The Truth About Leadership Skill Gaps

CLO Magazine

Few things in business ever stay the same for long. That includes leadership skills. Organizations with leaders scoring higher in business management and leadership of people showed significantly greater net profit and ROA. Readiness for Business Challenges.

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.

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What Do Today’s Workforce Trends Mean for Business, Leadership?

CLO Magazine

The need for business agility, the use of design thinking principles, the rise of millennial workers, the growing use of robotics and automation in the workplace and the impact of migration on companies are among the trends discussed. “We

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rework Your Leadership Language

Training Industry

Many have an easy communication style but fail to communicate in ways that energize the people who drive the business. Bill Taylor, author and co-founding editor of Fast Company magazine, writes in a Harvard Business Review article that “the only sustainable form of business leadership is thought leadership. And leaders that think differently about their business invariably talk about it differently as well.”

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Why Businesses Are Struggling To Fill The “Gaps” In Leadership Development

eLearningMind

Are you wondering why your learning and development efforts to build leadership skills internally seems to be missing the mark? The report points out three common issues in leadership development programs companies wishing to fill the gaps need to consider and address.

Becoming a Social Business – Beyond Culture Change

Learnnovators

Over the past few years, the need to become a social business and to promote enterprise-wide collaboration have taken hold in many organizations. The usual culprits are the hapless organizational culture closely followed by hierarchy and leadership lethargy. The business model and operating principles in today’s organizations hinge on “making” profit through the deft use of limited resources in an organized manner.

Are Managers Too Busy to Learn?

The Peformance Improvement

using the excuse that they are too busy. In the blog post titled, Are the managers you’re training “too busy”?, Leadership Learning Culture Management Organization Culture Organizational Learning Training

These Assumptions about Learning and Leadership Development Might Hurt You

CLO Magazine

Knocking down learning and leadership developments myths to make an impact on the business isn’t a task relegated only to chief learning officers. The results of Skillsoft’s research mirror what I see in the classroom when I teach millennial business school students.

Why leadership development matters

Matrix

almost 60% said they never received any training when they transitioned into their first leadership role. Poor leadership almost always generates dissatisfaction among team members and decreased performance so it is very important to support new managers on their journey.