How women can build powerful mentoring relationships

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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’. rings especially true: “Mentors are all around you. Leadership Development mentoring mentoring women

Meet the CLO Advisory Board: Judy Whitcomb

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Whitcomb is an award-winning HR, leadership and talent development executive with more than 20 year’s experience across various industries, including transportation, financial services and health care. CLO: How did you become interested in learning and development?

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

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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. Mentoring in times of high stress and uncertainty. The post Note to men: Mentor her!

Meet the CLO Advisory Board: David DeFilippo

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Chief Learning Officer recently sat down with David DeFilippo, principal of DeFilippo Leadership Inc. CLO: What was your first official job in learning and development? CLO: What lessons did you learn in 2020 that you’ve taken with you into 2021?

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Meet the CLO Advisory Board: Lisa Doyle

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Chief Learning Officer sat down for a conversation with Lisa Doyle, learning strategist and advisor, and faculty member for the CLO Accelerator program. Department of Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy, where she was awarded CLO of the Year in 2011.

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5 things to stop expecting from a mentor

CLO Magazine

Finding — and successfully connecting with — a mentor is a frustrating experience for people who are searching for someone to provide guidance, proffer wisdom, open doors and course-correct them when they veer off track. Mentor” is not its own relationship category.

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.

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.

Who’s mentoring ?the future?

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Mentoring and coaching are long-valued methods of leadership, career and personal development. Oprah Winfrey summed up the importance of mentoring during a 2002 interview: “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself. The post Who’s mentoring ?the

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.

Everwise: Mentoring Is Big Business

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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.

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.

Mentors: Keeping talented women career-focused in uncertain times

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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.

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

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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

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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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Mentoring in the Cloud at Cardinal Health

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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.

Creating a continuous learning environment at Aspen Dental

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At Aspen Dental, meeting the needs of doctors is at the heart of every learning decision the leadership team makes. “If All of the teams in the Aspen Dental network have access to a robust set of programs to support everything from onboarding through executive leadership training.

CLO Podcast: Visa’s Karie Willyerd on Learning Strategy

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

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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

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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 Development in the Collaborative Era

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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.

Accelerate Female Leadership Development

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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.

Reflecting on the evolving leadership landscape

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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.

Want a more inclusive culture? Consider the power of peer leadership

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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.

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.

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 Investments Focus on Relevance and Technology

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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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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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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

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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. Crisis Leadership agility crisis leadership culture of learning enlightened CLO

Debunking the Meritocracy Myth

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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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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 ”?

Ask the Career Doctor: How can we remain visible while working remote?

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Once they have identified those priorities and how they can help impact them, they need to communicate with you and your leadership team regarding how they plan to achieve these goals. appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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Executive Education Excellence

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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. CLO: Can you talk a bit about your new New York-based executive education program, Driving Leadership Potential, targeted toward high-performing millennials? CLO: What are some of the biggest changes taking place in executive education right now?

CLO Joe Ilvento is unlocking potential at Commvault

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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.

A not-so-white paper on succession

CLO Magazine

The importance of leadership role models who share identities similar to our own, as Montgomery was for Jones, is well documented. These are constructs that have been supported by corporate practices of exclusively giving majority members greater opportunity to land leadership positions.

Matching Military Veterans With Business Veterans

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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.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

In that kind of culture, trainers (under the direction of a CLO) drive learning. In a learning culture, learning happens all the time, at events but also on-the-job, facilitated by coaches and mentors, from action-learning, via smartphones and tablets, in social groupings, and from experiments. The CLO, or HR, or a training department controls the resources for learning. (This article was initially posted on the Hospitality eResources blog on February 7, 2017.).

When the leader can’t return to the office

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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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