Why Mentoring Matters


Mentoring is not limited to one style, format or place. And some mentoring relationships occur informally amongst networks. Sometimes, mentorship is set up to support career growth and guidance. Sometimes, mentoring supports diversity and inclusion efforts. Mentors.

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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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.



He is the co-author of two books: Training for Results and Innovative Performance Support: Strategies and Practices for Learning in the Workflow. You are considered to be one of the leading authorities on performance support.

Bridge the Women and Leadership Gap With Mentors, Training

Absorb LMS

Companies with more female executives and board members tend to enjoy better performance and are more profitable than those without women in the C-suite, according to a global survey conducted by the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Men tend to get promoted based on potential, while women are judged by their past performance, Lean In discovered. These women more frequently encounter gender-related biases than women in more diverse groups, the study said.

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.

Onboarding New Employees: Strategies for Better Performance and Retention

Infopro Learning

Quality onboarding can lead to significant improvements in employee performance and employee retention rates. These strategies also have a direct impact on both employee performance and retention.

Survey Says: Your Employees Want Coaching and Mentoring

CLO Magazine

Upskilling and reskilling workers while maintaining performance levels is becoming an increasingly important priority as organizations prepare for the future of work. 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. Overall, the study shows that mid-career workers aged 33-49 differ most sharply from other cohorts.

Building a Learning and Performance Support Ecosystem (Steve Foreman) #elguild

Learning Visions

To enhance individuals and orgs by connecting people with a broad range of techs that drive performance. There''s formal training -- and then there''s all of the ways that we learn within the flow of work (performance support, collaboration, access to experts, knowledge management. Performance Support: complete processes and tasks, make decisions software help (sims, walk-throughs, etc.) Technologies : Lots of different techs to support an ecosystem.

Learning and Performance Ecosystems

Association eLearning

Pushing courses out is one thing, having an effective learning and performance ecosystem is another matter entirely. The Difference Between L&D and a Learning and Performance Ecosystem. At its core, it depends on how integrated training, support, curation, and the like are in the actual work environment for real people.* The “performance” part of the name is especially important, since performance support is often missing from L&D.

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. 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?

5 Truck Driver Retention Strategies to Boost Fleet Performance


Seeking employees’ input has been shown to improve their on-the-job performance by 2.4 However, asking is not enough - feedback must be acted on, or at the very least acknowledged, otherwise it can have the reverse effect and detriment employee engagement, performance and loyalty.

Performance Enablement as the Key to Better Productivity in the Workplace


It’s already a well-known fact that hiring a new employee can cost a business way more than retaining the existing staff, and a 2019 study by Zenefits proves this point. Performance enablement is one of these approaches. What Is Performance Enablement?

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.

Bob Mosher: Performance Support and Learning at the Moment of Need #ls2010

Learning Visions

So welcome to performance support. To support, not teach. Today’s session: Fundamental principles and practices of performer support Help you begin the journey of applying them. He sites a study: the # variable for effectiveness in training is manager impact. Allison Rossett – Job Aids & Performance Support. She says “call it performance support and not informal, cuz you can’t get a CFO to pay for informal learning.”

Manager's Role in Learning and Performance Improvement

The Performance Improvement Blog

In answering this question, the first thing managers have to understand is that continuous learning is the modus operandi for all high performance organizations. Individual, team, and enterprise performance can’t improve without learning. By “learning” I mean acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs that help individuals, teams, and whole organizations improve performance. They understand it and strive to create an environment that supports it.

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You are an expert instructional design and performance improvement consultant who has been continuously inspiring the world to design better and meaningful learning experiences. MARGIE MEACHAM : I don’t aspire to blaming or crediting any tool for our own performance.

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The 5 Critical Steps To Establishing Business Mentoring Programs In The Workplace


Business mentoring programs are one of the keys to running a successful business. For promising employees, getting involved in mentoring programs can do nothing but wonders. Having a mentor can accelerate the learning process through the mentor’s imparting of personal experiences, learnings, and insights on business endeavors. What is a business mentor? A business mentor is a more experienced, and usually a more senior, colleague.

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.

Case Study: CE provider moves from fragmented network of software applications to fully integrated AOM eLearning Platform custom built to their needs

Academy of Mine

ABAC also aims to connect students who seek a more in-depth study experience with professional mentors. Case Study Continuing Education Customization eLearning eLearning As A Business Professional Training WebinarAbout the Client .

Meet the CLO Advisory Board: David DeFilippo

CLO Magazine

Also, the whole idea of caring and supporting employees from being isolated and also having to work in a new way. CLO: You’ve spent your life professionally, developing, coaching, mentoring others — can you share what your own professional development looks like?

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3 Ways to Boost Your Learning Habits for a Superior Performance


If you are not seeing any performance growth in your employees, you can safely conclude that they need training. Sometimes all you need is to have employees talk to each other about their performance experiences. As a mentor for training, your primary task would be to post meaningful discussion topics under relevant training. Study this simple three-part model for acquiring continuous learning habits. eLearning elearning performance support

High Impact Blended Learning on a Tight Budget: How We Did It

Bottom-Line Performance

Fewer resources exist to support the orientation and training needs of the new team members inside a company. Since we’re a small firm ourselves – and know the pain and challenge of successfully ramping up new team members we were eager to support them. We spent two and a half months doing analysis and design work with the goal of delivering a curriculum that the firm could develop with a minimum level of support from us.

Support Women in Owning Who They Are

CLO Magazine

Women can offer so much to companies from a bottom-line perspective, from an ability to be creative, to mentor people; we shouldn’t have to hide our femininity to fit into the workplace.”. Studies have shown that diversity and inclusion help drive innovation, enhance problem solving and promote creativity — all important to business performance. Then they can evaluate performance objectively. Companies still have a ways to go to eliminate the leadership gender gap.

Heading towards high performance

Charles Jennings

Charles is a co-founder of the 70:20:10 Institute , as well as a leading thinker and practitioner in learning, development and performance”. They were filing and scheduling systems for training, with no real support for any flexible learning. It is our job as L&D professionals to ensure that learning is constructed to be engaging, persuasive and responsive to workers’ needs, not dictatorial, and that we help support our workforce to a common purpose and culture.

The Key Ingredient for Good Soft Skills: Experience


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. Encourage employees to work on their skills while they’re supporting a cause they love.

How do you build eLearning?

B Online Learning

Should it be facilitated via coaching and mentoring? In the definition phase we really want to identify the correct performance issue, the intended audience, the type of interface that will support the learning goal, what content is already available, and that our learners will be able to access and interact with the material, with a relative level of comfort. When it comes to building eLearning, how do you do it?

The most important time to support a woman’s career development is in her 20s

CLO Magazine

A recent KPMG study of more than 3,000 women found that early development of leadership skills boosted women’s confidence and competence. Eighty percent of respondents to the study believe that the most important time to support a woman’s career development is in her 20s.

How to Grow Your Email List with an Email Challenge and SEO Course Case Study with Brendan Hufford


Learn how to grow your email list with an email challenge and SEO course case study with Brendan Hufford from 100 Days of SEO in this episode of the LMScast podcast hosted by Chris Badgett of LifterLMS. Just stop living this double life of work and side hustle that don’t really support each other.” I consider him a mentor. Those are the people who get cut first, and those are the ones that lose their jobs if I’m not performing.

Idioms, Doodling, ID, Employee Benefits, Mentoring, & Critical Thinking

Big Dog, Little Dog

Doodling may look messy, but it could be a sign of an alert mind — Doodlers performed 29% better in remembering facts. The theory is daydreaming distracts from a boring task, which results in poor performance, but a simple task, like doodling, may be sufficient to stop daydreaming without affecting performance on the main task. Shifting the Shape of Mentoring - ASTD. They identified three top areas: receiving or providing encouragement, motivation, or support.

Learning Campaigns: Driving Engagement and Performance Improvement – Part 1

Fort Hill Company

This will be a three-part blog series that will examine learning campaigns from three perspectives: 1) participant engagement; 2) performance improvement; and 3) social learning. The 70:20:10 approach fundamentally shifts the focus from course delivery to performance improvement. One strategy that supports the shift is to transform training programs into learning campaigns. Conversations & coaching with colleagues, managers and mentors.

Learning in a High Performance Ecosystem

Design 4 Performance

The Learning & Development industry is slowly/ painfully/ finally realigning itself to focus on performance outcomes. Enter the concept of a ‘performance ecosystem’ It’s a grandiose, bordering on a pretentious term, that explores the idea that we can achieve performance outcomes with the support of things, systems, and people. Like many, I’ve been exploring what such a performance ecosystem might look like. LEARNING VS PERFORMANCE.

Meet the CLO Advisory Board: Judy Whitcomb

CLO Magazine

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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Normalizing Mental Health and Wellness Programs in the Workplace – How to Manage Remotely


Instead of separating that area of life, here are 4 ways to normalize mental health practices into the day-to-day life of your employee and drastically improve your company morale, productivity and performance even across remote teams. Show them you want to support them.



ABOUT CHARLES JENNINGS (Managing Director, Duntroon Associates): Charles Jennings is a leading thinker, practitioner and consultant in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. From 2002 until the end of 2008, Charles was the Chief Learning Officer for Reuters and Thomson Reuters where he had responsibility for developing the global learning and performance strategy and leading the learning organisation for the firm’s 55,000 workforce.

Debunking the Meritocracy Myth

CLO Magazine

After 25 years of working with leading corporations, I’ve identified five key strategies that support the development and advancement of female talent into leadership roles. Additionally, managerial performance needs to be tied to measurable results in attracting, retaining and advancing female talent. And they need to seek out feedback not just when their performance is being reviewed, but regularly.

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5 Training Strategies To Help Engage and Retain Millennial Employees


Strategy #2: Connect Millennial Employees With A Mentor. Providing employees, especially millennial employees, with access to mentors is a great opportunity for both the company and the employee. Whether your organization offers online mentoring or connects employees with on-site mentors, they can provide great growth opportunities for employees and employers. What are some specific areas where a mentor can help more junior employees?