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Thriving in Diversity: Cultural Quotient and the Creative Workplace

Your Training Edge

Having been a resident in Dubai for many years, I have rarely needed to look far to witness diversity all around me. Dubai is a rich and extraordinary mix of people, cultures and languages; our stores are brand names that hail from all over the world; it is possible to eat from any cuisine from any corner of the globe; worldwide businesses have made a home in Dubai. It is the epitome of a globalized environment.

How to Measure Diversity and Inclusion Training Success

Roundtable Learning

The most successful training programs are rooted in solid instructional design and metrics to track learners’ progress. But when you have a complex subject such as diversity and inclusion – how do you know if your program is making an impact? In this article, we will review diversity and inclusion training basics, how you can measure success, and what it takes to be a long-term advocate for diversity and inclusion. HR Reports Based on Diversity.

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The Future of Leadership Development: Why You Need Quality Leadership Training Programs

InfoPro Learning

The future of work is here, and recent studies are finding that many organizations are already suffering from a lack of effective leadership. According to the Harvard Business Review the need for leadership development is more urgent today than even before. 77% of the organizations recently surveyed reported that they are experiencing a leadership gap (1). Without leadership development programs the issue is expected to only get worse overtime.

Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

CLO Magazine

Servant leadership is all about enriching the lives of others, building better organizations and ultimately creating a world that is more caring and equitable. When you describe your corporate culture, is being of service to one another and the community a core value? 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.

GLD 4: Training and Coaching Methods

Your Training Edge

Now that you’ve determined how to build your global leadership bench, you must make the determination of which coaching and training methods you’ll use-and begin the process of developing the program. But since your leadership development program is to be truly global in scope, your choice of training and coaching methods could be a ‘make or break’ for the program and its participants.

How Coaching Can Help the Majority Culture Understand Difference

CLO Magazine

Yet managers, often representatives of the dominant or “majority culture,” may not always feel comfortable or confident in addressing foreign national employees with regard to cultural disconnects. As Professor Erin Meyer put it : “Stereotyping people from different cultures on just one or two dimensions can lead to erroneous assumptions. And as more foreign nationals enter the U.S. Influencing Behaviors Across the Firm.

How DE&I Professionals Can Enhance Your Diversity Training

Roundtable Learning

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) are far from buzzwords. organizations are striving to cultivate those traits within their culture, and there’s a growing number of DE&I professionals who are ready and willing to help. . What is Diversity Training? .

L&D’s Diversity Dilemma

CLO Magazine

Elliott Masie was invited to give a keynote address in Taiwan at an Association for Talent Development leadership conference. When Masie arrived, he ran into leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith, who lives just three blocks from Masie in New York — only to find out that Goldsmith was the other keynote speaker at the same event. Here we are in Taiwan, in Asia, where they were doing training and learning way before the U.S., Diverse?

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L&D Professionals: From Trainer to Learning Coach

The Performance Improvement Blog

The most important role of L&D professionals is to coach managers in facilitating learning in organizations. The days of instructor-centered employee learning are over. The rapid pace of change, technology (automation, robots, AI, AR, etc.), globalization, workforce diversity, hyper-competition, and demands of a new generation of workers make continuous learning the core activity of organizations today. The 5As are: Alignment.

Global Leadership Development (GLD): Distance

Your Training Edge

Leadership development, like traditional training and development, faces traditional challenges such as distance, culture, diversity, design and delivery methods, along with budgets and workforces. We are going to take a look at the challenges you may face when implementing a global leadership development program, starting with one of the most obvious challenges: distance. So what can you do to truly train leaders ‘at a distance’?

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3 Strategies to Fuel Your Leadership Pipeline (Video)

InfoPro Learning

Taking business to the next level relies strongly on talent. While financial results, market share, brand and legacy products all have a half-shelf-life, talent is the only competency that endures.” -Ram Ram Charan, noted author and advisor to companies around the world). Yet when we look at how well prepared organizations are, only 15 percent of executives are confident in their leadership pipelines. Create future-focused leadership potential criteria.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

(This article was initially posted on the Hospitality eResources blog on February 7, 2017.). All industries are undergoing enormous change, mostly due to new technologies, globalization, and a very diverse workforce. For example, in the hospitality industry smartphones put scheduling and reservations at our fingertips, literally. These services are competition for established companies and are changing the industry and guest expectations.

Enabling Future Leaders in the Age of “The New Diversity”

ej4 eLearning

“Workplace diversity” once meant representation by two genders and a small range of skin tones. Today, diversity means more: Different generations (Boomers, Millennials and Gens X, Y, and Z), the whole spectrum of LGBTQ, and vastly different cultures of origin. The organizational challenge now is bigger than just bringing all this diversity together, keeping the peace, and getting the job done. Sync up the organization and the people.

How to Foster a Culture of Innovative Teams

InfoPro Learning

We continually hear about innovation and strive to keep engaging our teams to put the right skills and processes for innovation into practice. At the same time, we know that fostering just the right culture for the team to be innovative is important – but often overlooked. No, it take more time and more skills to bring together diverse perspectives among team members who may have conflicting points of view, but it’s necessary to develop innovation.

How to Foster a Culture of Innovative Teams

InfoPro Learning

We continually hear about innovation and strive to keep engaging our teams to put the right skills and processes for innovation into practice. At the same time, we know that fostering just the right culture for the team to be innovative is important – but often overlooked. No, it take more time and more skills to bring together diverse perspectives among team members who may have conflicting points of view, but it’s necessary to develop innovation.

Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

CLO Magazine

As workforces continue to grow more diverse, human resources and learning and development teams have embraced language training programs, such as Business English and ESL, for multicultural employees. By strengthening communications skills and building a “same language” framework for the workforce, these initiatives not only foster individual development, they enhance collaboration and productivity and contribute to cultural cohesion.

Reprise: Training Will Not Eliminate Racist Behavior in Starbucks

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a letter that Howard Schultz, Executive Chairman of Starbucks , published in today's New York Times, he describes what his stores and offices will be doing this afternoon to address the problem of racial bias in the company: . This conversation will continue at our company and become part of how we train all of our partners. Again, I commend Starbucks for attacking the problem but I continue to have my doubts about the long term effects of their approach.

Reprise: Training Will Not Eliminate Racist Behavior in Starbucks

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a letter that Howard Schultz, Executive Chairman of Starbucks , published in today's New York Times, he describes what his stores and offices will be doing this afternoon to address the problem of racial bias in the company: . This conversation will continue at our company and become part of how we train all of our partners. Again, I commend Starbucks for attacking the problem but I continue to have my doubts about the long term effects of their approach.

How to Model Great Leadership in Tough Times

Avilar

Building Great Leadership in Tough Times. There’s a big difference, though, between leading companies through a planned change that is initiated by the organization and unplanned changes imposed by outside forces. How can you model great leadership in tough times?

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Sexual Harassment Has No Place In the Knowledge Economy

The Performance Improvement Blog

The explosion in sexual harassment charges against company executives is a symptom of the dramatic change that is going on in the workplace. We are witnessing a sea change in the way employees relate to their leaders and to each other. The command-and-control, hierarchical, do-as-I-say work environment of the 20 th Century industrial economy is giving way to the communication and collaboration workplace of the 21rst Century knowledge economy.

How Values Factor Into Leadership and Learning

CLO Magazine

According to a new study from Hogan Assessments , having the perfect skill set to be a leader is only part of the equation. One can have all the necessary knowledge, but they will have a greater chance of excelling in an environment that aligns with their values. Jenny Plaister, global executive coach and author of “The Cross-Cultural Kaleidoscope,” said the results of the study are unsurprising. Learning Without Borders.

Who leads your DEI function, and how do you support them from an organizational perspective?

CLO Magazine

Having diversity, equity and inclusion that is well-incorporated with an organization’s overall business strategy, as well as having someone at the helm of the function, has been a goal for leaders for some time now, but recent social unrest has escalated these efforts across the United States.

Tackling the Quality Leadership Challenge

CLO Magazine

Companies throughout the world feel the pressing need for more effective global leadership. Studies show organizations do not have the global leaders needed to keep up with the speed of business, nor are they satisfied with the quality of their leaders. In short, they do not have current leadership or the bench strength to meet future business needs. Yet, this is not happening to the extent required to meet demand.

6 Ways to Improve Diversity In Your Workplace

Everwise

Malcolm Forbes, American entrepreneur and publisher of Forbes Magazine, once described diversity as “the art of thinking independently together.”. Valuing diversity increases your company’s viewpoints, skills and experiences. As MIT economist Sara Ellison says, “Having a more diverse set of employees means you have a more diverse set of skills, which could result in an office that functions better.”. Achieving gender and ethnic diversity may feel complex.

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

CLO Magazine

“We don’t just have one identity — our identities are made up of many things, both physically and culturally, and the intersections matter.” — Elise Birkhofer, global lead for Google’s largest employee resource group. Companies across the globe are striving to increase their support of women as a group. The benefits of diversity in the workplace are clear. A “check-the-box” approach to D&I may leave important multicultural issues unaddressed.

Staff Education Challenges for Global Business

Your Training Edge

Having business locations in numerous regions helps increase business reach, influence as well as revenues while bringing diverse perspectives and values into the mix. Here arise the challenges associated with the global workforce management, with staff education and training as the key one. Staff Education Challenges are Leading to Global Training Need. Challenges Involved in Global Business’s Staff Education & Training.

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360-degrees feedback: A more accurate strategy for coaching programs

Matrix

People are the most important resource in an organization and their professional and personal development is one of the most valuable investments that any organization can make in its own future. Read more: Why can’t organizations learn and innovate fast enough?

Accelerate Female Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

Zsuzsanna Tungli will never forget one of her earliest experiences of gender inequality in the workplace. 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. It’s actually the smart thing for businesses,” Tungli explained. “To

How Do I Lead Now?

Cylient

Many of the leadership approaches that we relied upon before the pandemic do not serve us well in the new sea of uncertainty that we find ourselves swimming in. Our traditional approach to leadership is founded on the assumptions that there are right answers, leaders know what those answers are, and it’s their job to tell people what they need to do to fix problems. That’s where coaching-based leadership comes in.

Leadership Traits That Transcend Gender

CLO Magazine

A tough work ethic, being task-oriented, a willingness to put in long hours, dedication to one’s career, and having the right connections are a few characteristics that immediately come to mind. 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. Think of the post-World War II U.S. It was the era of “the man in the gray flannel suit.”

Investment in leadership development continues to be critically important

CLO Magazine

If you saw the title of this article and thought to yourself, “This is nothing new,” you’re half right. 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.

Mind over matter: leadership mindsets and actions to drive results

CLO Magazine

A leader’s mindset might be one of the greatest predictors of success and also one of the most elusive elements to pin down. Leadership happens in the nuanced shifts that occur first in the leader’s mind. Is there a way to identify the skills that indicate a leader has adopted the mindset required to be successful? The Big Four. But which mindsets should we focus on, and what are the actions that will drive the results we want?

Re-entry in a recession

CLO Magazine

Six months into COVID-19, organizations are moving away from work-from-home concerns to focus on employee re-entry, with an eye toward talent engagement and retention — all amidst newly heightened awareness around diversity, equity and inclusion. Dealing with the downturn.

Creating a Mentoring Culture: A Conversation with Author Lois Zachary

Chronus

Lois Zachary is an internationally recognized expert in the field of mentoring. Having authored several books, including Creating a Mentoring Culture: An Organization’s Guide , Zachary has spent her career honing best practices for mentors and mentees and providing organizations tried and true strategies for deploying impactful mentoring programs. Q: What is the value of mentoring to an organization? Lois : The simple answer is immeasurable! The list goes on and on.

Why Creating a Diverse & Inclusive Workforce Builds More Than Good Rapport

Chronus

The phrase diversity and inclusion has been thrown around a lot in recent years. Will you be harnessed for the advantages your left handed-ness comes with? Or kept on the bench because they’re unsure how to train you or handle your skillset? Diversity is having different handed players on one team. Inclusion is making sure all players are utilized on the field. This diversity makes the team more creative, competitive and innovative.