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.

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.

Everwise: Mentoring Is Big Business

CLO Magazine

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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.

Mentoring Matters, Especially for Women and Minorities

CLO Magazine

One way to increase diversity in leadership roles is to improve mentoring opportunities for women and minorities. The study’s co-author, Mark Livingston, said organizations with mentoring programs are viewed as more attractive places to work and retain employees at a higher rate. “I’m

Find the Right Mentor

CLO Magazine

A former Twitter vice president in her early thirties, Claire has taught me a great deal about the business of social networking — and I’ve helped her learn a few things about the business of publishing. Ours is truly a cross-generational mentoring relationship.

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. Do your actions display service as a cornerstone to how you do business? Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership” by James W.

How Male Mentors Can Develop Women at Work

CLO Magazine

The workforce includes more women — especially in traditionally male professions — and business leaders are changing workplace environments to be more flexible, collaborative and caring in a calculated effort to attract and retain the best talent, both male and female.

Micro Leadership: How to Lead When You’re Not the Leader

Your Training Edge

Leadership is possible no matter where you are in an organization’s hierarchy. People in management and leadership positions had to start somewhere – and most of them got where they are by proving themselves as leaders before they were placed in a position to lead.

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.

Mentoring Software Comparison: What You Should Know

Chronus 

Considering mentoring software ? We’re here to walk you through the top points to consider as you perform your mentoring software comparison. Mentoring Software Comparison Points. Organizations love mentoring because it fulfills multiple purposes.

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. Labin said administrators act as the gardener for the mentoring garden in an organization.

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.”

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.

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.

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 Mentoring Should be Protégé-Led

Everwise

People seek out mentors at all different stages of their career and for a variety of reasons. Traditionally this relationship has looked more directive, with the experienced mentor teaching the protégé what they considered useful and necessary.

Matching Military Veterans With Business Veterans

CLO Magazine

Dutter serves as a mentor in the program, established through a partnership between Military Veteran Partners and B2B sales training company Empire Selling. The program matches experienced business leaders with military veterans and entrepreneurs committed to veteran hiring.

21 Quotes That Show the Purpose and Impact of Mentors

Everwise

Here at Everwise, we believe firmly in the power of giving back by mentoring others. There are a multitude of ways to mentoring impacts others. And we’ve rounded up our favorite mentoring quotes from past interviews that we’ve carried with us ever since. On Finding A Mentor.

The Benefits Of Mentoring As An Executive

Everwise

For young professionals, having an experienced mentor can contribute to their future success. The career advantages of having a mentor are well-documented and manifold. On the other side of the equation, it’s easy to assume executive mentors participate merely out of altruism.

Servant Leadership in Action

CLO Magazine

I’ve been singing the praises of servant leadership for many years. Servant leadership is the best way to create both great results and great human satisfaction. For more than 40 years, all of the leaders at Southwest Airlines have tried to model servant leadership.

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.

Self-Awareness: The Ladder to Leadership Success

CLO Magazine

Recent research by Tasha Eurich highlighted in Harvard Business Review estimates that only 10 to 15 percent of people are self-aware and that true self-awareness has internal and external facets. Harvard Business School professor Amy C. The same can be said for leadership.

Learning Agility and its Role in Leadership

CLO Magazine

One of the great mysteries of leadership development programs, succession planning initiatives and high-potential efforts is how effective they are at capturing the results of past efforts and predicting the capability of someone to master as-yet-unknown challenges.

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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. Informal mentoring is based on your network and who you already know.

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.

Leadership Development in the Collaborative Era

CLO Magazine

Although governments don’t seem to be acting collaboratively these days, businesses and agencies are — and increasingly so. In sum, we need safe, collaborative environments where everyone can contribute, thereby unleashing the leadership potential that already exists at your doorstep.

Advice for First-Time Mentors

Everwise

The benefits of mentoring are clear. Mentors get to improve their leadership skills by practicing developing others and get to revisit lessons they’ve already learned, and may have forgotten. As Kamath puts it, as a mentor, you must “let the mentee take the lead.

Why You Should Actively Maintain Your Mentoring Program

Everwise

Mentoring is an invaluable tool for enriching your workforce, and is used extensively. The benefits are manifold : mentees flourish and become even better contributors, and mentors deepen their leadership, communication, and coaching skills.

One Executive’s Advice on Being An Effective Mentor

Everwise

Yee has long been a fan of mentorship and says he ’ s had many mentors himself. “ But they were all technical mentors, ” he says. Did you have any influential mentors who shaped your approach? We owned a family business, so we came in at 9 a.m.

Kiabi Carson says mentoring drives employee engagement in times of growth

Everwise

Mentorship is a powerful tool that can help rapidly-scaling businesses keep their people learning, motivated and engaged during times of growth and transition. Carson’s dedication continues to help Turner and Townsend’s mentoring program become a success.

Accelerate Female Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

Tungli, the founder and managing partner for Developing Global Leaders Asia, and her team recently designed two new leadership programs specifically for women: an advance and thrive course for women in senior management and an acceleration course for women with five years of experience.

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.

14 Professional Development Opportunities Outside Work

KnowledgeCity

The business world is a naturally evolving environment with new processes, systems, standards and methodologies continually driving the way we do business forward. Find a Mentor. Many companies will assign a work mentor. Engage in Reverse Mentoring.

Mentors on Creating a Sustainable Work- life Balance

Everwise

Everwise fosters one of the largest networks of professional mentors online, who regularly share their insights on work experiences and challenges. To add some color to this number, our mentor community answered a few questions on what professional development means to them.

Community Learning—Your Business Skills Can Help Emerging Leaders

KnowledgeCity

Did you know that young adults that have had mentoring are 130 percent more likely to hold leadership positions? When it comes to finding a mentor, many are turning to online communities for help with their career paths.

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.