Once you get the title of chief learning officer, the challenge starts. Will this chapter of your life be a transformational experience for you and your organization? If we define “success” in the CLO role as making a significant difference in the performance and culture of the organization while having fun and being changed yourself, it will be a great trip. In observing dozens of CLOs over the past few years, I’ve noticed a pattern of “habits” of your more successful peers:
Becoming a CLO is the easy part. Making a difference for your employees, your organization and yourself is the real work.
Elliott Masie is the CEO of The MASIE Center’s Learning Consortium. He can be reached at email@example.com.