How women can build powerful mentoring relationships

CLO Magazine

In this column, I’ll share my thoughts and those of other business leaders on how women can successfully develop mentoring relationships. Mentors are all around us’. There are many definitions of mentoring, but this one from Amy Gonzales, vice president of learning and development at WOMEN Unlimited Inc., rings especially true: “Mentors are all around you. It isn’t exclusively about finding new networks or new 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.

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Note to men: Mentor her! (Yes, even during a pandemic)

CLO Magazine

Social distancing during COVID-19 is uncomfortable and challenging, but it also creates unique opportunities for men mentoring women to continue to be reliable and caring colleagues. But here’s the thing: Outstanding mentors show up and engage with mentees in crises and uncertain times, even when this requires some creativity and adaptation. Yet, even under ordinary circumstances, many men suffer Reluctant Male Syndrome , the hesitancy to mentor women.

Mentors: Keeping talented women career-focused in uncertain times

CLO Magazine

Mentors have been key players in helping the talented women leaders who attend our programs stay focused on their growth and development, despite bedrock changes to how they do it. Recently, we interviewed mentors to see how they and their mentees were adapting to these altered circumstances.

Get on board with reverse mentoring

CLO Magazine

One such practice is to encourage and support reverse mentoring and incorporate it as a norm within your organizational culture. What is reverse mentoring? Typically, in a mentoring relationship the mentor is someone who has more experience in a particular area or in their career and who provides guidance to a mentee with less experience. Implementing reverse mentoring is one of many opportunities for organizations with a multigenerational workforce.

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. Specifically, the number of male managers who felt uncomfortable mentoring women went from 5 percent to 16 percent in late 2017 after the #MeToo movement went viral. That means about 1 in 6 male managers would hesitate to mentor a woman.

Find the Right Mentor

CLO Magazine

Ours is truly a cross-generational mentoring relationship. This fall HarperCollins will publish our new book, “One Minute Mentoring.”. Mentoring has become a hot topic in recent years, and it’s one that’s always been close to my heart. Yet despite growing interest, mentoring is still not a common practice. Our research has found that while people like the idea of mentoring, they encounter predictable obstacles when taking that first step.

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 technologyTags: Everwise , leadership , leadership development , learning delivery , mentoring , talent , technology The post Everwise: Mentoring Is Big Business appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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. 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. Mentor, coach and develop.

Status Quo? Not This CLO

CLO Magazine

That’s when he realized he wanted to build a career in educational leadership. “I By 2015 he was the new vice president and CLO. “We Gandarilla’s rapid evolution from consultant to leadership required him to mature quickly into a leader who can command the respect and loyalty of his teams. Daniel has been very successful stepping up into this role and after two short years, the organization cannot imagine a more suited CLO.”.

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Managing Career Paths: The Role of CLO

CLO Magazine

What’s a CLO to Do? So what can a CLO do to influence the way in which career paths are defined, managed and applied by the business? If so, it is typically driven by the calendar — a performance review with one’s manager or a career planning discussion with a leadership development specialist during a succession planning cycle, for instance. Leadership Development career paths CLO competencies economy from the vault

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5 strategies to diminish sexual harassment and toxicity in mentoring

CLO Magazine

Mentoring, long touted as one of the key solutions to inequality at work, may be less appealing to both men and women these days. In fact, in 2019, 60 percent of men surveyed by LeanIn.org indicated they would avoid working alone with, socializing with or mentoring women.

CLO Podcast: Visa’s Karie Willyerd on Learning Strategy

CLO Magazine

She took on the brand new role of global CLO at Visa in 2018. It’s no secret that talent is at the center of the modern business agenda and it’s our hope that you’ll hear tips and ideas from this podcast that will help you succeed in business, whether you’re a long-time CLO with decades of experience, whether you aspire to the role in the future or maybe you’re just passionate about the future of learning in today’s organizations.

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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. The Fortune 500 health care services company headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, has 37,000 employees, and many formal and informal mentoring programs, but they never thrived, said Susan Moss, senior consultant for talent management in the leadership development group. That’s one of the key benefits of formal versus informal mentoring programs, she said.

Reflecting on the evolving leadership landscape

CLO Magazine

The biggest change in leadership I see today compared with 40 years ago is the marked increase in servant leadership advocates and practitioners around the world. Top-down leadership is slowly but surely becoming a thing of the past. When leaders set the vision and direction for their organization, that is the leadership aspect of servant leadership. Once the vision and direction are clear, the servant aspect of servant leadership begins.

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. There have been so many studies that show empowering women and putting more women in leadership positions isn’t just the right or the nice thing to do.

Leadership Development in the Collaborative Era

CLO Magazine

In sum, we need safe, collaborative environments where everyone can contribute, thereby unleashing the leadership potential that already exists at your doorstep. But if collaboration is our goal, doesn’t that require a change in the mindset and operation of leadership development? Must we not have to shift from an exclusive focus on individuals — as in leader development — to a focus on collective or team leadership development? They see value in sharing leadership.

Kraft Heinz CLO Pamay Bassey is reimagining corporate learning with laughter and passion

CLO Magazine

Ekpedeme “Pamay” Bassey, CLO of The Kraft Heinz Co., Now, after coming on board as CLO for Kraft Heinz in Chicago last December, Bassey is reimagining the company’s approach to corporate learning. Organized into different academies, Ownerversity has lessons in exercising functional skills, such as sales and marketing, as well as academies on leadership and methodology training for its entire global workforce.

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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.

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.

CLO Investments Focus on Relevance and Technology

CLO Magazine

Some other findings related to budget priorities: Content development: The focus for content development remains leadership training, which continues to be a priority for large companies. Combined with mentors and job rotations, leadership development increases retention among mid- and senior-level executives, and helps enterprises ensure the talent and experience they require will be available when needed.

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A Quick Survey Can Produce Long-lasting Leadership Results

CLO Magazine

Leadership development is a long-term strategic business imperative. Yet, very few organizations actually evaluate the value of leadership development initiatives. It is up to learning leaders to set expectations for leadership development programs, and to establish a system for evaluating leadership development efforts that may not produce hard data, but will generate enough information to determine whether programs are making a difference or not.

Beyond the status quo: how enlightened CLOs can enable true employee readiness

CLO Magazine

5 Capabilities of an Enlightened CLO. There is no “classroom” time versus working time — every moment is a chance to learn from colleagues and mentors and hone skills. The modern CLO must influence the entire organization — executives and employees — to think differently about the role of L&D. The post Beyond the status quo: how enlightened CLOs can enable true employee readiness appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

Debunking the Meritocracy Myth

CLO Magazine

That morning, I was chatting with Annie McKee, director of the University of Pennsylvania CLO program. It’s the belief that female talent will be noticed and promoted to leadership roles and, as a result, gender parity will be achieved. After 25 years of working with leading corporations, I’ve identified five key strategies that support the development and advancement of female talent into leadership roles.

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Executive Education Excellence

CLO Magazine

CLO: One of the things participants say they value about IESE’s open-enrollment programs is they encourage new ways of thinking and equip them with new skills and perspectives that are directly relevant to their work. How do we foster leadership?

More Curious Learning

Learning Rebels

” Sometimes it’s HR leadership, or business leadership or even clients who are demanding we implement these myths as truths, our role is not to sit back and blindly smile and nod but to speak up and plant the seeds to thought independence. That’s okay, that’s what curiosity is for, it means seeking out a person in the organization to mentor you, and help you to improve and learn. Original Post here.

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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. While veterans may have developed strong leadership skills during their time in the military service, many of the soft skills they have acquired do not transfer easily into the civilian workforce, Cloetingh said. The post Matching Military Veterans With Business Veterans appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

2 communication pitfalls (and how to avoid them)

CLO Magazine

In the words of American church figure and author Bill Hybels, “Many leadership problems are driven by low self-awareness.”. The Center for Creative Leadership Development suggests a simple framework for leadership development that consists of assessment, challenge and support.

CLO Joe Ilvento is unlocking potential at Commvault

CLO Magazine

They created a role for me that didn’t exist,” said Ilvento, who became their first CLO and director of talent development in 2011. The leadership team recognized that the next generation of hires were bringing new, valuable skills to the company that senior staff didn’t possess. That forced them to rethink their approach to training, mentoring and career development. That led the leadership team to take a more strategic approach to HR and L&D, which led them to Ilvento.

When the leader can’t return to the office

CLO Magazine

This is a great opportunity to take a promising team member under your wing to mentor them. The post When the leader can’t return to the office appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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There and Back Again: A Journey of Learning

CLO Magazine

Leadership at the $13.5 As such, expectations are high when it comes to the corporate capabilities and leadership strengths needed to deliver against the 2020 vision that includes growing its workforce. Nobody sat down and said here’s your journey to CLO.”. Tsai is also a mentor, speaker, coach, and a hands-on doer. Homepage Top Story - Left Column Performance Management CLO Ecolab leadership development

Training Culture vs. Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

In that kind of culture the assumption is that trainers (under the direction of a CLO) drive learning. In a learning culture, it’s assumed that learning happens all the time, at events but also on-the-job, through coaches and mentors, from action-learning, from smartphones and tablets, socially, and from experiments. The CLO, or HR, or a training department controls the resources for learning. What’s the difference between a “training culture” and a “ learning culture ”?

A learner and a teacher at heart

CLO Magazine

A “very astute” professor of hers suggested she audit a few courses in organizational development and leadership to see if the field appealed. She was immediately accepted into Vanderbilt’s master’s program in organizational development and leadership, and the rest is history. “I

What is your POV?

CLO Magazine

I share this reflection as I think back on the many lessons I have learned from mentors in the course of my career. To do this, I subscribed to multiple email lists and sources of regular information on topics such as learning, leadership and talent management to name a few.

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#MeToo in Mentorship

CLO Magazine

And nearly half feel uncomfortable participating in common work activities with women, including mentoring them. Stephanie Neal is a research scientist at global leadership company DDI. In fact, our study showed that one in three senior leaders have never formally mentored anyone.

The most important time to support a woman’s career development is in her 20s

CLO Magazine

Leadership development at the start of a woman’s career is proving to be a major contributor to greater numbers of women reaching the C-suite. A recent KPMG study of more than 3,000 women found that early development of leadership skills boosted women’s confidence and competence.

Cohort-based programs can develop leaders at all levels

CLO Magazine

Each of us has facilitated numerous cohort-based leadership development programs in corporate and academic contexts. Cohort-centered leadership development programs require strong support and championing from executives in a company’s C-suite.