Why is a Mentoring Culture Important?

Origin Learning

Having a good mentoring culture is an extension of that. A good mentoring culture adds life to these programs. Now, what does it take to have a good mentoring culture? Who are the best people we can have on our mentoring panel?

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.

How to Build Effective Mentoring Relationships

Pract.us

Strong mentoring relationships benefit mentor and mentee alike. Mentoring others is good for your career. A 2013 study in the Journal of Vocational Behavior found that mentors enjoy greater job satisfaction and career success than non-mentors.

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. Mentoring for Minorities. Formal vs. Informal Mentoring.

Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

CLO Magazine

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.

Think You’re Cut Out to Be a Mentor? Take This Quiz.

Pract.us

Interested in mentoring? Steve Jobs, Sheryl Sandberg, Warren Buffet, Colin Powell, and dozens of other successful business leaders have had mentors help them hurdle challenges and knock out their goals. You may have benefited from having a mentor yourself.

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.

The Value in Cross-Generational Mentoring

CLO Magazine

Working within a mentoring relationship is a powerful way for individuals to grow their careers. 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.

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. 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.

Making the most of mentoring partnerships: Mentors share their thoughts

Everwise

As part of our “Ask me Anything” series that poses questions from our user community to our mentor community, we recently asked three Everwise Mentors to share their experiences about how to make the most of mentoring partnerships. Our mentors shared several approaches.

4 Ways to Become the Mentor Your Company Needs

CLO Magazine

Mentors are an important aspect for companies to create and encourage a positive and rewarding work culture. But oftentimes, finding a mentor at work can be an overwhelming and challenging task. According to the July-August issue of Harvard Business Review , among all U.S.

Flash Mentoring: One-Time Learning for Self-Driven Development

Chronus 

With flash mentoring, participants can turn to mentors in order to learn a skill or topic of their choosing in a short amount of time. What is Flash Mentoring? Flash mentoring is one-time or short-term mentoring. Instead of a relationship that lasts months, flash mentoring is centered around tactical one-time meetings that provide knowledge or skills when participants need them. What are the Benefits of Flash Mentoring? Who Can Use Flash Mentoring?

How many types of mentoring are there?

Matrix

Mentoring is a big thing in today’s business world but very few people know where and how it all started. Mentor is actually a Greek mythical character. Mentor helped raise Odysseus’ son, Telemachus, while Odysseus was away fighting the Trojan War. Natural mentoring.

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. These are eight leader habits of a learning culture.

Is Your Organization’s Lack of Diversity Mentoring Hampering Innovation?

Chronus 

History is full of market leaders that became stagnant, failed to innovate, and were uprooted by new, disruptive business models. This can be particularly hard for organizations with a siloed, homogenous culture that fails to incorporate diverse views working toward a common goal. Building a strong diverse culture is not easy—it’s complicated. A complex challenge needs an innovative solution, and mentoring is proving to be a viable answer.

Mentoring in the Cloud at Cardinal Health

CLO Magazine

One of the biggest challenges associated with mentoring programs is keeping executives and employees invested. When she was hired in 2013, one of her first mandates was to breathe new life into the mentoring culture. A few days later she got a list of potential mentors.

Mentorship Program: Help Employees Find their Mentor

Growth Engineering

Business leaders everywhere (including me) love mentors! Will you be my mentor?’ So, is the search for your mentor worth the effort or will it end in heartache, and a lot of awkward emails? So, in other words, mentors unleash our inner superheroes!

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

The only thing holding companies back from learning at the speed of change is their organizational culture which, for many, is a barrier to learning. Most companies have a training culture, not a learning culture. In a learning culture, everyone is responsible for learning.

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.

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.

Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

Performance Learning Productivity

There is widespread agreement amongst senior executives, line managers and HR directors that ‘breakthrough performance’ is needed to meet immediate business goals. The average performance uplift needed to meet business goals was determined to be between 20-25% in the next 12 months.

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.

4 Ways to Appeal to Millennial Workers

KnowledgeCity

As millennial workers move into leadership roles, this generation is now in a position to institute real change in the way we do business. However, despite their overwhelming presence in the workforce, businesses still struggle to recruit and keep millennial workers. It’s official.

Cross-Cultural Mentorship for the Global Economy

Everwise

As businesses become increasingly global, it is critical for their leaders to have the cultural know-how to effectively manage team members from around the world. This includes nationality, profession, position, education, gender and company culture.

6 Easy Ways to Create a Culture of Continuous Learning [Video]

Pract.us

Companies with a strong culture of learning are more competitive, more flexible, and more efficient than their peers. And one of the hallmarks of a learning culture is that employees are always in “learning mode.”

Powerful Employee Learning for Small Businesses on a Budget

Pract.us

Small businesses don’t have a ton of money to throw at training. Even the most cost effective program wastes resources if you aren’t training people in skills that improve your business. Your super stars may bring in more business because they’re great with customers.

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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. using the excuse that they are too busy. In the blog post titled, Are the managers you’re training “too busy”?,

6 Tips to Build a Learning Culture

CLO Magazine

According to Peter Drucker, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Chief learning officers often find themselves in the challenging role of educating other leaders in their organization about the culture of learning. Practice deliberate role-modeling, coaching and mentoring.

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 is precisely the reason why mentoring circles, a modern form of group mentoring, is on the rise, quickly gaining popularity in organizations looking to tackle gender diversity head on. Why Mentoring Circles? Mentoring circles work for three distinct reasons: Build Community, Networks & Skills.

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.

Encourage Social Learning to Improve Corporate Culture

Pract.us

Informal, social learning builds a strong corporate culture. Do you have a great company culture? According to Deloitte’s 2015 Culture and Engagement Report , 87% of organizations identify culture and engagement as one of their top challenges.

Why the Modern Workforce Won’t Stop Craving Mentoring

Chronus 

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. Better Learning Culture Equals Better Business. The concept and realization of mentoring is vital from a young age to adulthood, ideally a partnership between higher education and the workplace, to prepare students and alumni to enter the workforce.

Podcast: The Power of Cultural Competency with Lisa Fain

Learningtogo

Lisa Fain is the Leadership Development Services’ Vice President and lead in diversity strategy, cross-cultural competency and conflict resolution at the Center for Mentoring Excellence.

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

Lisa Fain – The Power of Cultural Competency

Learningtogo

Lisa Fain is the Leadership Development Services’ Vice President and lead in diversity strategy, cross-cultural competency and conflict resolution at the Center for Mentoring Excellence. Listen to Podcast: [link].

The Future Of Your Organization Is In Its Culture Of Learning

Your Training Edge

No business has a crystal ball that they can use to predict the future or some gifted psychic people locked in the basement of their headquarters giving them instructions on what to do. Managers, leaders, and employees are all a part of that culture.