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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.

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. The first step in the creation and implementation of a coaching program is to determine your goals. But before taking that step, it’s a good idea to understand the subtle differences between coaching and mentoring.

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Training Culture vs. Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

What’s the difference between a “training culture” and a “ learning culture ”? As the chart shows, in a training culture, responsibility for employee learning resides with instructors and training managers. In that kind of culture the assumption is that trainers (under the direction of a CLO) drive learning. Whereas in a learning culture, responsibility for learning resides with each employee and each team.

The Role of a Coach In Building An Effective Team

TLNT: Training and L&D

Teaming has many benefits to an organization. When an organization considers implementing or expanding their team strategy they are seeking to create a highly productive culture, attract new talent and/or improve efficiencies through structured processes. Coaching & Mentoring Teambuilding Featured

16 Signs of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

How do you know your organization has a learning culture ? While a learning culture is an environment that’s always being developed, certain signs indicate that you are making progress. In a learning culture…. Managers are coaching ; they are partnering with direct reports to develop their capacity to achieve organizational goals. What will you see people doing? How will people be learning?

9 Definitive Blended Training Strategies to Coach and Mentor Your High-performance Employees

EI Design

One way to bridge that gap, between the discovery and utilization of talent, is to train high-performers through coaching and mentoring. What Does Coaching and Mentoring Mean? Coaching is typically a task-oriented relationship, between high-performance employees and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). Coaching and mentoring employees can help fill gaps in early to mid-career, mid-career, and senior-level positions in the organization.

Eight Leader Habits of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

Eight leader habits are essential to a learning culture. In a learning culture, people are continually sharing needed information with the people who need to know. This could be information about such things as how to improve individual performance, how to work more effectively as a team, how to plan and make decisions as an organization, how to help customers use products and services, and how to find out what is needed in the marketplace.

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. And if you’re thinking you might make a great mentor for another young professional, you’ve chosen a worthy path. But mentoring isn’t for everyone. Are you a natural mentor?

Coaching Employees to Improve Performance

Unboxed

It’s common to find great coaches on the playing field – but what about in the workplace? Coaching employees to improve performance starts with effective leadership. Good managers are skilled in coaching employees. Did you know that coaching employees can actually boost productivity and create more positive morale? Here we’ll describe and define the purpose of workplace coaching and share tips on how you can start coaching employees to improve performance.

Develop Your MVPs: Coaching for Goal Achievement

CLO Magazine

They know how they got there: It takes years of practice, dedication, coaching, teamwork, failures, adjustments and skill building. The players — their team’s top talent — get regular coaching to refine their skills and consistently deliver peak performance to achieve the ultimate goal of winning their league’s top prize, earning well-deserved recognition in the process. Just like the NFL’s high-performing franchises, these organizations coach for goal achievement.

Managers Make or Break Your Culture of Career Mobility

Degreed

Culture Through Partnership. The end goal is creating a rich and supported learning culture — one that integrates your skills, technology, and implementation strategies. In that same study, more than 70% of HR executives said that managers should get more involved in coaching employees.

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.”

Key Elements of a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

A “learning culture” is a community of workers continuously and collectively seeking performance improvement through new knowledge, new skills, and new applications of knowledge and skills to achieve the goals of the organization. A learning culture is a culture of inquiry; an environment in which employees feel safe asking tough questions about the purpose and quality of what they are doing for customers, themselves, and other stakeholders.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

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. Most companies have a training culture, not a learning culture.

Guest post: Training Culture vs. Learning Culture

Torrance Learning

What’s the difference between a “training culture” and a “ learning culture ”? As the chart shows, in a training culture, responsibility for employee learning resides with instructors and training managers. In that kind of culture the assumption is that trainers (under the direction of a CLO) drive learning. Whereas in a learning culture, responsibility for learning resides with each employee and each team. Guest Post by Stephen Gill.

Moving Toward A Coaching Leadership Style

Everwise

Command and control vs. coaching. The coaching style of leadership is just the antidote employees need to strive, experiment, and grow. Leaders who serve as coaches offer guidance to their reports, providing inspiration and encouragement when needed. They are aware of the priorities and goals of individuals on their teams; as a leader it is their job to align those with organizational goals. Company culture and environment matters as well.

Top 10 Questions to Evaluate a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

In a discussion started by Camilla Keen on LinkedIn, she asks, “In order to find out and evaluate if a company has an effective learning culture, what would be your top ten questions?” Are managers coaching; are they partnering with direct reports to develop their capacity to achieve organizational goals? Are leaders mentoring; are they using their experience to advise new and less experienced employees on how to fulfill the functions of their jobs?

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?

When it Comes to Coaching, Messaging Matters

CLO Magazine

Organizations have deepened their commitment to fostering cultures in which their people can develop and thrive. The L&D teams I’ve met with are eager to explore learning options both to accelerate the growth of their high-value employees and enhance their recruitment efforts, and they are pushing for budgets to do so. For these high-value employees, specialized coaching could make a huge difference. Tags: career development , coaching , talent development.

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. There are many challenges that come with bringing together so many different perspectives, attitudes and beliefs from a mosaic of cultures into the workplace. Organizations need leaders with high CQ to build and lead diverse teams.

Grow multicultural leaders with coaching, not just business English

CLO Magazine

As workforces continue to grow more diverse, human resources and learning and development teams have embraced language training programs, such as Business English and ESL, for multicultural employees. 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. Conflicting working styles across diverse teams.

Paying It Forward: Niroop Srivatsa’s Approach to Mentoring Emerging Leaders

Everwise

As a seasoned city planner and mentor, Niroop Srivatsa believes in paying forward what she’s learned. “I’m I’m at a place in my life where I want to give back,” she said of mentoring others. A city planner all her life, Srivatsa has applied her skills from Chicago to India to just east of Berkeley and currently manages a team that keeps Lafayette running smoothly. And, of late, Srivatsa has devoted time to mentoring others through Everwise.

Altering Your Corporate DNA: Creating a Culture of Mentorship

Everwise

Integrating mentoring into your organization’s culture is one way to provide opportunities for learning and development. It is easy enough to set up lunches or “coffee chats” for your colleagues and simply hope that from there, the relationship will flourish and result in the senior “mentor” taking the eager novice under his/her wing. At these companies, mentorship is ingrained in the culture and has become a selling point for top recruits.

Soft Skills and Cultural Divides: How One Mentor Helps Proteges Navigate Tough Challenges

Everwise

After a decade in the industry, Hirsch says, “I started to coach and mentor the chemists under me. Hirsch created guides and training tools for sales teams, and it quickly became apparent that he had a talent for helping others develop their soft skills. A mentor trying to help a protégé develop soft skills needs to understand social dynamics and psychology so well they can see the whole picture from just a subjective glimpse. Why do you mentor?

Encourage Social Learning to Improve Corporate Culture

Pract.us

Informal, social learning builds a strong corporate culture. Do you have a great company culture? According to Deloitte’s 2015 Culture and Engagement Report , 87% of organizations identify culture and engagement as one of their top challenges. This includes teamwork, mentoring, coaching, and even popping down the hall to ask a question. You can harness that natural process to foster the elements of a great company culture : Trust.

The Key Ingredient for Good Soft Skills: Experience

Pract.us

Soft skills refer to the capacity to work successfully within a group of people and a culture. If you want to improve your team’s non-technical tool box, take the long view and help them get the experience that will hone their abilities. As a manager, you can apply some soft skills of your own to coach your people into better speakers, writers, listeners, or more. If you’re not a great listener yourself, identify people who are and help the team see what they do differently.

Transform  your way of thinking: Tap into different generations and reverse mentoring!

Learning Wire

The answer is to seek mentors within your organization. Mentors may be retiring employees or younger talent. It is indeed not an easy feat to create teams where any boomers, Gen Xers, and Millennials all work together harmoniously. The current workplace is a palette of individuals whose social and cultural backgrounds differ entirely from one person to the next. Learning from each other: reverse Mentoring. This is where reverse mentoring comes in play.

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

Sales Hacker

Only a team of superb talent can move your business ahead of the competition. The same calculus especially applies the sales team. In contrast, unleash a team of smart sales reps and success pours like rain. Data abound and offer solid proof: The vast majority (80%) of high-performing sales teams consider their training process as very good or outstanding. But choosing the best one for your team can be a tough nut to crack. Performance coaching. Coach.

Lessons from Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski

Training Industry

I named two women who are both noteworthy, local citizens in the Raleigh-Durham area - Pat Nathan, the founder of Dress for Success/Triangle, and Sheila Hale Ogle, a serial entrepreneur and my long time mentor. Had I taken a breath and really considered my entire background in broadcast management including sports networks and years of community service, I would have also said Mike Krzyzewski, the men’s head basketball coach at Duke University. 5) Mentor successors.

6 Tips to Build a Learning Culture

CLO Magazine

According to Peter Drucker, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Chief learning officers often find themselves in the challenging role of educating other leaders in their organization about the culture of learning. As a CLO, you will need to address the culture of learning in your organization so you can implement a learning strategy to influence organizational change and foster value creation and growth. Practice deliberate role-modeling, coaching and mentoring.

Mentoring Millennials to Teach Hard to Come by Soft Skills

Training Industry

In an effort to find an employee with prized hard skills and technical competencies, Bob innocently overlooked a major soft skill – one he later found hindered success and even became damaging to the entire team. This generation of emerging professionals is notorious for their hard skills, but now even more so, for their lack of real world experience and the needed soft skills like resilience, problem solving and interpersonal skills, that enable them to thrive in workplace culture.

Becoming a learning enterprise is a culture-change journey

CLO Magazine

Becoming a learning enterprise is a culture-change journey. It is not courses and formal programs, or something that the company and L&D team simply provide to employees (though these are part of the solution). They help them learn how to fish, coaching and sponsoring them to become more competent and confident self-managers and to develop advanced learning skills. Track 3: Teams. Teams are increasingly important building blocks of the learning enterprise.

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.

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

Everwise

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. He credits his high regard for mentorship to his earlier career experiences working for Tesco International and Marks & Spencer, where he met his most influential mentors.

Building a Learning Culture

Everwise

Last month, Everwise hosted a webinar on “Building a Learning Culture” with Jeff Diana, the former Chief People Officer of Atlassian & SuccessFactors. He shared his expertise with our community on how to build a learning culture, rooted in the belief that individual growth improves organizational performance. Focusing on career advancement as a company relies on creating a culture of learning, where employees feel they can grow as individuals and in their jobs.

How This Leader Leverages Core Values For Team Success

Everwise

It wasn’t until Ciulla was promoted into a managerial role, that he began thinking about the power of leading teams. As an executive, Ciulla learned the power of a positive company culture, of leadership through support, and of a common set of values. We connected with Ciulla to learn more about his approach to culture. You are now a published author, with a book on managing teams to delivery. It sounds like you’ve managed some large teams in your career.

Helping Your Best Sales Reps Coach Others

CommLab India

Many managers hire external sales consultants or sales coaches to train their under performing staff. Today, let us see how you can enable your best sales reps to mentor low achievers. But, before we proceed, a look at some benefits of using your well-performing sales staffers to coach their peers who are unable to meet their sales targets. By asking them to mentor, you are recognizing their talent. Synergy among the team members can be improved.