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. And yet, the majority of people currently do not have a mentor or a coach. What is a Mentor? An effective mentor-mentee relationship is one of trust, development, and growth.

The Benefits of Virtual Mentoring

Chronus

In less than a month, local and state governments enacted shelter-in-place rules and social distancing guidelines, causing all non-essential businesses to shut their doors and begin working remotely from home. How can companies, businesses, and organizations pivot to survive in the era of coronavirus? In today’s post, explore the benefits of virtual mentoring and how it can help your organization stay connected and engaged. What is Virtual 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. Here are three major obstacles that can negatively impact effective mentoring relationships.

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.

Remote Mentoring: How to Cultivate a Virtual Connection

Chronus

Maintaining a connection when we are socially distancing sounds like a paradox, but mentoring matters more than ever before. Remote mentoring delivers powerful and positive effects for displaced employees. Investing in mentoring can improve morale, performance and motivation. With this in mind, here are four mentoring best practices that can help mentors and mentees cultivate a productive relationship while working remotely.

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? To achieve excellence in mentoring, leaders and senior managers must be willing to help out their juniors and subordinates, so that there is a formally charted out mentoring program that links mentors to mentees. Who are the best people we can have on our mentoring panel?

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.

A Mentor’s Advice on How to Build Trust in a Partnership

Everwise

“In a mentorship, trust is the most important thing,” says Richard Worth. “A A good mentor is someone you can have that fireside chat with, someone you know will keep what you say confidential, someone who has your best interests at heart.”. After decades of traveling the world as a general manager in retail, Richard Worth has found a new passion as a mentor for Everwise. They place huge importance on having mentor support for all executives.

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 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.

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.

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 community posed a variety of questions around starting out a mentoring relationship, making ongoing mentoring effective, and taking action. Michael Lepore , Distinguished Engineer, Business Unit Lead Architect at Cisco.

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.

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?

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. Mentor became Telemachus’ teacher, coach, counselor and protector, building a relationship based on affection and trust. Mentoring is not coaching. Types of mentoring. Peer mentoring.

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. We need to develop different relationships through mentoring and sponsoring programs.

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.

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

CLO Magazine

We’ve been working on some video stories recently that we’re really excited about – about learning organizations’ human trafficking training efforts as well as mentoring in the wake of #MeToo. Ashley: I’ve definitely learned that CLOs are a very educated group of people which shouldn’t be surprising since they’re in the business of learning and development. It amazed me how tied it was to everything within a business.

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 a professional does these five things, they show that they are engaged in their work and can be trusted.

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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. The Path to International Business. Several community members were curious about the journey to global business, both on an individual professional level and at the corporate level.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Your Training Edge

Your responsibility will help you earn trust and respect, two of the best things any leader can possess. The next way to lead is to be a coach and mentor to others. Often coaching and mentoring is left for managers or is looked at as an “appointed” position. But mentoring and coaching is the best way to gain respect and trust, not to mention further experience and stability within the organization.

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.

Best Open Source MOOC Platforms for Businesses

Pinlearn

With a combined input from subject experts and industry experts, it offers a wide range of MOOCs backed by videos, texts, projects, and personalized mentoring. So, yes can trust a MOOC in the same way you do to college classroom courses. The post Best Open Source MOOC Platforms for Businesses appeared first on Pinlearn. What is the MOOC platform? Dave Cormier coined the term MOOC in 2008. MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Courses.

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.

Guided Informal Learning: a Hands-on, Bottom-up Approach that Delivers Results for Small Businesses

Pract.us

If you have a small business or a small team, you might not have put a lot of thought into a training program. For small businesses, GIL provides a way to develop your team without the disadvantages of a traditional, class-based training program. Those who deliver the training use the skills every day so it continuously evolves as business needs change. Employees are expected to share knowledge with each other, so if they don’t trust one another, they won’t participate fully.

Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

CLO Magazine

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. Exhibiting compassion builds an environment of trust. Be courageous, take risks and reach high to challenge yourself and others, reinforcing an atmosphere of trust and opportunity. Mentor, coach and develop.

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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From the classroom to the workplace, valuable lessons learned

Everwise

National Teaching Day is a great time to celebrate the contributions of not just teachers who taught us in school, but to express appreciation for the valuable lessons received from workplace mentors. Teachers and mentors both play a crucial role in our personal development. The lessons we learn from teachers also frame the way we mentor in the workplace. Good teachers and mentors, however, encourage us to ask questions and stay curious.

How to Start an Online Coaching Business with Software Entrepreneur Coach Dan Martell Creator of SaaS Academy

LifterLMS

Learn how to start an online coaching business with software entrepreneur coach Dan Martell creator of SaaS Academy. Chris and Dan dive into how Chris first got involved with Dan’s SaaS Academy, and how course creators and really anyone in business online can validate their offer and sell premium services. One key aspect of the sale for Chris is that Dan had three successful companies along with some failures along the way, which is really important to look for in a business coach.

How to Level Up Your Marketing, Web Design, and Photography with Consultant and Business Coach Jean Perpillant

LifterLMS

Learn how to level up your marketing, web design, and photography with consultant and business coach Jean Perpillant in this LMScast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Jean is the founder of Design Theory, an agency built to help business owners with professional photography and digital strategy. A good example of this specific messaging would be, “My program is for busy, homeschooling moms with more than two kids who are also living in a rural area.”.

Women and Diversity in the Workplace: Do Your Inclusivity Initiatives Measure Up?

CLO Magazine

Provide specialized coaching/mentoring. Women from multicultural backgrounds can benefit from having a coach or mentor with whom they can surface unconscious biases , discuss options and hone their communications skills. Intersectionality is the key to breaking down barriers, increasing trust and fostering open, honest communication that supports employees from all walks of life.

The Super User Value Proposition

Abreon

While Super Users are typically employed for technical projects, they can also be engaged for other changes including mergers & acquisitions and business process improvement. Not only are Super Users great at their job, but they understand the full span of their functional area – how each process step ties to the next, how the systems work, and how business users fit into the operation. They will meet the business users where they are and guide them towards the future state.

Key to Success: Piecing Together A Top Notch Personal Board of Directors

Everwise

January is National Mentoring Month. While we typically think of mentorship as a one-on-one relationship, as the workplace changes, having just one or two disparate mentors is no longer sufficient. There is growing consensus that executives, managers, and junior staff alike need a board of directors – a thoughtfully developed group of 8-10 mentors and role models you can consult regularly to get advice and feedback. The Mentor.