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Training Culture vs. Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

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

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. 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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Want a more inclusive culture? Consider the power of peer leadership

CLO Magazine

Recently, I’ve seen firsthand how valuable peer leadership is to underrepresented employee groups, many of whom may feel isolated and uncertain right now. Other peer leaders I’ve met shared their experiences in more difficult work environments, ones in which peer leadership is absent.

Get on board with reverse mentoring

CLO Magazine

One such practice is to encourage and support reverse mentoring and incorporate it as a norm within your organizational culture. What is reverse mentoring? Typically, in a mentoring relationship the mentor is someone who has more experience in a particular area or in their career and who provides guidance to a mentee with less experience. Implementing reverse mentoring is one of many opportunities for organizations with a multigenerational workforce.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

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.

Status Quo? Not This CLO

CLO Magazine

That’s when he realized he wanted to build a career in educational leadership. “I By 2015 he was the new vice president and CLO. “We Gandarilla’s rapid evolution from consultant to leadership required him to mature quickly into a leader who can command the respect and loyalty of his teams. Daniel has been very successful stepping up into this role and after two short years, the organization cannot imagine a more suited CLO.”.

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Reboard to new cultural norms

CLO Magazine

Reboarding is about your employees learning new cultural norms, a set of rules and guidelines about how to interact with people, equipment and space to be successful. Take time right now to evaluate your current cultural norms to decide new ones upon reboarding. The new cultural norms will allow us to carefully go on with our work and lives. Put in place a buddy system whereby a group of two mentor each other into new norms, encouraging each other.

Managing Career Paths: The Role of CLO

CLO Magazine

What’s a CLO to Do? So what can a CLO do to influence the way in which career paths are defined, managed and applied by the business? If so, it is typically driven by the calendar — a performance review with one’s manager or a career planning discussion with a leadership development specialist during a succession planning cycle, for instance. For many organizations, it will mean a significant change in culture that encourages internal mobility.

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CLO Podcast: Visa’s Karie Willyerd on Learning Strategy

CLO Magazine

She took on the brand new role of global CLO at Visa in 2018. It’s no secret that talent is at the center of the modern business agenda and it’s our hope that you’ll hear tips and ideas from this podcast that will help you succeed in business, whether you’re a long-time CLO with decades of experience, whether you aspire to the role in the future or maybe you’re just passionate about the future of learning in today’s organizations.

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Mentoring in the Cloud at Cardinal Health

CLO Magazine

One of the biggest challenges associated with mentoring programs is keeping executives and employees invested. The Fortune 500 health care services company headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, has 37,000 employees, and many formal and informal mentoring programs, but they never thrived, said Susan Moss, senior consultant for talent management in the leadership development group. That’s one of the key benefits of formal versus informal mentoring programs, she said.

Reflecting on the evolving leadership landscape

CLO Magazine

The biggest change in leadership I see today compared with 40 years ago is the marked increase in servant leadership advocates and practitioners around the world. Top-down leadership is slowly but surely becoming a thing of the past. To me, a culture that serves both internal and external customers is essential for companies everywhere today — period. When leaders set the vision and direction for their organization, that is the leadership aspect of servant 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. 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.

Mentoring Is a Two-Way Street at Ford

CLO Magazine

Ford’s leaders attribute their ability to weather recent economic turbulence in part to the company’s strong corporate culture where mentoring plays a key role in spreading values and breaking down silos that can disrupt innovation. While many companies have mentoring programs, Ford takes a different approach than most, said Gale Halsey, CLO and director learning and organization development at Ford headquarters. ERGs Mentor the Next Generation.

5 strategies to diminish sexual harassment and toxicity in mentoring

CLO Magazine

Mentoring, long touted as one of the key solutions to inequality at work, may be less appealing to both men and women these days. In fact, in 2019, 60 percent of men surveyed by LeanIn.org indicated they would avoid working alone with, socializing with or mentoring women.

6 Tips to Build a Learning Culture

CLO Magazine

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.

Kraft Heinz CLO Pamay Bassey is reimagining corporate learning with laughter and passion

CLO Magazine

Ekpedeme “Pamay” Bassey, CLO of The Kraft Heinz Co., Now, after coming on board as CLO for Kraft Heinz in Chicago last December, Bassey is reimagining the company’s approach to corporate learning. Organized into different academies, Ownerversity has lessons in exercising functional skills, such as sales and marketing, as well as academies on leadership and methodology training for its entire global workforce.

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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.

More Curious Learning

Learning Rebels

” Sometimes it’s HR leadership, or business leadership or even clients who are demanding we implement these myths as truths, our role is not to sit back and blindly smile and nod but to speak up and plant the seeds to thought independence. That’s okay, that’s what curiosity is for, it means seeking out a person in the organization to mentor you, and help you to improve and learn. Original Post here.

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Becoming a learning enterprise is a culture-change journey

CLO Magazine

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. Their attitudes toward learning and failure, how they react to bad and good news, and the time they spend debriefing and learning all set examples and seed the culture. And, of course, they are skilled learners, mentors, sponsors and coaches.

Beyond the status quo: how enlightened CLOs can enable true employee readiness

CLO Magazine

CLOs face intense pressure to build learning cultures in which geographically dispersed teams can engage with relevant content “on-demand” to reskill. Unintentionally, we were creating a learning culture where only a select few got access to high-quality training.”. 5 Capabilities of an Enlightened CLO. They’ll transform company culture and performance by helping employees reach new levels of productivity, engagement and effectiveness. Fostering a Culture of Learning.

Debunking the Meritocracy Myth

CLO Magazine

That morning, I was chatting with Annie McKee, director of the University of Pennsylvania CLO program. It’s the belief that female talent will be noticed and promoted to leadership roles and, as a result, gender parity will be achieved. After 25 years of working with leading corporations, I’ve identified five key strategies that support the development and advancement of female talent into leadership roles.

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A not-so-white paper on succession

CLO Magazine

The importance of leadership role models who share identities similar to our own, as Montgomery was for Jones, is well documented. These are constructs that have been supported by corporate practices of exclusively giving majority members greater opportunity to land leadership positions.

CLO Joe Ilvento is unlocking potential at Commvault

CLO Magazine

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 forced them to rethink their approach to training, mentoring and career development. That led the leadership team to take a more strategic approach to HR and L&D, which led them to Ilvento.

There and Back Again: A Journey of Learning

CLO Magazine

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.

Women and Diversity in the Workplace: Do Your Inclusivity Initiatives Measure Up?

CLO Magazine

“We don’t just have one identity — our identities are made up of many things, both physically and culturally, and the intersections matter.” — Elise Birkhofer, global lead for Google’s largest employee resource group. So how can organizations focus diversity and inclusion efforts to address cultural groups’ unique needs and build fluid, cross-cultural communities that promote collaboration and avoid pigeonholing? Provide specialized coaching/mentoring.

Searching for a Higher Purpose

CLO Magazine

In 2009, she joined Fierce Conversations as an account executive/marketing lead, and as of November 2018, she was running the leadership development and training company that focuses on helping clients have effective conversations. While Fierce, a small, growing company, doesn’t have a formal leadership development program, Engle said company leaders and mentors taught her how the business works and gave her a sense of connection to the company.

Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

CLO Magazine

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.

Diamonds in the Rough

CLO Magazine

Unfortunately, according to the same study, despite investing about $14 billion in leadership development, only 8 percent of these companies felt they had a good leadership development process. In my experience working within corporations, the missing ingredient needed to make these huge formal leadership-training in-vestments pay off is opportunities for experiential learning. Still another organization offers a tech approach to leadership development and learning.

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The Feedback Phenomenon

CLO Magazine

One of the biggest obstacles women often face in seeking out career-advancing feedback is fear of hearing negative news or fear that they will not be seen as capable of leadership positions. It’s often referred to as “imposter syndrome” and needs to be addressed by women themselves, their managers, their mentors and their organizations if women are to take full advantage of career-advancing feedback. Leadership Development career growth diverse teams feedback culture

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#MeToo in Mentorship

CLO Magazine

And nearly half feel uncomfortable participating in common work activities with women, including mentoring them. This consequence of #MeToo is occurring just as the value of mentoring women is clearer than ever: Our latest leadership re-search found that of the nearly 2,500 companies studied those with at least 30 percent women leaders — and at least 20 percent women senior leaders — have a major competitive edge. Leadership Development #MeToo company leaders mentorship

A learner and a teacher at heart

CLO Magazine

A “very astute” professor of hers suggested she audit a few courses in organizational development and leadership to see if the field appealed. She was immediately accepted into Vanderbilt’s master’s program in organizational development and leadership, and the rest is history. “I Sullivan spent about five years consulting for companies like Booz Allen and Vantage Partners before moving internally into leadership development at Raytheon in 2009.

Mitigating the effects of implicit bias

CLO Magazine

This is the third and final article in a series exploring implicit bias by CLO contributor Michael Bret Hood. Preparing yourself and others to overcome these hidden biases is a difficult proposition, but one that must be addressed if you value organizational culture.

Helping Leaders Create Leaders

CLO Magazine

This malady afflicts leaders of all levels, but it’s especially pernicious at the more senior levels of any organization, since it’s the behaviors of senior leaders, for better or worse, that determines the organization’s culture. As consultants, we often hear from executives who say, “We need to create a leadership development program.” Traditional management and leadership programs are necessary but not sufficient. The Leadership Triangle: Goals, Others and Self.

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Immersive learning is changing the way leaders develop

CLO Magazine

Today’s crop of executive education options offer a vast range of topics, formats and learning channels, most of which are designed to help learners transform their leadership style for a more digitally driven workplace. Executive Development Associates’ “2019 Trends in Executive Development” report determined that “digital culture shock” is driving most of the interest and evolution in executive education today as leaders seek new knowledge and skills to help them adapt.

Commit yourself to learning

CLO Magazine

One of them, my friend, mentor and co-author Norman Vincent Peale, famously said, “If you stop learning, you may as well just lie down and let them throw dirt on you — because you’re already dead.”. First, to help sustain our warm and friendly company culture, I know it’s important for me to make that frequent connection with each person. Some read, some listen to podcasts, some learn from mentors. Leadership Development Lifelong learning teaching

The Weather Man

CLO Magazine

John Ogren, chief learning officer of the National Weather Service, believes leadership development should be offered early in everyone’s career. Over the next few years he slowly began to shift the learning culture in the organization, and to push learning beyond technical skills. If the CLO was truly a C-suite position, the leadership felt the role belonged at headquarters, he said. Leadership is a behavior, not a solution,” he said.

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Combatting impostor syndrome through learning and development

CLO Magazine

That’s what Kevin Wilde, an executive leadership fellow at Carlson School of Business, discovered a few semesters ago among one of his executive MBA cohorts. It may be holding people back, and I think it’s something worth addressing to help both individuals succeed as well as improve the quality of leadership you have coming up in your organization.”. Once you’re a CLO and you get to the table, it’s not the adult table anymore.

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Thinking Beyond a Seat at the Table

CLO Magazine

It’s time to take the CLO role to a higher level, not just on the organization chart, but in terms of influence and organizational accomplishment. Chief Learning Officer ’s “2015 CLO Measurement and Metrics Survey” indicated that 36 percent of CLOs are using business impact to show the value of learning to the broader enterprise. Also, the CLO is responsible for talent development. There are five potential areas where the CLO can move beyond earning a seat at the table.

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The 6 Skills Every Active Leader Needs

CLO Magazine

To keep up with a continually changing workplace, leaders need to be truly collaborative partners and realistically commit to building and promoting a learning culture. Key is to build a learning culture based on compassion and companionship. Capabilities can be cultivated through coaching, counseling and mentoring. A clear and dynamic vision becomes a part of the company culture and a way of company life.

Empower Talent to Become Leaders Who Drive Change

CLO Magazine

Establishing a culture that invites all employees to be a part of leading the change is key for this kind of success. Reinforcing the premise that agility is a part of developing the self and others, enabling employees to take risks and being open to pushing out of one’s comfort zone helps cultivate a culture that embraces change. An organizational culture that espouses and enacts behaviors that reinforce an openness to change leads the way for change.