ABOUT CLARK QUINN (Learning Technology Strategist): Clark Quinn, Ph.D., helps organizations align technology with how we think, work, and learn. He integrates creativity, cognitive science, and technology to lead development of strategic solutions including award-winning online content, educational computer games, and websites, as well as adaptive, mobile, and performance support systems. THE INTERVIEW: 1. How do we ensure learning faster than everyone else?

Reasons Why You Need to Create a Corporate Learning Culture

Your Training Edge

The world of work and business is always in flux. The rate is fast-paced and it takes a forward-looking and long-sighted mentality to stay afloat and abreast of the changes that occur daily. For employers to reduce their overall cost of running their organization they must encourage a learning culture in their organization. This is especially important if your staff has an online writing job. Workers soon become disenchanted with the job.

Creating a Women’s Development Program

Everwise

Last month, Everwise hosted a popular webinar on “Designing a Women’s Development Program” with Kelly Simmons, a Solution Architect at the Center for Creative Leadership. A specialist in applying systems thinking to organizational, team and individual leadership development , Kelly has merged a solution-focused approach with learning and development, culture change, coaching and facilitation to engage organizations to meet the wide range of situations that they face.

Scale Your L&D Organization in the Moment of Need with Managed Learning Services

Infopro Learning

7 Scenarios When Training Outsourcing Is the Right Choice for Your Company. Learning is something that is constant with every organization, whether it’s an enterprise or SMB. More than ever, business leaders understand that the growth of their organization and its competitive advantage is directly proportional to the growth of its employees. In fact, by 2024, e-learning market is expected to exceed $200 billion. The Evolution of L&D.

Corporate Learning’s Transformation in the Digital Age

CLO Magazine

Corporate academies or universities are entering their second century just as the businesses that created them are transforming themselves for the digital age. When pioneers such as General Electric began offering in-house training programs about 100 years ago, they focused on lower-level skills. Last year, for a deeper understanding of the present and future of corporate academies, we surveyed approximately 120 senior learning-and-development officers.

5 Important Skills for Strong Future Leaders

Avilar

Creating a globally connected, flexible, diverse workplace. Who will lead the next generation of employees? How do you best prepare up-and-coming professionals to take on leadership roles? As you identify employees with the highest leadership potential, you’ll need your talent management plan to keep up with evolving skill and competency requirements. 1) Agility. What’s different is the accelerated pace and perpetual state of change.

Interview with Franck Gaillard, Global Learning Director, Alstom University

Learning Wire

Digital Learning Supports Corporate Values at Alstom. In January 2020, the entire staff of Alstom came together for the launch of its corporate values training project called AIR (Agile, Inclusive, Responsible). . It must be Agile, Inclusive, and Responsible.

Free learning & development webinars for June 2020

Limestone Learning

June is just around the corner and flowers have opened up everywhere. It looks like the economy might slowly be following suit, but we’re still far from normal. The good thing is that people have learned new ways of working — and this will evolve as the guidelines around physical distancing start to relax. Wouldn’t it be great to keep all the good things about the shutdown while saying goodbye to the bad? Leverage the power of coaching.

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Reprise: Managing Minds, Winning Hearts

The Performance Improvement Blog

We are now in the "Knowledge Economy" which means that we must learn differently than we have in the past. As I wrote in a previous blog post titled, The Manager's Abridged History of Work and Learning : . This has profound implications for how we manage workers and how we facilitate learning in the workplace. By 2013, the average lifespan had dropped to 15 years. This is will change the nature of work in all industries.

Facilitating Change for Performance Improvement & Innovation: A Discussion with Arun Pradhan

Convergence Training

The one constant in the universe is change. Or so the great philosophers say. Given the possibility that this is true, it makes sense for all of us to be better prepared to acknowledge the inevitable nature of change, prepare for it, and learn to benefit from it when possible. As for you, you’ve got two choices–watch a recording of the video discussion immediately below, or scroll down further to read a transcript. Mobile Training Apps.

5 Things to consider when moving towards adaptive L&D

Matrix

Over the last few years, the global workforce has been continually transforming due to several factors. The business landscape has become increasingly competitive and complex and digital transformation engulfed all areas of the economy. Measure the learning impact.