Why is a Mentoring Culture Important?

Origin Learning

Having a good mentoring culture is an extension of that. A good mentoring culture adds life to these programs. Now, what does it take to have a good mentoring culture? Who are the best people we can have on our mentoring panel?

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.

Mentoring

Clark Quinn

I was talking today with an organization that has mentoring as a very core feature of their culture, and it got me reflecting on the fantastic luck I’ve had in my career. Jim Schuyler brought me back to the US, where he again mentored me on team leadership. There certainly is an art to mentoring, though it can be developed, and I reckon there’re also some skills to being a good mentee.

How to Build Effective Mentoring Relationships

Pract.us

Strong mentoring relationships benefit mentor and mentee alike. Mentoring others is good for your career. A 2013 study in the Journal of Vocational Behavior found that mentors enjoy greater job satisfaction and career success than non-mentors.

Mentors: Increase Retention, Completion, and Build Your Learning Culture

Edvance360

Building a positive work culture that encourages life-long learning and development takes time and people who care. Building relationships that specifically benefit minorities (via course facilitator tools) and individuals (learning paths and mentors).

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. It’s also designed to create a shared culture of learning dispersed throughout the organization.

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. Formal vs. Informal Mentoring.

Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

CLO Magazine

When you describe your corporate culture, is being of service to one another and the community a core value? Creating a culture of servant leadership requires certain behaviors and actions. Following are eight practices to create a culture of servant leadership in your organization.

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.

7-Steps to Creating a Coaching and Mentoring Program Four: Measurement

Your Training Edge

You’ve spent time and effort on creating and designing your mentoring or coaching program. As we will discuss in the future, your ultimate goal with a coaching or mentoring program is to make it a permanent part of the organization’s culture.

Survey Says: Your Employees Want Coaching and Mentoring

CLO Magazine

Of the nine learning methods examined by the study, instructor-led training, short-clip video, and coaching and mentoring were the top three learning approaches cited by respondents overall. Create reverse mentoring opportunities. What’s one thing you can count on these days?

Think You’re Mentor Material? Take This Quiz and Find Out [Infographic]

Pract.us

Dedicated mentors are hard to find and they help improve employee engagement and loyalty, especially among Millennials. But mentoring isn’t for everyone. Learning Culture News learning and development learning culture mentoringWhether you’re just getting started in your career or have decades of experience behind you, you might be interested in helping others through mentorship. If so – good for you.

Flash Mentoring: One-Time Learning for Self-Driven Development

Chronus 

With flash mentoring, participants can turn to mentors in order to learn a skill or topic of their choosing in a short amount of time. What is Flash Mentoring? Flash mentoring is one-time or short-term mentoring. Instead of a relationship that lasts months, flash mentoring is centered around tactical one-time meetings that provide knowledge or skills when participants need them. What are the Benefits of Flash Mentoring? Who Can Use Flash Mentoring?

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. Labin said administrators act as the gardener for the mentoring garden in an organization.

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. But before taking that step, it’s a good idea to understand the subtle differences between coaching and mentoring. A mentoring relationship focuses on the person being mentored, as well as his or her career and goals.

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…. Leaders are mentoring ; they are using their experience to advise new and less experienced employees on how to fulfill the functions of their jobs. What will you see people doing? How will people be learning?

The Value in Cross-Generational Mentoring

CLO Magazine

Working within a mentoring relationship is a powerful way for individuals to grow their careers. 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.

Is Your Organization’s Lack of Diversity Mentoring Hampering Innovation?

Chronus 

This can be particularly hard for organizations with a siloed, homogenous culture that fails to incorporate diverse views working toward a common goal. Building a strong diverse culture is not easy—it’s complicated. A complex challenge needs an innovative solution, and mentoring is proving to be a viable answer. Drive Innovation with Formal Mentoring Programs. HBR found that “ mentoring programs make companies’ managerial echelons significantly more diverse. ”

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. Wondering why it might be worth your limited time to seek out opportunities to mentor others? A mentor.”

The role of mentors in L&D programs

Everwise

Learning and development programs are as varied as companies themselves, but there’s one feature that encompasses most of the effective talent management strategies: mentors. Across many industries, mentoring has been shown to produce solid business outcomes. When implementing or modifying your company’s L&D program, mentoring is one of the best ways to boost employee engagement, create strong leaders for your company and even keep turnover costs in check.

Making the most of mentoring partnerships: Mentors share their thoughts

Everwise

As part of our “Ask me Anything” series that poses questions from our user community to our mentor community, we recently asked three Everwise Mentors to share their experiences about how to make the most of mentoring partnerships. Our mentors shared several approaches.

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 a learning culture, everyone is responsible for learning.

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. Homepage Top Story - Left Column Performance Management management mentor work

Mentoring Results

Clark Quinn

Eileen Clegg from the Future of Talent Institute (and colleague, we co-wrote the Extremophiles chapter for Creating a Learning Culture ) pinged me the other day and asked about my thoughts on the intersection of: The new role of managers in the results-oriented work environment ( ROWE ). However, this isn’t new for mentors as well: they want their charges to do well, but the most they can do is influence the performer to the best of their ability.

How many types of mentoring are there?

Matrix

Mentoring is a big thing in today’s business world but very few people know where and how it all started. Mentor is actually a Greek mythical character. Mentor helped raise Odysseus’ son, Telemachus, while Odysseus was away fighting the Trojan War. Types of mentoring.

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. In this kind of culture, formal classroom training is probably the least effective.

Discovering 3 new faces of mentoring

Matrix

Mentoring is definitely not a recent concept. The benefits of having good mentoring programs within the organization are great. The new faces of mentoring. Group mentoring. Micro mentoring. Micro mentoring will help them achieve that. Reverse mentoring.

Mentorship Program: Help Employees Find their Mentor

Growth Engineering

Business leaders everywhere (including me) love mentors! Will you be my mentor?’ So, is the search for your mentor worth the effort or will it end in heartache, and a lot of awkward emails? So, in other words, mentors unleash our inner superheroes! How to Find your Mentor?

Mentoring in the Cloud at Cardinal Health

CLO Magazine

One of the biggest challenges associated with mentoring programs is keeping executives and employees invested. When she was hired in 2013, one of her first mandates was to breathe new life into the mentoring culture. A few days later she got a list of potential mentors.

Becoming a Learning Culture: Competing in an Age of Disruption

The Performance Improvement Blog

The only thing holding companies back from learning at the speed of change is their organizational culture which, for many, is a barrier to learning. Most companies have a training culture, not a learning culture. In a learning culture, everyone is responsible for 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.

Why More Companies Are Turning to Mentoring Circles to Elevate Women

Chronus 

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? Catalyst found 65 percent of women who have been mentored will go on to become mentors themselves, thus continuously refilling the mentor pool and perpetuating the positive mentorship cycle for women.

Leveraging Internal and External Mentors for Optimal Growth

Everwise

In today’s world of portfolio careers, it’s important to consider whether a mentor from within our outside your organization (or a combination of both) is the best fit. An internal mentor is particularly effective when you are new to a company or exploring a move to a new in-house function.

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.

Why the Modern Workforce Won’t Stop Craving Mentoring

Chronus 

In 2017, engagement will take center stage as the workforce asks for better employee development, benefits, and mentoring. Digital immersion has molded this generation, creating a culture of instant fulfilment. Better Learning Culture Equals Better Business. The concept and realization of mentoring is vital from a young age to adulthood, ideally a partnership between higher education and the workplace, to prepare students and alumni to enter the workforce.

Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

Performance Learning Productivity

To achieve these three targets, we need to think out of the traditional learning and development box – beyond the class/course and eLearning module approaches towards embedding a culture where learning becomes recognised as occurring within the workflow. Most people get it.

Reasons Why You Need to Create a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

I have argued in previous blog posts that organizations need a learning culture because training is not sufficient to develop the necessary competencies of 21rst century workers. He argues that leaders need to be allowed to develop over time with the help of coaches and mentors.