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Bridge the Women and Leadership Gap With Mentors, Training

Absorb LMS

Companies with more female executives and board members tend to enjoy better performance and are more profitable than those without women in the C-suite, according to a global survey conducted by the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Start with the numbers.

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

InfoPro Learning

The future of work is here, and recent studies are finding that many organizations are already suffering from a lack of effective leadership. According to the Harvard Business Review the need for leadership development is more urgent today than even before.

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Thriving in Diversity: Cultural Quotient and the Creative Workplace

Your Training Edge

Having been a resident in Dubai for many years, I have rarely needed to look far to witness diversity all around me. It is the epitome of a globalized environment. Yet, even here it is not straightforward to create a workplace that fully encompasses diversity and harmony.

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. When you describe your corporate culture, is being of service to one another and the community a core value?

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? Lois : The simple answer is immeasurable!

Mentoring Matters, Especially for Women and Minorities

CLO Magazine

found that organizations in the top quartile for ethnic and cultural diversity on their executive teams were 33 percent more likely to experience above-average profitability than companies in the bottom quartile. Mentoring for Minorities.

Should You Adopt Reverse Mentoring at Your Workplace?

Avilar

Last week, Cambridge University announced a new reverse mentoring initiative aimed at addressing charges of institutional racism. Reverse mentoring – pairing a younger professional with a more seasoned colleague – isn’t new. Reverse mentoring is a two-way street.

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. So what can you do to truly train leaders ‘at a distance’?

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Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

(This article was initially posted on the Hospitality eResources blog on February 7, 2017.). All industries are undergoing enormous change, mostly due to new technologies, globalization, and a very diverse workforce. Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, and Grubhub are just the beginning.

From Diversity to Inclusion: Why Top Companies Are Shifting Their Focus

Chronus

Managing diversity and cultural differences is one of the top three things CEOs worry about most, according to Harvard Business Review. Yet after years of throwing just about everything at the problem, there is very little to show for it. Diverse employees’ careers to leadership continue to stagnate and retention wanes. Why do organizations miss the mark in fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment? Download the Ebook Today!

Inclusion and the New Workplace: A Conversation with Author Jennifer Brown

Chronus

Jennifer Brown is an award-winning entrepreneur, dynamic speaker, author and diversity and inclusion expert. We asked her to provide advice to organizations who are striving for a more diverse and inclusive culture. What is the cost of not focusing on this topic?

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. The relationship match is just part of the overall journey.

Which Comes First? Diversity or Inclusion?

NovoEd

Inclusive and diverse work environments positively impact the bottom line for business. Less clear is how to bring about the cultural and behavioral changes needed in the workplace for the benefits of diversity to emerge. Inclusion on the Dance Floor.

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. The benefits of diversity in the workplace are clear.

Women in Leadership: Surmounting Barriers and Bias

CLO Magazine

Despite the fact that women earn almost 60 percent of undergraduate degrees and 60 percent of all master’s degrees in the U.S., Organizations will say all the right things about advancing women, but when it comes down to it, the decision they make is to promote a man,” she said.

Embrace design thinking to advance diversity, equity and inclusion

CLO Magazine

Despite best intentions, our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts often fail. Let’s consider two questions: How can we challenge the thinking and assumptions in DEI from past decades to redefine our ways of working to effectively solve problems? The core of DEI work is people.

Why More Companies Are Turning to Mentoring Circles to Elevate Women

Chronus

“Women remain underrepresented in the corporate pipeline… At every step, the representation of women declines.” – McKinsey & Company. Despite modern movements to elevate women in the workforce, women continue to experience a significant drop-off in workforce participation from entry level to C-Suite—a 29 percent drop-off to be exact. Why Mentoring Circles? The discussion is led by a circle leader. Download the Ebook Today!

6 Ways to Improve Diversity In Your Workplace

Everwise

Malcolm Forbes, American entrepreneur and publisher of Forbes Magazine, once described diversity as “the art of thinking independently together.”. Valuing diversity increases your company’s viewpoints, skills and experiences. Meet the needs of a diverse customer base.

How Companies Are Approaching Diversity and Inclusion

Everwise

Record numbers of organizations are either reviving and rebuilding their diversity programs or building one from scratch. In conjunction with this revival, diversity’s definition is changing. The Business Case For Diversity. Key to Diversity Efforts: Embracing Technology.

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

Chronus

The phrase diversity and inclusion has been thrown around a lot in recent years. Will you be harnessed for the advantages your left handed-ness comes with? Or kept on the bench because they’re unsure how to train you or handle your skillset? Diversity is having different handed players on one team. Inclusion is making sure all players are utilized on the field. This diversity makes the team more creative, competitive and innovative.

Accelerate Female Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

Zsuzsanna Tungli will never forget one of her earliest experiences of gender inequality in the workplace. 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.

Cross-Cultural Mentorship for the Global Economy

Everwise

As businesses become increasingly global, it is critical for their leaders to have the cultural know-how to effectively manage team members from around the world. Wherever the talent is coming from, we want them.”. Bridging the Communication Gap.

Why the Modern Workforce Won’t Stop Craving Mentoring

Chronus

This past summer, I saw my small cousin waddle over to a phone, unlock the device, and within moments, navigate to cartoons from the comfort of his play pen. As a one-year-old, he had more trouble walking to the device than using it. That’s the trend of things today. The present and upcoming generations crave the knowledge of how to do something now—not later, not in a few years when dues and time have been paid—right now. All it took was five seconds.

How to Enhance Your Leadership Training with eLearning

EI Design

As a result, the leadership development training is a significant part of the overall training in most organizations. These trainings need to be designed to not only meet current business goals but also future goals. Structured, formal learning.

Reflecting on the evolving leadership landscape

CLO Magazine

I’m excited to celebrate two important milestones in my life this year: the 40th anniversary of The Ken Blanchard Cos. 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.

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.

Podcast: The Power of Cultural Competency with Lisa Fain

Learningtogo

Lisa Fain is the Leadership Development Services’ Vice President and lead in diversity strategy, cross-cultural competency and conflict resolution at the Center for Mentoring Excellence.

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

The nature of work is changing. People are no longer being judged on the basis of how hard they work or how much they produce. Now tasks done by humans are being enhanced by the Internet, providing the collective knowledge of the world at their fingertips.

How to Develop Leadership Competencies in Your Millennials

Avilar

In 2016, Millennials surpassed the previous generation (Generation X) to become the largest generation in the U.S. What leadership competencies do Millennial managers need to develop to effectively lead our next-generation workforces? Who Are the Millennials?

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Lisa Fain – The Power of Cultural Competency

Learningtogo

Lisa Fain is the Leadership Development Services’ Vice President and lead in diversity strategy, cross-cultural competency and conflict resolution at the Center for Mentoring Excellence. Listen to Podcast: [link].

Everwise Learning Series: Diversity & Inclusion in Life Sciences

Everwise

Regardless of industry, diversity is no longer a nice to have. In the ever-growing life science sector (which includes pharma, biotech, and medical device companies), there is significant deficiency when it comes to diversity and inclusion (D&I). As an example, new research has revealed the severity of the gender gap in the boardroom and C-suite in Life Sciences as compared to other industries.

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. First, consider all of the options available.

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. Lisa Foulger , Founder, Lisa Foulger Leadership Solutions. The Path to International Business.

Taking Leadership in a New Direction at Western Union

CLO Magazine

It began as a telegraph service in the 1850s and grew into a financial service company with more than 11,000 employees working in 58 countries, generating $5 billion in annual revenue. The Solution. Leadership in Action was launched in June 2015 for the company’s top 100 leaders.

The What, Why & How Behind Compliance Training Online

learnWorlds

We have seen this happening with GDPR and the changing rules it brought on cybersecurity. Adapting to the new compliance meant accepting and following new regulations, but at the same time failing to do so meant, well…falling behind. What is Compliance Training?

Motivating employees close to retirement

Everwise

Earlier this month, motivating employees close to retirement surfaced as one of the most popular topics in the Everwise user community of Learning & Development (L&D) professionals and learners. That’s not surprising–employees approaching the traditional age of retirement of 65 are one of the fastest growing segments of the workforce. And by 2035, the U.S. Recognizing the value of older workers.

The kids are alright

CLO Magazine

The millennial and Generation Z experiences have primed “kids” to be valued contributors in jobs with greater relevance. Celebrate the Noobs. It’s easy to default to stereotypes, but for leadership development, the single difference that matters most is: being new.