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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

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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How to Manage Problem Employees

CLO Magazine

We’ve yet to meet a leader who is confused by the term “problem employee.” But too often, problem employees remain in organizations, doing damage to both their work groups and their direct manager’s career. Problem employees disrupt team innovation, erode trust and derail group output, with each problem person costing organizations up to $8,000 per day. Understanding the Problem. In the end, we identified 11 distinct “problem” types.

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.

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. Dissecting the problem and opportunity.

Fewer Mentors, Bigger Problems

CLO Magazine

This hesitation and fear pose problems for women and for the success of companies. The reality is that a lot of men have exhibited certain behaviors that they are not proud of, and they are not sure if they would resurface and who would resurface them.”. But Johnson said there is a larger problem than men in power fearing they will be exposed or accused of misconduct — and that’s retaining valuable women. “A Either way, it is a problem for me as a leader.”.

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.

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 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.

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.

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. There is an old adage that if the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. When discussing training, the debate rages. How long is short enough and how short is long enough?

Leadership Development Pushes Past Comfort

CLO Magazine

Leadership expert Lorraine Grubbs said a company CEO she worked with on the book “Beyond the Executive Comfort Zone” was certain of this when he approached her for leadership develop help for his team. But in order to accelerate the company’s growth and explore new opportunities, these senior leaders would have to change their mindsets and adopt some new behaviors, Grubbs said. Leadership Development comfort zone executives leadership development next generation leadership

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. Action learning with a trained coach is a cost-effective approach that enables leaders to develop capabilities while working to solve urgent organizational or social problems. Leadership skills are a natural outcome of action learning.

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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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.

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.

Leading in the throes of pandemic

CLO Magazine

We often learn the most about leadership during times of crisis. In an effort to support our clients through these difficult times, The Leadership Development Group canvassed leadership experts across the globe on three critical areas of focus for leaders navigating these challenging waters.

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.

Educating the ask: getting your stakeholders to make smarter learning requests

CLO Magazine

In our view, a smart request is framed to solve a real, high-stakes business problem. It starts further up the problem-solving value chain. This problem is rife today, as CEOs scramble to make changes and deliver shareholder returns amid unparalleled volatility.

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2 communication pitfalls (and how to avoid them)

CLO Magazine

The research consistently indicates poor communication leads to conflict, division and other common organizational problems. In the words of American church figure and author Bill Hybels, “Many leadership problems are driven by low self-awareness.”.

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

A Dedication to the Craft

CLO Magazine

He went looking for what he called “Swiss army-knife type talents,” experienced learning professionals who had the ability to consult and analyze business problems. Despite having just a small team in place, Miller decided to develop a custom three-day program that would match Gilead’s culture and leadership values. It’s a behavior change issue, a culture change issue,” Miller 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? The caller from Sweden told Thaler he had won the 2017 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his research in behavioral economics. Nudge primarily is a concept in behavioral science , political theory , and behavioral economics which proposes positive reinforcement and indirect suggestions as ways to influence the behavior and decision making of groups or individuals.

Helping Leaders Create Leaders

CLO Magazine

In other words, they do the things that have worked for them in the past, addressing complex problems with proven solutions. This malady afflicts leaders of all levels, but it’s especially pernicious at the more senior levels of any organization, since it’s the behaviors of senior leaders, for better or worse, that determines the organization’s culture. As consultants, we often hear from executives who say, “We need to create a leadership development program.”

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Mitigating the effects of implicit bias

CLO Magazine

This is the third and final article in a series exploring implicit bias by CLO contributor Michael Bret Hood. It begins with leadership. Implicit bias interferes with your decision-making, perceptions and behaviors every single day.

Digital Degrees and Flexibility

CLO Magazine

The nature of leadership skills is changing so quickly that a lot of organizations no longer believe traditional education can stay the pace,” said Michael Griffiths, lead for Deloitte’s Learning Consulting Practice in New York. There is a lot of unease about leadership and learning,” Griffiths said. Leadership and the Future of Work. That is causing them to change the way they think about leadership development and what benefits it brings to the organization.

Organizations Don't Learn

The Performance Improvement Blog

Companies should respect non-conforming behavior that might result in creative solutions to problems. 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. A course on leadership, a workshop on listening skills, a seminar on ethics, or an elearning module on the latest project management software.

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. The post Do it yourself, but don’t do it alone appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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Agile innovation in the face of COVID-19

CLO Magazine

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. Humans naturally sort themselves by expertise, role, location, demographic, level and so on, and those boundaries do not disappear automatically when people are assigned to a problem or project.

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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.

Ladies, Move from Tactical Manager to Strategic Leader

CLO Magazine

We systematically studied the presence of bias using two well-accepted statistical procedures, and then we looked at real differences in behavior. Second, and perhaps more important, the analysis identified gender differences in leadership behavior that may better explain why so few women make it to the top. Women who aspire to senior leadership should: Be more proactive and intentional about a career path that will lead to senior leadership.

Dive In

CLO Magazine

According to The Conference Board’s “The Business Value of Leadership Development” report, “One of the most influential internal engines to drive change is a leadership development program that sets out to nurture management talent that is entrepreneurial, enterprisewide and globally recruited.”. Unfortunately, most current leadership development efforts are falling short when it comes to the “high-touch” aspect. Leadership Development Learning Delivery

Turn Up the Heat on High-Potential Development

CLO Magazine

This distinction is increasingly important because many of the challenges business leaders face today are adaptive, meaning they are not the routine run-of-the-mill problems we have faced in the past; leaders need to think and act differently. In 2015, to find an answer, Center for Creative Leadership interviewed a panel of 30 experts. Leadership is difficult, and there aren’t many environments where learners can experiment.

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.

Searching for a Higher Purpose

CLO Magazine

In 2009, she joined Fierce Conversations as an account executive/marketing lead, and as of November 2018, she was running the leadership development and training company that focuses on helping clients have effective conversations. While Fierce, a small, growing company, doesn’t have a formal leadership development program, Engle said company leaders and mentors taught her how the business works and gave her a sense of connection to the company. Engle said that’s a problem.

A Leader’s Guide to Effective Dialogue Under Pressure

CLO Magazine

We asked more than 1,300 employees to describe their leader’s style under stress and the impact of that behavior. And while it was true that his team agreed he was great 95 percent of time, it was also true that this nonroutine behavior was what left a lasting impression. A leader’s unsavory behavior in stressful moments does more than harm his or her personal influence — it also hurts the team. Leadership Development communication crucial moments effective dialogue pressur