Meet the CLO Advisory Board: Judy Whitcomb

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Whitcomb is an award-winning HR, leadership and talent development executive with more than 20 year’s experience across various industries, including transportation, financial services and health care. CLO: How did you become interested in learning and development?

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Meet the CLO Advisory Board: Adri Maisonet Morales

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She has more than 29 years in the learning and talent development industries, and in 2016, she was awarded CLO of the Year. CLO: What was your first official job in learning and development? CLO: What lessons did you learn in 2020 that you’ve taken with you into 2021?

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Soft leadership vs. hard leadership

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Soft skills are the deciding factor for successful soft leadership. Hence, soft leadership equips organizations with several advantages for achieving excellence and effectiveness. However, soft leadership facilitates change smoothly and successfully.

Meet the CLO Board: Kevin Wilde

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We recently sat down for a conversation with Kevin Wilde, an Executive Leadership Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business. He previously served as the vice president of organization effectiveness and chief learning officer at General Mills for more than 17 years.

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Accidental CLO, Intentional Learning

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A self-proclaimed “accidental CLO,” Jesse Jackson has served in numerous roles at the multinational banking and financial services firm JPMorgan Chase & Co. “It’s about crushing the job that you’re doing very effectively and performing as well as possible, and as a result, other opportunities will open,” he said. ” About four years ago, Jackson moved into his current role as CLO of consumer and community banking.

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Effective Leadership is Transformational

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Effective leadership is a transformational journey made up of four “spheres of influence.” These are self leadership, one-on-one leadership, team leadership and organizational leadership. The bull’s-eye in the middle — self leadership — is the heart of the four spheres. It comes first because effective leadership starts on the inside. Team leadership is all about team development and building a community.

Leadership in the Great Acceleration

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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. Effective managers are essential to moving quickly.

What Does Effective Leadership Mean?

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As a leader, you have likely spent time thinking about the strengths that would make you, or leaders on your team, more effective. But the “street view” of leadership may reveal some entirely different ideas about what does and does not work. To get a street view, we studied the written comments on our Leadership Circle Profile 360. How do senior leaders describe the difference in the way the most effective and least effective leaders lead?

Practical leadership development principles for a COVID-19 world

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But you also know that if you stop developing your talent and your leaders, your business could suffer long-term negative effects from being passive with your learning and development goals during these challenging times. Why have traditional leadership development programs failed?

Leadership development is creating a dilemma

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These shifts create a need for most organizations to change, which demands more and better leadership development. The result is a record amount of investment in leadership development — more than $200 billion globally. Leadership descriptions come in all sizes, shapes and designs.

Collaborative leadership: An antidote for a turbulent world

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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?

Mastering Organizational Leadership

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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.

Brenda Sugrue Is the 2018 CLO of the Year

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She says working in so many roles has allowed her to identify principles to guide the development and delivery of effective learning regardless of audience, content or context. In her first few months as EY’s CLO, Sugrue presented her vision for learning at the company: to increase the alignment, effectiveness and brand of learning at EY. That is the role of the CLO,” she said. “To Learning Delivery CLO of the Year LIP 2018 Practitioners

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Deploy brain-friendly leadership models in your organization

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How does your organization define what “good” leadership looks like? Too often, there is a lack of alignment around an organization’s leadership model , a specific set of phrases that is designed to guide leadership behavior across a particular organization.

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The CLO Succession Plan

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They have one more thing in common: While they all had varying degrees of success in office, none of them managed to live up to the bar of leadership set by their predecessors. As these and other examples demonstrate, filling the vacuum brought on by the departure of an effective leader can be challenging. By laying the groundwork for a smooth transition of leadership, they are ensuring the investment of time, knowledge and effort put in by former executives won’t be wasted or lost.

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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.

CLO Q&A: Leaders Need to Be Psychiatrists

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and KPMG, Kennedy sat down with Chief Learning Officer at the CLO Breakfast Club event in New York in May to share his perspective on the role of the learning executive, his career path and the keys to effective leadership. For more on Kennedy’s talk along with highlights from the full event series, visit the CLO Breakfast Club library. You said much of leadership development is helping leaders become mini-psychiatrists.

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

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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.

The business of leadership requires love

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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. Leadership is about results.” And we respond most effectively to those we care about and to those who care about us. In the end, the true burden and joy of leadership is the fulfillment of duty.

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.

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. Leadership Skills.

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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. And yet, I find myself wanting to offer solutions to some of the leadership hurdles I anticipate that they will have to overcome. In emergencies, leadership needs to be able to break out all over the place.

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.

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. 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.

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. The reality is leadership training needs to evolve.

CLO Podcast: Visa’s Karie Willyerd on Learning Strategy

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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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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.

Mitigating the effects of implicit bias

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This is the third and final article in a series exploring implicit bias by CLO contributor Michael Bret Hood. Consequential reflection can also lead to the generation of different perspectives, which can be another means to reduce the effects of implicit bias. It begins with leadership.

3 Guidelines to Consider as a CLO

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When is microlearning effective? The goal is to inculcate an organizational culture, set of leadership principles, ethical standards, diversity and inclusion values, or strategic direction. In this case there is both a current issue to be addressed and the realization that ones actions may trigger second and third order effects. When discussing training, the debate rages. How long is short enough and how short is long enough?

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. Our research revealed that the best inclusive leaders are most effective at regularly inviting feedback from people who think, look or behave differently from them. The post Mind over matter: leadership mindsets and actions to drive results appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Leadership Development Growth mindset leadership mindsets

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.” And they must be able to provide compelling evidence of the efficacy of enterprise education, its effect on business results and its effectiveness as a competitive advantage. Today''s educators must wear mutiple hats. CLOs are no different.

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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.

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. Connect Leadership Development to Company Culture. Don’t Discount Different Leadership Development Methods.

Rethink Leadership Development

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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.

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.

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

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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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A Leader’s Guide to Effective Dialogue Under Pressure

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How can a manager become measurably more effective? Evidence is lacking that these approaches to managerial effectiveness have enabled managers to markedly improve their personal influence and results. In our own efforts to help managers improve effectiveness, we’ve focused our study on crucial moments — those moments where a manager’s communication has a profound and disproportionate effect on results.