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. Don is also a great role model for top-notch critical and innovative thinking. Jim Schuyler brought me back to the US, where he again mentored me on team leadership. I think increasingly we can and should be continually mentoring those we care about, and mutually mentoring each other.

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? To achieve excellence in mentoring, leaders and senior managers must be willing to help out their juniors and subordinates, so that there is a formally charted out mentoring program that links mentors to mentees. Optimising training with a mentoring culture.

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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. And yet, the majority of people currently do not have a mentor or a coach. What is a Mentor? An effective mentor-mentee relationship is one of trust, development, and growth.

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).

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.

Bridge the Women and Leadership Gap With Mentors, Training

Absorb LMS

When seeking to increase the number of women in senior roles, it’s helpful to start with a look at hard numbers—how many women your organization employs, their roles and promotion histories and their pay relative to professional peers. Companies that foster a culture of learning often encourage entry-level employees to seek training beyond what is required in their current roles. Corporate culture plays a role. Provide access to 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. 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.

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. Introduced by the university’s equality and diversity department, the program pairs senior white academics and management personnel with a black, Asian, or minority ethnic (BAME) colleague mentor. Reverse mentoring – pairing a younger professional with a more seasoned colleague – isn’t new. Reverse mentoring is a two-way street.

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.

Manager's Role in Learning and Performance Improvement

The Performance Improvement Blog

What should be a manager’s role in employee learning? One of the major barriers to learning is a culture that does not value learning. So back to the question: “What should be a manager’s role in employee learning?” The answer is that managers have an essential role. Coaching Management Organization Culture Organizational Learning Training human performance improvement manager development manager''s role organizational learning

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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 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 ). She’d been excited about Cognitive Apprenticeship years ago after hearing me talk about it, and wondered if there was a role to play.

The Role of a Coach In Building An Effective Team

TLNT: Training and L&D

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

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. As someone who’s worked with some of the world’s leading organizations to build successful learning programs, I have found that worker preference for learning delivery has much more to do with need and role than age alone. Create reverse mentoring opportunities.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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. He writes, “Don’t train leaders, coach them, mentor them, disciple them, and develop them, but please don’t attempt to train them.”.

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 community posed a variety of questions around starting out a mentoring relationship, making ongoing mentoring effective, and taking action. Starting a mentoring relationship: Identifying needs and building trust.

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. So, when it comes to mentorship, we should not only seek out individuals to inspire and guide us, we should feel empowered to be the role model for others. Actively trying to be a role model can help you find what you’re looking for in a mentor.

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? Mentoring is a process (as opposed to a task), usually undertaken by company employees of long-standing, of training, guiding, and grooming high-performance employees over a period. How Exactly Does Coaching and Mentoring Help Organizations and High-performance Employees?

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. Modern mentoring gives them a way to achieve that.

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? Let’s turn to some real world superheroes for the answer… Business leaders, entrepreneurs and superheroes everywhere, from Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg to astronaut John Glenn, agree that finding your mentor is essential to achieving your potential! How to Find your Mentor?

6 Reasons Why Having a Good Mentor Is Beneficial at Work

SkyPrep

Your work should have a good workplace culture , a path to growth, the precise tools to succeed, and the right team. One element people often overlook is finding a good mentor. Having a mentor at work is invaluable. This is because mentors can help you: . A mentor is also a teacher. A good mentor will also be there to guide you along the way and keep you motivated. What you share with your mentor allows them to point you in the right direction.

Mentoring in the Cloud at Cardinal Health

CLO Magazine

One of the biggest challenges associated with mentoring programs is keeping executives and employees invested. The Fortune 500 health care services company headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, has 37,000 employees, and many formal and informal mentoring programs, but they never thrived, said Susan Moss, senior consultant for talent management in the leadership development group. When she was hired in 2013, one of her first mandates was to breathe new life into the mentoring culture.

5 Steps to Developing a Successful Mentoring Program

Training Industry

Developing a mentoring program for your company is a great idea. Mentoring can help you attract, retain and grow talented employees. But the overwhelming majority of corporate mentoring programs fail. We think, “Mentoring—how hard can it be?” In my experience creating and implementing successful, long-lasting mentoring programs for the past 20 years, I have found that, unless you master the following key steps, your mentoring program can go south quickly.

Becoming a learning enterprise is a culture-change journey

CLO Magazine

So what role do the learning leaders play? Becoming a learning enterprise is a culture-change journey. Every day, people in formal leadership roles and those with special expertise or influence have many opportunities to help others learn. But the helping role has several layers.

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. 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? I’ve noticed it can be hard to work across cultural differences spanning multiple countries. Can you talk a little more about the cultural issues your protege was encountering?

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.

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. According to leading publication DiversityInc , cross-cultural mentoring programs are on the rise: 46% more managers are participating in mentoring today than ten years ago. This includes nationality, profession, position, education, gender and company culture. Thoughtfully match mentors and protégés.

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. Mentoring encourages the development of a corporate learning culture , a culture where employees take an active role in the dissemination of knowledge and best practices among peers. The new faces of mentoring. Group mentoring. Micro mentoring. Micro mentoring will help them achieve that.

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.

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. And, of late, Srivatsa has devoted time to mentoring others through Everwise. Read on to learn what she believes sets the stage for impactful working relationships, how an early career experience empowered her as a woman, and what she’s learned most recently as a mentor through Everwise.

Mentor, Coach, Advocate: Why Leaders Spending Time with Their Employees Pays Off

eLearningMind

In that short period of time, he acts as a Mentor, trying to get an understanding employees and providing a space for them to share ideas. Spending Time Mentoring Employees. At this early stage, new hires need solid mentors to put them at ease. Mentors first help familiarize mentees with company culture and then give sound advice as for how to get the most out of their careers. Mentorship creates a healthy corporate culture based on mutual respect and loyalty.

The Future Of Your Organization Is In Its Culture Of Learning

Your Training Edge

But luckily, I learned from enough to realize that mistakes and learning are part of an active, innovative culture. Managers, leaders, and employees are all a part of that culture. One part of the answer, if not the main part, is the culture of learning in the organization. So, as a member of a team with a strong learning culture, what can you do to help yourself and others learn more effectively? The Importance of a Culture of Learning.

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. 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.