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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.

Leadership development should begin with “why” — and that’s usually not behavior change

CLO Magazine

For leadership development, this should be impact and not behavior. Let’s review how leadership development accountability has evolved. The focus was on how participants reacted to leadership development. About two decades ago, the focus shifted to leader behavior.

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From higher ed to PepsiCo CLO

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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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Accidental CLO, Intentional Learning

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A self-proclaimed “accidental CLO,” Jesse Jackson has served in numerous roles at the multinational banking and financial services firm JPMorgan Chase & Co. “It’s about crushing the job that you’re doing very effectively and performing as well as possible, and as a result, other opportunities will open,” he said. ” About four years ago, Jackson moved into his current role as CLO of consumer and community banking.

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Do You Need a CCO and CLO?

The Performance Improvement Blog

Should your organization have a CCO and CLO? 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). Learning is what employees in high performance organizations must do continuously as part of their jobs.

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Behavioral Intelligence: The Missing Link and Next Frontier In L&D

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These include training focused on understanding harassment and unconscious bias, as well as training focused on effective communication, leadership and collaboration. Behavioral Intelligence: The Missing Link. What is missing, or more accurately is misunderstood and poorly trained in corporate L&D, is behavioral intelligence. Behavioral intelligence refers to one’s ability to affect their environment through overt behavior.

Leadership development is creating a dilemma

CLO Magazine

These shifts create a need for most organizations to change, which demands more and better leadership development. The result is a record amount of investment in leadership development — more than $200 billion globally. Leadership descriptions come in all sizes, shapes and designs.

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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The Education of a CLO

CLO Magazine

In my first job, I was earning a bit more than Belichick did in his, but the common thread was our love of teaching, coaching and a desire to create an environment where the students could put their best effort forward to reach higher levels of performance. In my view, the role is one part educator, one part coach, and the final part is as the standard-bearer for organizational performance. This culture starts with a CLO modeling the behaviors and expectations for high performance.

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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.

CLO Q&A: Leaders Need to Be Psychiatrists

CLO Magazine

and KPMG, Kennedy sat down with Chief Learning Officer at the CLO Breakfast Club event in New York in May to share his perspective on the role of the learning executive, his career path and the keys to effective leadership. For more on Kennedy’s talk along with highlights from the full event series, visit the CLO Breakfast Club library. You said much of leadership development is helping leaders become mini-psychiatrists.

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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. Over the past three months, the increase in remote workers has exposed many underlying problems in traditional coaching and leadership training methods. The reality is leadership training needs to evolve.

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. In fact, many studies have indicated that organizations that are servant-led actually perform better and yield higher returns. It is specifically good for business to practice servant leadership within your organization. Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership” by James W.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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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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.

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.

5 steps to better-informed leadership development decisions

CLO Magazine

A strong leadership pipeline is critical to the success of any organization. One common strategy is to compare the performance of your leaders to industry-wide norms and then invest in development strategies to close any gaps. 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.

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.

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). Tags: LearningElite , CLO LearningElite Awards , Nationwide.

There’s an Alternative to Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

Worse, most leadership development programs turn out to be ineffective and expensive. These programs provide little focus on the social, interpersonal and strategic aspects of leadership, and what’s learned is often difficult to apply. Details from “Action Learning and Leadership Development,” a research study on how action learning develops leaders were published in April. It’s often easy for team members to practice their leadership skills thanks to real-time feedback.

A Quick Survey Can Produce Long-lasting Leadership Results

CLO Magazine

Leadership development is a long-term strategic business imperative. Yet, very few organizations actually evaluate the value of leadership development initiatives. It is up to learning leaders to set expectations for leadership development programs, and to establish a system for evaluating leadership development efforts that may not produce hard data, but will generate enough information to determine whether programs are making a difference or not.

It’s not about the ‘what.’ It’s about the ‘how’ and the ‘feel.’

CLO Magazine

As any employee or manager will attest to, and as an extensive body of research supports, good leadership attracts and retains talent, which can lead to greater productivity and increased profits. Poor leadership can lead to high turnover, a negative workplace and an overall dampening effect on business. In other words, they have the cognitive skills of leadership: They know the “what” — rules and regulations, etc. performance evaluations or during conflict resolution).

The Performance Paradigm: An Alternative Approach to Learning

CLO Magazine

If the learning and development function was a 400-meter run, its impact would barely make it down the first straightaway, said Gary Wise, workforce capability architect at Human Performance Outfitters, LLC. Essentially, the learning paradigm is good, but a performance paradigm is better. Performance and sustained workforce capability are often created at the point of need when employees are actually working. But in a performance paradigm, training will be different.

How Sleep Affects Performance?—?And What Companies Can Do

CLO Magazine

Lack of sleep and fatigue contribute to both performance deficits and bottom-line costs for companies. Organizations such as health care company Johnson & Johnson offer employees a digital wellness coaching program to address insomnia, and human capital management firm Ceridian provides sleep coaches as part of its employee assistance programs in hopes of improving the potentially dangerous impact of sleep loss on performance and safety. Performance Management sleep wellness

Evidence Is Essential in Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

Provide proof that leadership development programs have an impact. You have been selected for our leadership development track. Do organizations know: • If leadership development programs really build better leaders? • What leadership or management behaviors the programs are more effective at changing? Leadership development programs are often more like induction programs. They bring the emerging leader into the leadership tribe.

There and Back Again: A Journey of Learning

CLO Magazine

Leadership at the $13.5 As such, expectations are high when it comes to the corporate capabilities and leadership strengths needed to deliver against the 2020 vision that includes growing its workforce. The importance of performance management in business growth and success also bubbled up in the Destination Ecolab discovery process. Tsai said the company’s performance culture has helped drive its near-century success in business.

How to select candidates for executive coaching in your company

CLO Magazine

An engagement with a senior executive might last six to 12 months (or longer) and begin with a pre-engagement leadership assessment (e.g., The Hogan Personality Inventory, The Lominger Leadership assessment, etc.). Ability to embrace adaptive leadership.

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.

David DeFilippo: Building a High-Performance Team

CLO Magazine

BNY Mellon’s new CLO is building a university from scratch to help the global financial services firm succeed through organic growth. As the organization’s new chief learning officer, DeFilippo can help shepherd the organization toward a learning strategy that will enhance performance and turn development into a driver for business growth. Making Things Better All of the changes underway in the learning organization are intended to improve business performance.

Friends and Family Feedback

CLO Magazine

As part of the learning and leadership development portfolio, the practice of 360-degree assessments or multisource feedback is a tried-and-true method to identify strengths and weaknesses. Simply put, I think of the 360-degree assessment process as a way to help individuals understand the actions they should keep taking to become more effective and also to identify those behaviors to stop doing or change that get in the way of their success.

2 communication pitfalls (and how to avoid them)

CLO Magazine

Believing the lie” can occur during a feedback session of a negative performance report. After examining previous performance reports, I found very few indications of negative performance. “Say something, and it may end your career.

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. With that in mind, in 2017 Accenture globally introduced the flagship Accenture Mindful Performance program.