Kevin Wilde
Fmr. VP Org Effectiveness & CLO at General Mills

Kevin D. Wilde currently serves as an Executive Leadership Fellow at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. He teaches applied leadership in several graduate courses.

In 2015, he concluded a thirty-four-year corporate career in leadership and talent development at General Electric and General Mills. During his time at General Mills, the organization was consistently recognized for its innovative development work, highlighted by Fortune’s #2 ranking as one of the best companies in the world at leadership development, #1 listing by Leadership Excellence magazine, #1 Global Learning Elite ranking, and Training magazine’s “Hall of Fame” designation as a top company for employee development. In 2007, Chief Learning Officer magazine selected Kevin as CLO of the year.

Kevin continues to be an active contributor to the leadership and talent development profession with business advising and writing. His advisory work includes the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp),, and GP Strategies.

His most recent book, Coachability: The Leadership Superpower, was published in August 2022 and was recognized as an Amazon “Hot New Title”. His early books include Dancing with the Talent Stars: 25 Moves that Matter Now, and A CLO Leadership Reader: Chief Learning Officer Magazine’s Best for Today’s Learning Leader.

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Ryan is joined by Rob Lauber, former CLO at McDonald’s, to talk about structuring L&D functions for global operations and the shift to a “big picture” perspective for L&D.

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