Leadership Development

How to Kick Your Own Rear

Butt kicks are important ego-reducing events. The more you focus on others — and not on yourself — the better you’ll do.

The more you kick your own butt, the less others will have to.

Do We Practice What We Preach?

What we’re told we want and what we do to get it are two different things.

To enable a more risk-minded learner, we need to model the same behavior.

Voya: We Can Always Do Better

Voya Financial made continuous improvement the lynchpin of its leadership development program strategy and changed its entire culture.

Culture can’t just be a sign on the wall.

How to Filter the Critic

By cultivating the right attitude, gathering the right knowledge and developing the right skills, leaders can develop a critical skill that will aid their growth as well as their organization’s — dealing with criticism.

Be constructive and empathetic to ensure your criticism is heard as well as received.

Choose Your Words Carefully

If senior executives aren’t asking learning leaders for business metrics, it’s probably not because they’re disinterested. They may have lost faith in the CLO’s ability to provide them.

By rephrasing and swapping terminology, learning leaders can better convey their successes and connect with their business counterparts in a more meaningful way.

Relationships, IBM’s Secret to Building Strong Female Leaders

Men aren’t from Mars, and women aren’t from Venus, but they are different. IBM’s BRI program capitalizes on those differences and sets women up to successfully transition into senior leadership roles with the company.

Learning to work with others offers insight into how to lead.

Six Ways to Turn Subject Matter Experts into Leaders

Want to help your SMEs transition into leadership roles? Pass along this primer to get them into the right development mindset.

Self-awareness and awareness of others are good places to start.

The Education of a CLO

The CLO role is one part educator, one part coach, and the final part is as the standard-bearer for organizational performance.

The journey to become a learning leader doesn’t follow one set path.

Everyone is a Change Leader

Change leadership is as simple as understanding how our brains process critical change and leadership images, then guiding these into high impact learning approaches.

Change leadership begins with self-understanding.

3 C-Skills for the C-Suite

Not only do leaders have to keep their skills sharp to be effective, they need to strengthen and develop skills they may not have in the past.

Complexity is not one of them.