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Monday, January 13, 2020

Leadership for Reskilling, Relearning

Been a long time proponent of continuous learning and re-skilling aimed at continuously changing tech and goals.  This blog is one aspect of that effort.   Below McKinsey podcast talks about the need and efforts involved, as it leads to new kinds of leadership roles.

Redefining the role of the leader in the reskilling era
December 2019 | Article / Podcast

Continuous learning in the workplace must become the new norm if individuals and organizations want to stay ahead. This places more demand than ever on leaders to take on a new role they might initially find unfamiliar—that of learning facilitator-in-chief.

Redefining the role of the leader in the reskilling era

Since 2016, the Consortium for Advancing Adult Learning & Development (CAALD) has sought not only to illuminate the big-picture challenges that the reskilling era poses but also to explore the implications for individual leaders. CAALD—a group of learning authorities whose members include researchers, corporate and not-for-profit leaders, and McKinsey experts—recently held its fourth annual meeting in Norwalk, Connecticut.

At one of the meeting’s sessions, four CAALD members—Lynda Gratton, professor of management practice at the London Business School; David Rock, director of the NeuroLeadership Institute; Joe Voelker, chief human-resources officer at Stanley Black & Decker; and Tim Welsh, vice chairman of consumer and business banking at US Bank—discussed the mind-sets and behaviors that leaders must learn (and unlearn) in order to meet the needs of their people and their organizations in the age of reskilling. ... "

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