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

Mentoring is important for professional advancement and skill development. Homepage - Video Learning Delivery Everwise leadership leadership development learning delivery mentoring talent technology

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.

Training Volunteers to Mentor Small Business Executives

dVinci Interactive

Training Volunteers to Mentor Small Business Executives Susan Fort, Director of Learning, SCORE. SCORE provides business mentoring, to entrepreneurs, small business owners, and those interested in starting a small business. Experienced business people serve as the volunteer mentors. As Director of Learning, Susan Fort develops and implements learning strategies to align volunteer mentors with SCORE’s mission

7 Signs to Understand Who a Perfect Mentor Is

Your Training Edge

No matter what your business niche is, you’d better give your employees an opportunity for development and growth. Mentoring is a process of advising and training when an experienced employee helps a new or inexperienced employee obtain knowledge.

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.

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.

Establish Business Mentoring Programs in the Workplace in 5 Easy Steps

Enyota Learning

Business mentoring programs have a major role to play in running a business successfully. Mentors have the ability to boost learning processes by sharing their personal experiences, insights, and learning with other employees. Why do you need a business mentor?

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? These mentoring programs must be strategically linked to the organization’s business goals.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.”

Need Help Developing Soft Skills? Get a Mentor

CLO Magazine

Mentoring can help. At its core, mentoring is about people coming together and learning from one another. People can practice those skills during mentoring, even if the main focus of the relationship is not centered on the soft skill itself.

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.

The 5 Critical Steps To Establishing Business Mentoring Programs In The Workplace

TalentLMS

Business mentoring programs are one of the keys to running a successful business. For promising employees, getting involved in mentoring programs can do nothing but wonders. What is a business mentor? What does a mentor do in business?

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. Actively trying to be a role model can help you find what you’re looking for in a mentor.

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.

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?

The Difference Between a Coach, Mentor, and Consultant?

Your Training Edge

When determining the difference between a coach, mentor, and consultant, it is necessary to look at specific roles and functions. Mentors vary slightly from the coach. A mentor’s focus, unlike a coach, is typically on the individual and not on a specific task or performance. A mentor also takes a more general role to the individual, that is, there is usually a less-specific agenda. So what is the expected return of a mentor?

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.

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.

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.

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. Harvard Business Review highlights the problem with using old tools like mandatory diversity training, hiring tests, and grievance systems is that they’re found to be remedial or ineffective, and sometimes lead to potentially worse outcomes for participants. A complex challenge needs an innovative solution, and mentoring is proving to be a viable answer.

Bridging the skills gap with mentors

Everwise

What are the challenges businesses face? Today’s businesses face a gap between the skills they want employees to have and the actual experience, knowledge and skills they have on day one. Many businesses report a lack of soft skills among their people.

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.

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!

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.

Mentor Impact: Wendy Roberts Shares her Journey

Everwise

I ran a support team and moved into business operations. Have you had any mentors who have meaningfully impacted your career? What is the long-term impact you see from mentoring others? Any advice for someone mentoring for the first time?

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.

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.