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Maneuver Mentoring Obstacles

CLO Magazine

In organizations across the country, mentoring programs are acknowledged to benefit both talented employees and their managers, adding millions of dollars to the bottom line. Here are three major obstacles that can negatively impact effective mentoring relationships.

Fewer Mentors, Bigger Problems

CLO Magazine

A 2018 survey from the LeanIn Foundation and SurveyMonkey found that nearly half of male managers felt uncomfortable participating in a common work activity with a woman, such as mentoring, working alone or socializing together. However, she was able to benefit greatly from her male mentors.

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LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS THAT WORK

PDG

Many of us have been in “Leadership Training” since we were very young. We learned leadership informally, through participation in sports teams, youth organizations, or community groups. But one thing that’s probably true of all of it is that we never called it “leadership training.”

Creating a Mentoring Culture: A Conversation with Author Lois Zachary

Chronus

Lois Zachary is an internationally recognized expert in the field of mentoring. Having authored several books, including Creating a Mentoring Culture: An Organization’s Guide , Zachary has spent her career honing best practices for mentors and mentees and providing organizations tried and true strategies for deploying impactful mentoring programs. Q: What is the value of mentoring to an organization? Mentoring drives recruitment of future talent.

Should You Adopt Reverse Mentoring at Your Workplace?

Avilar

Last week, Cambridge University announced a new reverse mentoring initiative aimed at addressing charges of institutional racism. Reverse mentoring – pairing a younger professional with a more seasoned colleague – isn’t new. Reverse mentoring is a two-way street.

Mentoring: More Than Just a Match 

CLO Magazine

Leading a mentoring program means more than just matching people and calling it a day. That single task barely scratches the surface of what it takes to effectively run a mentoring program. Transformative Mentoring. When mentoring works, it can be transformative.

9 Definitive Blended Training Strategies to Coach and Mentor Your High-performance Employees

EI Design

One way to bridge that gap, between the discovery and utilization of talent, is to train high-performers through coaching and mentoring. In this article, I show you how strong Blended training programs can make such initiatives even more efficient and effective.

Self-Awareness: The Ladder to Leadership Success

CLO Magazine

Internal self-awareness is what we typically refer to as introspection, the process of understanding our preferences, motivations and behaviors. By admitting and reviewing mistakes, we can change the system or technology, tailor workforce training and change behaviors.

Inclusion and the New Workplace: A Conversation with Author Jennifer Brown

Chronus

Informed by more than a decade consulting to Fortune 500 companies, she creates a compelling case for leadership to embrace the opportunity that diversity represents along with empowering advocates at all levels to find their voice, and be a driving force in creating more enlightened organizations.

Growing a Model for Leadership

CLO Magazine

Building a leadership pipeline is important, and a clear leadership model can link strategic areas of the business. But moving forward, the company chose to invest more heavily into leadership building after studying the state of the industry and talent.

Leadership Styles: One Size Does Not Fit All

CLO Magazine

When high performers move into leadership roles, one of the first choices they need to make is what kind of leader they want to be — and there are a lot of options to choose from. Others will lean toward transactional leadership, where delivering results is the measure of success.

How Millennials View Leadership

Training Industry

According to the 2013 Millennial Leadership Survey conducted by The Hartford, 78 percent of millennials consider themselves to be a leader today. While this omission may further brand this generation as entitled and self-serving, millennials actually define leadership a little bit differently. Leadership can be a vague term with various meanings and interpretations. The millennial generation has a different interpretation of leadership. Forget titles.

How to Develop Leadership Competencies in Your Millennials

Avilar

What leadership competencies do Millennial managers need to develop to effectively lead our next-generation workforces? A study from leadership development firm DDI confirms that Millennials are ambitious and eager to lead if they find a company and role they value.

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Do You Need to Update Your Training Program?

Avilar

But how do you know when it’s time to update your training program? Does Your Training Program Fit How Your Workforce Likes to Learn? Legacy training programs were heavily classroom-based, with online training to supplement the skills and information covered in class.

A Quick Survey Can Produce Long-lasting Leadership Results

CLO Magazine

Leadership development is a long-term strategic business imperative. Yet, very few organizations actually evaluate the value of leadership development initiatives. Ask how the objectives are tied to organizational objectives, and which leadership practices are targeted.

How to Impress the CEO with Your Training Program

Pract.us

Leadership loves L&D that demonstrably progresses the company toward its goals. If you want to impress your CEO with your training programs, position L&D as a catalyst for creating the employee behaviors that drive business progress. Coaching/mentoring?

Tips and Strategies to Design Effective Leadership Training and Achieve Higher ROI

EI Design

While the success of organizations hinges on many factors, having a great leadership team certainly helps them stay ahead of competition. A strong leadership team creates high performing teams that in turn generate the required business results. Trigger behavioral change.

How to Use Competency Models to Develop Leaders in the Workplace

Avilar

People become great leaders over time, by cultivating a mix of skills, behaviors, and experiences that position that individual as the right leader for the right situation at the right time. Are you creating a leadership development program at your organization?

Creating a Women’s Development Program

Everwise

How to Design a Women’s Development Program. Last month, Everwise hosted a popular webinar on “Designing a Women’s Development Program” with Kelly Simmons, a Solution Architect at the Center for Creative Leadership. She offered to share her expertise with our community on how to establish a women’s development program that works for your organization, supports behavior change, creates lasting impact and influences employee retention.

Getting More Out of Online Training to Drive Real Behavioral Change

Training Industry

Yet, while a blended learning program can certainly produce cost savings, that doesn’t mean learning and performance effectiveness is a given. Is there support from leadership to allow learners to execute training options? Mentoring programs that help people learn from each other: I have become a big proponent of mentoring, as it has helped me immensely in my career.

Developing a RIDE or Die Leadership Mentality at ELM

eLearningMind

In terms of servant leadership, we think it’s both, in that order. (A A multitude of different leadership styles exist, but we’ve chosen servant leadership as our goal.) While valuable leadership skills can be developed through training and practice, a servant leader is born with a high level of compassion, empathy and a desire to learn. Servant Leadership works especially well for us, being in a learning and development industry.

6 Strategies for Successful Digital Leadership Development

ATD Learning Technologies

Six Strategies for Digital Learning Success , a recent whitepaper from the Center for Creative Leadership, explores tactics organizations can use to make digital leadership development more successful.

Debunking the Meritocracy Myth

CLO Magazine

That morning, I was chatting with Annie McKee, director of the University of Pennsylvania CLO program. It’s the belief that female talent will be noticed and promoted to leadership roles and, as a result, gender parity will be achieved.

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Bridging the Gap: Addressing Barriers to Women in Leadership

Everwise

In “ 7 Ways to Support Women’s Advancement to Leadership Roles ,” Elizabeth Borges, Senior Manager at EverwiseWomen, shared insights gathered from researching the experiences and impact felt by the hundreds of women who have completed the program.

Even the Leadership Playing Field

CLO Magazine

A 2012 research report from global leadership firm PDI Ninth House called “Can Women Executives Break the Glass Ceiling?” ” confirms the gender gap across the leadership spectrum is still widest at the top.

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Effective Manager Development Program at Scale

Everwise

Building an Effective Manager Development Program. Last month, Everwise hosted a popular webinar on “Effective Manager Development at Scale” with Kim Bolton, Program Director, Leadership Development at Unum Group. A Program to Drive Outcomes.

Taking Leadership in a New Direction at Western Union

CLO Magazine

To support this transformation, the leadership team initiated a companywide culture change to foster a growth mindset and encourage more active talent development between leaders and their teams. The high cost and low satisfaction rates for the existing program made change an easy sell.

Monetizing Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

Leadership development programs can be expensive. A learning leader is sitting at “the table” about to make a proposal to the C-group for funding for a new leadership development program. Open with a sentence like this: “Effective leadership drives productivity, operating revenue, cost management and profitability.” Now, they are waiting to hear how to connect leadership to making money.

Developing a RIDE or Die Leadership Mentality at ELM

eLearningMind

In terms of servant leadership, we think it’s both, in that order. (A A multitude of different leadership styles exist, but we’ve chosen servant leadership as our goal.) Servant Leadership works especially well for us, being in a learning and development industry.

40+ of the World’s Best Sales Training Programs to Get Your Team Into Shape

Sales Hacker

If talent acquisition, development, and retention are top-of-mind for you as a sales leader, here are 40+ of the best sales training programs to check out! Salespeople who complete excellent training programs deliver 10% higher win rates. Programs include. Live remote mentoring.

How to Eliminate Leadership Development Roadblocks

CLO Magazine

Many leadership development programs fail because they fall into two common traps. According to a 2010 report by Bill Gentry at the Center for Creative Leadership, half of leaders, or one out of every two managers at every level, are ineffective. Let’s review two practices that might be limiting the impact of leadership development efforts, along with few suggestions to increase the effectiveness of leaders: Stop Overcomplicating Leadership.

Nurturing High-Potential to Become Leaders and Future-Proof Your Organization

InfoPro Learning

In this era of digital disruption, business requires leadership that can deliver excellence. Organizations that do not have a defined leadership development program restrict their employees from expanding a skill set that can help them to live up to their potential. Leadership training is an essential component of succession planning at every company. What advice would you give to someone who has just taken on a leadership role?

Leading High Performance Teams

Your Training Edge

General leadership is always a task that moves an organization forward. There are general leadership attributes that can be reached and exceeded by leaders at all levels and in all types of organizations. Finally, coach, teach, mentor, and hire for high performance.

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Training New Employees – 3 Essential Elements for Every Onboarding Program

Unboxed

For larger organizations , a good option is an Introductory Video – a short and sweet message from leadership that all new hires can watch. It tells them a bit about the company, the role employees play in their continued success, and how excited leadership is that they’re joining the team.

Leading High Performance Teams

Your Training Edge

General leadership is always a task that moves an organization forward. There are general leadership attributes that can be reached and exceeded by leaders at all levels and in all types of organizations. Finally, coach, teach, mentor, and hire for high performance.

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Building a Corporate University: Maintenance

Your Training Edge

It’s never too early to look at the maintenance of the University and its programs, so let’s decide which areas should have your focus. The first area you should look at is the evaluation of the learning programs themselves. Your evaluation of the programs should start at the basic level, with immediate reaction surveys. In order to get a true idea of how the learning programs are adapted on the job, you’ll need to evaluate further down the line.

How Authentic Is Your Leadership Development?

CLO Magazine

CLOs may already know who they want to pull into leadership development programs, but it pays to include high potentials at lower levels to add cultural and business performance value. For some time, the efficacy and utility of authentic leadership, emotional intelligence and other similar skill sets in the workplace have been considered secondary, soft skill conversations. Or, they may stay but lack the necessary experience and skill to make critical leadership decisions.