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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Leadership Analytics

Your Training Edge

Maintaining the leadership pool is a challenging task for an organization and its top leaders. There are a number of activities, as well as developmental exercises, that can be undertaken to grow leadership at every level within the organization. But how can organizational leaders measure leadership? And, more importantly, what analytics can be used to ensure that leadership talent is used efficiently and appropriately?

Leadership Analytics

Your Training Edge

Maintaining the leadership pool is a challenging task for an organization and its top leaders. There are a number of activities, as well as developmental exercises, that can be undertaken to grow leadership at every level within the organization. But how can organizational leaders measure leadership? And, more importantly, what analytics can be used to ensure that leadership talent is used efficiently and appropriately?

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.

How Leadership Influences Workplace Culture

KnowledgeCity

Leadership can determine the success or failure of an organization. Why is leadership style so important? Studies of workers have shown that overall positive reinforcement is more effective at getting desired behavior, increasing productivity, and improving morale.

Leadership Hustle

The Performance Improvement Blog

However, I wonder if we can use organizational deflections to measure leadership hustle? In fact, deflection is the kind of behavior often avoided by leaders because they fear the risk and consequences. What actions indicate leadership hustle to you? Coaching Leadership deflection hustle John Baldoni leadership

Learning Ethical Behavior in the Workplace

The Performance Improvement Blog

Ethical behavior in the workplace has never been more important, yet companies continue to act as if a workshop or elearning program during onboarding is all an employee needs in order to behave ethically. A training event, classroom or virtual, is no way to develop ethical behavior in a workforce. I’m sure each of those companies includes ethics in their employee training programs and lists ethical behavior among the values in their employee handbooks.

How to Set Standards of Behavior in the Workplace

Unboxed

How to Set Standards of Behavior in the Workplace. That’s right; if your employees aren’t practicing appropriate workplace behavior, which creates an unhealthy work environment, they could be costing you some serious money. Corrects Problematic Office Behaviors.

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.

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.

Solving the Leadership Crisis with Neuroscience

Learningtogo

Solving the Leadership Crisis with Neuroscience. Many younger people will be thrust into leadership positions before they are ready. However, many Gen Y/Millennials will be promoted to management and leadership positions before they have acquired their 10,000 hours of experience.

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.

What instructional designers need to know about behavioral change

Matrix

When i was a trainer, whenever I found myself into one those impromptu meetings called by desperate managers seeking to fix an old problem with a quick training intervention tailored to the need, the challenge sounded the same – people (in the organization) needed to change their behavior. Genuine behavioral change requires a personal epiphany and even though instructional designers always try to create some powerful ‘a-ha!’ Work behavior is exclusively value oriented.

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.

Culture Change and Leadership

The Performance Improvement Blog

The culture of a company is shaped by the values and behaviors of its leaders. If a company is bringing me in, they have less than optimal performance, which means you always have a people problem. Customer Service Leadership Organization Culture Adam Bryant Andrea Whitmer culture customer service leader respect Vocalocity Wain Kellum In an interview that N.Y.

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.”.

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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Women in Leadership: Surmounting Barriers and Bias

CLO Magazine

they comprise only 25 percent of executive- and senior-level officials and managers, hold 20 percent of board seats and only 6 percent are CEOs, according to the “ Women’s Leadership Gap ” report by The Center for American Progress. According to a 2017 study by Lee Hecht Harrison, “ Elevating Women in Leadership ,” most organizations see this as a problem but haven’t been successful in fixing it. Miller said equal pay also would help advance women in leadership.

4 Leadership Myths Holding You Back

KnowledgeCity

Compounding this issue is the sheer enormity of conflicting information out there from books, articles and other resources, many of which perpetuate leadership myths that could be leading you astray from your goals and objectives. Consequently, tuning out the perpetual noise and distractions advocating these leadership myths is more important than ever. Simply sidestepping these leadership myths can go a long way toward helping you develop into the leader you are striving to be.

Command-and-Control Leadership vs. People-Centered Leadership

The Performance Improvement Blog

Command-and-control leadership remains pervasive throughout business, government, and nonprofit organizations. Bnet.com defines command-and-control as: …a style of leadership that uses standards, procedures, and output statistics to regulate the organization. A command and control approach to leadership is authoritative in nature and uses a top-down approach, which fits well in bureaucratic organizations in which privilege and power are vested in senior management.

Command-And-Control Leadership is Stifling Your Company

The Performance Improvement Blog

. Most companies (and governments) today are managed in a command-and-control style of leadership that prevents them from becoming high performing, sustainable organizations. The command-and-control style of leadership is defined as: …a style of leadership that uses standards, procedures, and output statistics to regulate the organization. And they believe that if they create and codify policies and rules for every conceivable situation, they will prevent problems.

Command-And-Control Leadership is Stifling Your Company

The Performance Improvement Blog

. Most companies (and governments) today are managed in a command-and-control style of leadership that prevents them from becoming high performing, sustainable organizations. The command-and-control style of leadership is defined as: …a style of leadership that uses standards, procedures, and output statistics to regulate the organization. And they believe that if they create and codify policies and rules for every conceivable situation, they will prevent problems.

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.

Future Blends and Future Behaviors Workshop

Leo Learning

We recently held a ‘Future Blends and Future Behaviors’ workshop at the prestigious Royal Institution in London. Learning leaders from a range of industries shared their own stories as we explored—and collectively created—a digital learning framework that delivers effective learning experiences and drives behavioral change. The end-goal was to see how cultures and behaviors in organizations could be moved to drive performance. Exploring Future Learner Behavior.

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.

Defining Leadership Development

Solo Learning

Defining Leadership Development: The Technical Definition. According to BusinessDictionary , defining leadership development is as follows: “Teaching of leadership qualities, including communication, ability to motivate others, and management, to an individual to an individual who may or may not use the learned skills in a leadership position.” ” However, this definition does not cover all of what leadership development must encompass.

6 Behavioral bridges the most effective leaders know how to build

Matrix

There is a lot of literature on leadership – what it is, what it should be, whether it is some innate capability or something that comes with years of work and experience. The main problem modern leaders face is that they have to reach very high goals while at the same time maintaining their teams engaged, determined and happy. 6 Behavioral bridges for effective leaders to build. These six ingredients are the key to successful leadership.

What Brené Brown Teaches Us About Effective Leadership Training

Unboxed

I resonated so much with this book personally, and as someone who professionally helps organizations grow their teams, it was hard to ignore what Brown’s message means for how we develop effective leadership training. Most effective leadership training today contain these four components. Four Effective Leadership Training Components. The foundation of effective leadership training should be helping your leaders intentionally define their values.

How to Develop Leadership Competencies in Your Millennials

Avilar

What leadership competencies do Millennial managers need to develop to effectively lead our next-generation workforces? As global warming and other environmental and social challenges have emerged, they blame previous generations for neglecting or exacerbating those problems. A study from leadership development firm DDI confirms that Millennials are ambitious and eager to lead if they find a company and role they value.

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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.

Self-Awareness: The Ladder to Leadership Success

CLO Magazine

Internal self-awareness is what we typically refer to as introspection, the process of understanding our preferences, motivations and behaviors. Edmondson pointed to a lack of psychological safety as one potential problem in “Managing the Risk of Learning,” published in International Handbook of Organizational Teamwork and Cooperative Working , a scholarly journal. The same can be said for leadership. There is no room to reflect or review the problem.

Modeling Future Blends and Behaviors: Does the Perfect Learner Exist?

Leo Learning

And find a clear path to developing learning programs that match and meet learner behaviors. By addressing the pivotal part of the model—human beings—we then highlight the attributes and behaviors of learners, what the enablers and blockers of these behaviors are and, finally, the strategies to overcome these blockers. Once the learner behaviors are happening, we need to support the learners to keep the behaviors front of mind. Does the perfect learner exist?

Rocking Training Leadership: Personal Skills

Litmos

Last month began this series on Rocking Training Leadership. When organizations hire a person into a training leadership role, they are looking for that person to have a solid foundation of leadership competencies. People want to work with a team leader who has solid leadership skills and the training department is not exempt. We then model that behavior to our teams and those around us through careful practice and "working out loud".

What is Effective Leadership?

Everwise

We read articles about them, buy their products, and obsessively analyze their behavior for clues about how we can channel some of their success. Anyone with dreams of leadership naturally wants to be the best leader they can be, which has given rise to many theories about how to lead well. Four major voices in the leadership analysis conversation came together in 2014 to write a book called, “ Collective Genius ,” which explores how to lead innovative teams.

The Importance of Inspirational Leadership

CLO Magazine

In a world in which the power to elevate or undermine organizations increasingly rests in the individual employees’ hands, the primary goal for leadership development is simple: Enable workers to make wise decisions on their own. That’s the conclusion from LRN’s 2016 edition of “The HOW Report,” a long-term research project in organizational effectiveness, behavior and leadership. This problem is especially evident at scale.

The Business Case for Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

In recent years, CLOs have faced growing headwinds when it comes to making a business case for leadership development. And the authors of an October 2016 article in Harvard Business Review referred to leadership development programs as the “great training robbery.”. Yet, the same study found just 40 percent of leaders said the quality of their organization’s leadership is high and only 15 percent said they have a strong leadership bench — a decline of 18 percent from 2011.

Illusions of Competence in Learning | How to Fix Your United Airlines Problem

mLevel

In the video , associated with my blog post, I describe three separate cohorts including law enforcement, United customer service agents, and leadership (CEO, Oscar Munoz), who were all trained professionals. The same question could be asked for any job description where “hiring practices” and “leadership” often get the blame for sagging results. The post Illusions of Competence in Learning | How to Fix Your United Airlines Problem appeared first on mLevel.

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.