Meet the CLO Board: Kevin Wilde

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In 2007, he was named CLO of the Year. CLO: How did you first become interested in learning and development? I’d never seen the topic of leadership and training and influence, and just became enamored with that whole idea about leaders making a big difference for team performance.

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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.

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Sydney Savion is the 2020 CLO of the year

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As the COVID-19 pandemic desecrated global economies, L&D was in the hot seat, with many learning leaders and teams working quickly to meet the rising demands of workforces entering a new chapter of work, from remote training, coaching and development opportunities to layoffs and outskilling.

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Maximizing Investment in Coaching

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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?”

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.

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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How to Become a Digital CLO

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They will fundamentally alter the CLO’s job and how their teams work. Over time that forced CLOs to adopt new skill sets and build stronger relationships with the IT team. Accenture CLO Rahul Varma was one of the forward thinking learning leaders who lived through this transformation. As a CLO you need to consider where technology belongs and where it ought not to be.”. Homepage Top Story - Right Column Technology digital CLO engagement LMS

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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

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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. As business leaders and managers, it’s important that we acknowledge and empathize with the problems our teams face. Instead of focusing on what’s stopping us, coaching encourages us to focus on what we can do.

When it Comes to Coaching, Messaging Matters

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The L&D teams I’ve met with are eager to explore learning options both to accelerate the growth of their high-value employees and enhance their recruitment efforts, and they are pushing for budgets to do so. 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.

Embracing long-term virtual team and leadership training

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Adding to this dynamic is the fact that the need for high-quality leadership and team training hasn’t changed. In fact, one in four leaders said they aren’t at all effective at leading a virtual team. Your past A-team might not be your future lead players.

Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

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As workforces continue to grow more diverse, human resources and learning and development teams have embraced language training programs, such as Business English and ESL, for multicultural employees. 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. The difficulty of integrating across multicultural teams in the face of negative cultural stereotypes.

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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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.” Let us know how we can help you and your learning team succeed 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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Leading the 4 Stages of Team Development

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Give the job to a team. In its place, teams have become the preferred strategy for getting work done. With greater flexibility and access to resources, teams can achieve rapid results in ways that bureaucracies cannot. In our latest Blanchard research, done in partnership with Training magazine, we learned that people spend more than half their work time in teams. Yet only 27 percent of the respondents felt that their teams were high performing.

How to activate a trophic cascade: the important role of team learning in functional transformation

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We offer a solution where the Yellowstone wolves serve as a guiding analogy to illustrate that strategically introducing a high-performing team can unlock systemic growth through scaling team learning. This team of six became our analogous team of wolves.

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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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. Whereas in a learning culture, responsibility for learning resides with each employee and each team. 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.

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.

Team Learning Up With Talent

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Millennial recruits really want to believe they will be a valuable part of the team and will have a chance to grow in the organization,” Jackson said. “A In these environments, learning leaders become coaches and communicators, urging employees to share their best practices in conversations and through videos and shared documents hosted on these platforms.

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David DeFilippo: Building a High-Performance Team

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BNY Mellon’s new CLO is building a university from scratch to help the global financial services firm succeed through organic growth. He’d spent much of his life in classrooms, and as he considered a career path, he reflected on the influence educators and coaches had on his life. and subsequently became a high school Spanish teacher and track coach. His boss, who knew of his past life as an educator, recruited him for a training project team.

College Students Take a Swing at Running a Baseball Team

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Among the 12 teams is the Niagara Power, which kicks off its seven-week season June 6 against the Olean Oilers with Kid’s Day where children from local school districts get free admission. Before purchasing the team, the university already had an internship program with the baseball team until it ceased operations in 2015. Throughout the season, students rotate in teams from marketing, concessions and the press box to prepare for and manage game days.

Manager's Role in Learning and Performance Improvement

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Individual, team, and enterprise performance can’t improve without learning. By “learning” I mean acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs that help individuals, teams, and whole organizations improve performance. Cross-functional team members in a marketing firm learn how to run their project meetings more effectively. Managers have control of their own learning, not corporate trainers, HR, or a CLO. What should be a manager’s role in employee learning?

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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. 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. It earned him lots of accolades from the Cornerstone team,” Helt said.

There Is No ‘I’ in Team When It Comes to Emotional Intelligence

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Many companies and consultants specialize in the design and implementation of interventions to develop employees’ emotional intelligence, and studies have demonstrated that training and coaching can have a significant impact on emotional intelligence – for individuals, that is. But is emotional intelligence a property of individuals alone, or a distinct property for teams as well? To answer this question, consider two ways of thinking about cognition at the team level.

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.

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. Engage your team in reviewing, discussing and analyzing organizational change case studies to distill key learnings that can be adopted and adapted in your organization. Review the Plan-Do-Study-Act model with your team and decide how you can use it in your organization.

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.

Good Habits Make Good Managers

CLO Magazine

For the past several years, the SAP SuccessFactors Human Capital Management Research team has been conducting research on the topic of continuous performance management. 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. The post Good Habits Make Good Managers appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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. Kyhl Triolo got the job by writing a white paper explaining why the new team would need someone like her.

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. It is more challenging to lead a talent portfolio composed of a coalition of employees, contractors and consultants than it is to lead a team of full-time employees working for the same organization. The results of the assessment serve as the pre-workout physical for a CLO’s agility fitness plan.

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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. The company is constantly questioning the way they do things and investing in experimentation and research through its talent research and innovation team. 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 Awards

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

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While many learning functions have to prove their alignment and benefit to business strategy, Deloitte’s talent development team purposefully built alignment into the structure of the company and its learning initiatives. 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.

Listen: Discover Financial Services’ Jon Kaplan on tuition assistance programs and the importance of building trust among your learning team

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His team didn’t agree with his assessment. “I I was there for about three or four years and I had managed to take a team that should have been high performing and I just drove them into the ground,” Jon said. “It Mike: We should also mention Liz Loutfi who also is one of our editorial team who works on CLO. Ashley: I mean, before I came to CLO I pretty much didn’t know anything about CLOs. There would be an education team and a learning leader.

A learner and a teacher at heart

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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. It’s no small job for Sullivan and her team of 10, who are dispersed across the Americas, Asia, Europe and India. Butters knew she’d found her CLO. Profiles & Case Studies CLO profile learning Lifelong learning

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. They learned to play as a team, developed fundamental skills and had fun. That’s where coaching can help.