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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.

Get on board with reverse mentoring

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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.

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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. Mentor, coach and develop.

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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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 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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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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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.

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. Mentoring From Afar.

CLO Investments Focus on Relevance and Technology

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Conversely, performance consulting seems to be declining in importance. 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

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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.

Debunking the Meritocracy Myth

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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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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.

There and Back Again: A Journey of Learning

CLO Magazine

Leadership at the $13.5 As such, expectations are high when it comes to the corporate capabilities and leadership strengths needed to deliver against the 2020 vision that includes growing its workforce. The importance of performance management in business growth and success also bubbled up in the Destination Ecolab discovery process. Tsai said the company’s performance culture has helped drive its near-century success in business.

Executive Education Excellence

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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?

CLO Joe Ilvento is unlocking potential at Commvault

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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.

2 communication pitfalls (and how to avoid them)

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Believing the lie” can occur during a feedback session of a negative performance report. After examining previous performance reports, I found very few indications of negative performance. Feedback mentors : The lines can blur between coaches, mentors, advisers and bosses.

To Be Happier at Work, Work Smarter, Not Harder

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But what about those who clock stellar performance and still clock out at five? Why do some employees perform better than others? His data suggests that seven key practices influence 66 percent of the differences in employee performance. Hansen’s book, “ Great At Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More,” offers an overview of the study, as well as practical tips on how to achieve success at work without having to do it all.

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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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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.

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

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Focusing on diversity only in recruitment, for example, could backfire unless it’s reinforced at other touchpoints , from hiring and onboarding to performance reviews and L&D. Provide specialized coaching/mentoring. Women from multicultural backgrounds can benefit from having a coach or mentor with whom they can surface unconscious biases , discuss options and hone their communications skills. appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Great Leaders Move Fast

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That is true in many areas of life, and it happens to be true about an important dimension of leadership — speed. Applying this principle to leadership behavior is not difficult. Then recruit mentors. To improve leadership speed, individuals must be encouraged to take the driver’s seat instead of sitting in the back. Jack Zenger is the CEO of Zenger Folkman, a strengths-based leadership development firm. There is a saying, “It takes two to tango.”

What is your POV?

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I share this reflection as I think back on the many lessons I have learned from mentors in the course of my career. We were sketching out a multi-year talent management plan and as we made our way from topic to topic, be it leadership development, succession planning or performance management, Steve kept asking me a simple yet powerful question: “What is your point of view on that topic?” appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. mentors point of view

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Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

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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. As they advance in their careers and seek roles requiring leadership and higher-level communications skills, their development needs will likely not be met by ESL or Business English programs.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

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In that kind of culture, trainers (under the direction of a CLO) drive learning. In a learning culture, learning happens all the time, at events but also on-the-job, facilitated by coaches and mentors, from action-learning, via smartphones and tablets, in social groupings, and from experiments. The CLO, or HR, or a training department controls the resources for learning. (This article was initially posted on the Hospitality eResources blog on February 7, 2017.).

#MeToo in Mentorship

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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

The most important time to support a woman’s career development is in her 20s

CLO Magazine

Leadership development at the start of a woman’s career is proving to be a major contributor to greater numbers of women reaching the C-suite. A recent KPMG study of more than 3,000 women found that early development of leadership skills boosted women’s confidence and competence. So, how can organizations direct much-needed attention to leadership development of early-career women? At my organization, I see firsthand the value of starting leadership development early.

Cohort-based programs can develop leaders at all levels

CLO Magazine

Moreover, the cohort (community-based) nature of such leadership development programs helps nurture the traits of collaboration, teamwork, empathy, communication, social dexterity and emotional intelligence that are so essential to effective leadership of others in modern-day work settings and organizational environments. Each of us has facilitated numerous cohort-based leadership development programs in corporate and academic contexts.

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. Are performance evaluation systems evaluated for gender neutrality?”. It begins with 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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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. That was the experience Alex Katzman had when he attended University of California, Berkeley’s three-day on-site High-Impact Leadership Program. The post Immersive learning is changing the way leaders develop appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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. Leadership benchmarks. Coaching should not be a cozy chat that reinforces a current leadership approach.

The Weather Man

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John Ogren, chief learning officer of the National Weather Service, believes leadership development should be offered early in everyone’s career. It set a new priority for learning so that in 2015, when NWS went through a reorganization, the senior leadership all agreed the organization needed a CLO to “address all of the development needs of the workforce,” said Mary Erickson, deputy director of NWS. Leadership is a behavior, not a solution,” he said.

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The 6 Skills Every Active Leader Needs

CLO Magazine

Capabilities can be cultivated through coaching, counseling and mentoring. By being fully transparent and communicating openly, conversations can drive continuous performance improvements and build competitive advantages. 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.

Reboard to new cultural norms

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Put in place a buddy system whereby a group of two mentor each other into new norms, encouraging each other. Drive high performance and reward the winners. The post Reboard to new cultural norms appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media. Crisis Leadership Coronavirus covid-19 reboarding social distancingDo I take my shoes off at the front door? Do I wear a mask? Do I greet visitors with a fist bump? What are good behavior norms now?