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 Leadership benchmarks.

How to select candidates for executive coaching in your company

CLO Magazine

With the demand for executive coaching skyrocketing in many companies and organizations, what’s the best way to prioritize your company’s selection of individuals to receive coaching, especially when talent development and training budgets are tight — even more than usual as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic? Clearly, the more senior the manager or executive who’s targeted for coaching, the wider the options they may be offered. Ability to embrace adaptive leadership.

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How Leadership Training Must Change in a WFH World

CLO Magazine

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.

Practical leadership development principles for a COVID-19 world

CLO Magazine

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.

The Education of a CLO

CLO Magazine

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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What does the future hold for AI-enabled coaching?

CLO Magazine

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.

Mastering Organizational Leadership

CLO Magazine

and co-author of “Servant Leadership in Action.” ” Just as leading a team is more complicated than one-on-one leadership, leading an entire organization is more complicated than leading a single team. Yet organizational leadership is worth mastering because an effective leader’s influence on an organization can bring people and systems together into a harmonious whole. The second step is to adapt your leadership style to that development stage.

Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

CLO Magazine

Servant leadership is all about enriching the lives of others, building better organizations and ultimately creating a world that is more caring and equitable. It is specifically good for business to practice servant leadership within your organization. Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership” by James W. Creating a culture of servant leadership requires certain behaviors and actions. Mentor, coach and develop.

The business of leadership requires love

CLO Magazine

How do you start writing an article about leadership and love? And yet here I sit attempting to explain that if you don’t love your people, you probably shouldn’t be in the business of leadership. I would’ve said something like, “Leadership isn’t about love.

How Coaching Can Help the Majority Culture Understand Difference

CLO Magazine

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

Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

CLO Magazine

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. 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. Meeting the Communications Need 2: Leadership Skills.

When it Comes to Coaching, Messaging Matters

CLO Magazine

For these high-value employees, specialized coaching could make a huge difference. Sessions that address leadership skills such as communication, interpersonal interaction and relationship management can give high potentials a leg up in career advancement. 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.

Mind over matter: leadership mindsets and actions to drive results

CLO Magazine

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.

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. And yet, I find myself wanting to offer solutions to some of the leadership hurdles I anticipate that they will have to overcome. Your objective is not to find fault, but to coach and correct and to see what they are capable of.

Investment in leadership development continues to be critically important

CLO Magazine

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.

Leadership Traits That Transcend Gender

CLO Magazine

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. They also are scaling the corporate ladder in many corporations, though men still significantly outnumber women in leadership positions. Our language is replete with phrases that reinforce the maleness of power and leadership. Fostering Inclusive Leadership.

CLO Competencies: The Path for Future Learning Leaders

CLO Magazine

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. Leadership Skills.

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The Evolution of Leadership Skills: Don’t Become Extinct

CLO Magazine

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. Upgrade Traditional Leadership Skills. Flex Your Leadership Style.

The Power of Learning-Focused Leadership

CLO Magazine

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.

Leadership Development in the Collaborative Era

CLO Magazine

In sum, we need safe, collaborative environments where everyone can contribute, thereby unleashing the leadership potential that already exists at your doorstep. But if collaboration is our goal, doesn’t that require a change in the mindset and operation of leadership development? Must we not have to shift from an exclusive focus on individuals — as in leader development — to a focus on collective or team leadership development? They see value in sharing leadership.

Take a look at the evolution of the CLO

CLO Magazine

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. But what has happened to the CLO during this period? How have the skills required to be an effective CLO changed?

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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. 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.

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. In their book “Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader,” James M. Connect Leadership Development to Company Culture. Don’t Discount Different Leadership Development Methods.

Be a Triple-Threat CLO

CLO Magazine

” “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.” They need to have the leadership and acumen to run with the ball and execute efficiently. Today''s educators must wear mutiple hats. CLOs are no different.

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Leadership Styles: One Size Does Not Fit All

CLO Magazine

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.

Collaboration, Integration and Leadership at Nationwide

CLO Magazine

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). ” Nationwide also maintains leadership commitment by engaging its leaders.

There’s an Alternative to Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

Worse, most leadership development programs turn out to be ineffective and expensive. These programs provide little focus on the social, interpersonal and strategic aspects of leadership, and what’s learned is often difficult to apply. Action learning with a trained coach is a cost-effective approach that enables leaders to develop capabilities while working to solve urgent organizational or social problems. Leadership skills are a natural outcome of action learning.

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

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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. David’s book recommendations: The Leadership Pipeline , Charan, Noel, and Drotter. “

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

CLO Magazine

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.

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. Anthony Abbatiello, global leader for Deloitte Leadership and a principal in Deloitte Consulting, said businesses need to bring back the science behind leadership or run the risk of limiting their ability to be successful.

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 ”?

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

CLO Magazine

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.

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. It is up to learning leaders to set expectations for leadership development programs, and to establish a system for evaluating leadership development efforts that may not produce hard data, but will generate enough information to determine whether programs are making a difference or not.

Cohort-based programs can develop leaders at all levels

CLO Magazine

Each of us has facilitated numerous cohort-based leadership development programs in corporate and academic contexts. Cohort-centered leadership development programs require strong support and championing from executives in a company’s C-suite.

5 ways reading makes you a better leader

CLO Magazine

As an executive coach, that kind of reading is core to what we do. We curate lists of books and other readings for clients, which provide the backbone for our coaching sessions. There is so much published on leadership that it can be overwhelming.

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Symposium Austin Day 1: Reigniting Leadership

CLO Magazine

Yum Brands Chairman and CEO David Novak kicked off the Spring 2013 CLO Symposium by telling the audience that modern leaders are coaches, not bosses

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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