Meet the CLO Advisory Board: Sydney Savion

CLO Magazine

In 2020, she was recognized as CLO of the Year. CLO: How did you first become interested in learning and development? CLO: What lessons did you learn back in 2020 that you’ve taken with you into 2021? CLO: How do you enjoy spending your time outside of work?

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Meet the CLO Advisory Board: Judy Whitcomb

CLO Magazine

CLO: How did you become interested in learning and development? CLO: What lesson(s) did you learn in 2020 that you’ve taken with you into 2021? CLO: How do you enjoy spending your time outside of work? I also love studying and honing my skills as a Gallup Strengths Coach.

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Meet the CLO Advisory Board: Lisa Doyle

CLO Magazine

Chief Learning Officer sat down for a conversation with Lisa Doyle, learning strategist and advisor, and faculty member for the CLO Accelerator program. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy, where she was awarded CLO of the Year in 2011.

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Debunking 3 myths about executive coaching

CLO Magazine

Executive coaching has been on the rise as a professional development tool for the past three decades. However, given the nebulous nature of the field, coaching is often subject to myths about its structure, purpose and benefits. Coaching is only for troubled employees.

Sydney Savion is the 2020 CLO of the year

CLO Magazine

As the COVID-19 pandemic desecrated global economies, L&D was in the hot seat, with many learning leaders and teams working quickly to meet the rising demands of workforces entering a new chapter of work, from remote training, coaching and development opportunities to layoffs and outskilling.

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Maximizing Investment in Coaching

CLO Magazine

Coaching is a powerful growth accelerator. Whether to prepare the next generation of leaders or unlock the potential of current leaders, organizations are using executive coaching increasingly to bolster their talent development. Leaders who have had coaching are quick to point out the benefits of a personalized learning environment where they are accountable for change. It’s not surprising that coaching is a $2.3 Rigor rooted in behavioral science.

What does the future hold for AI-enabled coaching?

CLO Magazine

Coaching, whether it’s life coaching, executive coaching, or performance, skills or career coaching, seems inherently personal and humane. But what if your career or executive coach wasn’t actually a coach at all — or even human? Where Human Coaches Shine.

3 ways to overcome coaching resistance in an employee who needs it

CLO Magazine

The most effective coaching happens between a coachable employee or client and a trustworthy coach. Unfortunately, this resistance can happen before the coaching process has even begun. Frame coaching as a reward, not a punishment. Let the employee select the coach.

How to select candidates for executive coaching in your company

CLO Magazine

From CEOs and other members of the C-suite to vice presidents, directors, and senior and middle managers, it’s important to note that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to designing coaching engagements. A prospective candidate for executive coaching should possess each of the following.

The Education of a CLO

CLO Magazine

One of my favorite books is “The Education of a Coach” by the late David Halberstam. The book focused on Bill Belichick’s formative years as an athlete and student, as well as his progression from an assistant football coach to his current role as head coach of the NFL’s New England Patriots. The main points are that Belichick’s love of the game and his unwavering pursuit of excellence drove him to become one of the greatest coaches in the NFL. By Dave Defilippo.

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Develop Your MVPs: Coaching for Goal Achievement

CLO Magazine

They know how they got there: It takes years of practice, dedication, coaching, teamwork, failures, adjustments and skill building. The players — their team’s top talent — get regular coaching to refine their skills and consistently deliver peak performance to achieve the ultimate goal of winning their league’s top prize, earning well-deserved recognition in the process. Just like the NFL’s high-performing franchises, these organizations coach for goal achievement.

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.

Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

CLO Magazine

HR and L&D leaders will likely begin by considering what role communications coaching and language learning programs can play in helping to meet the development need. The following scenario is based on an actual coaching engagement.

The CLO’s Critical Role: Nine Areas for Action

CLO Magazine

The previous Business Intelligence column presented an instrument designed to assess the extent to which the CLO and the learning enterprise add value to the organization. The 30-question instrument detailed specific areas that define this critical role of the CLO. The appropriate mix of on-the-job learning, coaching and mentoring is also necessary to change job performance and develop talent. The CLO must be held accountable for measuring the value added to the organization.

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How Leadership Training Must Change in a WFH World

CLO Magazine

Today’s dramatic shift toward an increasingly remote workforce — due in major part to COVID-19 — has extraordinary implications for the leadership training and coaching industries. As a result, there’s a need to change the ways people access leadership coaching and training.

Good Habits Make Good Managers

CLO Magazine

The reason many performance management transformations fail is because managers and employees are unable to abandon their old habits and adopt new patterns of behavior. The same strategies that work for improving exercise routines can be applied to creating healthy coaching habits. This finding speaks to the value of scheduling regular coaching and feedback sessions with employees. The post Good Habits Make Good Managers appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

CLO Magazine

Creating a culture of servant leadership requires certain behaviors and actions. It also affects our ability to assess, focus and control our emotional energy on required behaviors. Mentor, coach and develop. Become a mentor, seek out windows of coaching moments, initiate career conversations and create development opportunities on a consistent and continuous basis throughout all levels and areas of your organization.

BetterUp Receives $103 Million in Growth Financing

CLO Magazine

Mobile executive career coaching platform BetterUp announced $103 million in growth financing from a Series C funding round conducted by Lightspeed Venture Partners and with the help of Threshold Ventures, Freestyle Capital, Crosslink Capital, Tenaya Capital and Silicon Valley Bank. This funding is believed to be the largest ever in the field of tech-enabled employee coaching, behavior change and wellness, according to a BetterUp press release posted today.

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At Accenture, Truly Human Learning Pays Off

CLO Magazine

In 2014, Accenture also won the CLO LearningElite award, when they had 305,000 employees and $30 billion in revenue. For example, to increase learning retention and return on investments, the team is researching brain science — including neuroscience, behavioral psychology and social physics — to understand what makes learning effective. In addition, employees can share their experiences in mindfulness communities and get one-on-one coaching from experts.

Learner, know thyself

CLO Magazine

Coaches learn just as much from their players as their players learn from them. When the person you’re coaching is your own kid it’s even more so. I was my son’s soccer coach last year. Pick any player from his team of 7- and 8-year-olds and it was guaranteed they had more playing experience than their head coach. It made me realize just how much more the person being coached knows about a situation than the coach. That’s where coaching can help.

The 7 Trends Reshaping Talent Development

CLO Magazine

What you can do: Build a coaching culture. Focus on aligning leaders at all levels behind a shared vision, language and set of behaviors. The post The 7 Trends Reshaping Talent Development appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Leadership Development Talent Management Technology #MeToo change endurance coaching culture company culture digital fluency disruption learning trends women leadersToday’s talent development teams face a tough reality.

There and Back Again: A Journey of Learning

CLO Magazine

Executives expressed a need to make sure all leaders become better performance coaches and even better at providing ongoing performance feedback in areas like goal setting, performance review processes, ongoing performance conversations, and tying performance and results to rewards and recognition. Nobody sat down and said here’s your journey to CLO.”. I coach our learning leaders and our learning teams, but you see the ripple impact, and it’s powerful.”.

Collaboration, Integration and Leadership at Nationwide

CLO Magazine

” Nationwide’s strategic priorities — Strengthen Our Foundation, Focus on Advantaged Growth and Activate One Nationwide — were unveiled in 2015, and in 2017, the organization debuted a learning suite called the NSuite, which focused on corporate values and four One Nationwide Culture Program behaviors (managing change, collaborating, leaning into new opportunities and conscious inclusion) that supported those priorities.

Evaluating Sales Training Programs

Unboxed

A study by CLO Magazine reported 70% of employees surveyed felt more motivated to learn when they could access the training on their mobile devices, while 72% reported increased engagement with mobile learning. Technology is also a major factor in sustained behavior change. Practice & Coaching. Employee Training Sales Enablement #Coaching #Learning Strategy #Microlearning #Sales Training #Training Effectiveness

Consider scenario-based microlearning for soft skills

CLO Magazine

They are about behavior: what we do, how we do it and our intent. To train people skills one must engage more than cognitive centers with microlearning — one must also engage emotional and behavioral learning centers.

Inclusion is practice

CLO Magazine

When it comes to advancing organizational diversity and inclusion, too often leaders rely on the latest off-the-shelf training program or policy, but these initiatives do little to change employee behavior. This includes holding employees accountable for changing their behavior.

When it comes to their own development, CLOs are too often MIA

CLO Magazine

And when you’re dealing with someone, let’s say for example your 8-year-old son, who treats seeking out inconsistencies in your behavior like a full-time, salaried position with sweet benefits, it’s even more so. The CLO Accelerator is a next-?generation Do as I say, not as I do.

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What a kidney transplant taught me about company culture

CLO Magazine

Where creating a culture of openness, collaboration and high performance is a priority, we cannot turn a blind eye to uncivil behavior. And we should coach new hires on team dynamics that might otherwise motivate team members to reject the new, at least initially.

Effective coaching trumps almost anything that can be accomplished in the classroom.

CLO Magazine

CLO readers react to our question: Should coaching be for everybody or only for executives? We asked our CLO-Network, LinkedIn and Twitter followers: Should coaching be for everybody or only for executives? Will it carry the same weight or will coaches be able to develop the same relationship with their subjects if it’s a tool for the masses? Via CLO-Network discussion: Dave DeFilippo: My view is an emphatic yes. executive coaching).

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Meaningful training analytics: 1+2 ? 4

CLO Magazine

The missing link — Level 3: Behavior, in The Kirkpatrick Model — is where the value of training is created so the desired results are realized. Define critical behaviors. Even when people know what they are supposed to do, many factors influence their behavior.

How to Manage Problem Employees

CLO Magazine

Research from our organization, the Center for Creative Leadership, or CCL, has found that managers’ careers are negatively impacted if those around them observe problem employee behavior continuing unchecked. We asked these leaders to describe a current or past problem employee, with a specific focus on their problematic behaviors. Problem employees often turn in poor work performance, demonstrate an inability to work well with others and fail to respond to coaching.

Committee work as intentional professional development and learning

CLO Magazine

For the purposes of this article, at its core, professional development is the learning of a discrete set of new knowledge, skills, techniques, perspectives or behaviors. As a committee chair, approach the committee through the lens of a coach.

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Mind over matter: leadership mindsets and actions to drive results

CLO Magazine

If we can bring a different attitude to our role as a leader, if we can shift our mindset, we can impact our behaviors. And our behaviors, in turn, can alter our attitude long-term. A mental shift needs to happen for behavior change to stick or be successful.

Year In Review - 2017

The Performance Improvement Blog

In that kind of culture, trainers (under the direction of a CLO) drive learning…Whereas in a learning culture, responsibility for learning resides with each employee, each team, and each manager. Creating and maintaining a harassment-free work culture is not easy given that the default behavior in most organizations is to marginalize and exclude women from power and from the central decision-making processes of the business.

Smart watches for … learning?

CLO Magazine

Smart watches are moving beyond e-health to integrate workflow performance, group collaboration and behavioral coaching. My behavioral patterns — digital coaching: Imagine two employees in leadership programs working on improving their interactions with colleagues.

Emotional intelligence is a critical skill for development

CLO Magazine

He is the CEO and founder of GuruMaker, a team of executive coaches and leadership development experts with a unique blend of experience in business, acting and psychology. We have certain default behaviors, but we can change them when we practice new behaviors.

6 Tips to Build a Learning Culture

CLO Magazine

As a CLO, you will need to address the culture of learning in your organization so you can implement a learning strategy to influence organizational change and foster value creation and growth. Practice deliberate role-modeling, coaching and mentoring. As a CLO, you can quickly convey your priorities, values and assumptions about the learning culture you would like to see in your organization by rewarding the behavior that best aligns most consistently with that culture.