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Coaching vs. Mentoring: What’s the Difference?

Chronus

A recent survey of 3,000 full-time employees representing 21 industries across the US revealed a telling statistic: 76% of people feel having a mentor at work is important. Similarly, Bersin found organizations with excellent cultural support for coaching have 13% stronger business results.

Mentoring

Clark Quinn

I was talking today with an organization that has mentoring as a very core feature of their culture, and it got me reflecting on the fantastic luck I’ve had in my career. When I stepped away from the University, first Ron Watts at Open Net and then Rim Keris at Access CMC helped me take steps in understanding a strategic approach to business. Jim Schuyler brought me back to the US, where he again mentored me on team leadership.

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Building a High-Performance Workplace with Leadership Training

Infopro Learning

You might be surprised to hear that investing in leadership development can greatly impact the culture of your organization. Of all the different types of corporate training programs, leadership development plays one of the largest roles in creating a high performance workplace.

Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

CLO Magazine

Servant leadership is all about enriching the lives of others, building better organizations and ultimately creating a world that is more caring and equitable. When you describe your corporate culture, is being of service to one another and the community a core value? Do your actions display service as a cornerstone to how you do business? It is specifically good for business to practice servant leadership within your organization. Mentor, coach and develop.

How to Future-proof Your Business with Leadership Training

Tesseract Learning

Future-proofing your business involves future-proofing your in-house talent. In this blog, I will focus on how to build upon leadership skills in your new-generation managers. Steps to Future-proof Your Business with Leadership Training.

Millennial Leadership Development: Building the Business Case & Getting Started

Absorb LMS

Many of them have ascended to leadership positions and are helping to define company direction, culture and strategic goals, but not all of them feel fully prepared. L&D professionals must build the business case for new leadership development by highlighting the needs of millennials and where their company’s current learning strategy and learning management system can be improved. Leadership development has to be continually assessed and refined.

Global Leadership Development (GLD): Distance

Your Training Edge

Leadership development, like traditional training and development, faces traditional challenges such as distance, culture, diversity, design and delivery methods, along with budgets and workforces. We are going to take a look at the challenges you may face when implementing a global leadership development program, starting with one of the most obvious challenges: distance. Distance can also create a gap in culture.

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Four False Assumptions About Leadership Development

The Performance Improvement Blog

Deloitte has identified “leadership development” as a major challenge for HR leaders in 2015. As I reported in my last post , Deloitte asked “…more than 3,300 business and HR leaders from 106 countries” to rate the importance of ten trends and their readiness to deal with these trends. I don’t think that organizations are going to close this leadership gap until they confront four false assumptions about learning that are deeply embedded in their cultures.

Want a more inclusive culture? Consider the power of peer leadership

CLO Magazine

Recently, I’ve seen firsthand how valuable peer leadership is to underrepresented employee groups, many of whom may feel isolated and uncertain right now. Other peer leaders I’ve met shared their experiences in more difficult work environments, ones in which peer leadership is absent.

7-Steps to Creating a Mentor / Coaching Program – Step One: What Are Your Goals?

Your Training Edge

One way to maximize the budget, train and mentor people on the job, and to create leadership is through the implementation of a coaching or mentor program. But before taking that step, it’s a good idea to understand the subtle differences between coaching and mentoring. A mentoring relationship focuses on the person being mentored, as well as his or her career and goals.

3 Strategies to Fuel Your Leadership Pipeline (Video)

Infopro Learning

Taking business to the next level relies strongly on talent. Built around common passages that all leaders go through, from individual contributor to running entire businesses, “The Leadership Pipeline” (now in its second edition) is Charan’s primer that introduced us to an important internal architecture for developing and nurturing leaders. Create future-focused leadership potential criteria. 3 Ways to Keep the Leadership Pipeline Full, by Lena J.

Mentoring Matters, Especially for Women and Minorities

CLO Magazine

found that organizations in the top quartile for ethnic and cultural diversity on their executive teams were 33 percent more likely to experience above-average profitability than companies in the bottom quartile. One way to increase diversity in leadership roles is to improve mentoring opportunities for women and minorities. Mentoring for Minorities. The groups were also more likely to continue to have an active relationship with their primary mentor.

Eight Leader Habits of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

Eight leader habits are essential to a learning culture. This message is in the guiding principles of the business. In a learning culture, people are continually sharing needed information with the people who need to know. Engage stakeholders – Every stakeholder , whether managers, employees, customers, business partners, investors, vendors, and, in some cases, legislators and government agencies, has something to offer to the collective wisdom of the organization.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

Employees must learn how to use new computers and new apps, how to operate new, high tech machinery, how to be responsive to customer demands, how to create innovative products and services, how to manage a multi-cultural, multi-generational workforce, how to work effectively in cross-functional teams, and how to plan for a future that is constantly in flux. Most companies have a training culture, not a learning culture.

Key Elements of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

A “learning culture” is a community of workers continuously and collectively seeking performance improvement through new knowledge, new skills, and new applications of knowledge and skills to achieve the goals of the organization. A learning culture is a culture of inquiry; an environment in which employees feel safe asking tough questions about the purpose and quality of what they are doing for customers, themselves, and other stakeholders.

10 Reasons Leaders Should Mentor Others

Everwise

In the process of writing Good to Great, Jim Collins’ team found that “great” companies have one thing in common: leaders who mentor others. However, while many senior managers will speak to the influence their mentors have had on their careers, many will also point to the role that mentoring others has played in their development. Wondering why it might be worth your limited time to seek out opportunities to mentor others? A mentor.”

The role of mentors in L&D programs

Everwise

Learning and development programs are as varied as companies themselves, but there’s one feature that encompasses most of the effective talent management strategies: mentors. Across many industries, mentoring has been shown to produce solid business outcomes. When implementing or modifying your company’s L&D program, mentoring is one of the best ways to boost employee engagement, create strong leaders for your company and even keep turnover costs in check.

Why More Companies Are Turning to Mentoring Circles to Elevate Women

Chronus

Organizations that fail to engage or advance women employees aren’t just perceived negatively for their D&I commitments, it’s also bad for business. This means creating a deeper connection between them and the organizations they work for, assuaging the feelings of isolation and disconnect, while building the skills and networks they need to advance in the leadership pipeline. Why Mentoring Circles? Learn How Mentoring Can Improve Your Workplace Gender Diversity.

Creating a Learning Culture in Highly Regulated Industries

The Performance Improvement Blog

During the first session of a workshop I facilitate for ATD, one of the participants asked, “What does a learning culture look like in an electrical power generation plant, where most of the training is for the purpose of meeting industry regulations?” This takes learning from experience in the field, with the guidance of coaches and mentors. Leadership Learning Culture Management Organization Culture Organizational Learning Training Training Impact

Are Managers Too Busy to Learn?

The Performance Improvement Blog

One of the barriers to creating and sustaining a learning culture in organizations is the no-time myth. Managers resist attending formal training events and participating in other kinds of learning activities (elearning, mentoring, coaching, action-learning, communities of practice, internal wikis, etc.) using the excuse that they are too busy. In the blog post titled, Are the managers you’re training “too busy”?,

Managers Make or Break Your Culture of Career Mobility

Degreed

To give your people the development they seek, and to create real business value for your organization, it makes sense to embrace career mobility. Culture Through Partnership. Maybe one of your people wants to be trained or mentored. Strategy Career mobility Learning Culture

The Value in Cross-Generational Mentoring

CLO Magazine

Working within a mentoring relationship is a powerful way for individuals to grow their careers. Whether young people are learning from seasoned pros, or career achievers are passing along their wisdom, mentoring offers a host of benefits: increased knowledge, new skills, elevated energy levels and career satisfaction. Without the many mentors I’ve had along the way, my career and company would never have happened. Peer-to-peer mentoring can be just as beneficial.

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. Mentoring administrators are part coach, part facilitator, part support network and part matchmaker. Learning leaders must consider these various aspects and take part in the mentoring program in multiple ways to make the programs work. Transformative Mentoring.

Why the Modern Workforce Won’t Stop Craving Mentoring

Chronus

This reality means there will soon be gaps in leadership benches around the world. In 2017, engagement will take center stage as the workforce asks for better employee development, benefits, and mentoring. Digital immersion has molded this generation, creating a culture of instant fulfilment. Those that disregard them will find consequences in the gaps of their leadership or the shortcomings of their financial returns. Better Learning Culture Equals Better Business.

The Future of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Chronus

Simply having a diverse workforce or an inclusive culture is not going to suffice as diverse employees seek equal opportunities to develop themselves and move up in the ranks. Both the business and social voices are now being heard and validated by organizations and their leadership.

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8 Tips to Create a Learning Culture

Engage in Learning

It’s particularly important now as technology rapidly evolves and business environments change. Develop a learning culture to help your company keep up and stand out. That might be why 42% of L&D professionals identified creating a culture of learning as their top challenge in 2020.

Mentor, Coach, Advocate: Why Leaders Spending Time with Their Employees Pays Off

eLearningMind

In that short period of time, he acts as a Mentor, trying to get an understanding employees and providing a space for them to share ideas. Spending Time Mentoring Employees. At this early stage, new hires need solid mentors to put them at ease. Mentors first help familiarize mentees with company culture and then give sound advice as for how to get the most out of their careers. Mentorship creates a healthy corporate culture based on mutual respect and loyalty.

Identifying the Most Suitable Training Methods for Your Business

Infopro Learning

There are many exciting training delivery methods to choose from today, but how do you know which training methods will be the most effective for your business? On the other hand, business lose more than 13$ million a year per 1,000 employees due to ineffective training (2).

Women in Leadership: Surmounting Barriers and Bias

CLO Magazine

they comprise only 25 percent of executive- and senior-level officials and managers, hold 20 percent of board seats and only 6 percent are CEOs, according to the “ Women’s Leadership Gap ” report by The Center for American Progress. According to a 2017 study by Lee Hecht Harrison, “ Elevating Women in Leadership ,” most organizations see this as a problem but haven’t been successful in fixing it. Miller said equal pay also would help advance women in leadership.

Thriving in Diversity: Cultural Quotient and the Creative Workplace

Your Training Edge

Dubai is a rich and extraordinary mix of people, cultures and languages; our stores are brand names that hail from all over the world; it is possible to eat from any cuisine from any corner of the globe; worldwide businesses have made a home in Dubai. There are many challenges that come with bringing together so many different perspectives, attitudes and beliefs from a mosaic of cultures into the workplace.

Reboard to new cultural norms

CLO Magazine

Reboarding is about your employees learning new cultural norms, a set of rules and guidelines about how to interact with people, equipment and space to be successful. The company is conducting business in a manner to best protect their employees and visitors from possible exposure.”. Take time right now to evaluate your current cultural norms to decide new ones upon reboarding. The new cultural norms will allow us to carefully go on with our work and lives.

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.

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. What Does Coaching and Mentoring Mean? Mentoring is a process (as opposed to a task), usually undertaken by company employees of long-standing, of training, guiding, and grooming high-performance employees over a period. How Exactly Does Coaching and Mentoring Help Organizations and High-performance Employees?

5 Steps to Developing a Successful Mentoring Program

Training Industry

Developing a mentoring program for your company is a great idea. Mentoring can help you attract, retain and grow talented employees. But the overwhelming majority of corporate mentoring programs fail. We think, “Mentoring—how hard can it be?” In my experience creating and implementing successful, long-lasting mentoring programs for the past 20 years, I have found that, unless you master the following key steps, your mentoring program can go south quickly.

Mentoring Without Barriers

CLO Magazine

Traditional mentoring was one older expert grooming a younger one for a specific role. Today’s version is more of a collaboration and learning strategy that can help people gain skills and information they need in real time to do their jobs better Whether it’s called modern, social, online or e-mentoring, mentoring as practiced in companies today is not the same as what was used a generation ago. The company uses mentoring and social learning software to achieve this.

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.

Mentoring in the Cloud at Cardinal Health

CLO Magazine

One of the biggest challenges associated with mentoring programs is keeping executives and employees invested. The Fortune 500 health care services company headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, has 37,000 employees, and many formal and informal mentoring programs, but they never thrived, said Susan Moss, senior consultant for talent management in the leadership development group. That’s one of the key benefits of formal versus informal mentoring programs, she said.