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Meet the CLO Board: Kevin Wilde

CLO Magazine

We recently sat down for a conversation with Kevin Wilde, an Executive Leadership Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business. In 2007, he was named CLO of the Year. CLO: How did you first become interested in learning and development?

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Sydney Savion is the 2020 CLO of the year

CLO Magazine

Each year, the Chief Learning Officer of the Year Award is presented to an individual learning executive who delivers the most exemplary development and guidance, is a strategic business partner and provides essential leadership to the organizational learning and development function.

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Do You Need a CCO and CLO?

The Performance Improvement Blog

Should your organization have a CCO and CLO? Paul Hebert argues against organizations appointing a Chief Culture Officer. Hebert writes: …as soon as you codify, quantify and assign responsibility to something it ceases to be everyone’s responsibility…Culture is a defined as a set of shared values, behaviors, norms. I agree with Hebert and I have similar concerns with having a CLO (Chief Learning Officer). Leadership for culture and learning should come from CEOs.

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From higher ed to PepsiCo CLO

CLO Magazine

To achieve that goal, the company needed to shift its leadership culture to adopt a more long-term view of developing and reskilling the workforce, says Sergio Ezama, PepsiCo’s chief talent officer and CHRO of global functions and groups. “It Illustrations by Jonathan Bartlett.

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Honest feedback plays a critical role in building cultural D&I

CLO Magazine

Competence hierarchies are formed as people rise in leadership ranks within organizations based on their competence to most effectively perform at the next level. Be transparent about how we define competence for given roles.

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Leadership in the Great Acceleration

CLO Magazine

We have been watching how the Great Acceleration is reshaping businesses and leadership. A bureaucratic structure and the command-and-control leadership style slowed down decision-making and innovation. A one-size-fits-all leadership approach really never worked.

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.

Managing Career Paths: The Role of CLO

CLO Magazine

For some organizations, the shortage of skilled executives, middle managers and individual contributors in critical roles already is having quantifiable ramifications — from decreased production capacity to drops in customer satisfaction. Many organizations have tasked such groups to make strategic investments that put the best people in suitable roles at the right time to drive performance. What’s a CLO to Do?

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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 We are creating a new vision of the employee value proposition at Texas Health and Daniel plays a key role in making that new vision a reality,” said Michelle Kirby, executive vice president and chief people officer. “I This organizationwide change effort set the tone for Gandarilla’s leadership. “My

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Managers Make or Break Your Culture of Career Mobility

Degreed

And for a career mobility program to really fly high, managers need to play a pivotal role, Degreed CLO Kelly Palmer said. The manager is the role that actually makes or breaks whether this will be successful.”. Culture Through Partnership.

Collaborative leadership: An antidote for a turbulent world

CLO Magazine

For several years now, many management authors have been discussing how the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world in which we live requires a new set of leadership skills. What is it about these two very different leadership styles that cause failure or success in turbulent times?

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.

Listen: Researcher Sarah Kimmel on the future of the CLO role

CLO Magazine

There’s a creeping sense of unease in the CLO role, with the future both uncertain and full of opportunity. In this conversation, Sarah unpacks the results to provide insights for the future of the CLO role. Key topics include what skills are rising and falling in importance, how CLO roles are structured and how learning and talent management fit together and whether or not CLOs are falling into an aspiration gap. Most CLOs want to stay in CLO jobs.

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The Education of a CLO

CLO Magazine

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. There is a funny part in the book where we learn that in 1975, when Belichick was in his first role as a special assistant to the head coach with the Baltimore Colts, he earned a mere $25 per week. I feel fortunate to have both purposely and accidently found the CLO role.

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What is leadership, and who is a leader?

CLO Magazine

We talk about leaders and leadership nearly every day in the business world, but have you ever tried to actually define leadership? It can be much harder than you may think, but taking the time to define leadership and what makes a leader is crucial to building a cohesive culture and developing future leaders. What is Leadership? We take the concept of leadership for granted and assume that we all know what leadership is and what a great leader looks like.

From hardship to hardiness: 5 strategies for turning crisis into a catalyst for leadership development

CLO Magazine

COVID-19 is the type of crucible event that has the potential to embed profound leadership lessons, accelerate development and forge critical skills. The scale and scope of the COVID-19 crisis is not just an opportunity to transform your organization’s leadership — it is an imperative.

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. 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.

CLO Symposium Plus: Are You Ready for the Talent Economy?

CLO Magazine

At the fall 2016 CLO Symposium Plus, presented by Chief Learning Officer magazine and held at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, learning as an influential partner in talent management wasn’t just an idea, we saw it on the ground. Learning’s role is getting bigger not smaller in this economy,” Prokopeak explained. Symposium Plus, a new version of CLO’s fall event, is a direct response to that. The CLO Symposium Plus ran from Sept.

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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. 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

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. 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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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. But what’s most important about this conversation is what she has to say about the future of the chief learning officer role. In this podcast we bring you conversations with corporate learning and education leaders on the evolution of the role and practice of chief learning officers. You’ve done a lot of things over your career before you started as CLO at Visa.

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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.

Learning’s Role in Innovation

CLO Magazine

Provided that learning and development leaders could and should have a central role in innovation, what is the chief learning officer’s responsibility? Steven Johnson, in his 2010 book, “Where Good Ideas Come From,” discusses the role of networks to support innovation, and again the notion of time comes into play. Appropriately reconciling roles will be a critical determinant of success. What is L&D’s Role? The world has changed.

The Power of Learning-Focused Leadership

CLO Magazine

New roles and jobs will emerge to take some of those who are displaced, but in many instances they will be for positions that do not exist today. 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. Learning-focused leadership is not a leadership style. Like any effective approach to leadership, leaders must be authentic.

Learning Technology’s Role in Recruiting for Culture Fit

CLO Magazine

However, there’s another option: use MOOCs to gauge cultural fit in the recruiting process. The traditional recruiting process is built to gauge technical skill well, but it often does not take into account cultural fit, according to Bonnie Evans, global client services director at Xerox Global Learning Solutions. This is problematic since replacing an employee because of poor cultural fit can cost a company 50 to 60 percent of that employee’s salary. Strategy culture MOOCs

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. If we can bring a different attitude to our role as a leader, if we can shift our mindset, we can impact our behaviors. A growth mindset, we believe, is one of the big four, and perhaps the biggest but not the only attitude we want our leaders to bring to their role. When leaders are mired down in a consensus-driven culture, their ability to be flexible is significantly compromised.

The Cultural Revolution

CLO Magazine

Instead of crafting a future that ensures both the skills development for all of its employees and a healthier, more engaged organization itself, they satisfy those orders, issue reports on the attendance, and generally fail to demonstrate a more thoughtful level of long-term leadership. I believe the L&D function has a fiduciary obligation to the organization’s culture, its purpose and overarching future. There’s a greater responsibility of leadership they can take.”.

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. Learning leaders need to: Ensure that learning fits the organization’s culture and goals.

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.

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. That is actually something I bring to my role every day.

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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. 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.

The Leadership Development Millennials Want and Need

CLO Magazine

Millennials, who make up the largest population in the workforce, are moving into management roles around the globe, but many of them feel they lack innovation, impact and expertise due to today’s L&D programs. Harvard Business Publishing recently released its 2018 State of Leadership Development research report, which found that only 40 percent of leaders 36 and younger described their company’s L&D programs as “excellent.”. Millennials’ Role.

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. Tags: learning culture.

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.

6 Building Blocks of a Modern Learning Culture

Allego

Today’s CLOs have a strategic responsibility to reshape the role and nature of learning to impact business success directly. Today’s CLOs have a strategic responsibility to reshape the role and nature of learning to impact business success directly. CLOs must embed learning before, during, and after each employee’s moment of need to build a culture of learning, expand learning across the workforce, and impact business results. Fostering a Modern Culture of Learning.

Learning Strategy of the Future: AI’s Role in Your Course

eLearningMind

In fact, a study performed by CLO and Raytheon found that only seven percent of organizations were leveraging predictive analysis in training. Is a learner looking into leadership courses outside of her job description? The post Learning Strategy of the Future: AI’s Role in Your Course appeared first on eLearning Mind. In just a few short years, AI went from sci-fi thriller fodder to everyday reality.

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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. 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? Has the role kept pace with the evolving needs of the workplace? The Academic CLO.

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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. Example, just the other day, the beginning of debate surface between myself and a peer about role playing (I dislike them, he doesn’t). Original Post here.

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MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities

Learnnovators

Organizations are struggling to keep up with the shifts: in technology that are vastly impacting how people work, in the demography of their workforce which has become culturally diverse, multi-generational, and globally dispersed, in the nature of work that has moved from complicated to complex and emergent, and with the general fragmentation and breakdown of all aspects of the known ways of doing things. Changing Corporate Culture. The world has gotten complicated.

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Becoming a learning enterprise is a culture-change journey

CLO Magazine

So what role do the learning leaders play? 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. But the helping role has several layers. The best helpers know that in order to play this more comprehensive role, they need to understand human development. Organizations are at the dawn of a major breakthrough.