Mentoring Success Recipe

Abbott talent vice president offers best practices including involvement from the top, formal tracking and an egalitarian approach.

Abbott talent vice president offers best practices including involvement from the top, formal tracking and an egalitarian approach.

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Women's Great Strides in Tax Profession Reflect Desire to Align With Clients' Progress

Kate Barton, Americas Vice Chair – Tax Services, Ernst & Young, discusses the benefits of mentoring and sponsorship in helping women leaders advance.

by Kate Barton, Americas Vice Chair – Tax Services, Ernst & Young

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How to Start a Mentoring Program

What do you do first? Where do you find mentors and mentees? How long should pairings last?

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By Barbara Frankel

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Sheryl Sandberg's Message on Mentoring Is Wrong—and Dangerous

Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In" says senior women perceive mentoring requests as "total mood killers" and urges younger women to excel before they try to find mentors. Here's why she's totally wrong.

By Barbara Frankel 

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Will Your New Mentoring/Sponsorship Program Succeed?

Find out how BASF started a mentoring program and Deloitte has had a successful one for years, culminating in formal cross-cultural sponsorship.

Formal cross-cultural mentoring programs are increasing at DiversityInc Top 50 companies because, our data show, they increase diversity in management representation. Forty-six percent more managers in DiversityInc Top 50 companies participate in mentoring today than five years ago, and 100 percent now have formal mentoring programs (up from 72 percent in 2007). How can your company successfully launch a cross-cultural mentoring or sponsorship program?

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HR, Diversity & Mentoring: A Correlation to Talent Development?

How can HR/diversity-management collaboration maximize mentoring results, such as engagement, retention and rate of promotions?

DiversityInc research shows that formal, cross-cultural mentoring has a direct correlation to talent development, which is measured in engagement, retention and rate of promotions. Dana Foote, partner, member of the diversity advisory board and co-chair of the Abilities in Motion Network resource group for people with disabilities at KPMG, reveals at our diversity event how her firm maximizes mentoring through HR and diversity-management collaboration. Watch the video below.

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Cross-Cultural Mentoring: How IBM, E&Y & Kraft Increase Diversity in Management

These companies' cutting-edge best practices in talent development can help you create and manage a successful mentoring program.

What's the key to achieving better engagement and promotion among Blacks, Latinos, Asians and women? Provide them the career support they need early on with cross-cultural mentoring.

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The Difference Between Mentoring, Coaching and Sponsorship

What are the three crucial relationships you need to move up?

Mentoring, coaching and sponsorship—they're three terms that have become buzzwords about talent development in corporate America. But what exactly is the difference between them? More importantly, how do you know which one you need—and can you have more than one?

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