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Soft leadership vs. hard leadership

CLO Magazine

Soft skills are the deciding factor for successful soft leadership. Hence, soft leadership equips organizations with several advantages for achieving excellence and effectiveness. It helps in transforming the personality, attitude and behavior of the people.

Your Learners Have Attitude

CLO Magazine

Learners have a lot of attitude these days. Their choices are changing; their attitudes in the middle of learning experiences are shifting; and their assumptions about the yield of learning time invested are evolving. Your learners aren’t being rude or arrogant, but they do have a new attitude, which may be surprising, disappointing or confusing to us learning and development veterans. Your learner’s attitude will grow as the panorama of learning options expand.

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Reprise: Training Will Not Eliminate Racist Behavior in Starbucks

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a letter that Howard Schultz, Executive Chairman of Starbucks , published in today's New York Times, he describes what his stores and offices will be doing this afternoon to address the problem of racial bias in the company: . Again, I commend Starbucks for attacking the problem but I continue to have my doubts about the long term effects of their approach. That’s not how people change behavior.

Reprise: Training Will Not Eliminate Racist Behavior in Starbucks

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a letter that Howard Schultz, Executive Chairman of Starbucks , published in today's New York Times, he describes what his stores and offices will be doing this afternoon to address the problem of racial bias in the company: . Again, I commend Starbucks for attacking the problem but I continue to have my doubts about the long term effects of their approach. That’s not how people change behavior.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

design a curriculum solution that: • has a clear goal tied to a well- articulated business problem, • meets the needs of your target. to solve the business problems that need solving. clear on your business problem and desired outcomes. problem? problem and desired result.

Imitating Virtuous Behaviors

CLO Magazine

Cultivating virtue is a valuable leadership development practice that has implications not only for learning, but for retention and organizational culture. Warren Buffett once said, “Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.” ” The insight is relevant to personal development, and to the manner in which organizations design and deliver their ethics training and leadership programs.

Monetizing Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

Leadership development programs can be expensive. A learning leader is sitting at “the table” about to make a proposal to the C-group for funding for a new leadership development program. Open with a sentence like this: “Effective leadership drives productivity, operating revenue, cost management and profitability.” Now, they are waiting to hear how to connect leadership to making money. He asked, “Leadership for what purpose?”

Is Leadership Limited by Age and Job Title?

CLO Magazine

“Generation Y will not be management/leadership material for years to come.” This statement implies that management is synonymous with leadership. This is a typical problem that organizations make when building and implementing leadership development programs: they assume that management and leadership are one in the same. Leadership skills are a combination of innate and learned behaviors. Is leadership limited by age and job title?

The Simple Leadership Lesson Bad Leaders Forget

Learnloft

It reminds me of a quote from the great John Wooden: “The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example”. This type of behavior is a major problem in work environments. Do you like to be told the importance of having a good attitude when the boss walks in grumpy and negative every day? Leadership barry bonds colleague management

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.

Managers Must Pass Through These 4 Levels of Leadership to Be Successful

Learnloft

These people can likely trace their problems back to their inability to learn, grow and improve as a leader. As you make improving your leadership skills a priority, you’ll be in a better position to generate the desired results for your team or company, ensuring those you lead can achieve their full potential. ” Because of this, the first “level” of leadership isn’t really focused on directing others at all. Leadership

Top 7 Traits of Effective Leaders

Your Training Edge

Many intellectuals believe the fact that leadership skills are an important tool for solving any problem in all sections of society. Leadership is no longer believed to be an inborn attribute, but rather something that can be taught and learned. Fortunately, all the significant leadership traits and skills are learnable and now leaders can be made. As a result, people would think highly of you and work to imitate these behaviors.

A Year of “The Performance Improvement Blog” in Review

The Performance Improvement Blog

Throughout last year I used this blog to illuminate important leadership and management issues. Leaders Make or Break Employee Engagement - A leader’s attitude and behavior determine whether an organization has an engaged workforce or not. But this method of studying coaching is fraught with problems. . . It’s time to do a little year-end reflecting on my blog posts from 2012.

Who leads your DEI function, and how do you support them from an organizational perspective?

CLO Magazine

A program that does not have the support of their executive team and has to take additional time to justify its actions to leadership is destined for failure.”. Murray suggests having a strategic and targeted approach to DEI — standing it up like you would any other business problem. “If

The Great Training Robbery Continues

The Performance Improvement Blog

He was talking about the failure of leadership training to have a significant impact on companies. He argued that before leadership training can make a difference, leaders must have “clarity of purpose and values.” He writes: Emotional energy fueled by clarity of purpose and values, accurate knowledge and attitudes acquired by the right training, and on-the-job experience including failure are all important aspects of leadership development.

Executive coaching: How do we know it works?

The Performance Improvement Blog

Sometimes they include direct reports and supervisors to find out if anyone observes attitude or behavior change in that executive. Do they mean coaching for greater self-awareness, for developing leadership skills, for making a transition to a new job or role, or for solving a specific problem? Surveys are helpful for knowing the extent of coaching and the general attitude of employees toward coaching.

How Corporate Training is Changing in 2020

KnowledgeCity

The technology sector will lead the way – Tech companies are investing in recent college graduates and are reducing turnover and displacement by encouraging employees to take on roles involving complex problem-solving. Behavioral skills will become increasingly crucial – Hiring managers place more emphasis on soft skills even more than technical skills in top companies. Do you ever feel that time moves so quickly you simply can’t keep up?

Performance Management at Deloitte

The Performance Improvement Blog

This person is at risk for low performance [identifies problems that might harm the customer or the team on a yes-or-no basis]. However, it still requires rating by managers who are affected by their own attitudes and biases. A variable compensation system is a good way to control behavior but not necessarily a good way to encourage learning and improvement.

Positive Ways to Deal with Toxic Employees

ej4 eLearning

Sometimes though, bad habits combined with bad attitudes can create a toxic combination that spills over and affects whole teams. There are many toxic behaviors that may be present in your workplace, but it’s important to consider looking out for the unproductive behaviors such as: . If the problem persists, consider removing some assignments or having someone assist them with their workload. . If it’s a problem at work or home, you can take supportive steps.

Positive Ways to Deal with Toxic Employees

ej4 eLearning

Sometimes though, bad habits combined with bad attitudes can create a toxic combination that spills over and affects whole teams. There are many toxic behaviors that may be present in your workplace, but it’s important to consider looking out for the unproductive behaviors such as: . If the problem persists, consider removing some assignments or having someone assist them with their workload. . If it’s a problem at work or home, you can take supportive steps.

Do it yourself, but don’t do it alone

CLO Magazine

Doing it alone” is often symptomatic of larger problems. With the help of internal and external support networks, women begin to change behaviors and attitudes that often get in the way of their immediate and long-term success. Problem-solving improves through interdivisional and interorganizational outreach and brainstorming. Leadership Development collaboration women leaders women leadership

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The Leader Effect

The Performance Improvement Blog

Bernie Donkerbrook, writing in the Center for Creative Leadership’s July 2011 newsletter , makes this point: Everything you do (or do not do) is observed, analyzed and discussed by your people. When I do assessments of organizational culture or employee engagement, I find that employee attitudes toward their organizations are heavily affected by the stories they tell themselves about top leaders. Communication Diversity Training Leadership

Success Simplified

CLO Magazine

Countless valuable works contribute to our understanding of leadership and organizational effectiveness. There are well in excess of 100,000 books on leadership alone. This raises some questions for learning leaders: Is it possible to synthesize and simplify the myriad leadership models into a single, understandable leadership system? At the leader level, the distinction between task and relationship factors was introduced by the behavioral theorists.

31 Ways to Help Employees Handle Change

Pract.us

If you’ve ever tried to implement organizational change, you’ll readily believe that it can cause as much stress in the workplace as personal problems like divorce and relocations. It can even cause employees to mistrust leadership and look for other jobs. An APA study reported in Business News Daily found that workers going through change were four times more likely to have headaches, dizziness, shortness of breath and other health problems.

Are You Telling It Like It Is, or Covering Something Up?

CLO Magazine

An “in-your-face” approach to leadership undermines effectiveness in the long run. The problem comes from failing to distinguish authentic emotions from cover-up emotions. Four cover-up emotions are closely associated with an attitude of telling it like it is. Recognize that your righteous attitude pushes people further away, making it less likely you can be helpful. Recognize that true leadership depends on trust, not power and manipulation.

How Coaching Can Help the Majority Culture Understand Difference

CLO Magazine

They may not be fully aware of how misunderstandings related to social and behavioral differences can lead these employees to disengage. On the plus side, I’ve also seen a leading financial company invest in a multidimensional coaching program to help a foreign national employee enhance her communication effectiveness and leadership presence, resulting in more opportunities to lead client meetings and develop business. Influencing Behaviors Across the Firm.

Why Evaluate Executive Coaching

The Performance Improvement Blog

But this method of studying coaching is fraught with problems. The problem with this kind of study of coaching is that it is correlational and correlation does not necessarily mean causation. Do they mean coaching for greater self-awareness, for developing leadership skills, for making a transition to a new job or role, or for solving a specific problem? Surveys are helpful for knowing the extent of coaching and the general attitude of employees toward coaching.

50 Ways to Lever Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a learning culture, we start with the performance goal and then select the mix of methods that will help employees acquire and retain the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs they need in order to achieve those goals. Instructor-facilitated workshop – meeting convened by an instructor; participants learn from experience of working together on solving a problem or creating something new. (My apologies to Paul Simon.).

Great Signs Your Heart Is In The Right Place for Leadership

Learnloft

It didn’t take long to figure out the problem, but Elizabeth, a front-line manager and potential executive at a medium-sized company just couldn’t see it. ” Turns out she isn’t unlike many people in leadership positions in organizations. These are a few simple signs to look for to determine if your heart is in the right place for leadership. But that’s not all that’s important in leadership. Leadership

Evaluating Training – Capturing the Benefits Aspect of ROI

Obsidian Learning

The exercise is fairly simple as long as we stick to formulas, but in order to determine the ROI of a training program, we need to collect data through assessment and evaluation of what knowledge and skills were gained and what behaviors have changed. Included in the second level are: Change in attitude, skills, knowledge. Application and implementation (behavior) – Frequency: Pre- and post-training, and at particular periods after training is complete (e.g.,

When The Best Leaders Use Coaching vs. Feedback

Learnloft

I was finishing up an Elevate Others leadership workshop and one of the participants who asked an important question. Feedback, on the other hand, is the information sent to an individual or a group about its prior behavior so that the entity may adjust its current and future behavior to achieve the desired result. Feedback: Focused on previous behavior either good or bad Evaluative in nature Direct often in person Best used to improve will issues.

LEADERS ARE TOO FAR UPSTREAM TO EFFECT CHANGE—TALENT MANAGEMENT MUST BE FOCUSED DOWNSTREAM ON MANAGERS

Wonderful Brain

Movement is measurable, while motivation lies within us affected by a variety of mental attitudes and internal prejudices. This may not be news, but in the context of leadership and management, the misapplication of either motivation or movement in an opposing context can often lead to problems. The problem of if-then reward schemes is a narrow focus on the task at hand. More often than ever before, business problems demand more right brain, conceptual activity.

Pulling Back the Curtain on L&D’s Myths

CLO Magazine

The team had identified a program that seemed effective for its leadership development needs. To do that, learning leaders will have to let go of what they know and do currently, and confront and debunk some of the more persistent myths around leadership development that impact how they do their work and measure its value to the business. When creating a leadership development model, for instance, a learning leader may ask “How are decisions made here?”

Millennials Need Soft Skills Training

Training Industry

The overeager nature and ready-for-business attitudes of millennials have come under fire in the past few years. This behavior could be attributed to the millennials’ perception that hard skills are more important than soft skills in the business world. Business leaders felt integrity (81 percent), professionalism (75 percent) and positive attitude (75 percent) were the top three skills necessary to succeed in the workplace.

When to Coach and When Not to Coach

CLO Magazine

But does coaching solve every problem one might encounter in the workplace? If they have a negative attitude about people: If a manager believes people are lazy or that all feedback should be reserved for the annual performance review, they shouldn’t coach. Armando doesn’t see any need to change his leadership style or his attitude. Great leaders blend coaching with other leader behaviors to get the best results. Leadership Development coaching