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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. Hard versus soft leadership.

From higher ed to PepsiCo CLO

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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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Practical leadership development principles for a COVID-19 world

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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.

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.

Status Quo? Not This CLO

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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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Jim Woolsey is the 2019 CLO of the Year

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In fact, before leaving his office the day before hopping on a plane to attend Chief Learning Officer ’s 2019 Fall Symposium in Chicago, where he would receive this year’s 2019 CLO of the Year award, he sent a note to his team about setting up the next step in evolution they will head at DAU. But his path was not entirely unusual for a CLO. Woolsey also helped launch the Services Acquisition Workshop Program that same year, a success for DAU’s overall business performance.

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Jim Woolsey is the 2019 CLO of the Year

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In fact, before leaving his office the day before hopping on a plane to attend Chief Learning Officer ’s 2019 Fall Symposium in Chicago, where he would receive this year’s 2019 CLO of the Year award, he sent a note to his team about setting up the next step in evolution they will head at DAU. But his path was not entirely unusual for a CLO. Woolsey also helped launch the Services Acquisition Workshop Program that same year, a success for DAU’s overall business performance.

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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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Brenda Sugrue Is the 2018 CLO of the Year

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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. One of the first things she did was to simplify and standardize one indicator of the learning function’s performance: the feedback survey that participants complete after learning, often referred to as level 1 evaluation. We can correlate patterns of consumption with performance and provide better guidance to learners.”.

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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. The key to successful one-on-one leadership is the ability to develop a trusting relationship with another person.

Leadership development should begin with “why” — and that’s usually not behavior change

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For leadership development, this should be impact and not behavior. Let’s review how leadership development accountability has evolved. The focus was on how participants reacted to leadership development. When implementing a leadership program, you have a choice.

Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

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Servant leadership is all about enriching the lives of others, building better organizations and ultimately creating a world that is more caring and equitable. In fact, many studies have indicated that organizations that are servant-led actually perform better and yield higher returns. It is specifically good for business to practice servant leadership within your organization. Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership” by James W.

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.

Managing Career Paths: The Role of CLO

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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? So what can a CLO do to influence the way in which career paths are defined, managed and applied by the business? To do this entails a performance consulting model used in collaboration with other HR executives — both functional specialists and generalists.

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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. 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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Kung Fu Leadership

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But one performer stands above the rest, like a tall crane gracefully navigating through a flock of pecking pigeons. Bruce Lee was more than just a dynamic actor and performer who made such legends of the genre as “Enter the Dragon” and “Fist of Fury.” For practitioners of the learning arts, there’s a useful leadership philosophy tucked in among Lee’s high-flying feats that resonates in the age of networked organizations and machine-driven artificial intelligence.

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.

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.

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. They link team performance to organizational outcomes, and they provide clarity around goals. 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

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.

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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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.” Blanda’s gridiron performance makes a great metaphor for the kind of multitasking Sobel said is demanded of modern educators. They need to have the leadership and acumen to run with the ball and execute efficiently.

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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.

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

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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. Show Notes: CLO Role of the Future Executive Summary.

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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.

Psychological safety: an overlooked secret to organizational performance

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The post Psychological safety: an overlooked secret to organizational performance appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Have you ever worked on a team with low psychological safety? How about with high psychological safety?

5 steps to better-informed leadership development decisions

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A strong leadership pipeline is critical to the success of any organization. One common strategy is to compare the performance of your leaders to industry-wide norms and then invest in development strategies to close any gaps. Here are 5 steps to get you started and help you use predictive analytics to make better-informed decisions about leadership. Pull together any available data on your culture, employee engagement, leadership behaviors and practices.

Diversity and leadership development go hand in hand

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I was recently reviewing a number of articles in the business press about needed changes in leadership development. There were many excellent takeaways, including the need for more individualized leadership programs and the importance of not limiting growth and development to formalized programs, as well as valuable insights from heads of learning and development in major organizations. Yet, there remains a failure to actively marry diversity and leadership development.

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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There’s an Alternative to Leadership Development

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Worse, most leadership development programs turn out to be ineffective and expensive. These programs provide little focus on the social, interpersonal and strategic aspects of leadership, and what’s learned is often difficult to apply. Details from “Action Learning and Leadership Development,” a research study on how action learning develops leaders were published in April. It’s often easy for team members to practice their leadership skills thanks to real-time feedback.

We Must Address the Leadership Strategy Mortality Rate

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Right now, somewhere in a sunny boardroom, a leadership strategy is being born. If something isn’t done immediately, the business will soon face crippling leadership shortages. Growth, technology, globalization, culture change and leaders retiring all have conspired to create imminent leadership shortages beyond the limits of current or near-term capability. Truth is, most leadership acceleration plans will fail. Isolate your top leadership priorities.

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Permanente ?Elite Learning ?Performance

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The pillars of HPI’s programs — maintaining strategic alignment with business objectives, offering a wide variety of robust learning content, focusing on the importance of performance analysis, and developing strong assessment and evaluation tools — have been their formula for success. Human performance within the business has been a key indicator of program effectiveness. This has involved delving into performance issues to identify learning solutions.

A Quick Survey Can Produce Long-lasting Leadership Results

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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.

8 Steps for Managers to Confront Performance Issues

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Uncomfortable conversations about attitude, performance and relationships are tough. For any organization to perform optimally, there needs to be timely and helpful conversations with people who are not performing at the right levels,” said leadership coach and psychologist John Townsend. No wonder you’re not performing — I haven’t been clear.”

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

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5 Capabilities of an Enlightened CLO. To improve performance, there are five additional capabilities every company must adopt to enable true employee readiness. Empowering teams with agile collaboration tools helps them perform at the highest levels by leveraging the collective knowledge at a velocity not possible before. They’ll transform company culture and performance by helping employees reach new levels of productivity, engagement and effectiveness.

Chief Learning Officer announces its 2020 LearningElite finalists

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CLO hosts this benchmarking program every year to honor organizations for standout learning and development. LearningElite judges reviewed applications and rated organizations based on five dimensions: learning strategy, leadership commitment, learning execution, learning impact and business performance results. The post Chief Learning Officer announces its 2020 LearningElite finalists appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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