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Meet the CLO Board: Kevin Wilde

CLO Magazine

We recently sat down for a conversation with Kevin Wilde, an Executive Leadership Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business. In 2007, he was named CLO of the Year. CLO: How did you first become interested in learning and development?

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Meet the CLO Board: Tamar Elkeles

CLO Magazine

She is the former vice president of Qualcomm Learning Center, and was named CLO of the year in 2010. CLO: How did you first become interested in learning and development? CLO: What lessons have you learned in 2020 that you plan on taking with you into 2021?

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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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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). Leadership for culture and learning should come from CEOs.

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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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Want a more inclusive culture? Consider the power of peer leadership

CLO Magazine

Recently, I’ve seen firsthand how valuable peer leadership is to underrepresented employee groups, many of whom may feel isolated and uncertain right now. Other peer leaders I’ve met shared their experiences in more difficult work environments, ones in which peer leadership is absent.

Leadership in the Great Acceleration

CLO Magazine

The speed of business is increasing exponentially. We have been watching how the Great Acceleration is reshaping businesses and leadership. A bureaucratic structure and the command-and-control leadership style slowed down decision-making and innovation.

CLO Thinking (& Measurement)

Clark Quinn

I attended the CLO Symposium with my ITA colleagues Jay Cross and Jane Hart. And the keynotes that I saw were in synch: Stephen Covey talked about the need for trust and Jon Katzenbach on how to build culture were both excellent, as was Dan Pontefract’s story on making collaboration intrinsic to Telus. A special lunch was held specifically around creating a standard set of measurements: effectiveness, efficiency, and business impact.

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Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

Employees must learn how to use new computers and new apps, how to operate new, high tech machinery, how to be responsive to customer demands, how to create innovative products and services, how to manage a multi-cultural, multi-generational workforce, how to work effectively in cross-functional teams, and how to plan for a future that is constantly in flux. Most companies have a training culture, not a learning culture.

Tight Cultures and Loose Cultures

CLO Magazine

an American executive responsible for his multinational company’s Asia operations, sought a local partner for a major business enterprise in India. 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. Tight and Loose Cultures. Building Trust Across Cultures. Robert Z.,

Status Quo? Not This CLO

CLO Magazine

That’s when he realized he wanted to build a career in educational leadership. “I So he went to Texas Christian University’s Neeley School of Business to pursue a dual Master of Business Administration/doctorate in education — and it changed his life. By 2015 he was the new vice president and CLO. “We Gandarilla’s rapid evolution from consultant to leadership required him to mature quickly into a leader who can command the respect and loyalty of his teams.

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Practical leadership development principles for a COVID-19 world

CLO Magazine

Business is difficult in the shadow of a pandemic. But you also know that if you stop developing your talent and your leaders, your business could suffer long-term negative effects from being passive with your learning and development goals during these challenging times.

Collaborative leadership: An antidote for a turbulent world

CLO Magazine

For several years now, many management authors have been discussing how the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world in which we live requires a new set of leadership skills. What is it about these two very different leadership styles that cause failure or success in turbulent times?

Managers Make or Break Your Culture of Career Mobility

Degreed

To give your people the development they seek, and to create real business value for your organization, it makes sense to embrace career mobility. And for a career mobility program to really fly high, managers need to play a pivotal role, Degreed CLO Kelly Palmer said.

Tight Cultures and Loose Cultures

CLO Magazine

an American executive responsible for his multinational company’s Asia operations, sought a local partner for a major business enterprise in India. 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. Tight and Loose Cultures. Building Trust Across Cultures. Robert Z.,

What is leadership, and who is a leader?

CLO Magazine

We talk about leaders and leadership nearly every day in the business world, but have you ever tried to actually define leadership? It can be much harder than you may think, but taking the time to define leadership and what makes a leader is crucial to building a cohesive culture and developing future leaders. What is Leadership? Some CEOs defined leadership as having business acumen, like setting a vision or achieving goals for a company.

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

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. The company is conducting business in a manner to best protect their employees and visitors from possible exposure.”. 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.

From hardship to hardiness: 5 strategies for turning crisis into a catalyst for leadership development

CLO Magazine

COVID-19 is the type of crucible event that has the potential to embed profound leadership lessons, accelerate development and forge critical skills. The scale and scope of the COVID-19 crisis is not just an opportunity to transform your organization’s leadership — it is an imperative.

Embracing long-term virtual team and leadership training

CLO Magazine

Recently, I had a conversation with a leadership and development director that went like this: He recalled the days when you could just walk around a training room and engage, face-to-face, with learners. But a DDI study found that leaders rank virtual leadership as their weakest skill.

Leadership in the time of Coronavirus

CLO Magazine

In the meantime, those of us involved in organizational and leadership development may find ourselves wondering how to intersect, in a meaningful way, with the emergency preparations going on in the businesses of the clients with whom we work. After all, training and development, culture change initiatives and succession planning understandably take a back seat as the business tries to figure out how it will maintain basic operations.

CLO Symposium Plus: Are You Ready for the Talent Economy?

CLO Magazine

At the fall 2016 CLO Symposium Plus, presented by Chief Learning Officer magazine and held at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, learning as an influential partner in talent management wasn’t just an idea, we saw it on the ground. Symposium Plus, a new version of CLO’s fall event, is a direct response to that. The CLO Symposium Plus ran from Sept. If you missed the live event, check out the CLO Symposium Video Library , releasing Oct.

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Leadership Traits That Transcend Gender

CLO Magazine

What does it take to be successful in business? However, research shows that the small number of women who have risen to top positions in business often possess leadership traits quite different from those associated with successful men. Traditionally, in the business world, men have been given what social psychologists describe as broad “stylistic latitude” to operate as leaders using formal power, position and authority. Fostering Inclusive Leadership.

Managing Career Paths: The Role of CLO

CLO Magazine

Despite the threat of an economic slowdown, the demand for people with exceptional abilities and transferable skills will exceed the supply for years to come, particularly in today’s dynamic and increasingly global business environment. The groups that succeed will be those who keep in mind not only the business’ demands for talent, but also the career demands of today’s workforce. What’s a CLO to Do? Do they reflect the dynamic business plans of your organization?

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CLO Competencies: The Path for Future Learning Leaders

CLO Magazine

That very question was asked in a recent survey by Chief Learning Officer magazine of executives who are members of its Business Intelligence Board. They agreed that the future CLO should have experience in: strategic management, general management, knowledge management, leadership skills, and learning methods and concepts. This focus on closing gaps is again rooted in the ability of the future CLO to think strategically. Leadership Skills.

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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.

Cultural Immersion Resources

CLO Magazine

For organizations that don’t have the time or resources to build their own in-house cultural immersion initiatives, there are many for-profit and nonprofit organizations that offer programs and experiences geared at achieving the same outcomes in which employees and teams can enroll. As part of its efforts, it hosts corporate leadership development programs geared toward building business competencies through immersion in the communities the organization serves.

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. These businesses also enjoy higher revenue and profits, higher market share, and increased employee engagement and retention.

CLO Podcast: Visa’s Karie Willyerd on Learning Strategy

CLO Magazine

She took on the brand new role of global CLO at Visa in 2018. It’s no secret that talent is at the center of the modern business agenda and it’s our hope that you’ll hear tips and ideas from this podcast that will help you succeed in business, whether you’re a long-time CLO with decades of experience, whether you aspire to the role in the future or maybe you’re just passionate about the future of learning in today’s organizations.

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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. As Professor Erin Meyer put it : “Stereotyping people from different cultures on just one or two dimensions can lead to erroneous assumptions. His communication protocol, informed by home country cultural norms, did not align with that of the staff he was now managing.

A Learning Culture That Spans Borders

CLO Magazine

While learning tech can improve outcomes and engagement, learning culture can unlock a step-change in productivity across supply chains or transform customer service and sales outcomes. Executives that build a learning culture transform learning from occasional to immersive. Building culture is a challenge that intensifies for global organizations whose workforces are increasingly fragmented across multiple regions. Leadership Alignment.

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.

Developing a Well-Trained Workforce: Insights From Legendary CLO Steve Kerr

Everwise

As a legend in the world of Learning and Development, Steve Kerr has a storied career championing leadership development at companies like Goldman Sachs and GE. When someone with his expertise shares insights on how organizations are shifting their thinking around L&D and it’s impact on business—we take note! That’s why it’s crucial for organizations to invest in a culture of learning and sharing internally.

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Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

CLO Magazine

As workforces continue to grow more diverse, human resources and learning and development teams have embraced language training programs, such as Business English and ESL, for multicultural employees. By strengthening communications skills and building a “same language” framework for the workforce, these initiatives not only foster individual development, they enhance collaboration and productivity and contribute to cultural cohesion.

2015 - Year of the Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

The theme that cuts across most of my blog posts from last year is creating and sustaining a learning culture in organizations. As a way of review, I’ve selected five blog posts about a learning culture from 2015 that have the most interest for readers. Developing a Learning Culture Infographic This infographic explains briefly and concisely the need for a learning culture, barriers to a learning culture, actions of a learning culture, and results from a learning culture.

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.”.

How to Combat the Leadership Crisis

CLO Magazine

Leadership development is failing. The leadership pipeline is low, and executive search firms are growing thanks to a pronounced need for talented leaders at all levels. Part of the problem is that too often leadership has been a solo sport. In their book “Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader,” James M. Learning leaders need to: Ensure that learning fits the organization’s culture and goals.

Accelerate Female Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

Tungli, the founder and managing partner for Developing Global Leaders Asia, and her team recently designed two new leadership programs specifically for women: an advance and thrive course for women in senior management and an acceleration course for women with five years of experience. There have been so many studies that show empowering women and putting more women in leadership positions isn’t just the right or the nice thing to do.

Listen: Researcher Sarah Kimmel on the future of the CLO role

CLO Magazine

There’s a creeping sense of unease in the CLO role, with the future both uncertain and full of opportunity. In this conversation, Sarah unpacks the results to provide insights for the future of the CLO role. Key topics include what skills are rising and falling in importance, how CLO roles are structured and how learning and talent management fit together and whether or not CLOs are falling into an aspiration gap. Show Notes: CLO Role of the Future Executive Summary.

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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. As the world becomes flatter through technological advances and agile processes, the traditional hierarchical structure for running a business is becoming an outdated method for achieving business success. Leadership is no longer finding effective results through the command-and-control approach to executing a company’s strategy. Upgrade Traditional Leadership Skills. 2020 Leadership.