Executive Leaders Radio in Philadelphia has announced that it will start dedicating part of its program in the coming months to chief learning officers showcasing individuals and teams within their organization who have excelled in customer service, product design and performance improvement. The primary purpose of the program is to demonstrate how corporations can leverage these stories of high-performing individuals and teams to create a performance culture.
The program will feature CLOs from major corporations discussing key contributions and productivity insights made by employees, and their own experiences in fostering a corporate environment that encourages the free exchange of ideas and learning strategies.
The series is the brainchild of Fred Lang, former chief learning officer at the Department of Commerce, who also founded and chaired the Federal Interagency Chief Learning Officer Council for five years. Lang introduced a comprehensive strategy of leadership development programs that covered all grades of employees and executives for the agency’s 45,000 employees.
“This isn’t a candy-coated PR stunt to make corporations look better,” says Lang. “This a tribute to the contributions of specific employees and teams who have made a difference by adopting — or adapting — what could be called ‘best practices’ on the job. After all, some of the best ideas come from the ground up, and smart corporate executives understand this.”
Between the rapid pace of new business technology and breakneck market changes, it has never been more important to listen to the ideas of employees doing the work, says Lang, who was an adjunct university professor for more than 22 years and is an expert in corporate workforce learning initiatives.
Executive Leaders Radio was co-founded by Drexel University’s Herb Cohen to encourage top business leaders to share their real-life stories and entrepreneurial savvy with others.
Source: Executive Leaders Radio