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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. He knew it was critical for him to develop a trusting relationship with his potential partner. Cultural Differences. Robert Z.,

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. He knew it was critical for him to develop a trusting relationship with his potential partner. Cultural Differences. Robert Z.,

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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. 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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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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Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

CLO Magazine

When you describe your corporate culture, is being of service to one another and the community a core value? Do your actions display service as a cornerstone to how you do business? It is specifically good for business to practice servant leadership within your organization.

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.

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. Leadership Development coaching Majority Culture multicultural workforce

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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Listen: Discover Financial Services’ Jon Kaplan on tuition assistance programs and the importance of building trust among your learning team

CLO Magazine

Mike: We should also mention Liz Loutfi who also is one of our editorial team who works on CLO. Ashley: I mean, before I came to CLO I pretty much didn’t know anything about CLOs. It amazed me how tied it was to everything within a business.

Leverage AI to foster a learn-it-all culture

CLO Magazine

This statement exemplifies the culture change that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been instilling within his organization. Organizations in every industry are recognizing the need to reskill their workforces to compete in an evolving business world.

We need to create an intrapreneurial culture to push boundaries

CLO Magazine

Is it really possible to shift culture and reinvent large organizations, especially those established for decades? My latest attempt is this: inviting children into the workplace to help envision the future of business! In other words, we need to create an intrapreneurial culture.

How Learning Leaders Can Create Accountable Cultures to Drive High Performance

CLO Magazine

And yet, most struggle to not only define it but to actually implement it into their culture. You might be asking yourself, what does a culture of accountability really look like? In organizations with a strong accountability culture, that lag time will be nonexistent.

A Taste for Growth: CLO of the Year Rob Lauber

CLO Magazine

To solve Yum Brands’ challenges, CLO Rob Lauber has created a learning strategy that helps the business and employees grow, making him this year’s CLO of the Year. After graduating in 1985 from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania with a degree in communications and marketing, he began working at Dun & Bradstreet Information Services as a business analyst. Show me a good business, and I’ll show you a good leader.

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Year In Review - 2017

The Performance Improvement Blog

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption – February 17, 2017. The only thing holding companies back from learning at the speed of change is their organizational culture which, for many, is a barrier to learning.

Organizations Don't Learn

The Performance Improvement Blog

The culture of most organizations prevents them from learning. A leader who is self-confident, trusting, and has a growth mindset, will put learning ahead of control and will encourage risk-taking for the sake of learning.

Thinking Beyond a Seat at the Table

CLO Magazine

It’s time to take the CLO role to a higher level, not just on the organization chart, but in terms of influence and organizational accomplishment. It’s reserved for individuals in key functional roles that add business value. Also, the CLO is responsible for talent development.

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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 Employing roughly 47,000 people worldwide and operating in 170 countries, Ecolab, which was founded in 1923, boasts a business portfolio that includes clean water, hygiene, oil and gas, and manufacturing.

Learning Strategy of the Future: AI’s Role in Your Course


In fact, a study performed by CLO and Raytheon found that only seven percent of organizations were leveraging predictive analysis in training. Trusting Your Gut … or Not. Building A Learning Culture eLearning Solutions Engage and Retain Learning and Development Learning Trends best eLearning business elearning elearning solutions elearning trends learning Learning and development training trends

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3 C-Skills for the C-Suite

CLO Magazine

Influences like globalization and the rise of digital technology have deepened the complexity of today’s business environment, revealed areas of opportunity for industry disruptors, challenged traditional business models and transformed how work gets done.

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There’s No I in Team — Innovation, That Is

CLO Magazine

With evolving business models, shrinking patent exclusivity, and patients waiting, any way to get one step closer to a novel therapy addressing unmet medical need is worthy of pursuit. There is no shortage of literature devoted to leadership, culture and teamwork in the spirit of innovation.

The Science of Connection

CLO Magazine

And we can leverage that insight to build trusted business relationships, both internally and externally. The Relationships Business. Once you’ve established the connection, your next order of business is, strangely enough, not to do business.

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Searching for a Higher Purpose

CLO Magazine

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.

Are You Developing Global Leaders?

CLO Magazine

To remain competitive in a global economy, organizations must determine the best way to position their business and people for success; that requires strong global leadership. Goujon said there’s no getting around the impact of world events and conditions on business.

20 Key Takeaways from ATD 2019


CLO Magazine found that 71% of organizations are planning to find a way to find the impact and according to another study what’s most important to organizations when it comes to the L&D program is the impact, ROI then awards. Session – The Business Case for Learning.

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Is your global learning strategy truly global?

CLO Magazine

My part involved discussing the importance of culture and values in the newly acquired company. and Germany about culture? The purpose is to align business goals and communicate how the professional development team assists in achieving those goals. The strategy’s key components are business goals; learning team mission, goals and tasks; and metrics. First, consider the business goals. The learning strategy must align with the organization’s business strategy.

Re-entry in a recession

CLO Magazine

Following, let’s explore the key employee re-entry issues of inclusion, engagement and talent support and offer three pragmatic, culturally appropriate steps to ensure long-term development, inclusion and retention for organizations employing a diverse, multicultural workforce.

Five Practices to Build Emotionally Intelligent Leaders

CLO Magazine

2) Create a culture of compassion: Employees need to feel valued, appreciated and acknowledged for their contributions. Showing vulnerability and compassion is a sign of strength and creates an environment of trust.

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Accountability is key to enabling diversity and inclusion in organizations

CLO Magazine

Organizations risk being perceived as lacking true commitment to building diverse workforces and inclusive cultures without demonstrating sustained, tangible impact that validates their efforts.

How New CLOs Should Handle The First 90 Days

CLO Magazine

By asking targeted questions, understanding business strategy and building the right alliances, new CLOs can ensure they become valued business partners, not order-takers. Hitting the ground running in the first 90 days is a big step in any new role, but for a new CLO it’s a giant leap. Everything the CLO does, every learning strategy and initiative must align to the business strategy. How Should the New CLO Start?

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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.

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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.

Leading with unprecedented compassion during coronavirus

CLO Magazine

They need to trust that their leaders are beside them every step of the way. Our clients and employees are counting on us to keep business moving forward, and meeting this expectation is our normal. This creates a culture of trust.

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Combatting impostor syndrome through learning and development

CLO Magazine

That’s what Kevin Wilde, an executive leadership fellow at Carlson School of Business, discovered a few semesters ago among one of his executive MBA cohorts. Once you’re a CLO and you get to the table, it’s not the adult table anymore.

Let’s change our focus on always adding more

CLO Magazine

Our employees already live in a world of increased change and shifting roles and business models. Would the employees not adapt to the culture without it? The learner needs to build trust in the new approach.

Social Learning Cannot be a Bolt-On Strategy

ID Reflections

Even as I was mulling over the topic and browsing through Dion Hinchcliffe's posts for insights on social business, I had a moment of epiphany. Social Learning and social business go hand in hand. To facilitate social learning, an organization has to become a social business first.

Putting Into Practice What We Preach

CLO Magazine

I think about Argyris and Schön’s theory and its contribution to organizational practice in three ways: culturally, behaviorally and tactically. The post Putting Into Practice What We Preach appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

The 6 Skills Every Active Leader Needs

CLO Magazine

To keep up with a continually changing workplace, leaders need to be truly collaborative partners and realistically commit to building and promoting a learning culture. Key is to build a learning culture based on compassion and companionship.