Video: Adopting a coaching mindset for leadership

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But adopting a coaching mindset in leadership — asking rather than telling — opens a lot of doors for leaders and their teams, says Magdalena Mook, CEO at the International Coaching Federation. Traditional managers and leaders tell you what to do.

Maximizing Investment in Coaching

CLO Magazine

Coaching is a powerful growth accelerator. Whether to prepare the next generation of leaders or unlock the potential of current leaders, organizations are using executive coaching increasingly to bolster their talent development. Leaders who have had coaching are quick to point out the benefits of a personalized learning environment where they are accountable for change. It’s not surprising that coaching is a $2.3 Ask coaches, “How long have you been coaching?”

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How to select candidates for executive coaching in your company

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From CEOs and other members of the C-suite to vice presidents, directors, and senior and middle managers, it’s important to note that there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to designing coaching engagements. A prospective candidate for executive coaching should possess each of the following.

Presentation: Coaching Our Way to a New World


Last week, Cylient CEO Dianna Anderson presented at the virtual CLO Exchange. During this presentation, “Coaching Our Way to a New World,” Dianna discusses how “in the moment” coaching approaches can be used by leaders everywhere to help navigate the change and uncertainty we’re all feeling from COVID-19. More Coaching Approaches. Coaching culture basics change coaching skills Coaching-culture how to lead

What does the future hold for AI-enabled coaching?

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Coaching, whether it’s life coaching, executive coaching, or performance, skills or career coaching, seems inherently personal and humane. But what if your career or executive coach wasn’t actually a coach at all — or even human? Artificial intelligence made its way into learning and development with the start of the Fourth Industrial Revolution , and more recently, it’s been showing up in the coaching space. Where Human Coaches Shine.

The Education of a CLO

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One of my favorite books is “The Education of a Coach” by the late David Halberstam. The book focused on Bill Belichick’s formative years as an athlete and student, as well as his progression from an assistant football coach to his current role as head coach of the NFL’s New England Patriots. The main points are that Belichick’s love of the game and his unwavering pursuit of excellence drove him to become one of the greatest coaches in the NFL. By Dave Defilippo.

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Develop Your MVPs: Coaching for Goal Achievement

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They know how they got there: It takes years of practice, dedication, coaching, teamwork, failures, adjustments and skill building. The players — their team’s top talent — get regular coaching to refine their skills and consistently deliver peak performance to achieve the ultimate goal of winning their league’s top prize, earning well-deserved recognition in the process. Just like the NFL’s high-performing franchises, these organizations coach for goal achievement.

How Coaching Can Help the Majority Culture Understand Difference

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In one example from my experience as a coach, an otherwise highly skilled senior manager started to lose client-facing opportunities, unaware that certain traits — in this case extreme soft-spokenness and lack of eye contact – while not unusual in his native culture, were not viewed positively in the American business environment, but no one wanted to offend him by pointing this out. Leadership Development coaching Majority Culture multicultural workforce

Working amid Coronavirus: 3 ways coaching can help

CLO Magazine

I offer three ways coaching principles can help leaders engage, empower and support their teams as they work to overcome the obstacles and changing circumstances during this strenuous time. Instead of focusing on what’s stopping us, coaching encourages us to focus on what we can do. In the practice of coaching, a powerful way to help someone realize what they can do is to have them write out an action plan.

When it Comes to Coaching, Messaging Matters

CLO Magazine

For these high-value employees, specialized coaching could make a huge difference. In organizations in which coaching is seen as a coveted “perk,” access to these programs also communicates the value a company places on an individual employee. Given these realities, some form of coaching initiative, whether specialized one-on-one sessions or group training, may already be on most CLO agendas. You can start by assessing the buzz around coaching within your organization.

Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

CLO Magazine

HR and L&D leaders will likely begin by considering what role communications coaching and language learning programs can play in helping to meet the development need. Instead, individual coaching support, geared toward developing leadership-level skills within an all-English speaking or American business context, is the best way to address typical concerns, such as: The hesitancy of some multicultural employees when it comes to letting their voices be heard.

CLO Competencies: The Path for Future Learning Leaders

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They agreed that the future CLO should have experience in: strategic management, general management, knowledge management, leadership skills, and learning methods and concepts. Another area that was considered important for the future CLO was knowledge of and experience with day-to-day general management activities such as business-case development, operational planning, financial planning, budget management, personnel management and ROI calculation.

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Wake UP CLO’s – Change Now

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They buy those folks not because it may be the best for their needs, but because they are “established” and “well-known” Sure your system might be loved by the training dept, but the CLO thinks the system in question isn’t old enough, so let’s go “established” The fear of non-traditional, which in this case applies, is constant. As a CLO if you are in any of the above boxes, I would say I feel for you. .

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Be a Triple-Threat CLO

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” “Today’s educators,” she said, “must wear multiple hats — entertainer, personal coach, emergency responder, gizmo wizard and social media guru — to be judged as informed and effective.” Today''s educators must wear mutiple hats. CLOs are no different. Readers of my monthly musings are well aware I’ve been an avid sports fan since childhood.

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The CLO’s Critical Role: Nine Areas for Action

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The previous Business Intelligence column presented an instrument designed to assess the extent to which the CLO and the learning enterprise add value to the organization. The 30-question instrument detailed specific areas that define this critical role of the CLO. The appropriate mix of on-the-job learning, coaching and mentoring is also necessary to change job performance and develop talent. The CLO must be held accountable for measuring the value added to the organization.

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How to make a transformational impact as CLO: 5 key takeaways (Ep13)


This week, we spoke to David DeFilippo about the role of a CLO and knowing when to push back to generate real impact. Today, David runs his own consultancy as well as being an executive coach in Harvard Business School’s executive education programs. At the heart of David’s success is his passion for and understanding of what it takes to be a truly great coach. The post How to make a transformational impact as CLO: 5 key takeaways (Ep13) appeared first on Elucidat.

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Take a look at the evolution of the CLO

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It’s been almost a quarter century since the formalization of the position of chief learning officer: In 1994, Jack Welch made Steve Kerr the CLO of General Electric. Of course, senior managers, often within human resources, had been responsible for workplace training for decades prior to the creation of the CLO role. But what has happened to the CLO during this period? How have the skills required to be an effective CLO changed? The Academic CLO.

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Coaching vs. Consulting: Find the Perfect Balance to Get Buy-in and Results

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Chief learning officers should consult as well as coach stakeholders while partnering with business units to develop learning strategies. But to improve their influence and results they’ll need to clarify the difference between coaching and consulting, and find the right balance for each initiative they lead. Both coaching and consulting begin with a well-defined problem, challenge or opportunity that is causing pain for the other party. Coaching is more of a dialogue.

How Leadership Training Must Change in a WFH World

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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.

Training Culture vs. Learning Culture

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In that kind of culture the assumption is that trainers (under the direction of a CLO) drive learning. In a learning culture, it’s assumed that learning happens all the time, at events but also on-the-job, through coaches and mentors, from action-learning, from smartphones and tablets, socially, and from experiments. The CLO, or HR, or a training department controls the resources for learning. What’s the difference between a “training culture” and a “ learning culture ”?

The CEO and Me

CLO Magazine

It goes without saying that the most important relationship a CLO has is with the CEO. After all, how the CEO defines, embraces and supports the role of the CLO will determine how much impact the CLO can have in the company and whether the role will be fulfilling. In the eyes of the CEO, the CLO may also be the executor of special projects, essentially serving as an internal consultant and a trusted advisor. Defining the CLO Role.

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CLO Joe Ilvento is unlocking potential at Commvault

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They created a role for me that didn’t exist,” said Ilvento, who became their first CLO and director of talent development in 2011. For his first act as CLO, Ilvento brought together the leaders of every business unit to agree on a single learning management platform. But it also had to give them a framework to set priorities, plan development activities and provide follow-up coaching. “We His unconventional approach to the CLO role has made him a favorite at Commvault. “He

Who’s mentoring ?the future?

CLO Magazine

Mentoring and coaching are long-valued methods of leadership, career and personal development. Organizations and learning leaders have long recognized the value of coaching and mentoring their people to bring them to the next level in their careers. And in today’s business environment, where younger employees value development opportunities, offering mentoring and coaching can lead to higher levels of engagement and retention.

HPI, Kaiser Permanente Flourishes in Face of Uncertainty

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Another significant program HPI has improved is its coaching program. People always coached, but they didn’t have a structured framework to coach consistently or effectively, and they did not have a way to receive feedback on what they were doing well and what they could improve on, Livingston said. Uncategorized Learning Delivery Strategy LearningElite CLO LearningElite Awards HPITags: LearningElite , CLO LearningElite Awards , HPI.

Good Habits Make Good Managers

CLO Magazine

The same strategies that work for improving exercise routines can be applied to creating healthy coaching habits. This finding speaks to the value of scheduling regular coaching and feedback sessions with employees. It may be useful to provide managers and employees with suggested guidelines around how often they should be engaging in coaching conversations. We often hear from customers that the motivation to engage in coaching conversations seems to plateau over time.

Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

CLO Magazine

Mentor, coach and develop. Become a mentor, seek out windows of coaching moments, initiate career conversations and create development opportunities on a consistent and continuous basis throughout all levels and areas of your organization. The post Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Learning to Innovate

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Homepage Top Story - Left Column Strategy adaptation aeronautics Airbus Airbus Group Airbus Helicopter change CLO profile cultural change disruption innovation Louise Kyhl TrioloTags: adaptation , aeronautics , Airbus , Airbus Group , Airbus Helicopter , change , CLO profile , cultural change , disruption , innovation , Louise Kyhl Triolo.

Why Comfort Will Ruin Your Business

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The key to performance and growth is coaching, but what distinguishes high-growth coaches from their less effective peers? The best coaches — perhaps counterintuitively — create an environment of discomfort. Coaching. Coaches who know that their job is to ultimately create and sustain growth view discomfort as something to embrace. According to our research, for example, sales teams sell more when coaches create complexity.

A learner and a teacher at heart

CLO Magazine

As head of talent and L&D at PerkinElmer, Sullivan is in charge of ensuring the company’s 12,000 employees are properly trained, engaged, supported and coached, as well as making sure the company recruits and retains the best and brightest individuals. Butters knew she’d found her CLO. Again, since most of PerkinElmer’s learning and coaching had been done in classrooms previously, Sullivan knew she couldn’t simply transition employees to a blended platform right away. “I

10 Steps to Help You Lead Organizational Change

CLO Magazine

Many of these steps will be familiar, others may be new, but they have been gleaned and curated with the CLO in mind from my research and doctorate of education studies at the University of Southern California. Coach and mentor your team to empower them and help them grow as leaders. Commentary & Opinion Homepage Commentary & Opinion Strategy The CLO Tip Sheet change organizational changechange As a chief learning officer, how do you lead organizational change?

Is Your Learning Organization Agility Fit?

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The Imperative for CLO Agility . Leadership development and executive coaching programs will need to emphasize the new challenges of leading in a gig economy. The results of the assessment serve as the pre-workout physical for a CLO’s agility fitness plan. Equip managers with training and coaching to effectively lead in a gig economy where functional and project teams include contingent workers, consultants and full-time employees.

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At Accenture, Truly Human Learning Pays Off

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In 2014, Accenture also won the CLO LearningElite award, when they had 305,000 employees and $30 billion in revenue. In addition, employees can share their experiences in mindfulness communities and get one-on-one coaching from experts. Learning Delivery Strategy accenture LearningElite CLO LearningElite AwardsTags: accenture , LearningElite , CLO LearningElite Awards.

Manager's Role in Learning and Performance Improvement

The Performance Improvement Blog

Managers have control of their own learning, not corporate trainers, HR, or a CLO. According to this framework, any learning intervention, whether it is a workshop, a course, a DVD or online video, a game or simulation, coaching, mentoring, action-learning, job-rotation, internship, or any of a dozen other ways to structure learning experiences, should be designed with five factors in mind: Alignment: Align learning with strategic business goals.

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BetterUp Receives $103 Million in Growth Financing

CLO Magazine

Mobile executive career coaching platform BetterUp announced $103 million in growth financing from a Series C funding round conducted by Lightspeed Venture Partners and with the help of Threshold Ventures, Freestyle Capital, Crosslink Capital, Tenaya Capital and Silicon Valley Bank. This funding is believed to be the largest ever in the field of tech-enabled employee coaching, behavior change and wellness, according to a BetterUp press release posted today.

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Trish Holliday Teaches Tennessee a Lesson

CLO Magazine

In 2005, Holliday left the ministry for a job as training officer with the state of Tennessee, where she quickly moved up the ranks to assistant director, then director, and ultimately CLO. When she was appointed CLO, she knew that if she could tear down silos and create a more collaborative and aligned learning experience with the backing of agency leaders, she could transform it into a place where people embraced learning as a career-long goal. “My

Deloitte’s Learning Function Aims to be So Visible, It’s Invisible

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To determine those needs, each CLO regularly consults with their respective chief talent officer to learn the business goals around client services, market growth, operational performance and talent. From there, the CLO determines the learning and development strategies for the year. Uncategorized Learning Delivery Strategy LearningElite CLO LearningElite Awards DeloitteTags: LearningElite , CLO LearningElite Awards , Deloitte.

Learner, know thyself

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Coaches learn just as much from their players as their players learn from them. When the person you’re coaching is your own kid it’s even more so. I was my son’s soccer coach last year. Pick any player from his team of 7- and 8-year-olds and it was guaranteed they had more playing experience than their head coach. It made me realize just how much more the person being coached knows about a situation than the coach. That’s where coaching can help.