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Sydney Savion is the 2020 CLO of the year

CLO Magazine

Each year, the Chief Learning Officer of the Year Award is presented to an individual learning executive who delivers the most exemplary development and guidance, is a strategic business partner and provides essential leadership to the organizational learning and development function.

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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.

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Do You Need a CCO and CLO?

The Performance Improvement Blog

Should your organization have a CCO and CLO? Paul Hebert argues against organizations appointing a Chief Culture Officer. Hebert writes: …as soon as you codify, quantify and assign responsibility to something it ceases to be everyone’s responsibility…Culture is a defined as a set of shared values, behaviors, norms. I agree with Hebert and I have similar concerns with having a CLO (Chief Learning Officer).

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From higher ed to PepsiCo CLO

CLO Magazine

To achieve that goal, the company needed to shift its leadership culture to adopt a more long-term view of developing and reskilling the workforce, says Sergio Ezama, PepsiCo’s chief talent officer and CHRO of global functions and groups. “It Illustrations by Jonathan Bartlett.

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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? It is specifically good for business to practice servant leadership within your organization. Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership” by James W.

Work, culture and COVID-19

CLO Magazine

The very real and immediate need to address the technological requirements of forced online work options grabs the attention, but finding IT solutions without addressing the cultural and emotional impact of COVID-19 on your employees is, at best, a half-baked quick fix.

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.

Tight Cultures and Loose Cultures

CLO Magazine

It is because Americans come from a loose culture and Indian and Chinese leaders come from tight cultures. Robert was unable to work within the social norms of these other cultures, and vice versa. Cultural Differences. Given the critical importance of being able to build trust when doing business globally, it is important to understand and embrace national cultural differences and an individual’s ability to develop trust. Tight and Loose Cultures.

The Education of a CLO

CLO Magazine

First, as the head teacher, a CLO is responsible for the architecture and design of the technical, professional and leadership development of the workforce. Further, a CLO maintains the learning infrastructure, facilitated by talent management platforms and curriculum libraries, as well as partnerships with universities and other experts. Second, as head coach, a CLO is focused on optimizing the organization’s potential at the individual, team and firmwide levels.

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Deploy brain-friendly leadership models in your organization

CLO Magazine

How does your organization define what “good” leadership looks like? Too often, there is a lack of alignment around an organization’s leadership model , a specific set of phrases that is designed to guide leadership behavior across a particular organization.

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Reboard to new cultural norms

CLO Magazine

What are good behavior norms now? Reboarding is about your employees learning new cultural norms, a set of rules and guidelines about how to interact with people, equipment and space to be successful. Take time right now to evaluate your current cultural norms to decide new ones upon reboarding. The new cultural norms will allow us to carefully go on with our work and lives. The post Reboard to new cultural norms appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Effective Leadership is Transformational

CLO Magazine

Effective leadership is a transformational journey made up of four “spheres of influence.” These are self leadership, one-on-one leadership, team leadership and organizational leadership. The bull’s-eye in the middle — self leadership — is the heart of the four spheres. It comes first because effective leadership starts on the inside. The key to successful one-on-one leadership is the ability to develop a trusting relationship with another person.

Embracing long-term virtual team and leadership training

CLO Magazine

Do you find yourself frowning at them or gasping in horror at their inappropriate pandemic behavior? Adding to this dynamic is the fact that the need for high-quality leadership and team training hasn’t changed.

Company culture will never be the same: 5 ways to start rebuilding now

CLO Magazine

We all know that building the foundation for a positive and open workplace culture isn’t as easy as flipping a switch. And while working from home hasn’t completely derailed our efforts at building our culture, it has definitely taken them in a new direction. There is one thing I can say with certainty — no matter how great your culture was before the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s not going to be the same after. Evaluate Culture.

How Coaching Can Help the Majority Culture Understand Difference

CLO Magazine

Yet managers, often representatives of the dominant or “majority culture,” may not always feel comfortable or confident in addressing foreign national employees with regard to cultural disconnects. They may not be fully aware of how misunderstandings related to social and behavioral differences can lead these employees to disengage. As Professor Erin Meyer put it : “Stereotyping people from different cultures on just one or two dimensions can lead to erroneous assumptions.

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.

Investment in leadership development continues to be critically important

CLO Magazine

The truth is that the topic might not be new, but investment in leadership development continues to be critically important — and the need to spread the word persists. Organizational success is driven by strong leadership, and companies that invest in leadership training consistently appear on most-admired and best-of lists. And yet, some companies still need to be convinced that leadership development relates directly to organizational success.

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. 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. Growth mindset — skills and behaviors can be cultivated with effort; even setbacks are opportunities to learn and grow. A mental shift needs to happen for behavior change to stick or be successful.

3 Guidelines to Consider as a CLO

Training Industry

On the other, how do we actually impact behavior in a complex, diverse global environment? The goal is to inculcate an organizational culture, set of leadership principles, ethical standards, diversity and inclusion values, or strategic direction. Sharon Sloane, president and CEO of WILL Interactive, has 30 years designing leading-edge instructional systems for behavior modification and performance improvement. When discussing training, the debate rages.

The Cultural Revolution

CLO Magazine

Instead of crafting a future that ensures both the skills development for all of its employees and a healthier, more engaged organization itself, they satisfy those orders, issue reports on the attendance, and generally fail to demonstrate a more thoughtful level of long-term leadership. I believe the L&D function has a fiduciary obligation to the organization’s culture, its purpose and overarching future. There’s a greater responsibility of leadership they can take.”.

The Evolution of Leadership Skills: Don’t Become Extinct

CLO Magazine

Leadership and management practices are evolving in today’s workplace. Leadership is no longer finding effective results through the command-and-control approach to executing a company’s strategy. Today’s successful organizations are developing and emphasizing the importance of leadership at every level of the organization where highly cross-functional teams effectively collaborate with efficiency and measured results. Upgrade Traditional Leadership Skills.

5 steps to better-informed leadership development decisions

CLO Magazine

A strong leadership pipeline is critical to the success of any organization. Here are 5 steps to get you started and help you use predictive analytics to make better-informed decisions about leadership. Pull together any available data on your culture, employee engagement, leadership behaviors and practices. Leadership assessment data shows your leaders aren’t great at managing poor performers, and you suspect that might be the issue.

Kraft Heinz CLO Pamay Bassey is reimagining corporate learning with laughter and passion

CLO Magazine

Ekpedeme “Pamay” Bassey, CLO of The Kraft Heinz Co., Now, after coming on board as CLO for Kraft Heinz in Chicago last December, Bassey is reimagining the company’s approach to corporate learning. Organized into different academies, Ownerversity has lessons in exercising functional skills, such as sales and marketing, as well as academies on leadership and methodology training for its entire global workforce.

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6 Tips to Build a Learning Culture

CLO Magazine

According to Peter Drucker, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Chief learning officers often find themselves in the challenging role of educating other leaders in their organization about the culture of learning. 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. Homepage Commentary & Opinion Strategy learning culture

Collaboration, Integration and Leadership at Nationwide

CLO Magazine

And I think last, what makes us elite is the level of leadership sponsorship for the work. The NSuite consisted of several modules: Nspire and Nspired Leadership (focused on company culture and values and One Nationwide behaviors), Ncharge (focused on managing change), Nvision (focused on leaning into new opportunities), Nvite (focused on collaborating), and Nclude (focused on conscious inclusion). One of them is talent and culture.

Leadership Styles: One Size Does Not Fit All

CLO Magazine

When high performers move into leadership roles, one of the first choices they need to make is what kind of leader they want to be — and there are a lot of options to choose from. Others will lean toward transactional leadership, where delivering results is the measure of success. The truth is all leadership styles can be good choices — in the right situation. Leadership is much more complicated than that.”. Situational Leadership.

Becoming a learning enterprise is a culture-change journey

CLO Magazine

Becoming a learning enterprise is a culture-change journey. For it is individuals who learn, by paying attention to information, focusing on it long enough to know what it is about, accepting it as information to act on, and then turning it into behaviors and results. Every day, people in formal leadership roles and those with special expertise or influence have many opportunities to help others learn. Organizations are at the dawn of a major breakthrough.

Arming for the Workplace Cultural Dynamics

CLO Magazine

Today’s workplace seems to have become a battleground in the culture wars. Reasonable people can see the benefit of embracing diversity — diversity of thought, culture and experience. The mounting importance of “feelings” in the culture, with a corresponding expectation (albeit unrealistic) that workers should be free of any conduct they find insulting, unaccepting or challenging to their viewpoint. Those will only suppress behavior.

CLO Podcast: Stephanie Speights of Children’s Health on Centralizing Learning

CLO Magazine

Since this episode was recorded, Stephanie took on the CLO role at Parkland Hospital and Health System, one of the largest health systems in Dallas. Plus, co-host Justin Lombardo talks about the three things to look for in a new CLO role and why he thinks centralization is the way to go for the modern learning function. She just landed a new gig, it’s still in Dallas, as senior vice president, talent management and development and CLO at Parkland Hospital and Health System.

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Organizations Don't Learn

The Performance Improvement Blog

The culture of most organizations prevents them from learning. Companies should respect non-conforming behavior that might result in creative solutions to problems. Still another barrier to learning is the training culture of most organizations. Rather than accept responsibility for employee learning, managers assume that a training department, or a CLO, or HR will solve the problem by offering a training program that addresses the issue.

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. There’s a real disconnect right now between our values on paper and our behavior in practice.” — vice president, consulting firm.

The 7 Trends Reshaping Talent Development

CLO Magazine

To better understand this changing landscape, the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) recently surveyed hundreds of learning and development leaders from more than 65 countries. First-timers who fail: All-star contributors who excel in functional roles are often rewarded with promotions into leadership. Many seasoned professionals with valued leadership acumen simply aren’t comfortable with data and tech tools. Root out unconscious bias in your systems and culture.

A not-so-white paper on succession

CLO Magazine

The importance of leadership role models who share identities similar to our own, as Montgomery was for Jones, is well documented. These are constructs that have been supported by corporate practices of exclusively giving majority members greater opportunity to land leadership positions.

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.

3 C-Skills for the C-Suite

CLO Magazine

Here are three skills worth strengthening: Culture management: Toxic cultures don’t spring up out of nowhere. They’re often a by-product of how business leaders manage and express their priorities and behavior, and promote values like collaboration, continuous learning, risk taking, transparency and trust. Modern leaders have to be able to create culture, maintain it and grow it, said Mary-Anne Gillespie, president and founder of Red Apple Coaching.

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Use Culture to Pave the Way for Change

CLO Magazine

A culture-led approach to learning may be just what employees need to adapt to change and sustain change-motivated business results long term. has a pronounced focus on customer service, and five values — safety, caring, integrity, fun and passion — form the backbone of its culture. JetBlue lives this culture by empowering its staff to independently make decisions that demonstrate its core values and consider the customer in all business decisions.

Putting Into Practice What We Preach

CLO Magazine

In the practice of leadership and among firms there have been many books and much talk about various leadership styles, including authentic, collaborative or even inspirational leadership to name a few. All these make sense and have value as frameworks to define and develop one’s leadership approach, so I am going to introduce a simple and practical way that I think about leadership. Next, take the actual behavior that an organization embodies.

There and Back Again: A Journey of Learning

CLO Magazine

She grew up during China’s Cultural Revolution and Mao Zedong’s Communist movement. “My If you think about the Chinese culture with such a deep, deep reverence for learning and for self-cultivation, having access to learning so limited it probably shaped this hunger in me all my life,” said Tsai, vice president of human resources-enterprise learning at the St. Leadership at the $13.5 Ecolab’s culture is also customer-focused, Tsai said.

Nudge-Learning: The Theory and The Relevance

Harbinger Interactive Learning

As a CLO or an L&D stakeholder, do any of the following modern-day workplace issues bother you? Creating & maintaining a diverse & inclusive culture. Instilling the brand culture in times of gig economy. The caller from Sweden told Thaler he had won the 2017 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his research in behavioral economics. The L&D community is gradually shifting from a culture of training to a culture of learning.

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. Accenture Global Learning Lead Allison Horn said the firm’s leadership and culture of learning — “time away to learn and learning all the time” — have been key to that success. Learning Delivery Strategy accenture LearningElite CLO LearningElite AwardsTags: accenture , LearningElite , CLO LearningElite Awards.