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. And yet, the majority of people currently do not have a mentor or a coach. What is a Mentor?

Role of Enterprise LMS for Effective Sales Enablement


Modern LMS provides insights of relevant data, helping managers to leverage mentoring opportunities for their teams to identify the skills-gaps. The LMS helps to boost sales enablement by keeping track of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as sales pipeline, overall performance, etc.


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Let’s Talk Talk Tracks: 15 Sales Enablement Leaders Share What Works (and What Doesn’t)

Sales Hacker

Are talk tracks just a fancy new tech take on sales scripts? Talk tracks are a helpful tool for sales reps, both new and experienced, to practice new pitches, share new info and have confident conversations with their prospects. Hold up: What is a talk track?

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Using mentoring as a leadership accelerator within your organization


Pairing up mentors with high-potential employees can be one of the greatest resources both for them and the business. Read more: How many types of mentoring are there? The focus of the latter is getting the mentee ready to assume increasingly important roles in the company.

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.

Making the most of mentoring partnerships: Mentors share their thoughts


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.

Why Mentoring Should be Protégé-Led


People seek out mentors at all different stages of their career and for a variety of reasons. Whether they are trying to gain visibility in their industry, obtain a promotion, move to a new business unit, or simply determine their next career goals, mentoring can help many professionals advance. Traditionally this relationship has looked more directive, with the experienced mentor teaching the protégé what they considered useful and necessary.

The Benefits Of Mentoring As An Executive


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. There is more to mentoring than simply “giving back” or “feeling a sense of personal satisfaction.” For executives in particular, acting as a mentor can move their own career forward.

Bridging the skills gap with mentors


If businesses want to improve employee retention and secure a stable pool of future employees, they need to teach and mentor their young leaders. Millennials, in particular, want more than technical training and a salary; they want mentoring and career development. In fact, employee retention is 25 percent higher for those who engage in company-sponsored mentoring and coaching. Everwise mentors help employees grow and establish their own career paths.

Mentor in a structured on-the-job training: the new kid on the block?


Instead of apprenticeships that provide focus on the acquisition of all skills necessary for a role, a structured on-the-job training program will break down the role into subsets of skills and focus on the acquisition of those specific skills that the workforce lack.

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.

‘Black Mirror’ or better? The role of AI in the future of learning and development

CLO Magazine

Building a personal performance network: One of the most critical assets a new hire can build is a personal network within the organization to help them assimilate, grow and perform in their role.

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Developing Influence and Strengthening Communication: Mentors Share Their Insights


In our most recent Ask Me Anything, we highlighted Everwise mentors with expertise in communication and influence. Thanks to the following mentors for providing their insights into the challenges the community brought to the conversation: Kiran Adibhatla , Director, Ellie Mae. Adibhatla says, “It’s very important to clarify roles and responsibilities when creating the project charter, right at the start.”. Mentoring Influence Management

One Executive’s Advice on Being An Effective Mentor


After 12 years as a consultant at Microsoft, Yee went on to the executive level at several companies, stepping into the CEO role for the last decade at his own company, Softbase Inc. Yee has long been a fan of mentorship and says he ’ s had many mentors himself. “ But they were all technical mentors, ” he says. Did you have any influential mentors who shaped your approach? Now I am tracking progress and writing notes to myself and giving them homework.

The Role of xAPI in Creating Powerful Learning Experiences for the Modern Workforce

Origin Learning

SCORM was not enough to track user/learner progress. To summarize, xAPI enables learning administrators to track offline learning or learning that the learner participates in outside the core LMS/learning platform (like mobile apps or games). Here’s wherein xAPI plays a crucial role. It’s integration within learning delivery platforms and apps ensures that learner progress is tracked accurately. Mentoring New Employees in an Organization.

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Competency-Based Learning: How to Bridge the Skills-Gap

Association eLearning

These “mentors” can opt in to provide feedback and advice to these learners. Within this model, Billy can modify his learning profile to target that new role. When a new welding technique is introduced, the LMS can easily track the content related to those competencies. All new learners have education that tracks back to what industry needs.

8 Ways to Achieve eLearning Course Mentoring Excellence


But an eLearning course experience is never complete without an open-minded mentor who strives to change according to their learners’ needs. That’s why in this article we’ll demonstrate eight ways for you to achieve online course mentoring excellence. . Planning the course mentoring activities is crucial before the start of the eLearning training session. Do you have a co-mentor? The goal is to mentor the current course better than the previous one.

Role of L&D in Creating Effective Sales Enablement Strategies


One of its major roles is to fill in the gaps between sales and marketing content strategies. . The role of content management is, therefore, critical to ensuring the success of sales enablement. Also, with the abundance of information available online, they rely on coaches and mentors to discover the right information and guide them through the learning process. . Allowing Mentoring or Coaching.

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Your Training Edge

As we’ve discussed, development is a primary role for training, but there are ways that HR and training can cross in this important function. For example, call center employees can logically move into supervisory roles from lower positions, but in some situations they can also move into roles such as analysis or quality assurance. Next, coaching and mentoring are also “crossroads” for HR and training.

Establishing a Global Career: Mentors Share Their Insights


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. All of the mentors agreed that communication is key in this regard. Tayi establishes key performance indicators (KPIs) ahead of time that will be used to track the success of the project.

Developing Alternative, Non-Management “Guru” Tracks


Climbing the corporate career ladder is inextricably linked to management roles, as well as higher pay and more attractive job titles. Alternative, Non-Management “Guru” Tracks. This is where specialized alternative tracks come into play. Alternative tracks are just that – an alternative to management roles. Many refer to specialist, alternative tracks as the “guru” track. Are Specialized Alternative Tracks Worth It?

Mentoring or Coaching: What’s Best for Your Company?

CLO Magazine

Mentoring and coaching strategies translate to better employee engagement and retention. But it pays to know the key differences between coaching and mentoring to implement an effective program. However, when building out these programs, questions often arise about how to use coaching and mentoring to develop talent, and the tools available to run them. There is a difference between coaching and mentoring.

Survey Says… Online Education’s Role in Membership Marketing

WBT Systems

We poured over them and pulled out highlights as well as insights about online education’s role in membership marketing and the membership value proposition. Online education’s role in membership marketing. One of their successes was developing certification tracks that help individual members at the early-, mid-, or seasoned-career stage. E-learning’s role in member engagement and retention. mentors, continuing education).”.

Five Signs Your Mentorship Is Working


So you’ve finally found a mentor or a mentee who you think is a great fit. And what do you do if you suspect it might be time to find a different mentor or mentee? While every relationship is different, a pattern has emerged for us as we’ve run hundreds of mentoring partnerships. They’re also a strong indication that an early partnership is on the right track. When mentoring, it’s important to establish one simple guideline off the bat: How often will you meet?

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


So much so that we can sometimes lose track of what it really means. Learn How Mentoring Can Improve Your Workplace Gender Diversity. setting up a high potential mentoring program for minority employees or establish reverse mentoring between current leadership and women employees), they outperform peer organizations on many key metrics. Mentoring: A Simple First Step. Ideas from Industry Mentoring Diversity & Inclusion Workplace Diversity Mentoring

Get Inspired by the Best Learning Methods of Top CEOs


Mostly, CEOs learn through engaging with peers, seeking guidance from mentors and working to perfect new skills. Don’t lose sight of your role – You will never win the popularity contest and you will never be able to be neutral.

5 Training Strategies To Help Engage and Retain Millennial Employees


eLearning is an excellent way to help your employees create, track and meet their goals. 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.

The Dawn of the Robot Coach

CLO Magazine, along with VoiceVibes, Orai and GiantOtter, are among a host of new AI-driven coaching apps that promise to change the way companies provide mentoring and suggest training to improve soft skills. Accenture’s 2018 Future Workforce report found 72 percent of CEOs believe intelligence technologies will be critical to their organization’s market differentiation and 61 percent think the share of roles requiring collaboration with AI will rise in the next three years.

Key to Success: Piecing Together A Top Notch Personal Board of Directors


January is National Mentoring Month. While we typically think of mentorship as a one-on-one relationship, as the workplace changes, having just one or two disparate mentors is no longer sufficient. There is growing consensus that executives, managers, and junior staff alike need a board of directors – a thoughtfully developed group of 8-10 mentors and role models you can consult regularly to get advice and feedback. The Mentor.

Develop Your MVPs: Coaching for Goal Achievement

CLO Magazine

The role of a manager or people leader in today’s workplace is shifting away from being a traditional “command and control” boss to be more of a performance coach, which is exactly what today’s employees have been saying they want, according to recent research from Gallup. It’s about frequently revisiting and reviewing these goals, tracking progress, celebrating successes, identifying and discussing challenges and obstacles and reconfirming or adjusting your game plan along the way.

Cross-Cultural Mentorship for the Global Economy


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. From a cultural perspective, communication and collaboration through mentoring involves not only the nationality of one individual, but also the environment and background of their counterpart. Quan’s mentor is helping him navigate these cultural differences.



I foresee that as content curation and recommendation become more commonplace and automated, L&D will move to a quality control and evaluation role, overseeing the recommendations and adjusting content as needed. STELLA LEE - CRYSTAL BALLING WITH LEARNNOVATORS.

A 5-Step Guide to Create an Employee Onboarding Plan

Infopro Learning

It is crucial to find out precisely what a new employee needs to know to be successful in their new role. For example, a mentor may work with a new employee on the job to learn about customer interaction so they can watch, learn, and practice. One way you can do this is by implementing a buddy or mentor program. According to HCI, 87% of organizations that use mentor programs say that they boost new hire proficiency (5).

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LMS Development for Enhanced Learning and Success!


Today, LMS development plays a key role in learning, training, and knowledge sharing online. LMS system offers plenty of learning tools which are quite useful for the mentors and the employees, giving them a great opportunity to learn and put it to practical use. Keeping the Track.

10 Ways to Measure the Success of Your Online Course


Many schools measure course success on the strength of trackable metrics, and since these are often numbers you can track quietly, without disrupting the learner’s experience, they’re good ones to keep an eye on regardless of any other success measures you follow. Student-to-mentor programs.

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Product Knowledge Training: Creating and Implementing a PKT Plan

Infopro Learning

This includes strategies like role play, coaching, and mentoring. We track learner data from the online portions of the training program. We also track changes in employee performance.

Stepping up Your Employee Onboarding Training- A results-oriented approach

Infopro Learning

The most successful onboarding programs last for a year and often include scheduled check-ins with a supervisor or mentor. Setting clear expectations will help give employees the direction they need to successfully prioritize tasks and stay on track.

Onboarding New Employees: Strategies for Better Performance and Retention

Infopro Learning

It typically takes at least 8 months for new employees to gain full proficiency in their new roles. This data suggests that the lack of onboarding support throughout a new hires first year could play a big role in high turnover rates. This can be difficult for human resources to track.

Enabling Medical Reps for Pharma Sales through eLearning Software


Modern learning management platforms deliver relevant training content as per the diverse job roles and learning suggestions. For instance, a pharma company needs to provide product training to employees in varied job roles.

What is Employee Development, and Why is it Important?


With the support of their managers and learning & development teams, employee development can propel learners into a new role or department by enhancing their skills and knowledge on a subject. Offering mentoring programs could be the key to unlocking the success of many learners.