If you want to be successful in your job as an L&D professional, you need to include change leadership skills in your skillset as well as facilitating developing these skills in your organisation’s other leaders. After all, L&D is all about initiating, instituting, inspiring and leading change.
Part of the problem with developing change leadership skills is that there are many recognised leadership types. So the whole thing can be confusing.
Today’s learners can access Google and other internet-based services and websites. So – at least potentially – they can know more than classroom instructors do.
Business-related journalists and editors tend to believe that interviewing successful people from the world of sport or the military - and then publishing the results - will prove popular with readers. Moreover, given the chance, many business event organisers would opt for speakers from the sporting world in order to guarantee good attendance.
The term ‘learning management system’ (LMS) has been with us since the mid-1990s. Over the last 25 years or so, their numbers have grown steadily. According to LMS specialists, such as John Leh, Josh Bersin and Craig Weiss (Please note that other LMS specialists are available), well over 1000 of these systems now exist worldwide.
Once, when I was a child, my father explained to us that he’d been refused a job purely because of his ethnicity. He reported this without any animosity and only a hint of disappointment. Prejudice, discrimination, conscious and unconscious bias were merely accepted facts of life in those days.
Today, things may have changed – if only that these things are now overtly, and rightly, discouraged in our society.
Success in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world, involves individuals and organisations coping with change. Those leading this change – and influencing others to achieve this change effectively – need high quality leadership skills.
Everyone faces problems. Even if we call them ‘opportunities’, they’re still problems. While humanity hasn’t yet found a satisfactory process which will solve all our problems, there are some problem-solving approaches and techniques that can prove effective – especially in a work context, notably with regard to three key issues for leaders: change, teambuilding and communication.
We have an extensive library of courses covering key skill areas from Leadership and Management fundamentals to Health and Safety essentials. We know companies need a learning solution specific to their requirements, training budget and learning culture.
At Engage in Learning we will work in partnership with you to help you find the right solution and use our flexible licencing model to ensure your learning is cost effective.