Learning Leadership Links – 11/16/2020

The challenges faced by today’s learning leaders continue to grow. It’s therefore critical that leaders take the time to develop themselves, developing the skills needed to overcome the leadership challenges we are faced with in our work.

Learning Leadership Links curates a few resources each week that place a spotlight on the knowledge and skills required to improve the learning leadership we provide to our organizations and the people we support.

Becoming a More Patient Leader

One of the more stressful parts of learning leadership is demonstrating patience in times of stress – something that has become increasingly important in the context of the pandemic. This post by David Strauss looks at ways leaders can develop their patience, even in times of crisis.

Top 5 Leadership Skills for the Workplace of Tomorrow

While we all agree that learning leadership is important, there’s less clarity around what it actually looks like in practice. This post looks at five specific skills that leaders should be developing to support the workplaces of the future.

Educating the ask: getting your stakeholders to make smarter learning requests

Learning leaders are often most responsible for getting non-learning team members engaged and invested in the organization’s learning and development culture. This post by James Fulton and Todd Warner looks at one type of interaction that can improve those relationships – educating stakeholders around the context of their requests for education and training.

How to Adapt Educational Leadership in the Age of Virtual Learning

The pandemic has dramatically shifted how much organizations are leaning on virtual learning solutions. While we have focused much on the tactical aspects of this shift, this post by Douglas Konopelko focuses more on the role learning leaders play in supporting this shift in strategy. While the post is written for academic learning, the lessons are easily transferable to any other verticals.

Lessons in Leadership: What does it mean to view learning through an anti-racist lens?

As organizations launch social responsibility initiatives and commit to institutionalizing their support of social justice initiatives and systemic inequality, the next natural question is what that commitment looks like in action. This post by Roger Riddell looks at one example, sharing an interview with school principal Henry Turner and what it means to view learning through an anti-racist lens.

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