5 Questions with Dan Lyons

Posted by CLO Staff on Jul 25, 2017 2:58:34 PM

We sat down with Dan Lyons to get a better understanding of his upcoming keynote speech at Symposium+PLUS, his new book “Disrupted” and what startups do differently that learning and talent professionals should adopt in their strategy.

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Announcement on New Limitations on Vendor Attendance at Events

Posted by CLO Staff on Jul 24, 2017 2:54:37 PM

Strategic move designed to create forums that are more conducive to open dialogue and networking for workforce development practitioners

Chicago, IL, June 05, 2017 -- In response to feedback from many senior leaders in workforce development, Chief Learning Officer magazine is eliminating the opportunity for non-sponsoring vendors to register for its industry-leading, education-focused live conferences and events. 

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Should There Be a Universal Skills Measurement System?

Posted by Lauren Dixon on Jun 2, 2017 12:25:08 PM

Establishing a standard skills measurement system could make it easier for companies to source talent, but there are challenges and limitations to the practice.

The Colorado Community College System uses digital badges to display mastery of various skills needed in the manufacturing industry. These images, however, aren’t simply stitched onto a vest like a traditional badge; they intend to help people get jobs.

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Gamification Enters Leadership Development

Posted by TE Staff on Jun 2, 2017 12:18:22 PM

Game mechanics play a large role in how humans consume and remember information. Here’s why companies should integrate games in their leadership development.

Most children grow up playing board games, like Battleship, Monopoly and Clue, among others. For today’s workforce, mainly millennials, now the most populous generation in the workforce, those board games were supplemented with video games as well as mobile games, all of which provide peer-to-peer bonding along with enhanced learning opportunities thanks to the interactive nature of playing games. Most adults today play those same games with their kids — in addition to new technology-based games — for the same purpose. Games are a big part of our lives.

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How to Identify Truly Exceptional Talent

Posted by CLO Staff on Jun 2, 2017 11:36:51 AM

High potentials are not all the same. Treating them as such could cheat your organization out of industry-changing, business-boosting innovation.

There’s a great story about Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington’s pianist and collaborator that tells us something about truly exceptional talent. Strayhorn met Ellington in 1938 at age 23 following one of his concerts in Pittsburgh.

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What is Learning’s Role in Talent Management?

Posted by CLO Staff on Jun 2, 2017 11:29:36 AM

With talent shortages on the rise, learning leaders must change how they play their role during the talent management lifecycle.

The pressure to recruit and retain top talent is more intense than ever, as is the need to create a diverse, responsive and productive organizational culture. According to an October 2016 survey from ManpowerGroup, employers are facing the highest global talent shortage since 2007. As a result, learning leaders have to adopt a new mindset.

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5 Questions with Francesca Gino

Posted by CLO Staff on Jun 2, 2017 11:26:16 AM

We sat down with with Francesca Gino to get a better understanding on what she will be discussing with CLO Symposium+Plus attendees, her new book "Sidetracked" and her recent article in Harvard Business Review entitled, "Rebel Talent."

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The 4 Ps for Leading Change

Posted by CLO Staff on Mar 14, 2017 6:13:00 AM

If you want to be an effective leader, a number of skills will help you on your path to success. It’s important to focus on and develop these skills if you want to lead change within your institution or in the world.

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Words of Wisdom

Posted by Trey Smith on Mar 8, 2017 9:39:22 AM

Listen to the Voice of Experience

If you want to know what it takes to truly lead a dynamic learning organization, there’s nothing more powerful than first-person insights. That’s what makes the Voice of the CLO sessions at CLO Symposium17 so exciting. Here’s who will be sharing their words of wisdom:

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Topics: Event Updates

The Industries of the Future

Posted by Trey Smith on Feb 16, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Alec Ross is one of America’s leading experts on innovation. Serving as an American technology expert for both the political and technological elite, Ross helps leaders better understand the implication of innovation and market disruption. Most recently recognized as a New York Times best-selling author of, “The Industries of the Future,” Ross describes the changes that are going to impact our future, for better or worse. Chief Learning Officer’s associate editorial director Kellye Whitney caught tup with Ross via email.

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Topics: Speaker Interviews