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Maneuver Mentoring Obstacles

CLO Magazine

In organizations across the country, mentoring programs are acknowledged to benefit both talented employees and their managers, adding millions of dollars to the bottom line. Here are three major obstacles that can negatively impact effective mentoring relationships.

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. However, she was able to benefit greatly from her male mentors.

Find the Right Mentor

CLO Magazine

Ours is truly a cross-generational mentoring relationship. This fall HarperCollins will publish our new book, “One Minute Mentoring.”. Mentoring has become a hot topic in recent years, and it’s one that’s always been close to my heart. Many don’t know how to find a mentor.

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.

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 Benefits Of Mentoring As An Executive

Everwise

For young professionals, having an experienced mentor can contribute to their future success. The career advantages of having a mentor are well-documented and manifold. On the other side of the equation, it’s easy to assume executive mentors participate merely out of altruism.

3 Keys to Successful Federal Leadership Development

Avilar

How do public sector human resource personnel create and manage development programs for next-generation government leaders? Regardless of motivation, the federal government is a firm believer in mentor programs. But cost is far from the only reason to encourage mentoring.

Mentoring in the Cloud at Cardinal Health

CLO Magazine

One of the biggest challenges associated with mentoring programs is keeping executives and employees invested. People may be excited about participating initially, but excessive paperwork, lack of marketing and unclear expectations can cause excitement to wane and programs to languish.

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.

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.

14 Professional Development Opportunities Outside Work

KnowledgeCity

Many organizations have formal employee training programs to augment professional development. Find a Mentor. Many companies will assign a work mentor. Volunteering is a great way to serve your community, while developing new skills, honing expertise and building your brand.

Blend East and West for Effective Leadership Development

CLO Magazine

The West offers many cutting-edge leadership strategies, but to remain relevant, they need to be presented using localized lenses. There are six key dynamics to confront to build effective learning in Asia: Leadership philosophy. Define a Leadership Philosophy.

Debunking the Meritocracy Myth

CLO Magazine

That morning, I was chatting with Annie McKee, director of the University of Pennsylvania CLO program. It’s the belief that female talent will be noticed and promoted to leadership roles and, as a result, gender parity will be achieved.

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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. Leadership Development

RSDR 5: Development 2

Your Training Edge

In terms of curriculum, training is usually going to work with managers, supervisors, and the people who do the jobs in order to determine what competencies or skills are included in training programs. Next, coaching and mentoring are also “crossroads” for HR and training.

Are You Overlooking Leadership Talent?

CLO Magazine

Global leadership development should identify individuals whose influence and following make them leaders, regardless of their position on the organizational chart. The bottom line is … leadership development now needs to be an inclusive effort.”

Creating a Women’s Development Program

Everwise

How to Design a Women’s Development Program. Last month, Everwise hosted a popular webinar on “Designing a Women’s Development Program” with Kelly Simmons, a Solution Architect at the Center for Creative Leadership. She offered to share her expertise with our community on how to establish a women’s development program that works for your organization, supports behavior change, creates lasting impact and influences employee retention.

Effective Manager Development Program at Scale

Everwise

Building an Effective Manager Development Program. Last month, Everwise hosted a popular webinar on “Effective Manager Development at Scale” with Kim Bolton, Program Director, Leadership Development at Unum Group. A Program to Drive Outcomes.

Wax On, Wax Off: How to Make Mentoring Part of Your L&D Strategy

eLearningMind

Some of the greatest heroes of our time owe their success to the attention and advice of a mentor: Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior; Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson; The Karate Kid and Mr. Miyagi. Mentoring is for more than literary figures and fashion powerhouses, though; it’s a method for increasing satisfaction for both the mentor and the mentee. When mentoring is applied to a blended L&D approach, it adds a new depth to go far beyond training by rote.

GLD 3: Creating a Global Bench

Your Training Edge

After dealing with the challenges of distance and culture, the next challenge for global leadership development is how to create a leadership bench or pool that is truly global in scope. These people can begin to fill the leadership pool or bench.

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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.

How Authentic Is Your Leadership Development?

CLO Magazine

CLOs may already know who they want to pull into leadership development programs, but it pays to include high potentials at lower levels to add cultural and business performance value. For some time, the efficacy and utility of authentic leadership, emotional intelligence and other similar skill sets in the workplace have been considered secondary, soft skill conversations. Or, they may stay but lack the necessary experience and skill to make critical leadership decisions.

Community Learning—Your Business Skills Can Help Emerging Leaders

KnowledgeCity

Did you know that young adults that have had mentoring are 130 percent more likely to hold leadership positions? When it comes to finding a mentor, many are turning to online communities for help with their career paths. Sharing your expertise is an invaluable resource.

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.) Servant Leadership works especially well for us, being in a learning and development industry.

The Power of Listening

Everwise

All of this experience has driven Kennington’s unique expertise as a mentor, both through Everwise and for entrepreneurial students at Columbia University. For Kennington, mentoring is all about the power of a good chat — and of listening thoughtfully.

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. Most recently, Gupta has taken on mentoring through Everwise with the same systematic approach.

Jocelyn Greenky’s Advice on Navigating The World Of Work

Everwise

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. What advice do you have for new mentors?

This Is What I Believe About Learning in Organizations

The Performance Improvement Blog

As globalization increases and communities become more diverse, the competitive advantage of any organization will be its collective knowledge and its expanded expertise. Data indicates that less than 20% of participants apply learning from formal training programs.

Motivating employees close to retirement

Everwise

That means older workers are still very much open to being engaged by your L&D programs and initiatives, so be sure to include them. Recognizing their contributions – use mentoring! Older employees can be an invaluable source of information and expertise. And pairing older employees with younger employees in a mentoring relationship will not only help the older employee feel appreciated but also help transfer knowledge more effectively.

How to Lead When You’re Not the Leader

Your Training Edge

Leadership is possible no matter where you are in an organization’s hierarchy. People in management and leadership positions had to start somewhere – and most of them got where they are by proving themselves as leaders before they were placed in a position to lead.

Jocelyn Greenky’s Advice on Navigating The World Of Work

Everwise

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. What advice do you have for new mentors?

Five Steps to Take for a Successful Talent Management Strategy

Your Training Edge

Excellent employees can bring fresh ideas, new clients, and innovative expertise to a company. SAS, a leader in business analytics, offers their workers the chance to participate in the company’s Emerging Leadership Program for professional development training, and career mentoring.

A Life of Learning

CLO Magazine

Kian has participated in a number of McKinsey leadership programs and co-facilitated one of the company’s flagship programs, the Young Leaders Forum, with van Dam, who joined McKinsey in 2013 as global chief learning officer. Nick van Dam , PennCLO Executive Doctoral Program.

Not All Roads Lead To An MBA

CLO Magazine

The MBA degree has long been held up as the cornerstone of executive development, providing rising stars with the business savvy they need to enter the hallowed halls of top-level leadership. Today’s business world requires people who are good at the softer side of leadership,” he said.

Keep Growing Your Organizational Learning Pyramid

CLO Magazine

Peer learning opportunities and a buddy system to mentor and encourage trainees to learn, explore and make their way in the organization would help create a culture of learning, sharing and greater engagement. Formal coaching and mentoring initiatives would also help.