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Meet the CLO Advisory Board: Judy Whitcomb

CLO Magazine

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: Christyl Murray

CLO Magazine

She is also an adjunct professor teaching courses in leadership and human capital management. 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? 5) Execute and scale effectively.

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5 things to stop expecting from a mentor

CLO Magazine

Finding — and successfully connecting with — a mentor is a frustrating experience for people who are searching for someone to provide guidance, proffer wisdom, open doors and course-correct them when they veer off track. Mentor” is not its own relationship category.

Maneuver Mentoring Obstacles

CLO Magazine

In organizations across the country, mentoring programs are acknowledged to benefit both talented employees and their managers, adding millions of dollars to the bottom line. In fact, research consistently shows that mentoring provides pivotal developmental relationships that function as the backbone for organizational improvement. Here are three major obstacles that can negatively impact effective mentoring relationships. Mentors are especially important for women.

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.

Fewer Mentors, Bigger Problems

CLO Magazine

A 2018 survey from the LeanIn Foundation and SurveyMonkey found that nearly half of male managers felt uncomfortable participating in a common work activity with a woman, such as mentoring, working alone or socializing together. Specifically, the number of male managers who felt uncomfortable mentoring women went from 5 percent to 16 percent in late 2017 after the #MeToo movement went viral. That means about 1 in 6 male managers would hesitate to mentor a woman.

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.

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. 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.

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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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.

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CLO Investments Focus on Relevance and Technology

CLO Magazine

Some other findings related to budget priorities: Content development: The focus for content development remains leadership training, which continues to be a priority for large companies. Combined with mentors and job rotations, leadership development increases retention among mid- and senior-level executives, and helps enterprises ensure the talent and experience they require will be available when needed.

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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.

Ask the Career Doctor: How can we remain visible while working remote?

CLO Magazine

The old adage that “my work will speak for me” is not going to be effective here. Once they have identified those priorities and how they can help impact them, they need to communicate with you and your leadership team regarding how they plan to achieve these goals.

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

CLO Magazine

5 Capabilities of an Enlightened CLO. CLOs typically focus on learning and employee development, bringing effective and efficient training to the workforce and delivering it in an accessible and timely manner. There’s a massive shift underway in the world of learning and development.

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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Executive Education Excellence

CLO Magazine

CLO: One of the things participants say they value about IESE’s open-enrollment programs is they encourage new ways of thinking and equip them with new skills and perspectives that are directly relevant to their work. CLO: Can you talk a bit about your new New York-based executive education program, Driving Leadership Potential, targeted toward high-performing millennials? CLO: What are some of the biggest changes taking place in executive education right now?

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.

Great Leaders Move Fast

CLO Magazine

That is true in many areas of life, and it happens to be true about an important dimension of leadership — speed. But that speed is not effective unless it is accompanied by a second dimension — quality. Leaders who were effective at doing things fast (above the 75 th percentile) but not highly effective at doing things right (below the 75 th percentile), had a 2 percent probability of being an extraordinary leader, defined as being in the top 10 percent of leaders.

How leaders can reframe failure in a post-pandemic world

CLO Magazine

Sherif Kamel, dean of the School of Business at The American University in Cairo, explains in his contribution to the report : “The world needs a different leadership style that is more visionary, effective, pragmatic, engaging, empowering, compassionate and transparent.”.

Reflections on 2021 L&D trends survey

CLO Magazine

senior vice president of products and content, Jay Campbell, says, “Leadership, learning and talent development professionals pivoted quickly in 2020, shifting their focus to digital and virtual in order to keep the development train rolling.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

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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. In that kind of culture, trainers (under the direction of a CLO) drive learning.

2 communication pitfalls (and how to avoid them)

CLO Magazine

Sadly, we have bought into the lie that we cannot be both honest and effective. . Emotions can easily hinder effective conversations. Leaders who can routinely get this type of dialogue are highly effective. Feedback mentors provide much needed divergent thought. .

What Does Being Strategic Look Like?

CLO Magazine

All of my adult life, I’ve been a student of leadership, fascinated by what it takes to be a true leader. As a certified executive coach, I have formalized into a leadership platform what I endeavored to do for many years as a business executive: Coach people to help them go places — higher levels of performance or career direction — they wouldn’t go without my leadership or influence. Being strategic is a critical attribute in an effective leader.

What is your POV?

CLO Magazine

I share this reflection as I think back on the many lessons I have learned from mentors in the course of my career. To do this, I subscribed to multiple email lists and sources of regular information on topics such as learning, leadership and talent management to name a few.

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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.

Diamonds in the Rough

CLO Magazine

So it’s not surprising that a 2014 Deloitte University Press survey of global organizations revealed that 86 percent of participating companies said having more effective leaders at all levels was their No. 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. ERGs: Leadership Development Vehicles.

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Cohort-based programs can develop leaders at all levels

CLO Magazine

Or, to help high-potential or emerging leaders onboard into new roles, manage change, develop teams, work effectively with others on an enterprisewide basis or execute on challenging new business objectives. 6: Introduce Participants to the Latest Thinking, Models and Frameworks of Leadership.

Helping Leaders Create Leaders

CLO Magazine

As consultants, we often hear from executives who say, “We need to create a leadership development program.” They must recognize that their own leadership effectiveness depends on their willingness to personally and passionately own the leadership development of others. Traditional management and leadership programs are necessary but not sufficient. The Leadership Triangle: Goals, Others and Self. We call this model the leadership triangle.

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Reboard to new cultural norms

CLO Magazine

An employee opened the door maintaining the social distancing protocol, and then I was asked certain questions concerning exposure to COVID-19 and required to sign a form to that effect with a sanitized pen for me to use. Crisis Leadership Coronavirus covid-19 reboarding social distancing

Maximizing Investment in Coaching

CLO Magazine

Leaders are less likely to avoid coaching for fear of surreptitiously being performance managed; instead, they seek coaching to accelerate their leadership growth. The purpose of coaching in the workplace is ultimately to shift leadership behaviors that link to business performance; yet, some coaches do not have that among their primary skills. Retired executives who become leadership coaches as a second career often have minimal training in behavior change or shifting mindsets.

The 6 Skills Every Active Leader Needs

CLO Magazine

Capabilities can be cultivated through coaching, counseling and mentoring. Besides having energy and the enthusiasm to execute dynamic strategic goals, leaders need to encourage open communication, collaboration and teamwork to be effective. Leadership is based on relationships, emotional connections, authenticity, growth, commitment, trustworthiness and the desire to improve. Paul Fein is managing leader and director for The IDD Leadership Group LLC.

Who Leads the Leaders?

CLO Magazine

Even for those who have years of experience, mentoring and guidance under their belts, making the leap to an executive leadership position is a challenge that is hard to fully prepare for. Yet, few companies invest in the kind of learning and development programs that can ease the transition, and this lack of training translates to a distinct lack of leadership. Because of this daunting reality, attitudes toward executive leadership training are starting to shift.

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Empower Talent to Become Leaders Who Drive Change

CLO Magazine

It’s important to keep in mind that one does not have to be in a leadership role to be a leader. Leadership sets the tone for driving change. When leadership leads the change process with integrity, transparency and ongoing communication, it entices and sets the example for all to follow. Effectively driving change requires the following competencies: Trust and credibility — building a strong foundation of trust, respect and a track record of delivering.

Build a deliberately developmental organization through peer learning groups

CLO Magazine

She feared that admitting her inability to effectively handle the situation would indicate that she didn’t belong in her managerial job. They are coaches and mentors in the complex, ongoing process of organizational adaptation of which everyone in the DDO is a part.”.

Ladies, Move from Tactical Manager to Strategic Leader

CLO Magazine

It seems that coworkers cut these women some slack, or perhaps were reluctant to tell them these shortcomings undermined their effectiveness. Second, and perhaps more important, the analysis identified gender differences in leadership behavior that may better explain why so few women make it to the top. The pernicious gender bias that certainly does exist probably has a stronger compound effect here, where women miss out on critical developmental experiences.

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.