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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.

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? It is specifically good for business to practice servant leadership within your organization. Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership” by James W. Exhibiting compassion builds an environment of trust.

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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.

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

CLO Magazine

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.

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.

Black Belt Mentors

CLO Magazine

Government Accountability Office decided to develop a mentoring program in 2016, organizational leaders knew they wanted to integrate it seamlessly into their learning environment. The GAO Mentoring Program, as the program they developed became known, aims to create a collaborative learning environment, improve employee morale and provide opportunities for employee development, Crosetto said. A successful mentoring program supports this organizational effort. When the U.S.

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. One way to increase diversity in leadership roles is to improve mentoring opportunities for women and minorities. Mentoring for Minorities. The groups were also more likely to continue to have an active relationship with their primary mentor.

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.”

Why More Companies Are Turning to Mentoring Circles to Elevate Women

Chronus

This means creating a deeper connection between them and the organizations they work for, assuaging the feelings of isolation and disconnect, while building the skills and networks they need to advance in the leadership pipeline. This is precisely the reason why mentoring circles, a modern form of group mentoring, is on the rise, quickly gaining popularity in organizations looking to tackle gender diversity head on. Why Mentoring Circles?

The Value in Cross-Generational Mentoring

CLO Magazine

Working within a mentoring relationship is a powerful way for individuals to grow their careers. Whether young people are learning from seasoned pros, or career achievers are passing along their wisdom, mentoring offers a host of benefits: increased knowledge, new skills, elevated energy levels and career satisfaction. Without the many mentors I’ve had along the way, my career and company would never have happened. Peer-to-peer mentoring can be just as beneficial.

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. Mentoring administrators are part coach, part facilitator, part support network and part matchmaker. Learning leaders must consider these various aspects and take part in the mentoring program in multiple ways to make the programs work. Transformative Mentoring.

The Unexamined Leadership Program is Not Worth Doing

The Performance Improvement Blog

If you’re not going to evaluate a leadership development program, don’t do the program! It will be a waste of time, money, energy, and trust. observing) a leadership development program reinforces learning. To achieve these purposes, you have to look beyond the seminar, workshop, internship, mentoring, coaching, online course, or any other method of instruction. Evaluation of professional development must examine how workplace culture supports or hinders learning.

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. Diversity Featured Featured Posts Creative Workplace Cultural Quotient

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.

Self-Awareness: The Ladder to Leadership Success

CLO Magazine

Independent of the justification or excuse, the fundamental problem stems from an underlying culture that isn’t supportive of introspection and learning from failure. The same can be said for leadership. This widening gap, largely generational, is made worse by a shortage of well-trained mentors, low funding for training and a lack of leadership engagement in this type of education. Changing the Culture and the Pathway to Leadership. For the past two U.S.

Developing a RIDE or Die Leadership Mentality at ELM

eLearningMind

In terms of servant leadership, we think it’s both, in that order. (A A multitude of different leadership styles exist, but we’ve chosen servant leadership as our goal.) While valuable leadership skills can be developed through training and practice, a servant leader is born with a high level of compassion, empathy and a desire to learn. Servant Leadership works especially well for us, being in a learning and development industry.

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. To me, a culture that serves both internal and external customers is essential for companies everywhere today — period. When leaders set the vision and direction for their organization, that is the leadership aspect of servant leadership.

How to Positively Impact Team Culture

Everwise

While employee perks – such as catered lunches, happy hours, and gym memberships are great – they don’t make or break an organization’s culture. Your office’s values, how employees embody them, and how they impact success makes more of an impact on creating a culture that makes people want to stay. When asked how a leader can help create a healthy work environment, here’s what our mentors had to say: Motivate through empowerment.

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. All three mentors agreed that their moves to international careers weren’t planned going into the start of their careers. A number of questions came up regarding how to build relationships with remote team members from different cultures around the world.

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

Consider the alternatives: just-in-time e-learning (desktop and mobile), coaching, mentoring, simulations, on-demand video, and experiential-learning. Learning is always about managers creating an environment of openness and trust among relationships. It’s the Culture. Learning is not the result of a program; it is ingrained in the culture of an organization. A learning culture is expressed in the assumptions, values, environment, and behaviors of the organization.

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.

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

Chronus

Informed by more than a decade consulting to Fortune 500 companies, she creates a compelling case for leadership to embrace the opportunity that diversity represents along with empowering advocates at all levels to find their voice, and be a driving force in creating more enlightened organizations. . We asked her to provide advice to organizations who are striving for a more diverse and inclusive culture.

Passing The Torch: 6 Habits of Highly Effective Leadership Programs and One Way to Totally Screw it Up

eLearningMind

With an estimated 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring every day, 4 million positions will need to be filled by new generations (a majority of these in leadership roles). Still, that hasn’t stopped a rash of leadership programs to crop up in every Fortune 500 or mom-and-pop shop in response to an increased demand for better-trained leaders and improved talent management. Strong Models and Mentors. A Culture of Leadership. Leadership training should be perpetual.

Listen: Discover Financial Services’ Jon Kaplan on tuition assistance programs and the importance of building trust among your learning team

CLO Magazine

In this episode of the Chief Learning Officer Podcast, Jon talks about that “crucible of leadership,” how he rebuilt himself and his team in the wake of his failure and how they came to establish the Discover College Commitment, an industry-leading tuition assistance program that all Discover employees are eligible for starting on their first day. And I guess how much a CLO is tied in with company culture. I think throughout your career there are these crucibles of leadership.

5 Lessons Learned from 16 Years in Leadership Development

Abilitie

Below are five lessons I’ve learned about leadership development – lessons that I think will stay relevant even in learning environments full of VR and AI learning. 1) Leadership development is social Managing and leading people is not a spectator sport. Yet often we think of leadership development primarily as a challenge in how to deliver content - the latest conceptual frameworks, assessments, case studies, and tools. How do stories fit into leadership development?

How to Build Effective Employee Engagement Strategies

Chronus

A Gallup workplace study found organizations with highly engaged workforces outperform their competitors by 147% in earnings-per-share and enjoy 21% percent higher profitability.Understanding the impact of employee engagement on your business’s profitability is especially important during uncertain cultural or financial times. Building a reputation for having a culture of inclusion, development and overall support can help your organization set itself apart from others in your field.

Developing a RIDE or Die Leadership Mentality at ELM

eLearningMind

In terms of servant leadership, we think it’s both, in that order. (A A multitude of different leadership styles exist, but we’ve chosen servant leadership as our goal.) While valuable leadership skills can be developed through training and practice, a servant leader is born with a high level of compassion, empathy and a desire to learn. Servant Leadership works especially well for us, being in a learning and development industry.

The 1 Rule for Effective Leadership

Training Industry

The culture was toxic. My manager-mentors made it clear that I mattered not just for what I could do,” Mills-Scofield said, “but also for who I was.” He trusted her too. Beyond the Golden and Platinum Rules, in our crazy busy world the one rule everyone should follow above all is, “Don’t be a jerk.” When I am frustrated, under pressure or running late, I masterfully rationalize my “jerky” behavior.

6 Strategies for Successful Digital Leadership Development

ATD Learning Technologies

Six Strategies for Digital Learning Success , a recent whitepaper from the Center for Creative Leadership, explores tactics organizations can use to make digital leadership development more successful. “When properly designed, delivered, and evaluated, digital learning initiatives can change a company’s corporate culture, improve employee engagement, and increase retention,” write Samir Mehta, CCL’s manager of digital learning products, and Holly A.

The Essential Art of Building Rapport

KnowledgeCity

Building rapport helps to create and develop avenues of mutual trust, friendship and affinity with other individuals. When healthy rapport exists among individuals, relationships grow from a foundation of influence, leadership and strength. When a professional does these five things, they show that they are engaged in their work and can be trusted. Successful executives agree that face-to-face communication helps to enhance trust, understanding and a sense of comradery.

Managers Must Pass Through These 4 Levels of Leadership to Be Successful

Learnloft

As you make improving your leadership skills a priority, you’ll be in a better position to generate the desired results for your team or company, ensuring those you lead can achieve their full potential. Here are four distinct “levels” of leadership that all leaders must go through if they wish to get the most out of their employees and strengthen their chances for long-term success. Level 3: Creating an elite culture. Leadership

Leadership Qualities of a Millennial Leader

CLO Magazine

Members of Generation Y are in the pipeline for leadership and are looking for something far different from their careers than what the baby boomers and traditionalists wanted. We learn best by being taught and mentored by those above us and want that relationship established. • Tech savvy: Many baby boomers learned to use a computer at work. To catch up, Welch instituted a reverse mentoring program at GE.

Jocelyn Greenky’s Advice on Navigating The World Of Work

Everwise

But every office expected me to know the culture, the office politics and the speak of the industry off the bat. The book pulls on Greenky’s more than 30 years experience in a variety of roles, from co-founding three companies, to acting as the Editorial Director for the world’s largest publisher, to mentoring others through Women of Tomorrow and Everwise. Your expertise is in coaching, leadership, navigating office cultures and diversity.

Servant Leadership in Action

CLO Magazine

I’ve been singing the praises of servant leadership for many years. Servant leadership is the best way to create both great results and great human satisfaction. For more than 40 years, all of the leaders at Southwest Airlines have tried to model servant leadership. Herb Kelleher, our founder, led the way clearly — although I don’t think he knew what the expression servant leadership meant until we told him. They are the foundation for the Army’s culture.

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. Above all, Gupta understands the importance of self awareness, reflection, and being a trusted sounding board when developing yourself as a leader. Ranu possesses a no-fail, systematic approach to Leadership and Professional Development that he’s meticulously honed over the years. Leadership Mentoring

The Benefits of Creating a Leadership Legacy

CLO Magazine

” Now, consider this question in an organizational context: If a leader walks out of the office each night, each year, and at the end of a brilliant career has compiled a record of heroic successes, yet leaves no long-term impact on others, did leadership occur? As the question implies, legacy is a crucial component of leadership. Effective leadership occurs when the leader strengthens others’ capacity to learn, to reflect and to extract meaning from their learning.

Jocelyn Greenky’s Advice on Navigating The World Of Work

Everwise

But every office expected me to know the culture, the office politics and the speak of the industry off the bat. The book pulls on Greenky’s more than 30 years experience in a variety of roles, from co-founding three companies, to acting as the Editorial Director for the world’s largest publisher, to mentoring others through Women of Tomorrow and Everwise. Your expertise is in coaching, leadership, navigating office cultures and diversity.

Building the Leader of the Future

CLO Magazine

After years of charging hard, Kriens began to reflect on his leadership journey and what came next. “It Being able to be in authentic relationships and show up in a way that could be trusted and relied upon by other people.”. Success may just require chief learning officers to step out of their comfort zone and embrace an expanded view of what leadership is and how to develop it. That’s all going to be withheld in an environment that doesn’t have trust in it.

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Hack Your Digital Learning: Guerilla L&D Creates More Compelling Content

eLearningMind

Instead of actor portrayals, a trusted mentor works wonders. It’s the perfect way to drum up interest, connect the learner to the material, and support your company’s culture at the same time. Others use daily videos to support mentor relationships as a way to supplement L&D efforts. Whether you have a huge L&D budget or you’re working with something more along the lines of a shoestring, digital learning can definitely increase your tab.