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Creating a Mentoring Culture: A Conversation with Author Lois Zachary

Chronus

Lois Zachary is an internationally recognized expert in the field of mentoring. Having authored several books, including Creating a Mentoring Culture: An Organization’s Guide , Zachary has spent her career honing best practices for mentors and mentees and providing organizations tried and true strategies for deploying impactful mentoring programs. Q: What is the value of mentoring to an organization? Mentoring drives recruitment of future talent.

Global Leadership Development (GLD): Distance

Your Training Edge

Leadership development, like traditional training and development, faces traditional challenges such as distance, culture, diversity, design and delivery methods, along with budgets and workforces. We are going to take a look at the challenges you may face when implementing a global leadership development program, starting with one of the most obvious challenges: distance. Distance can also create a gap in culture. Also related to cultural distance is distance in coaching.

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Staff Education Challenges for Global Business

Your Training Edge

Using AI, we would be able to extract data easily and quickly through demographics such as gender, age, culture, position in the company, academic qualification and past learning experiences, as well as employee’s behavior, requests, work experiences and needs patterns. On the other hand, it must reinforce values and cultures and save costs. An individual’s learning style might be impacted by age, cultural background, and ethnicity etc.

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GLD 3: Creating a Global Bench

Your Training Edge

After dealing with the challenges of distance and culture, the next challenge for global leadership development is how to create a leadership bench or pool that is truly global in scope. When you took the time to define leadership across the cultures that exist within your organization, you may have also begun to see potential succession patterns developing. How can you prepare these groups for the mobility of a global bench?

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GLD 4: Training and Coaching Methods

Your Training Edge

Now that you’ve determined how to build your global leadership bench, you must make the determination of which coaching and training methods you’ll use-and begin the process of developing the program. But since your leadership development program is to be truly global in scope, your choice of training and coaching methods could be a ‘make or break’ for the program and its participants. As cultures vary, so do learning methods and styles.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

All industries are undergoing enormous change, mostly due to new technologies, globalization, and a very diverse workforce. Employees must learn how to use new computers and new apps, how to operate new, high tech machinery, how to be responsive to customer demands, how to create innovative products and services, how to manage a multi-cultural, multi-generational workforce, how to work effectively in cross-functional teams, and how to plan for a future that is constantly in flux.

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. So, the evidence supporting the need for change is there, but how do you become the mentor or role model for positive change?

Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

CLO Magazine

By strengthening communications skills and building a “same language” framework for the workforce, these initiatives not only foster individual development, they enhance collaboration and productivity and contribute to cultural cohesion. But even organizations practicing diversity-based recruiting don’t always succeed in creating an inclusive, welcoming culture that encourages retention. The following scenario is based on an actual coaching engagement.

Thriving in Diversity: Cultural Quotient and the Creative Workplace

Your Training Edge

Dubai is a rich and extraordinary mix of people, cultures and languages; our stores are brand names that hail from all over the world; it is possible to eat from any cuisine from any corner of the globe; worldwide businesses have made a home in Dubai. It is the epitome of a globalized environment. There are many challenges that come with bringing together so many different perspectives, attitudes and beliefs from a mosaic of cultures into the workplace.

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. Social, Global, Open and Diverse. Generational Views on Mentoring.

Becoming a learning enterprise is a culture-change journey

CLO Magazine

Many forces, including technology and digitization, global competition, communication, social media innovations and expectations of new workforce members, are causing incremental changes. Becoming a learning enterprise is a culture-change journey.

The Situational Mindsets Model in leadership training and coaching

Matrix

Training, mentoring and coaching the leaders of today and tomorrow might be a challenge, as they already have a tight schedule, but virtual classes and sessions might be just the right solution for their needs. Instead of driving or even flying to a certain location, you can offer your services to a global audience and make a difference for companies and leaders that need your services. The Situational Mindsets Model in leadership training and coaching.

Mentoring Is a Two-Way Street at Ford

CLO Magazine

The global automobile manufacturer headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, put its first car on the market in 1903 and turned a profit almost immediately. Today the global company is the fifth largest auto manufacturer in the world with nearly 200,000 employees across the globe. 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.

Leading Through Coaching: Tips for Fostering Success

CLO Magazine

In today’s business environment, coaching is a proven, effective tool for helping leaders to create a culture that fosters higher employee performance, increased engagement and retention, and enhanced business results. They are recognizing the value of coaching. Coached, developed and mentored me. The best leadership involves great coaching that leverages strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to fostering greatness in others. The Art of Coaching.

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

As globalization increases and communities become more diverse, the competitive advantage of any organization will be its collective knowledge and its expanded expertise. It’s the Culture. Learning is not the result of a program; it is ingrained in the culture of an organization.

Employee engagement – the Australian dilemma: The role of coaching and and leadership styles

Learning Cafe

Managers and leaders within the organisation are crucial in facilitating the development of these drivers within employees: Highly developed coaching skills are valuable if they are to perform this role effectively. Developing the coaching dialogue to uncover how an employees role might be shaped to accommodate more of their strengths and fewer of their weaknesses. The use of coaching principles to fodster employee engagement. The Coaching Psychologist, 7 (1), 27-34.

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

CLO Magazine

“We don’t just have one identity — our identities are made up of many things, both physically and culturally, and the intersections matter.” — Elise Birkhofer, global lead for Google’s largest employee resource group. So how can organizations focus diversity and inclusion efforts to address cultural groups’ unique needs and build fluid, cross-cultural communities that promote collaboration and avoid pigeonholing? Provide specialized coaching/mentoring.

Building an “Everyday Learning” Culture at Discovery

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For example, when there are 20 different articles on ‘How to be a Great Coach’, most people don’t know where to start.”. Jennifer decided to use Discovery’s Global Mentorship Program as a pilot project: “Once a year people apply to the program and we match them with a mentor for six months, We thought this would be an ideal format to test Looop’s platform and approach to learning.”. The post Building an “Everyday Learning” Culture at Discovery appeared first on Looop.

Wanted: Collaboration; Communication; and Teamwork

The Performance Improvement Blog

Sodexo’s 2017 Global Workplace Trends Report summarizes research that points to collaboration and teamwork as critical to the workplace today. Open spaces, flexible work areas, and smart offices are all contributing to a culture that supports work in teams as needed. leaders tend to think of learning too narrowly — equating it with training, mentoring, or “constructive feedback” during performance reviews. Coaching Communication Learning Culture Management Teamwork Training

Top 20 female career coaches to follow right now

TalentLMS

Today, when we’re talking about entrepreneurship, career coaches, and success, we’re talking about people – not pronouns. For this post, we picked 20 women whose career-coaching work, over the years, has stood out. They’ve all worked with big brands, have a dream of helping professionals succeed, and have set the bar high for all business coaches. The coaches below deserve a spot in your Twitter feed, bookmarks bar, and inbox.

Why Creating a Diverse & Inclusive Workforce Builds More Than Good Rapport

Chronus

Making sure the coach and team understand the benefits of including a lefty, and practice and train with this advantage in mind makes the team as a whole a stronger, more fierce competitor. While many organizations are focused on gender and ethnic D&I, there are many other sorts of diversification out there: age, gender, LGBTQ, culture, socioeconomic status, education, neurology (the way we think and process information), and more. Mentoring: A Simple First Step.

40+ of the World’s Best Sales Training Programs to Get Your Team Into Shape

Sales Hacker

Coaching for Improved Sales Performance. Among other offerings, there are robust training programs for inside sales, field sales, telesales, and sales coaching for managers. Performance coaching. Sales coaching platforms. Live remote mentoring. Coach.

Learning Conversation with Liz Griffin, Director, Global People Team, Ernst & Young – Part 1

Learning Cafe

More recently, Liz was the Asia Pacific Learning and Development leader, overseeing a team of 140 learning and development professionals across 13 countries in supporting the delivery of a global people development strategy. Currently, Liz is in a global organisational development internal consulting role based in Sydney. Liz: For several years Ernst & Young has had a real focus on globalization.

Looking the Future in the Face

CLO Magazine

According to “Global Generations,” a study conducted by accounting firm EY, 62 percent of millennial employees are managing others — only slightly less than the 65 percent of Generation X employees who are managers. Rather than separating the two, Findlay-Shirras said the people he works with are also the people he hangs out with, “taking the idea of culture, teamwork and family to a new level.”. The face of leadership is starting to shift.

Learn this HR Leader’s No-Fail Approach to developing leaders

Everwise

Over the course of his 20-year career, Ranu Gupta has held HR and Learning leadership roles at global corporations like Procter and Gamble, Western Union, and GE Capital. Most recently, Gupta has taken on mentoring through Everwise with the same systematic approach. Read on for a peek into Gupta’s frameworks on developing leaders and mentoring others. Have you had mentors in your life? So I’ve learned as much from not having a mentor as I have from having one.

Millennials vs. Generation Z in the Workplace

KnowledgeCity

Unlike their millennial counterparts, Generation Z did not grow up being coached by optimistic Baby Boomer parents, but by Generation X parents who weathered a recession and a downturn in their net worth. Feel more connected with global peers than with adults in their own countries.

Sahana Chattopadhyay – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

This includes areas of her expertise from the effectiveness of MOOCs in corporate learning to informal learning, collaboration, community management and organizational culture. Sahana appeared in the list of Top Ten e-Learning Movers and Shakers for the Asia Pacific region for four consecutive years from 2011 to 2014, topping the APAC list in 2014, and appeared in the top ten of the Global list. The focus must be on people, mindset and culture.

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The Future of Leadership Development: Why You Need Quality Leadership Training Programs

InfoPro Learning

As the global workforce grows and teams become more and more diverse it is becoming more important for future leaders to understand both diversity and inclusion. Effective leadership coaching and training will help them develop the skills and abilities they will need to build strong productive teams that achieve results in today’s global workforce. Quality Leadership Training Contributes to a Healthy Company Culture.

What’s Trending in Talent Management?

KnowledgeCity

Coaching. Coaching the talent your company currently has is a great way to decrease your turnover rate. Coaching can be done in several ways , including: Doing drills to practice. Be a mentor. The benefits of coaching your current employees can be immense. You can see employee productivity and engagement both improve with a good coaching, These benefits can only be seen if coaching is done properly.

3 Strategies to Fuel Your Leadership Pipeline (Video)

InfoPro Learning

Given the VUCA* culture we have today (which is only likely to accelerate), each organization needs to create a roadmap for leadership pipeline competencies that reflects what success will look like in 10, 15 and 20 years for its talent, geographies and industry – no easy task. Strong learning orientation – a true thirst for acquiring knowledge and skills on one’s own, seeking out mentors and opportunities on the job at different levels and functions to tackle new assignments.

Managers Eat Learning for Lunch

PDG

Peter Drucker famously said “Culture eats Strategy for breakfast.” Executives can sit in important planning meetings and generate as many documents as they like; if the culture of the organization can’t or won’t support those plans, it’s going to be difficult to move forward. NCR was gobbled up by AT&T in 1991, and like the Borg, AT&T attempted to assimilate them, dubbing them AT&T Global Information Solutions or AT&T GIS.

What’s Trending in Talent Management?

KnowledgeCity

Coaching. Coaching the talent your company currently has is a great way to decrease your turnover rate. Coaching can be done in several ways , including: Doing drills to practice. Be a mentor. The benefits of coaching your current employees can be immense. You can see employee productivity and engagement both improve with a good coaching, These benefits can only be seen if coaching is done properly.

What’s Trending in Talent Management?

KnowledgeCity

Coaching. Coaching the talent your company currently has is a great way to decrease your turnover rate. Coaching can be done in several ways , including: Doing drills to practice. Be a mentor. The benefits of coaching your current employees can be immense. You can see employee productivity and engagement both improve with a good coaching, These benefits can only be seen if coaching is done properly.

Nurturing High-Potential to Become Leaders and Future-Proof Your Organization

InfoPro Learning

Her expertise lies in creating a custom blend of workshops, coaching, simulations and eLearning tools to provide leaders and managers with a competitive advantage. Leaders need to make continuous changes to their own leadership development to gain the skills required for success in a given timeframe that align with the culture as well as drive the business. Business risk is far more common now than ever with changing technologies and the impact of the global marketplace.

The Ins and Outs of Effective Management

Everwise

Thanks to the following mentors for providing their insights to the challenges the community brought to the conversation: Don Fuss , Director of Marketing and Sales, PwC. Luis Velasquez , Managing Principal, Velas Coaching. He recommended that if a direct report is open to coaching or feedback, managers should coach them to increase their awareness of themselves, their social context, and others perceptions of them.

48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read

TalentLMS

Learning and Development Culture books (5). Connie Malamed aka The eLearning coach has been called “the trainer’s trainer”. In this timely and urgent book, executive coach and consultant Anna Carroll makes a strong case for its importance for business.

How to Creative an Effective Diversity Training Program

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Besides a paycheck, they want culture. It’s no secret that business is becoming more global. For example, you can use classroom lectures, online discussions, mentoring, and group exercises to ensure employees retain what’s being taught. Coaching. You may associate executive coaching with your managers, but really coaching can be a great training tool when it comes to diversity training for all employees.