On April 23, 2019, CTDO Next members learned about the LEADx tool Amanda, a virtual coach that combines behavioral science, AI, and expert content to democratize access to coaching resources in organizations.
During the February 2019 virtual meeting, CTDO Next members discussed the role and responsibility of talent development in an organization's adoption of technology.
This is a crucial characteristic for anyone in the C-suite. Executive presence is an essential trait for anyone aspiring to reach the ranks of the C-suite. Although a detailed definition is murky at best, most experts agree it entails some combination of how one behaves, speaks, and looks. Talent development leaders looking to boost their executive presence should closely watch organizational leaders they respect. What qualities and characteristics do they exhibit? How do they interact with those above them, with their peers, and with their staff? How do they...
On March 20, 2019, CTDO Next members discussed ATD's Competency Model update. The conversation considered the major forces and trends impacting the profession that need to be reflected in the model, what the model should do for the field and for ATD, and how to ensure the model represents the profession as it is today and will be in three to five years.
Use metrics to determine a mentorship program's return on investment. While many executives acknowledge the significant impact mentoring has had on their careers, these same executives often view structured mentorship programs as expensive and ineffective. Senior leaders who have experienced the individual benefit of mentoring relationships hesitate to formalize mentorship within their organizations. Why? The largest obstacle is many practitioners' inability to capture metrics that tell the quantifiable story of success in mentorship programs. Mentorship programs...
During the January 2019 virtual meeting, CTDO Next members discussed blockchain and its implications on the future of work and the talent development profession.
This video profile from ATD's Take It From the Top series features CTDO Next member Brian Miller, vice president of talent, development, and inclusion at Gilead Sciences. Miller describes one of his leadership-defining epiphanies as the moment he understood that the experts were in front of him and his job was to guide their path.
This video profile from ATD's Take It From the Top series features CTDO Next member Tamar Elkeles, chief human resources officer for XCOM. Elkeles encourages talent development professionals to take a greater role in leading their organizations by shaping the business, engaging the workforce, and embracing new technologies.
This video profile from ATD's Take It From the Top series features CTDO Next member Suzanne Frawley, director of talent management at Plains All American. Suzanne recalls how one of the most influential leaders in her career taught her to listen well, ask questions, and provide a safe space for her team to take risks.
During the December 2018 virtual meeting, CTDO Next members discussed artificial intelligence and its implications on organizations and the talent development profession.
Find the Leading Edge in a Disrupted World. Planning our response to disruption seems impossible. Most new and emerging technologies have been in development for decades, but as soon as they land on our doorstep, they inspire “the shock of the new.” How do you, as a learning professional, prepare for what you don’t know is coming? How do you judge what is important and what is just a fad?In Shock of the New: The Challenge and Promise of Emerging Technology, Chad Udell and Gary Woodill create a new framework for anticipating emerging learning technologies,...
Paul DePodesta talks to a room of talent development executives during the CTDO Next program at ATD 2018. He poses the question about the audience's talent development strategy: If you weren’t already doing it this way, is this the way you would start?
Get leadership-fit and see results in yourself and others. Leadership and fitness are both journeys of self-discovery. Both require self-awareness, passion, and commitment. Both have the potential to inspire others. And for both, results come only with effort. To achieve great heights, you must be willing to take the first step, put in the work, and overcome the inevitable obstacles.In Peak Leadership Fitness: Elevating Your Leadership Game, leadership coach and fitness expert Timothy J. Tobin invites you to share the lessons he’s learned at the intersection of...
First Lessons, Lasting Insights Nearly all of us have stories of advice given by the mom or mother figure in our lives. Mom is our first teacher and coach. For those of us who become leaders, teachers, and coaches, her guidance has a special value. In Leadership Lessons for Any Occasion: Stories of Our Mothers, executive coaches and authors Ed and Nila Betof have collected stories from a wide range of leaders, teachers, coaches, and talent development professionals about how their mothers guided their paths to helping others lead resourceful, meaningful lives....
Embrace the Power of Executive CoachingAs businesses become more complex, they tend to lean on their high performers to fend off competitors, innovate, and pivot to unexplored markets. But who do these executives and leaders turn to when they need to refine their own skills?Executive coaches. In The Art of Executive Coaching, Dr. Nadine Greiner takes you behind the scenes with nine stories of executive coach Alice Well and her clients. Follow along as she lets you in on the secrets, tips, and tricks to unlocking the transformative performance results leaders need...
This video profile from ATD's Take It From the Top series features CTDO Next member Kimberly Currier, Senior Vice President, People Strategy at North Highland. Kimberly explains how the power of focus and the act of living congruently has revolutionized her work as a talent development executive.
This video profile from ATD's Take It From the Top series features CTDO Next member Kimo Kippen, President of Aloha Learning Advisors LLC. Kimo describes his personal vision, which is to be a citizen of the world.
In Part Two of this podcast interview, Paul Butler talks to Daryl Brewster, CEO of CECP. At CECP, Brewster spearheads the effort to engage a coalition of CEOs who believe that societal improvement is an essential measure of business performance.
In Part One of this podcast interview, Paul Butler talks to Daryl Brewster, CEO of CECP. At CECP, Brewster spearheads the effort to engage a coalition of CEOs who believe that societal improvement is an essential measure of business performance.
This video profile from ATD's Take It From the Top series features CTDO Next member Martha Soehren, Chief Talent Development Officer at Comcast. Martha shares how she is inspired by helping others to succeed in their personal growth and careers.