CLO-ME Competition

CLO-ME monthly competition

CLO-ME in partnership with SkillSoft brings you the chance to win a prize each month throughout the year

 

The rules of engagement

All you need to do is let us know what has been the single best book you have read that has enhanced and influenced your career in the Human Capital industry and why

Who can apply?

You must be a registered CLO-ME member (click here to register if you are not)

You need to use your business email as the winners cannot be set up with prizes on yahoo or gmail addresses (rest assured you details will not be shared with any third party)

You have to work in the Middle East region and be a Human Capital professional (HR, Learning, Training, Recruitment, Talent, Performance etc.

How to apply

Either post your response as a comment directly below in this blog or send an mail to paul@clo-me.com with your name company email id book title and the reason it  influenced your professional

Prizes

SkillSoft’s award winning online learning assets are recognised as some of the best in the world

Access to the following incredible Learning products could be yours

HR Knowledge Centre

SkillSoft Leadership Advantage

Books 24×7

Leadership Development Centre

E-Learning course collections

CLO-ME will announce the winners in our monthly newsletter

Good Luck

UAE HR Business Partner, Shared Services and Compensation Forum

The ChairmenThe Chairmen Ron Thomas Chairman of the event and Paul Michael Gledhill Chairman of Chief Learning Officer-Middle East

The UAE Business Partner, shared services and compensation forum was held at the wonderful Raffles hotel in Dubai and I was delighted to be part of an engaging and informative 3 days

The HR function has undergone a process of transformation with varying levels of success. Recognizing the critical linkage between talent management and business success, the HR functions is required to play an increasingly strategic role in achieving business objectives. At the same time, the focus is also on reducing costs from HR service delivery in order to redirect funds to other business imperatives.

The experts had been extremely well selected by Clariden and the format shift from presentations to panel discussions was extremely well structured to the benefit of the attendees

Chairman of the proceedings Ron Thomas CEO of Great Place to Work stated that the rhythm of the whole event was easy to maintain due to the professionalism of all the panel and speakers which makes my job such a joy.

For me there was an interesting shift in each day as we took relatively new topics around HR shared or outsourced services to the more impassioned debates around the regional compensations and benefits issues. I always judge an event by the amount of people engaged and staying around until the end of the sessions and by that measure it was a resounding success

Delegates UAE HR shared Services

CLO-ME Competition

CLO-ME monthly competition

CLO-ME in partnership with SkillSoft brings you the chance to win a prize each month throughout the year

The rules of engagement

All you need to do is let us know what has been the single best book you have read that has enhanced and influenced your career in the Human Capital industry and why

Who can apply?

You must be a registered CLO-ME member (click here to register if you are not)

You need to use your business email as the winners cannot be set up with prizes on yahoo or gmail addresses (rest assured you details will not be shared with any third party)

You have to work in the Middle East region and be a Human Capital professional (HR, Learning, Training, Recruitment, Talent, Performance etc.

How to apply

Send an mail to paul@clo-me.com with your name company email id book title and the reason it  influenced your professional career. Keep it short please a line or two will do it

Prizes

SkillSoft’s award winning online learning assets are recognised as some of the best in the world

Access to the following incredible Learning products could be yours

HR Knowledge Centre

SkillSoft Leadership Advantage

Books 24×7

Leadership Development Centre

E-Learning course collections

CLO-ME will announce the winners in our monthly newsletter

Good Luck

Boss Vs Leader

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Recently, I had  the time I was able to incorporate a number of my key success rituals, time with my family both collectively and individually, physical exercise, social time developing relationships and networks, time to laugh, time to reflect and time focused on personal and professional development… it was a powerful time and I feel strong and at my best…

This is a very important concept to me, in fact I am currently developing my 201success framework and one of the ‘Key Success Guidelines’ is “Time to reflect and take optimistic action on me at my strongest and best!” This is a very powerful space to put yourself in…

I had the chance to work with some business leaders with the strength focused leadership model with Gallup. I was very excited about this as I was working with great and dynamic leaders but I was also be recognised as a Master Strength Coach… I am looking forward to sharing my learning with you.

Reflection Questions

Tell me about you at your best?
When do you feel strongest?
What are the barriers you need to remove to be more consistently at your strongest and best?
Who is the role model who supports you in getting there?
What is the ritual that will catapult you into your ‘strongest’ and ‘at your best’ focus this week?
We are people who have an enormous ability to assist others in getting to the best version of themselves and in order to do this consistently we must focus on ‘leading’ in life and in business.

The late and great Steve Covey really highlighted the difference between the ‘Boss’ and the ‘Leader’ to me in his statement – ‘You can always get more golden eggs in the short term by messing up the goose a bit but it is the leader who looks after the goose that will win in the long term and so will his people.’ Covey’s words punch a hole in the claim ‘But I get results…’ Sure but at what cost?

What do leaders do?

They Coach – Ask great questions focused on ‘How can we…’ I spoke with a leader I respect last week and he spoke about developing both ‘skills’ and ‘motivation’ this is what the leader as coach does…
They Trust – They develop great people through a focus on trust – ‘You are smart I trust you to figure it out…’ Theses are words that great leaders use all the time…
They Generate Enthusiasm – As you know from working with me ‘enthusiasm’ is action based positivity – leaders get positive action that really stimulates creativity, performance and results…
They focus on ‘WE’ – The word WE breaks down ‘arm wrestles’ and stimulates collaboration, teamwork and builds trust…
They fix breakdowns – This is most true when it comes to communication they are interesting in ‘root cause’ not fixing the symptoms’…
They show how it is done – They model success for their people… example is a strong leadership trait…
They develop people – They base their success on how smart their team is rather than showing their team how smart they are…
They give credit – They actively seek out people to recognise and are constantly praising great work?
They ask – The emotionally intelligent leader focuses on empathy as a great tool of engagement – They focus on great questions… The skill of the empathetic…They know that ‘if they want a better answer, they need to ask a better question!’
They say ‘Let’s GO – They are focused on leading through action and taking their team with them…

All of this is underpinned by the fact that leaders set very high standards…

My favourite definition of leadership is… ‘Great leaders take people places that they could not get to by themselves!’ Henry Kissinger

Where are you taking your team?

Reflection Questions

What do you feel that you are doing really well as a leader?
What are the top 3 strengths that you need to leverage in order to build on this area?
In what area do you feel you could improve most as a leader?
What are the top 3 skills you need to develop to facilitate this improvement?
I am looking forward to your feedback.
Mick Todd
Director of Coaching and Training
mick@2blimitless.com

Please feel free to comment below

Change Leader Change thyself

A Leadership Article
Jim Gilchrist   23/04/2014

 

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JIm Gilchrist of CAES  wanted us at CLO-ME  to have access to this leadership article; “Change Leader, Change Thyself” that is on the McKinsey Quarterly website. Click Here for the article

For Jim and me , the foundation of this article is so very important. Too often, people’s lack of true self-understanding, their subsequent self-rationalization, and their failure to recognize the NEED to change, is the main culprit to their average, or below average, leadership, performance and career success. Leaders, at all levels, cannot expect to be effective in influencing individual, team or organizational change if they cannot “walk the talk” themselves. I hope that you will find this article to be valuable. Thanks Jim!

Jim Gilchrist | B.E.S.

President

jgilchrist@careeradvancement.on.ca

caes | Career Advancement Employment Services

June Spotlight – Doug Lipp

June Spotlight Paul Michael Gledhill interviews Doug Lipp

PMG and Doug Lipp Disney

Doug Lipp

Brings the Disney U story to Dubai

Doug, strolls into the Shangri La like he’d lived there most of his life. He is extremely comfortable in his shoes and immediately connects with everyone he engages with, charisma is his friend, and he oozes it

Doug’s Disney anecdotes are tremendously inspirational, as not many people even if they try cannot connect emotionally to the brand

Taking everyone back to the history of Disney he weaves his way through some amazing and elaborate stories that bring in the audience attentiveness and sentiment

The translation from the Disney stories to the general business lives of the participants is extremely practical and applicable as they scribe their own aspirations.

His boundless energy throughout the day was relentless and infectious

Chatting to Doug, he was just as personable as he lauded the Dubai achievements. “The winning of the 2020 expo is significant for the region” he states “it will be exciting times for people in Dubai and the United Arab Emirates”

I asked him about his passion for travel and speaking and it is apparent he is truly enjoying his trips and the audience engagement all around the world

This is Doug’s second visit to Dubai and he has relished the opportunity to see the landmarks here particularly the Burj Khalifa and the Palm Island where he was working at Atlantis yesterday

Doug was brought back to Dubai by Right Selections following his visit six months ago. When asked when he will return he replied “As soon as they will have me back”

I’m sure the demand and hunger for this type of edutainment is here in the region so it won’t be long before he returns

For more about Doug lipp

For more about right selections click here www.rightselections.com

If you have any questions for Doug post your comments below and we will try to get back to you

Spotlight May – International – Brian Tracy

Brian Tracy chatting with PMG

Paul Michael Gledhill chats with Brian Tracy

Still rock n rollin’ Leadership and motivation

It was one of my first sales for XpertLearning when National bank of Dubai purchased Brian Tracy DVDs about 11 years ago. These days even Brian agrees that DVDs get locked away in draws and cupboards and the new modality is online video on demand that can be tracked to see who saw it, when they saw it, and what are their thoughts and comments about it are. Add to that a a little quiz and you can also track who learned it and a quick feedback form can help you gauge how they used and applied what they learned. This is the kind of learning culture most successful business is looking for these days as they continue to search for ROI for learning that gives direct business results

It was great to see that Brian had ditched his acetate style of presentations to the more contemporary PowerPoint slides but it was certainly not death by ppt

Brian’s anecdotes are contextual and practical as he weaves from sales to leadership. His sense of humour is sharp as a tack and he clearly is having far too much fun to contemplate retirement at least for the foreseeable future. For me he is pure inspiration. The guy at 70 is as formidable as he was when I first saw him many moons ago.

His “One day MBA” tour will take him through the Middle East and Asia and I feel sure he will be just as good at the end of the tour as he was in the beginning in Dubai

If you get a chance go and see him I know I will see him again when he returns next time around soon

For more on Brian Tracy go to http://www.briantracy.com/?cmpid=2291&proid=3349

For Right Selectons who brought him to the region www.rightselection.com

If you have any questions or comments for Brian please post below

CLO special invitation to Robin Sharma in Abu Dhabi

 

Robin Sharma, the leadership expert who has worked with over 5 million employees in 62 countries and author of the bestselling book “The Monk who sold his Ferrari”, will be hosting a half day seminar for the UAE’s most engaged and proactive leaders. The Robin Sharma’s “Lead Without A Title™ -Winning Leadership Lessons to Build a Great Organization” seminar, taking place at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi on February 22, 2012 focuses on helping leaders to achieve their highest potential in the challenging business environment faced at this time

 For over 15 years, Robin Sharma has helped organizations and Fortune 500 companies such as Nike, FedEx, Royal Bank of Scotland, Microsoft, IBM, RIM, Yale University, GE, BP, Panasonic, Celgene, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, the Young Presidents Organization, Novo Nordisk and NASA grow the potential of their leaders.

 We are delighted to welcome all CLO-ME members to attend this event for AED 2250 (instead of AED 3000!). Read more on www.innoverto.com/robinsharma. To register send an email to register@innoverto.com and don’t forget to quote CLO-ME to get the discount.

 

CLO-ME at the first Corporate Universities Forum in the Middle East

 

 

CLO-ME were proud media sponsers for the regions first Evolving Corporate Universities (ECU) conference at the Park Hyatt, Creek Dubai on the 21st and 22nd November. The event was organised by Forward Networking who have conducted this event in regions throughout the world and were thoroughly impressed with the warm welcome Dubai gave to them

Many International and National sponsors participated in the event and some of  the fantastic regional  presenters included the following people are happy to be supporters and contributers to the CLO-ME network

Patricio Porras – Chief Learning Officer of Axiom and Co Founder and SVP of CLO-ME (pictured above)

Brett Preston – General Manager Learning & Development – Al Futtaim Group

David Brennan – General Manager – Etisalat Academy

Samer Rizk – Head of Group Training and Development – AZADEA Group

Damien O’Donoghue and Waleed Jameel  – General Manager – GAC Corporate Academy

Salman Al-Shobaki – CLO – Aramex Corporate University

Clive Reed – HR Advisor – DP World

For a list of all of the speakers click here

 

CLO-ME at the first Corporate Universities Forum in the Middle East

 

 

CLO-ME were proud media sponsers for the regions first Evolving Corporate Universities (ECU) conference at the Park Hyatt, Creek Dubai on the 21st and 22nd November. The event was organised by Forward Networking who have conducted this event in regions throughout the world and were thoroughly impressed with the warm welcome Dubai gave to them

Many International and National sponsors participated in the event and some of  the fantastic regional  presenters included the following people are happy to be supporters and contributers to the CLO-ME network

Patricio Porras – Chief Learning Officer of Axiom and Co Founder and SVP of CLO-ME (pictured above)

Brett Preston – General Manager Learning & Development – Al Futtaim Group

David Brennan – General Manager – Etisalat Academy

Samer Rizk – Head of Group Training and Development – AZADEA Group

Damien O’Donoghue and Waleed Jameel  – General Manager – GAC Corporate Academy

Salman Al-Shobaki – CLO – Aramex Corporate University

Clive Reed – HR Advisor – DP World

For a list of all of the speakers click here

 

Need for Workable Retirement System in GCC for Expats

 

One of the interesting features of the GCC countries is this: while they are, and will remain, very dependent on expatriates – these countries are lacking in an organised system that can provide adequately for these people’s retirement incomes. Across the region, the most common arrangement is that private sector companies put aside sums equivalent to about 8 percent of their employees’ compensation: the amount accrued is then paid to employees when they leave the company, in the form of an End of Service Benefit (EOSB). However, this system is antiquated and risky. Companies can develop very substantial liabilities on their balance sheets. Employees have an unstable, and often underperforming, asset whose structure does not reflect their long-term needs. If their employer collapses financially, the employees stand to lose their jobs, their right to remain in the GCC and any possibility of recovering the EOSB that is owed to them.

 

For its part, the government of Dubai is looking to develop a workable pension system that will serve the needs of all stakeholders. Ideally, the pension system will serve as a drawcard that will make it easier for employers in Dubai (and, perhaps, the rest of the United Arab Emirates) to attract the skilled expatriate labor on which they are entirely dependent. Hopefully, it will enable companies to move liabilities off their balance sheets. The new system should also provide far more portability, transparency and – above all – protection of rights for the employees than the current EOSB system.

To download the full report click here and go to the research downloads