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.”.

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Growing a Model for Leadership

CLO Magazine

Building a leadership pipeline is important, and a clear leadership model can link strategic areas of the business. But moving forward, the company chose to invest more heavily into leadership building after studying the state of the industry and talent.

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Global Leadership Development (GLD): Distance

Your Training Edge

Leadership development, like traditional training and development, faces traditional challenges such as distance, culture, diversity, design and delivery methods, along with budgets and workforces. Obviously the way the organization does business in the U.S.

Adapt Leadership Styles to Solve Ambiguous Problems

CLO Magazine

In his book, “The Ambiguity Advantage,” author David Wilkinson describes four modes of leadership: technical, co-operative, collaborative and generative. Overall, the technical leadership mode is best for technical problems that require technical solutions.

National IMCO™ Study finds employee engagement linked directly to strength in leadership

Disengaged employees aren’t just unhappy; they’re busy acting out their unhappiness. Disengaged employees aren’t just unhappy; they’re busy acting out their unhappiness. part of the solution, and see that the leadership team. Employees need to believe that the leadership team.

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. Tags: inspirational leadership , management.

Four False Assumptions About Leadership Development

The Peformance Improvement

Deloitte has identified “leadership development” as a major challenge for HR leaders in 2015. As I reported in my last post , Deloitte asked “…more than 3,300 business and HR leaders from 106 countries” to rate the importance of ten trends and their readiness to deal with these trends. I don’t think that organizations are going to close this leadership gap until they confront four false assumptions about learning that are deeply embedded in their cultures.

Continuous Learning is strategic to business

Origin Learning

However, in a digitized world of doing business, people have to stay updated on a continuous basis. It’s a clear win-win for businesses and people (employees) as a single device is able to offer the ease of a seamless learning experience.

Answer the Call for Authentic Leadership

CLO Magazine

Authentic leadership proponents have elbowed their way to the self-help forefront over the past decade. Authentic leadership can be quickly misunderstood. myth, that somehow we achieve authentic leadership. authentic leadership is a misnomer. Leadership Development

Learning Leadership The Truth About Leadership Development

Training Industry

They think back to how Nelson Mandela inspired his country and the entire world to unite regardless of race through his peaceful wisdom and leadership. Most people believe leadership skills are not something everyone can have. Learning Leadership These leaders had two things in common: They followed their hearts, and they never gave up in the face of hardship. Leadership development is much more like the slow growth of a lotus flower than a ready-made bouquet of flowers.

4 Tips to Develop Fabulous Leadership Style

CLO Magazine

Gone are the days when the command-and-control type leadership style is the expectation or the norm. Business today requires a leadership style that can cut right through to the heart of what drives business forward — people.

What Does Effective Leadership Mean?

CLO Magazine

But the “street view” of leadership may reveal some entirely different ideas about what does and does not work. To get a street view, we studied the written comments on our Leadership Circle Profile 360. These strengths are foundational and essential, but they are not leadership.

4 Stages of a Learning Business

Web Courseworks

OrgCommunity and Web Courseworks are excited to present the closing webinar of the Spring eLearning Thought Leaders series, The Learning Business Maturity Model , featuring Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele of Tagoras. In 2016, Tagoras unveiled the Learning Business Maturity Model.

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.

Leadership Development Has Failed. But There’s a Better Model

CLO Magazine

We are swamped by leadership advice from countless gurus. we give the leadership development industry more than $24 billion annually. What do we get for all this time and money spent on studying leadership? That’s the business view. It’s called shared leadership.

Leadership Development Pushes Past Comfort

CLO Magazine

Even though business is good and the organization is humming along, challenging leaders to break out of their comfort zones and develop the skills needed to sustain and grow the business can provide for a stronger future.

Vulnerability Is a Leadership Skill, Not a Weakness

CLO Magazine

Business leaders ooze confidence. Confidence in business — if not life in general — is an important skill. No business can be successful without a confident leader. Every person, let alone anyone in a leadership position, feels vulnerable at times.

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.

Blend East and West for Effective Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

The West offers many cutting-edge leadership strategies, but to remain relevant, they need to be presented using localized lenses. There are six key dynamics to confront to build effective learning in Asia: Leadership philosophy. Define a Leadership Philosophy.

Rehumanizing Leadership

Training Industry

Instead of experiencing the spirit of mutual gain and differentiated philosophies and platforms, we have witnessed a display of mean behaviors, leaving even strong business and community leaders exhausted, disheartened and afraid for our collective future. I have been mystified lately as I watch those applying for the most powerful leadership roles in the world and wonder, “What will we say to our grandchildren about what we learned and how we led in these times?”

Rethink Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

Last year, companies spent almost $31 billion on leadership development programs according to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Human Capital Trends report. Despite so much capital being invested into leadership, programs were dominated by superficial, ineffective solutions.

Ethical Leadership and Organizational Success

The Peformance Improvement

Dov Seidman argues that principled leadership is a determining factor in developing and sustaining a successful organization. Companies in the first group, called “blind obedience,” rely on coercion, formal authority, policing, and top-down command-and-control leadership.

A Little Coaching Can Make Leadership Briefings Better

CLO Magazine

Let’s talk leadership briefings for a bit. According to the Corporate Executive Board , leadership briefings are the fourth most popular means to communicate vital information to an organization — trailing behind email, intranet, internal social media and digital signage.

Build Leadership Skills Through Non-traditional MBA Programs

CLO Magazine

Increasing demand for executive-level education programs to fill knowledge gaps and develop soft skills has inspired newer online and specialized programs, giving executives greater flexibility to build global learning into their busy schedules.

25 of the Best Leadership Quotes of All Time

GoConqr

Machiavelli once wrote that when it comes to leadership, it is “better to be feared than loved” No doubt many would disagree, but the difference of opinion only shows that leadership can be a complex issue.

Learning Rebel Book Review: The Social Leadership Handbook by Julian Stodd

Learning Rebels

I didn’t need to think twice, the choice was easy – The Social Leadership Handbook, by Julian Stodd. The Social Leadership Handbook , Julian Stodd. The Social Leadership Handbook via Julian Stodd. How do you feel this book has helped you within your business?

How Millennials View Leadership

Training Industry

According to the 2013 Millennial Leadership Survey conducted by The Hartford, 78 percent of millennials consider themselves to be a leader today. While this omission may further brand this generation as entitled and self-serving, millennials actually define leadership a little bit differently. Leadership can be a vague term with various meanings and interpretations. The millennial generation has a different interpretation of leadership. Forget titles.

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.

6 Strategies for Successful Digital Leadership Development

ATD Learning Technologies

Six Strategies for Digital Learning Success , a recent whitepaper from the Center for Creative Leadership, explores tactics organizations can use to make digital leadership development more successful.

How to Measure Leadership Training Effectiveness

Mindmarker

businesses spent a whopping $15.5 billion on leadership development. Despite sinking this much money into leadership training, other studies show that businesses do not feel confident that pipeline talent can meet the corporation's future needs.

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. Ask how the objectives are tied to organizational objectives, and which leadership practices are targeted.

We Must Address the Leadership Strategy Mortality Rate

CLO Magazine

Right now, somewhere in a sunny boardroom, a leadership strategy is being born. If something isn’t done immediately, the business will soon face crippling leadership shortages. Truth is, most leadership acceleration plans will fail. Isolate your top leadership priorities.

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Taking Leadership in a New Direction at Western Union

CLO Magazine

In 2010 the company brought in Hikmet Ersek as the new CEO; he implemented a 2020 plan to shift the brand from a transactional business to a more customer-centric approach, adding new electronic and mobile channels, and empowering employees to go the extra mile for customers.

Funny business

E-Learning Provocateur

For example… • Leadership. Do you find yourself going to too many meetings? Or to meetings that don’t really achieve anything? I know I do. Like many large organisations around the world, my employer is not immune to that most insidious of diseases: the ineffective meeting.