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Training Culture vs. Learning Culture

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What’s the difference between a “training culture” and a “ learning culture ”? As the chart shows, in a training culture, responsibility for employee learning resides with instructors and training managers. In that kind of culture the assumption is that trainers (under the direction of a CLO) drive learning. Whereas in a learning culture, responsibility for learning resides with each employee and each team.

Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

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Servant leadership is all about enriching the lives of others, building better organizations and ultimately creating a world that is more caring and equitable. When you describe your corporate culture, is being of service to one another and the community a core value? It is specifically good for business to practice servant leadership within your organization. Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership” by James W. Mentor, coach and develop.

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How Coaching Can Help the Majority Culture Understand Difference

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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.

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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Practical leadership development principles for a COVID-19 world

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You may or may not have the ability to invest in leadership development right now, yet your organization needs effective leaders to stay competitive in this season of volatility. Why have traditional leadership development programs failed? Develop leadership by doing leadership.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

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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.

Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

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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. Despite these efforts, however, companies often continue to experience excess attrition in their multicultural workforce as these employees seek better opportunities to enhance their skills, climb the career ladder and take on higher levels of leadership.

When it Comes to Coaching, Messaging Matters

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Organizations have deepened their commitment to fostering cultures in which their people can develop and thrive. But even with this intense focus on building strong “learning cultures,” many companies have high-potential employees who still lack the requisite skills and tools to develop as leaders. For these high-value employees, specialized coaching could make a huge difference. You can start by assessing the buzz around coaching within your organization.

Embracing long-term virtual team and leadership training

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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

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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.

Leadership Traits That Transcend Gender

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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. Corporations of that era were characterized by top-down, command-and-control organizational cultures, and lines of reporting authority strongly mirrored those of the military. Our language is replete with phrases that reinforce the maleness of power and leadership.

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. For example, it was considered very important for future CLOs to have been involved in enterprise-wide projects such as improving operational performance, changing a culture, managing a high-profile campaign, improving a business process or launching a product — the experience side of the equation.

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Investment in leadership development continues to be critically important

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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. And yet, some companies still need to be convinced that leadership development relates directly to organizational success.

Mind over matter: leadership mindsets and actions to drive results

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Leadership happens in the nuanced shifts that occur first in the leader’s mind. A substantial number of respondents to our study — 45 percent — said that providing appropriate coaching to ensure their team members succeed is what the best leaders do to demonstrate a growth mindset. A leader who coaches instills confidence in their employees. When leaders are mired down in a consensus-driven culture, their ability to be flexible is significantly compromised.

The Power of Learning-Focused Leadership

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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.

2015 - Year of the Learning Culture

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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.

How to Combat the Leadership Crisis

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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

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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.

Leadership Styles: One Size Does Not Fit All

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When high performers move into leadership roles, one of the first choices they need to make is what kind of leader they want to be — and there are a lot of options to choose from. Others will lean toward transactional leadership, where delivering results is the measure of success. The truth is all leadership styles can be good choices — in the right situation. Leadership is much more complicated than that.”. Situational Leadership.

The Evolution of Leadership Skills: Don’t Become Extinct

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Leadership and management practices are evolving in today’s workplace. Leadership is no longer finding effective results through the command-and-control approach to executing a company’s strategy. Today’s successful organizations are developing and emphasizing the importance of leadership at every level of the organization where highly cross-functional teams effectively collaborate with efficiency and measured results. Upgrade Traditional Leadership Skills.

Collaboration, Integration and Leadership at Nationwide

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And I think last, what makes us elite is the level of leadership sponsorship for the work. The NSuite consisted of several modules: Nspire and Nspired Leadership (focused on company culture and values and One Nationwide behaviors), Ncharge (focused on managing change), Nvision (focused on leaning into new opportunities), Nvite (focused on collaborating), and Nclude (focused on conscious inclusion). One of them is talent and culture.

6 Tips to Build a Learning Culture

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According to Peter Drucker, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Chief learning officers often find themselves in the challenging role of educating other leaders in their organization about the culture of learning. As a CLO, you will need to address the culture of learning in your organization so you can implement a learning strategy to influence organizational change and foster value creation and growth. Practice deliberate role-modeling, coaching and mentoring.

Becoming a learning enterprise is a culture-change journey

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Becoming a learning enterprise is a culture-change journey. Every day, people in formal leadership roles and those with special expertise or influence have many opportunities to help others learn. They help them learn how to fish, coaching and sponsoring them to become more competent and confident self-managers and to develop advanced learning skills. And, of course, they are skilled learners, mentors, sponsors and coaches.

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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The 7 Trends Reshaping Talent Development

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To better understand this changing landscape, the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) recently surveyed hundreds of learning and development leaders from more than 65 countries. First-timers who fail: All-star contributors who excel in functional roles are often rewarded with promotions into leadership. Many seasoned professionals with valued leadership acumen simply aren’t comfortable with data and tech tools. Root out unconscious bias in your systems and culture.

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.

Arming for the Workplace Cultural Dynamics

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Today’s workplace seems to have become a battleground in the culture wars. Reasonable people can see the benefit of embracing diversity — diversity of thought, culture and experience. The mounting importance of “feelings” in the culture, with a corresponding expectation (albeit unrealistic) that workers should be free of any conduct they find insulting, unaccepting or challenging to their viewpoint. The culture has elevated to idolatrous levels a person’s feelings.

Cleveland Clinic expands its leadership development program thanks to a $23 million gift

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The gift will go toward creating additional space on the clinic’s Health Education Campus specifically dedicated to leadership development. Cleveland Clinic has renamed its leadership development program the Mandel Global Leadership and Learning Institute in honor of the benefactors’ foundation. Leadership development is one of the five pillars the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation seeks to promote through its financial contributions.

Learning to Innovate

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Over the next 15 years, two more bold moves followed, first to the south of France for a position with Airbus Helicopter and then, two years ago, to Silicon Valley to head up leadership development, culture innovation and the North American Leadership University for Airbus, joining a newly created team of three in a small office in Mountain View, California. ” Instilling Change Igniting and sustaining a cultural change is no easy feat, however.

Trish Holliday Teaches Tennessee a Lesson

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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

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. The leadership team recognized that the next generation of hires were bringing new, valuable skills to the company that senior staff didn’t possess. That led the leadership team to take a more strategic approach to HR and L&D, which led them to Ilvento. The impact has triggered a culture change in the company.

Sniffing Out Strong Leaders

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Krissi Barr is a keynote speaker, executive coach, and strategic planner and co-author of “The Fido Factor.” ” The leadership wisdom of dogs. Don’t worry, your career hasn’t gone to the dogs — just your inspiration for leadership development. These four traits spell out FIDO, a new way to connect abstract leadership concepts with something furry and tangible that everyone can relate to. Determination is the secret sauce of leadership.

Is Your Learning Organization Agility Fit?

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From an employee development perspective, how prepared are CLOs to demonstrate the agility to lead the change in culture, programs, processes and policies that were originally designed for full-time employees to an expanded talent portfolio increasingly represented by contingent workers? The Imperative for CLO Agility . Typical barriers that CLOs will confront in building agility fitness range from HR processes to organizational culture.

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3 C-Skills for the C-Suite

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Earlier this month Forbes Coaches Council laid out more than a dozen skills next-gen leaders need today that weren’t essential a decade ago. Here are three skills worth strengthening: Culture management: Toxic cultures don’t spring up out of nowhere. Modern leaders have to be able to create culture, maintain it and grow it, said Mary-Anne Gillespie, president and founder of Red Apple Coaching.

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Developing the next generation of physician leaders

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As the face of the health care industry continues to change, there is an overriding need for leaders who possess both clinical expertise and substantial leadership abilities. Regardless of the concepts that will or won’t affect us even a few years from now, one thing is certain: The degree of leadership complexity and knowledge will need to increase substantially over time. Leadership used to be about getting results, regardless of the way they were obtained.

There and Back Again: A Journey of Learning

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She grew up during China’s Cultural Revolution and Mao Zedong’s Communist movement. “My If you think about the Chinese culture with such a deep, deep reverence for learning and for self-cultivation, having access to learning so limited it probably shaped this hunger in me all my life,” said Tsai, vice president of human resources-enterprise learning at the St. Leadership at the $13.5 Ecolab’s culture is also customer-focused, Tsai said.

HPI, Kaiser Permanente Flourishes in Face of Uncertainty

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HPI has the support of an engaged executive leadership team, which rewards and recognizes the importance of the sales department’s expertise. 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.