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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.

Why Colleges Should Be Supporting Students With Mentors

Chronus

Sometimes it can be really difficult for students to make that transition, but mentoring provides extra support that can help new students find their footing in college or soon-to-be-graduates find their place in the world beyond the walls of higher ed. Mentoring programs have been proven to increase student persistence in attaining a college degree. Types of Academic Mentoring. Career Mentoring. That’s where career mentoring comes in. Peer Mentoring.

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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. In fact, research consistently shows that mentoring provides pivotal developmental relationships that function as the backbone for organizational improvement. Here are three major obstacles that can negatively impact effective mentoring relationships. Mentors are especially important for women.

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. Here are five ideas that will help you create a leadership framework even if you aren’t the leader. The next way to lead is to be a coach and mentor to others.

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. According to a new study by Heidrick & Struggles, more than three in four respondents said their most impactful mentoring relationship was important to their career development. 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

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.”

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? It is specifically good for business to practice servant leadership within your organization. Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership” by James W. Creating a culture of servant leadership requires certain behaviors and actions.

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.

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. But over time, we’ve uncovered some common themes by connecting with global HR leaders, executive mentors, enterprise people leaders, and high-potential protégés on mentorship. And we’ve rounded up our favorite mentoring quotes from past interviews that we’ve carried with us ever since. On The Power of Being A Mentor.

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.

An Experienced Mentor on Building a Successful Partnership

Everwise

Though Frank never got paired with an official mentor, his supervisors early on filled the role in an unofficial capacity. Every boss I had was also a mentor, so I got some outstanding business advice,” Frank says, looking back. As much as he values the guidance he got from his bosses back then, Dreier does wish he’d had access to external mentors too. What do you need for a successful mentor/protege partnership? How do you build that trust?

Building Credibility and Managing Up: Mentors Share Their Thoughts

Everwise

We recently asked three Everwise Mentors to share about their experiences in personal branding and managing up. Thanks to the following mentors for shedding light on the challenges our community shared: Richard Worth , Managing Director, Worth Associates. Working with a veteran sponsor or mentor within your organization who has proven their value and understands the inner-workings of the company can help you navigate these situations. Standing Out to Leadership.

How to Adapt Leadership During Periods of Growth

KnowledgeCity

Effective leaders can seamlessly adapt their leadership styles to changes without missing a beat. The Importance of Adaptive Leadership. You are already familiar with the normal small-scale types of changes that happen in your business: staff turnover, workload fluctuations and resource availability. There is a growing movement in the business world focusing on what is called adaptive leadership. This is the rarest form of leadership because it’s hard to master.

Key Elements of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

This kind of culture puts a value on using a variety of learning methods , including workshops, seminars, online courses, DVDs or online video, games and simulations, coaching, mentoring, action-learning, job-rotation, internships, or any of a dozen other ways to structure learning experiences.

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. This widening gap, largely generational, is made worse by a shortage of well-trained mentors, low funding for training and a lack of leadership engagement in this type of education.

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.

Mentoring Is a Two-Way Street at Ford

CLO Magazine

Ford’s leaders attribute their ability to weather recent economic turbulence in part to the company’s strong corporate culture where mentoring plays a key role in spreading values and breaking down silos that can disrupt innovation. While many companies have mentoring programs, Ford takes a different approach than most, said Gale Halsey, CLO and director learning and organization development at Ford headquarters. ERGs Mentor the Next Generation. Mentoring From Afar.

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.

Listen: Discover Financial Services’ Jon Kaplan on tuition assistance programs and the importance of building trust among your learning team

CLO Magazine

In this episode of the Chief Learning Officer Podcast, Jon talks about that “crucible of leadership,” how he rebuilt himself and his team in the wake of his failure and how they came to establish the Discover College Commitment, an industry-leading tuition assistance program that all Discover employees are eligible for starting on their first day. It amazed me how tied it was to everything within a business. I think throughout your career there are these crucibles of leadership.

Establishing a Global Career: Mentors Share Their Insights

Everwise

In a recent Ask Me Anything, we highlighted Everwise mentors with expertise in global project management and cross-functional work with teams around the world. Ganesh Tayi , Author, Speaker, Sales Expert, Marketing Strategist & Business Advisor. Lisa Foulger , Founder, Lisa Foulger Leadership Solutions. The Path to International Business. All three mentors agreed that their moves to international careers weren’t planned going into the start of their careers.

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. The truth is all leadership styles can be good choices — in the right situation. Leadership is much more complicated than that.”. Situational Leadership.

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

Chronus

She is a passionate social equality advocate committed to helping leaders foster healthier and therefore more productive workplaces, ultimately driving innovation and business results. 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. .

The Essential Art of Building Rapport

KnowledgeCity

Building rapport helps to create and develop avenues of mutual trust, friendship and affinity with other individuals. When healthy rapport exists among individuals, relationships grow from a foundation of influence, leadership and strength. When a professional does these five things, they show that they are engaged in their work and can be trusted. Being kind to everyone you meet is not just a good practice for your personal life, it’s good business as well.

5 Lessons Learned from 16 Years in Leadership Development

Abilitie

Below are five lessons I’ve learned about leadership development – lessons that I think will stay relevant even in learning environments full of VR and AI learning. 1) Leadership development is social Managing and leading people is not a spectator sport. Yet often we think of leadership development primarily as a challenge in how to deliver content - the latest conceptual frameworks, assessments, case studies, and tools. How do stories fit into leadership development?

How to Build Effective Employee Engagement Strategies

Chronus

Employee engagement is one of the most important and most prioritized aspects of a business. Increased Profits : In business, every decision comes back to the bottom line. During times of social unrest and financial uncertainty, employee engagement can help improve retention because your employees will believe in the future success of your business and want to do everything they can to contribute to that success. Mentoring.

Business Landscapes Are Changing, Let Your Employees Know They’re Valued

eLearningMind

Today’s business landscape means that no two days are the same. Industries are changing; you’ve probably learned that if your business doesn’t adapt, you could all too easily be left in your competitor’s dust. New role onboarding frames the change as an opportunity, while mentoring and coaching helps employees feel empowered. You trusted your employee enough to assign her to a new role; now it’s time to prove that trust by giving her share in her own training.

How Employers Can Make Every Employee a Top Performer

Your Training Edge

Build relationships on trust. Trust is the most solid of foundations on which to build relationships, which in turn are also the foundation of a successful work environment. When your employees do not trust their leaders, it is only a matter of time until the signs will be evident. Provide mentors. Experienced peers and mentors have the wisdom and aptitude to teach employees who are looking to develop a new skill or learn how to take on unfamiliar responsibilities.

Passing The Torch: 6 Habits of Highly Effective Leadership Programs and One Way to Totally Screw it Up

eLearningMind

With an estimated 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring every day, 4 million positions will need to be filled by new generations (a majority of these in leadership roles). Still, that hasn’t stopped a rash of leadership programs to crop up in every Fortune 500 or mom-and-pop shop in response to an increased demand for better-trained leaders and improved talent management. Strong Models and Mentors. A Culture of Leadership. Leadership training should be perpetual.

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.

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. The report shows that 17 percent of senior executives are women, and among mid-level leaders and business unit heads, women comprise 28 percent and 20 percent of the groups, respectively (Figure 1).

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The 1 Rule for Effective Leadership

Training Industry

Beyond the Golden and Platinum Rules, in our crazy busy world the one rule everyone should follow above all is, “Don’t be a jerk.” My manager-mentors made it clear that I mattered not just for what I could do,” Mills-Scofield said, “but also for who I was.” He trusted her too. When I am frustrated, under pressure or running late, I masterfully rationalize my “jerky” behavior.

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. CCL asserts that even though organizations may be delivering leadership development solutions online, strategies for success need to focus on culture and people rather than specific technologies.

Inspire and Lead With Interpersonal Communication

KnowledgeCity

But, what is the secret to interpersonal communication that not only satisfies its primary purpose but also inspires and creates trust in your leadership abilities? Forbes outlines 10 principles to follow to ensure great interpersonal communication for leaders: Build trust – You can’t demand trust. Be empathetic – Be authentic and exhibit true caring about your business and its workers. However, effective communication is just one facet of great leadership.

Diversity Is Learning’s Business

CLO Magazine

It wasn’t until the late 1980s and early 1990s that some American businesses took a serious look at diversity in the workplace. For example, Brown said, if you’re a white man, being mentored by someone with a different identity is a way to move beyond unconscious bias and build a trusting relationship with a person through whom you can see another perspective. To be effective, companies need to mentor women and people of color so they are not merely checking a box.

Unchecked Right-Hands Can Torpedo Your Business

CLO Magazine

So, when business leaders develop strong working and personal relationships with their second-in-commands they usually relax, step back and loosen the reigns. Lacking specific skill sets for close reporting relationships, CEOs often discover — too late — that their most trusted lieutenants are causing the most damage to the business. That questioning quickly undermines the CEO’s credibility and rapidly erodes trust within the company.

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Leadership Qualities of a Millennial Leader

CLO Magazine

Members of Generation Y are in the pipeline for leadership and are looking for something far different from their careers than what the baby boomers and traditionalists wanted. We learn best by being taught and mentored by those above us and want that relationship established. • Tech savvy: Many baby boomers learned to use a computer at work. To catch up, Welch instituted a reverse mentoring program at GE.

Managers Must Pass Through These 4 Levels of Leadership to Be Successful

Learnloft

As you make improving your leadership skills a priority, you’ll be in a better position to generate the desired results for your team or company, ensuring those you lead can achieve their full potential. Here are four distinct “levels” of leadership that all leaders must go through if they wish to get the most out of their employees and strengthen their chances for long-term success. At the end of the day, leadership is a journey, not a destination.