CLO ACCELERATOR, THE BLOG

January 25, 2017

The C-Level Stumbling Block

Before the resources or budget for any new initiative or program can be approved, the C-suite asks the all-important question: “How will this affect the bottom line?”

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January 25, 2017

The CEO and Me

It goes without saying that the most important relationship a CLO has is with the CEO. After all, how the CEO defines, embraces and supports the role of the CLO will determine how much impact the CLO can have in the company and whether the role will be fulfilling.

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January 25, 2017

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.

In general, there are two types of learning leaders. Those who came up through the ranks of learning and development, who wax poetic about Malcolm Knowles and ADDIE and can break down the components of a properly written learning objective. And those who were successful business people prior to landing in learning and development, sometimes by happy accident. Both types bring valuable skills to bear on their learning organizations, but the folks with the business background often have an easier time gaining traction with their business peers and early-stage initiative planning influence.

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