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GLD 6: Obtaining Buy-In in a Global Environment

Your Training Edge

All of your best plans for the creation of a global leadership development program may be meaningless if you do not obtain the buy in of key individuals or groups. Any organizational development program needs this buy in and approval, but a truly global program is probably going to require more work on your part; after all, your key individuals and groups are probably just as diverse as your program itself.

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I Believe in the Value of Connectedness

Tom Spiglanin

Each has its own culture that derives from its mission, vision, values, and the people who work there. Every employee has his or her own roles, responsibilities and work style, but he or she seldom works in isolation, even if working individually. While strong, hierarchical connections also vary greatly across the organization depending on the nature of the work and individual management styles. Leadership is both personal and situational.

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Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

CLO Magazine

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. Conflicting working styles across diverse teams.

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Virtual Onboarding: How To Do It Right

Paradiso

Owing to COVID-19, there’s no doubt that for many enterprises, virtual working has become a way of usual business–a fact that raises an important question: “How are businesses hiring new employees in this remote style of working? Build their network over time.

Cross-Generational Mentorship: Why Age Should Be No Object

Everwise

You just started work at a fast-paced, growing company. You have some solid experience under your belt, you feel good about your career prospects, and you’re excited to network with people inside and outside the company. You run into a rising star in your field at several networking events. With Americans staying in the workforce longer, chances are you work with as many as five generations. Work to avoid reinforcing generation-based stereotypes.

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Highlights From Day Two of the Spring 2011 Chief Learning Officer Magazine Symposium

CLO Magazine

Bill Whitmore, CEO of AlliedBarton Security Services began the morning with a keynote on how to drive business performance through leadership branding. Whitmore mentioned that AlliedBarton security officers are always expected to lead by example, promote and embody the culture, values, and benefits of the company with passion, and assume ownership. He mentioned that strong leadership increases employee attitude by 10 percent and customer service by 4 percent on average.

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How to Retrain for a Second Career

CLO Magazine

When factored into learning design, understanding employees’ personalities and what motivates them at work can make it easier to retrain an individual. Researcher Wayne Cascio of the University of Colorado Denver, for example, won a 2010 Losey Award for his work indicating that unforeseen fallout from downsizing frequently produces negative financial returns. Those working in a capacity exhibiting their natural talents often describe loving what they do.

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