Building a High-Performance Workplace with Leadership Training

Infopro Learning

You might be surprised to hear that investing in leadership development can greatly impact the culture of your organization. Of all the different types of corporate training programs, leadership development plays one of the largest roles in creating a high performance workplace.

Culture Change and Leadership

The Performance Improvement Blog

The culture of a company is shaped by the values and behaviors of its leaders. Times columnist Adam Bryant had with Vocalocity CEO Wain Kellum, we see how one leader’s values influence the culture of an organization. In answer to an interview question, Kellum said: There are some core tenets about culture that you have to have to be successful, but then the nuances of it vary dramatically. In an interview that N.Y.

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5 Leadership Tips for Building a Culture of Accountability

Infopro Learning

How do you spot a culture of accountability? That’s the challenge we talked about recently with our post on How to Identify a Culture of Accountability. Once you can spot an invigorating culture of accountability, the next step is building a culture of accountability yourself. 5 Leadership Tips for Building a Culture of Accountability. Sharing the “real story” promotes trust, fosters problem solving and leads to higher levels of performance.

GLD 2: Defining Leadership Across Cultures

Your Training Edge

We’ve discussed distance in relation to a global leadership development program, but let’s take the discussion a little deeper. When training for leadership across cultures, it’s necessary to be mindful of the fact that the concept and definitions of leadership may be different across cultures. And before we proceed, let’s define a “culture”. Of course, world cultures may be completely different, even if everyone works for the same organization.

12 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Authoring Tool

the latest Performance Management Maturity Model. Skillsoft (2018), ‘Storytelling in Video–based Leadership Training and Development’ 4. LinkedIn Learning (2017), ‘How to Overcome Top Challenges to Advance your Learning Culture’ 3 Quick, Accurate Auto-Captioning.

How to Create a Culture of High-Performing Teams—CoreAcademy

Coreaxis

Having a culture of high-performing teams is something that every company dreams of. The question is, are you willing to do what it takes to create and nourish such a culture? Qualities of High-Performing Teams’ Culture. Do you want your team to perform better?

Exploring a Global Leadership Approach – Mindset, Behavior and Process

Infopro Learning

Most people understand that there is a growing need for leadership development across just about every industry. The future of leadership development will need to focus on developing global leaders. A Global Approach to Leadership Development. Blog Leadership Development

Courageous Leadership: The New Mantra for Organizational Development

Infopro Learning

This year we have observed a growing need for courageous leadership. We also believe that leadership development programs that focus on building courageous leaderships skills will be critical to future success. Stage 2: Developing the Right Leadership Traits.

Soft leadership vs. hard leadership

CLO Magazine

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.

Leadership Analytics

Your Training Edge

Maintaining the leadership pool is a challenging task for an organization and its top leaders. There are a number of activities, as well as developmental exercises, that can be undertaken to grow leadership at every level within the organization. But how can organizational leaders measure leadership? And, more importantly, what analytics can be used to ensure that leadership talent is used efficiently and appropriately?

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

PA G E 1 0 3 Define the performance goals and. Define the performance goals and barriers. performance goals and any barriers that need to be. thought leadership, best practices, training, and other services to enhance. anyone who takes on a leadership or.

Learning Organization is Culture, Processes, and Leadership

The Performance Improvement Blog

They might do a lot of training and education but that doesn’t necessarily mean employees are learning and, most importantly, it doesn’t mean that their individuals and teams are learning what they need to know in order to become and stay high performance organizations. Companies are rightly proud of themselves for the quality and quantity of online performance support that they are providing. I interpret “environment” to mean organizational culture.

Cultural Alignment

The Performance Improvement Blog

All organizations have a culture. Whether that culture is aligned with the values and goals espoused by the organization is the question that all leaders must face. For example, Costco appears to be a company whose culture is aligned with its values. These kinds of actions contribute to creating a negative culture in which employees and customers have little trust and respect for the organization. This results in poor employee performance and low customer loyalty.

Focus on Leadership Development to achieve Organizational Goals

Infopro Learning

Focusing on developing high-potential leaders by giving them opportunities to learn, improves employee performance and benefits your organization in numerous ways. 1) What is even more interesting is that one of the top reasons they want more training is to improve their performance and to take on more challenging roles. Leadership training helps employees attain the professional goals they aspire for, while helping the organization increase productivity.

Collaborative Leadership Can Bring Culture Change

Dan Keckan

Fran Willis-White, SweetRush's Change Management Expert, invites you to discover collaborative leadership! eLearning Solutions Employee Engagement Employee Performance Free eLearning eBooks Learning CultureDoes increased employee engagement, productivity, innovation, agility, and customer loyalty/satisfaction sound appealing to you? Team and enterprise dysfunction got you feeling stuck?

Is Your Culture Hard-Wired for Performance or a Catalyst for Dysfunction?

Living in Learning

I would characterize our organization as one operating in a culture of __.” Change Leadership Learning Performance Ecosystem Moment of Need Point of Work Assessment Rants & Ramblings #transformationalchange #learningperformanceecosystem #pointofwork<Rant Warning> Here’s an icebreaker for the next C-suite pow-wow in your organization.

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.

3 Reasons to Invest in Leadership Development

Infopro Learning

Leadership: Nurture vs Nature. Leadership like other skills is affected by natural ability, but that natural ability must be nurtured and developed. Most people with some natural inclination towards leadership can be groomed and nurtured with the right training and coaching programs into effective organizational leaders. This is where leadership programs come in. Leadership development programs contribute to the lasting success of your organization.

Learning to Change Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

The culture-change bandwagon appears to be off and running at a fast pace. Zappos , the billion dollar online retail shoe company has implemented “ Holacracy ”, an anti-bureaucracy culture that eliminates managers and shifts responsibility for leadership and results to every employee. This change has come about because CEO Pierre Nanterme believes that employees need timely, day-to-day feedback in order to improve performance.

Four False Assumptions About Leadership Development

The Performance Improvement Blog

Deloitte has identified “leadership development” as a major challenge for HR leaders in 2015. From this study, they conclude: Organizations around the world are struggling to strengthen their leadership pipelines, yet over the past year businesses fell further behind, particularly in their ability to develop Millennial leaders. We put them through intense one-shot programs and expect them to become high performers.

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? In fact, many studies have indicated that organizations that are servant-led actually perform better and yield higher returns. Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership” by James W.

Imagine a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

They aren’t afraid to admit that they don’t know something and they willingly seek out the help they need to improve themselves and become high performers. Continuous learning is expected from senior leadership and everyone else in the organization. Imagine a company in which managers meet every few weeks with their direct reports to discuss performance goals and learning goals. Imagine a company in which team leaders ask for feedback on their leadership.

Defining Organizational Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

When we talk about an organization’s culture, what do we mean? The term “culture”, like “engagement” and “learning”, is in danger of losing its meaning as people use it arbitrarily to describe. If we say we want to change an organization’s culture, we need to be very clear about what it is we are seeking to change and how we will know when that happens. These definitions have been modified by thought-leaders to explain the culture of organizations.

A Productive Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a blog post titled, "Building a Productive Learning Culture", Thomas Handcock and Jean Martin say that businesses, because of need and demand, are increasing employee participation in training but failing to increase productivity. The authors believe that a culture change is required. They say that businesses should shift from a culture based on participation in learning activities to a culture based on results from learning activities.

Organization Culture Change

The Performance Improvement Blog

In the online course that I teach for ASTD on Developing an Organizational Learning Culture , one of the questions I hear most often is, “How can I change the culture in my company when there is little support from management and our unions resist any change that might affect the work rules?” It took decades to create the culture that currently exists in many of these organizations and any significant change is going to take time, effort and perseverance. .

Meaningful, Engaging, Workplace Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

The culture-change bandwagon keeps rolling. If leaders are not intentional about both performance and values, their work environments will fall into these norms. They should evaluate the changes and have regular discussions about the implications of their observations for what should be continued and what should be modified to ensure that they are creating the positive culture that they seek. More and more companies are making fundamental alterations to the way they work.

16 Signs of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

How do you know your organization has a learning culture ? While a learning culture is an environment that’s always being developed, certain signs indicate that you are making progress. In a learning culture…. Learning is applied throughout the organization to continuously improve performance and achieve strategic goals. What will you see people doing? How will people be learning?

Creating a Culture for Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

The culture that underpins a managing minds approach must support and encourage an ongoing and collective discovery, sharing, and appli­cation of knowledge and skills at the individual, team, and organization levels. A culture that supports managing minds is a culture of inquiry; an environment in which people feel safe challenging the status quo, taking risks, and enhancing the quality of what they do for customers, themselves, shareholders, and other stakeholders.

Why Your Organization Needs a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

A learning culture is a community of workers continuously and collectively seeking performance improvement through new knowledge, new skills, and new applications of knowledge and skills to achieve the goals of the organization. A learning culture is a culture of inquiry; an environment in which employees feel safe challenging the status quo and taking risks to enhance the quality of what they do for customers, themselves, and other stakeholders.

Leaders are what they do; not what they say

ID Mentors

Just peruse a few Leadership Training programs and chances are that you will notice the following topics: Leadership Definition, Leadership Styles, Goal Setting, Performance Planning, and skills such as, Delegation, Negotiation, Time Management, Budgeting, Coaching and Communication. What about culture? How does that impact leadership? Shouldn’t one focus upon challenges of leadership in a specific culture/context, and how to address these?

Want a more inclusive culture? Consider the power of peer leadership

CLO Magazine

Peer leaders are an underutilized asset in helping organizations achieve performance objectives as well as learning and development goals. Recently, I’ve seen firsthand how valuable peer leadership is to underrepresented employee groups, many of whom may feel isolated and uncertain right now.

Cultural Barriers to Organizational Learning

The Performance Improvement Blog

All organizations have a culture. Some cultures support learning more than others. Some cultures stifle learning by marginalizing the training and development function, by discouraging risk-taking, by not rewarding learning, by not allowing opportunities for informal and social learning, and by undermining performance improvement efforts. In a learning culture, the pursuit of learning is woven into the fabric of organizational life.

Do You Have a Learning Culture? (Part One)

The Performance Improvement Blog

The answer to this question is important because of the impact culture has on an organization. I like this quote attributed to Peter Drucker , “culture eats strategy for breakfast”. Culture used to be considered a byproduct of organizational life. Today, many companies are being quite intentional about culture. So, how do you know what kind of culture you have and, if you want to create a learning culture, how do you know when you have one?

Key Elements of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

A “learning culture” is a community of workers continuously and collectively seeking performance improvement through new knowledge, new skills, and new applications of knowledge and skills to achieve the goals of the organization. A learning culture is a culture of inquiry; an environment in which employees feel safe asking tough questions about the purpose and quality of what they are doing for customers, themselves, and other stakeholders.

Know Thy Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

Every organization has a culture. But not every organization has the kind of culture that will help that organization achieve success. Assessing the culture of an organization by asking tough questions and being willing to hear the answers is the basis for significant organizational improvement. And being able to explain the culture in-use in comparison to the espoused culture is critical to gaining the trust and engagement of employees, recruits, and business partners. .

PwC Canada Strives for a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

If you’re looking for examples of companies that are striving to create and sustain a learning culture, PwC ( PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP) of Canada should be on your list. I recently had the pleasure of speaking about the importance of a learning culture to the Edmonton meeting of The Conference Board of Canada’s Council for Learning and Leadership Development. All good practices of a learning culture.

Performance Management at Deloitte

The Performance Improvement Blog

Kudos to Deloitte for making a concerted effort to develop a fair, efficient, and useful performance management system for its 65,000 employees. In a blog post for Harvard Business Review titled Reinventing Performance Management , Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall describe Deloitte’s evolving system. They write: This is where we are today: We’ve defined three objectives at the root of performance management—to recognize, see, and fuel performance.