Why Mentoring Matters


Mentoring is not limited to one style, format or place. And some mentoring relationships occur informally amongst networks. Sometimes, mentoring supports diversity and inclusion efforts. And sometimes, mentoring exposes young people to caring, involved role models.

Coaching vs. Mentoring: What’s the Difference?


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.


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How to Build Your Leadership Bench – Mentoring

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As organizations begin to recognize their talent predicaments, many are developing strategic talent pipelines and are taking a second look at the value of mentoring programs, either formal (a structured process) or informal – letting mentors and mentees design the relationship. They are finding that mentoring can be an extremely valuable tool for both growing and retaining key associates. The Value of Mentoring. Leadership Bench Crisis.

How to Build Effective Mentoring Relationships


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. But what does it mean to become a mentor and how do you make it work? First, remember that the heart of mentoring is a relationship between you and a colleague.

Bridge the Women and Leadership Gap With Mentors, Training

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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. Companies with flexible work options and corporate cultures that encourage respect are the most likely to enjoy diversity at all levels, according to LinkedIn’s Global Talent Trends 2019 report. Provide access to mentors. Best Practices Culture management

The role of mentors in L&D programs


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.

Mentoring Matters, Especially for Women and Minorities

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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. Beyond the corporate perspective, mentoring is beneficial to the individuals involved, especially for women and minorities.

Survey Says: Your Employees Want Coaching and Mentoring

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A recent study from Wainhouse Research found that the youngest workers and the oldest workers have similar preferences when it comes to workplace learning — and that all learners want a variety of approaches. The study, which looked at the workplace learning preferences of some 2,000 knowledge workers, gauged the use, deployment and perceptions of web communications and learning technology platforms among a broad swath of workers. Create reverse mentoring opportunities.

Why More Companies Are Turning to Mentoring Circles to Elevate Women


A study in the Academy of Management Journal found that career development for women is specifically tied more to attachment and relationships, compared to career development for men which tied to increased autonomy and separation from others. 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?

Creating a Culture of Servant Leadership

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When you describe your corporate culture, is being of service to one another and the community a core value? In fact, many studies have indicated that organizations that are servant-led actually perform better and yield higher returns. Details of these studies can be found in the following books: “Good Company” by Laurie Bassi, Ed Frauenheim and Dan McMurrer, with Larry Costello. Creating a culture of servant leadership requires certain behaviors and actions.

Managers Make or Break Your Culture of Career Mobility


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.

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

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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? How Exactly Does Coaching and Mentoring Help Organizations and High-performance Employees?

10 Steps For Growing Your Learning Culture

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Learning cultures don’t just appear out of nowhere; they take time to cultivate. According to a study by Bersin & Associates, companies with high-impact learning cultures tend to significantly outperform their peers in many ways: They are 32 percent more likely to be first to market with an innovative product or service. Growing a learning culture can be its own challenge. Know what kind of learning culture you already have. Teach leaders how to mentor.

4 Ways to Become the Mentor Your Company Needs

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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?

Mentoring Without Barriers

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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. The company uses mentoring and social learning software to achieve this.

Cross-Cultural Mentorship for the Global Economy


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. Case Study: Mentorship at Boeing.

Encourage Social Learning to Improve Corporate Culture


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 Future of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace


Simply having a diverse workforce or an inclusive culture is not going to suffice as diverse employees seek equal opportunities to develop themselves and move up in the ranks. Diversity is really the outcome of an inclusive culture.

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Blended and Distributed Learning Case Study

Obsidian Learning

New post Blended and Distributed Learning Case Study on Obsidian Learning. Existing content – Strong case study, too much lecture, overall much too long. Commitment to active learning – Company culture supports an interactive learning approach. Case studies. Individual mentoring on personal development plans established with a senior mentor and based on a skills inventory designed to highlight gaps.

Case Study: A Conservative Approach to Annual Performance Reviews


Now, the tech giant relies on regular check-ins and mentoring to help employees get where they need to be. The post Case Study: A Conservative Approach to Annual Performance Reviews appeared first on eLearning Mind. eLearning Solutions Learning and Development Learning Trends best eLearning business company culture elearning elearning solutions elearning trends leadership learning Learning and development

How to Build Effective Employee Engagement Strategies


In fact, Gallup’s study found that employee engagement is an important predictor of company performance even during a recession.Jim Harter, Ph.D. A PayScale study found employees who felt appreciated by their company were almost 11 times more likely to be engaged with their work.

Harry Levinson 1922-2012

The Performance Improvement Blog

We lost one of the giants in the study of organizational learning and performance this week. Levinson was one of the first to speak about the impact of organizational culture on worker performance. The study [of Kansas Power and Light Company] also pre-dated much of the popular enthusiasm several decades later with organizational culture. However, at the same time, much work still needs to be done to create psychologically safe cultures for employees and employers. .

The Key Ingredient for Good Soft Skills: Experience


Soft skills refer to the capacity to work successfully within a group of people and a culture. A study of 25 million unique job postings over one year by Burning Glass concluded that most job applicants don’t have key soft skills, particularly in writing and customer service. They can practice explaining complex topics by mentoring new hires or develop teamwork by completing a project together.

Building a Culture of Continuous Learning

Charles Jennings

The part that formal, directed learning plays in overall organisational capability may be important at times, but organisations aspiring towards Peter Senge’s ‘learning organization’ – in other words, creating a culture of continuous learning - need to reach beyond simply improving structured training. In a recent webinar I discussed some very interesting data from the Corporate Leadership Council’s ‘Training Effectiveness Dashboard’ study with participants. Most people get it.

Spearheading an Organizational Culture of Learning


Creating an organizational culture of learning is imperative. But the nitty gritty of what a culture of learning should entail is likely organization-specific. In other words, each organization needs to develop its own, unique culture of learning in order to best meet its business goals and address its employee needs. In some cases, online training is the perfect vehicle to spearhead the creation and promotion of an organizational culture of learning.

Re-reading A New Culture of Learning

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A New Culture of Learning by John Seely Brown and Doug Thomas. In the new culture of learning, people learn through their interaction and participation with one another in fluid relationships that are the result of shared interests and opportunity. Instead, anyone who has particular knowledge of, or experience with, a given subject may take on the role of mentor at any time. This short book (136 pages) is inspiring. I just read it a second time, something I very rarely do.

Four False Assumptions About Leadership Development

The Performance Improvement Blog

From this study, they conclude: Organizations around the world are struggling to strengthen their leadership pipelines, yet over the past year businesses fell further behind, particularly in their ability to develop Millennial leaders. I don’t think that organizations are going to close this leadership gap until they confront four false assumptions about learning that are deeply embedded in their cultures.



It made the new employees happier because they were more productive quicker, and it reduced shadowing and mentoring programs that required a lot of heavy lifting, as well as obviously the lack of drain on the classroom. Second is building a learning culture.

Motivating employees close to retirement


A 2010 study found their performance was more stable and less variable from day to day than that of the 20-somethings. An AARP retirement study revealed that nearly 1 in 5 between the ages of 65 and 74 say job enjoyment is the single most important reason they still work. Recognizing their contributions – use mentoring! There’s no denying that mentoring is an effective way to develop and retain talent. Mentors can help motivate and inspire employees.

Does Your Organization Have A Strong Learning Culture?


Does Your Organization Have A Strong Learning Culture? Industry adaptability is far from the only thing to be gained from a strong learning culture at your org. A study conducted by a Canadian Social Research and Demonstration Corporation studied workers in the hotel industry who engaged in learning. According to the study, employers who provided the trainings found a 27% return on their investment — some even experienced revenue gains of more than $2,000.

The 5As Framework for Increasing Impact of Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

The 5As Framework is an easy to remember aid for ensuring that any learning intervention, whether classroom training, elearning, coaching and mentoring, self-directed study, internships, etc., In part, this is because of an online course I am facilitating for ASTD titled, Developing an Organizational Learning Culture , and because of a presentation I gave in the ZingTrain Speaker Series.

The 70-20-10 model: what does it say about evaluation?


Not to mention that technical training was left out of the field of study…. Category “20”: lack of feedback from the manager or colleagues, necessity of support in the form of mentoring or co-development. Learning Culture Magazine 702010 Learning

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


While many organizations are focused on gender and ethnic D&I, there are many other sorts of diversification out there: age, gender, LGBTQ, culture, socioeconomic status, education, neurology (the way we think and process information), and more. The more diversity organizational leaders are aware of, the better they can build initiatives and campaigns to foster a supportive, inclusive company culture. Learn How Mentoring Can Improve Your Workplace Gender Diversity.

Get Inspired by the Best Learning Methods of Top CEOs


However, studies have shown that CEOs possess remarkably similar learning styles to one another. Mostly, CEOs learn through engaging with peers, seeking guidance from mentors and working to perfect new skills. It’s early morning at work and you’re having a serious case of the Mondays.

Cross-Generational Mentorship: Why Age Should Be No Object


You’re encouraged by how well you click and think, “This person could be a phenomenal mentor.” . Combine that with how frequently people change jobs and careers these days, and chances are you could end up being mentored by someone from a younger generation or mentoring someone from an older generation. Pew Research Center’s findings are consistent with a 2009 study — the American workforce is graying because older generations are staying in the labor force longer.

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Staff Education Challenges for Global Business

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Using AI, we would be able to extract data easily and quickly through demographics such as gender, age, culture, position in the company, academic qualification and past learning experiences, as well as employee’s behavior, requests, work experiences and needs patterns. On the other hand, it must reinforce values and cultures and save costs. An individual’s learning style might be impacted by age, cultural background, and ethnicity etc.

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Meet the CLO Advisory Board: Judy Whitcomb

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Leveraging these natural talents and applying them to real-life experiences in the workplace with strong mentors and formal education in adult learning sparked my interest and passion in learning and development. I also love studying and honing my skills as a Gallup Strengths Coach.

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