What are the anchors of an ethical life? In this informative talk, ethics maven Catharyn Baird explores the roots of how we think of an ethical life, and how to use them to build strong communities. Presentation by Catharyn Baird, Founder and CEO of EthicsGame, and professor of business, emeritus, at Regis University in Denver.
In the process of developing and defining culture at Commune Hotels and Resorts, Kelly Porter, Vice President of Learning & Employee Brand Management, and the rest of the learning team at Commune asked employees some simple questions: Who are we? What do we want to be known for? From these conversations, the team developed ten core values.
In the last decade, the corporate world has moved from a numbers-obsessed machine with an almost-exclusive focus on hard skills and core competencies to a place where soft skills (e.g. leadership, communication, time management) are recognized and even emphasized. Learning and training leaders who teach these soft skills are seeing executive buy-in because numerous studies point out that soft skills are actually much more predictive of effectiveness and success. Chris Malone is the author of The Human Brand: How We Relate to People People, Products and Companies.
Mark Kaestner is the group director, talent portfolio management and learning development at The Coca-Cola Company. Mark sat down to talk with us about the learning and training operations Coke has put into place.
With reduced government budgets, learning and training programs run by U.S. government agencies have had to become more innovative and collaborative. Gus Crosetto, Chief Learning Officer of the Government Accountability Office, explains:
- How to align learning and training technology with a company's mission
- Steps to measure ROI by meeting specific achievement goals and competencies
- How to collaborate with other similar institutions to share ideas and best practices for learning and training
Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg, author of the recently published Harvard Business Press Review book Innovation as Usual: How to Help Your People Bring Great Ideas to Life, sat down with CLN to discuss the key takeaways from his book. This video cast includes discussion on:
- Steps leaders can take to become innovation architects
- The importance of promoting focused innovation
- How to escape from "brainstorm island" and instead lead sustainable and systematic innovation