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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. And yet, the majority of people currently do not have a mentor or a coach. This is unfortunate considering numerous studies have shown effective mentorship and coaching benefit not only employees, but organizations as well. What is a Mentor? What Does a Mentor Do? Why A Mentor Can Help.

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. 77% of the organizations recently surveyed reported that they are experiencing a leadership gap (1). Without leadership development programs the issue is expected to only get worse overtime.

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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.

Fewer Mentors, Bigger Problems

CLO Magazine

A 2018 survey from the LeanIn Foundation and SurveyMonkey found that nearly half of male managers felt uncomfortable participating in a common work activity with a woman, such as mentoring, working alone or socializing together. Specifically, the number of male managers who felt uncomfortable mentoring women went from 5 percent to 16 percent in late 2017 after the #MeToo movement went viral. That means about 1 in 6 male managers would hesitate to mentor a woman.

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

EI Design

There may be several high-performance employees in any organization, awaiting “discovery” and whose potential the company might not currently be tapping. With the ongoing COVID-instigated disconnect, the gulf between high performers and their advisors, supervisors, and managers has widened. 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?

Leading High Performance Teams

Your Training Edge

General leadership is always a task that moves an organization forward. But creating and leading a high performance team may increase retention, efficiency, and even profit. In an age when buzz words sometimes get more notice, let’s look at high performance teams and determine how to make that team a reality instead of simply a popular term. First, leaders must define what high performance really is. Finally, coach, teach, mentor, and hire for high performance.

3 Strategies to Fuel Your Leadership Pipeline (Video)

InfoPro Learning

Built around common passages that all leaders go through, from individual contributor to running entire businesses, “The Leadership Pipeline” (now in its second edition) is Charan’s primer that introduced us to an important internal architecture for developing and nurturing leaders. Yet when we look at how well prepared organizations are, only 15 percent of executives are confident in their leadership pipelines. Create future-focused leadership potential criteria.

7-Steps to Creating a Coaching and Mentoring Program Five: Changing Your Program

Your Training Edge

When it comes to your coaching or mentoring program, you must move forward with the changes you’ve discovered in your evaluation, regardless of whether they are great changes or rather difficult changes. In our first discussion, we talked about the differences between coaching and mentoring programs, as well as the differences between formal and informal programs. Have you discovered that an informal mentoring program just didn’t come together like you thought it would?

Leading High Performance Teams

Your Training Edge

General leadership is always a task that moves an organization forward. But creating and leading a high performance team may increase retention, efficiency, and even profit. In an age when buzz words sometimes get more notice, let’s look at high performance teams and determine how to make that team a reality instead of simply a popular term. First, leaders must define what high performance really is. Finally, coach, teach, mentor, and hire for high performance.

Behaviors Sabotaging Your Leadership Skills

Your Training Edge

Although recently are you noticing any change in your leadership qualities and can observe a change in your impact on the people working under you in your team? The top most important thing is to know your habits or behavior which can affect your leadership abilities and duties. If you don’t know the root cause behind the downfall in your leadership skills then you would not be able to solve it either. Featured Featured Posts Leadership

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.

Leading High Performance Teams

Your Training Edge

General leadership is always a task that moves an organization forward. But creating and leading a high performance team may increase retention, efficiency, and even profit. In an age when buzz words sometimes get more notice, let’s look at high performance teams and determine how to make that team a reality instead of simply a popular term. First, leaders must define what high performance really is. Finally, coach, teach, mentor, and hire for high performance.

Mentoring Software Comparison: What You Should Know

Chronus

Considering mentoring software ? We’re here to walk you through the top points to consider as you perform your mentoring software comparison. Mentoring Software Comparison Points. Organizations love mentoring because it fulfills multiple purposes.

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.

Leading High Performance Teams

Your Training Edge

General leadership is always a task that moves an organization forward. But creating and leading a high performance team may increase retention, efficiency, and even profit. In an age when buzz words sometimes get more notice, let’s look at high performance (HP) teams and determine how to make that a reality instead of simply a popular term. For example, simply providing customer service is not a high performance attribute.

Coaching Employees to Improve Performance

Unboxed

Coaching employees to improve performance starts with effective leadership. Here we’ll describe and define the purpose of workplace coaching and share tips on how you can start coaching employees to improve performance. Effective Coaching in the Workplace.

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.

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.”

Four False Assumptions About Leadership Development

The Performance Improvement Blog

Deloitte has identified “leadership development” as a major challenge for HR leaders in 2015. 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. We put them through intense one-shot programs and expect them to become high performers.

How Employers Can Make Every Employee a Top Performer

Your Training Edge

This will significantly affect the performance of your employees and the overall work environment of the company. The loftier the goal, the higher the performance compared to just giving them positive verbal encouragement for motivation. Provide mentors.

Why an Effective Employee Onboarding Plan is Crucial?

InfoPro Learning

Effective employee onboarding has the power to improve your business on multiple fronts. A well-defined onboarding plan can help you identify the right employees required for various business roles, whether it is leadership development , product knowledge training or customer service.

Level Up Your Leadership with Mentoring Best Practices

CX Journey

Mentoring is a powerful way to enrich the careers of protégés and mentors alike. A mentor added that they gain from their partnerships too, “I’ve discovered that my protégés introduce me to a totally different perspective on something that I thought was just one way. So how can one ensure their mentoring relationship performs as well as possible? Openness and honesty from [mentors],” she says, sets the stage for protégés to do the same.

How to Build Effective Employee Engagement Strategies

Chronus

In fact, Gallup’s study found that employee engagement is an important predictor of company performance even during a recession.Jim Harter, Ph.D. Whether it’s your management or leadership team, take the time to show gratitude for employees in the office not just because it is a nice thing to do but because it would make everyone happier and can also boost the company’s productivity. Mentoring.

eLearning for Leadership Training – Making it Effective

Integrated Learnings

Are you in a position where you develop instructional materials for a leadership/management audience? Can we use eLearning to teach some of these soft skills that are required by leadership in a corporate environment? Let’s say you are creating a course that teaches managers how to have a successful performance management coaching discussion with employees. What experience have you had with using eLearning for training a management/leadership role in your organization?

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.

3 Keys to Successful Federal Leadership Development

Avilar

Integrated into the leadership development program, cross training can start with education about related agencies and organizations via web-based and classroom training. Before achieving the highest levels of government leadership, most senior leaders are required to complete a rotation outside of their own organizations to demonstrate the application of practical leadership skills. Regardless of motivation, the federal government is a firm believer in mentor programs.

Tips and Strategies to Design Effective Leadership Training and Achieve Higher ROI

EI Design

While the success of organizations hinges on many factors, having a great leadership team certainly helps them stay ahead of competition. A strong leadership team creates high performing teams that in turn generate the required business results.

4 Steps to Matching the Right Mentors and Mentees

Chronus

A formal mentoring program can be a powerful strategy to engage and develop employees within an organization. A study by the Corporate Leadership Council found employees who are most engaged at work perform 20% better and are 87% less likely to leave the organization. However, without properly matching mentors and mentees, a mentoring program may never reach this kind of impact. So how can you unlock the full potential of mentoring?

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

How to Develop Leadership Competencies in Your Millennials

Avilar

What leadership competencies do Millennial managers need to develop to effectively lead our next-generation workforces? A study from leadership development firm DDI confirms that Millennials are ambitious and eager to lead if they find a company and role they value.

Learning Agility and its Role in Leadership

CLO Magazine

One of the great mysteries of leadership development programs, succession planning initiatives and high-potential efforts is how effective they are at capturing the results of past efforts and predicting the capability of someone to master as-yet-unknown challenges. Learning agility, which focuses on the ability to perform in the future, provides an answer. Performance risk taking. Learning agility can be a leadership game-changer.

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Growing a Model for Leadership

CLO Magazine

Building a leadership pipeline is important, and a clear leadership model can link strategic areas of the business. But moving forward, the company chose to invest more heavily into leadership building after studying the state of the industry and talent. One challenge — thriving in an ambiguous environment — stood out in particular and formed the core of Mindtree’s leadership approach. “We Building a Leadership Model . Or they can mentor a start-up.

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. CEO of Zappos , Tony Hsieh, is known for his coaching/leadership style.

Reduced-In-Force…Bomb Sniffer Looking for a Home

Living in Learning

Convinced that “knowing what to do” is great…but actually “doing it effectively” is the brass ring we all seek, but only manifests at the point-of-work…and that requires chasing a performance paradigm like a big dog. Will stipulate knowledge acquisition is important, but many years of corporate L&D experience has this dog trained to recognize that training…in and of itself…only drives potential.

Accelerate Female Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

Tungli, the founder and managing partner for Developing Global Leaders Asia, and her team recently designed two new leadership programs specifically for women: an advance and thrive course for women in senior management and an acceleration course for women with five years of experience. 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.

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! 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. Learning, especially about leadership, is affected by the organizational environment and external factors, as well as the program.

Game Film An Effective Strategy for Leadership Development

Training Industry

As training managers and leaders, are you confident you can communicate strategically and effectively at all times and in all situations? The following is a simple training technique to practice to be the most effective communicator possible. Studying their performance, they objectively recognize what contributed to their success or their failure. Put a check mark, in Vocal Awareness the symbol for taking a breath, wherever it is strategically most effective to do so.