Doug Lawrence (IMC) answers the Quora Question: Did you have a mentor? What did he teach you? Did it work? Are you or will you be a mentor as well? Why? His written response: I have had mentors and continue to have mentors as part of my journey today. In actual fact I have a number of mentors each providing me with something that the others may not. I would not be where I am today without my mentors as they provide guidance but also challenge me to think – critical thinking skills.
December 9, 2021: As the Holiday Season 2021 approaches, Doug Lawrence shares personal thoughts about his experiences of the holidays and the value of mentoring. He offers considerations for your approach to the holiday season – he suggests, “Ask for the gift of mentoring!”
Who are We? Can We Change the Outcome? ((when mentoring)) A very interesting question wouldn’t you think? Is who we are, a product of our past? This particular question has been raised a number of times in my sphere of influence — as a mentor — Reflective Consideration with Doug Lawrence
Ethics are at the forefront of all relationships involving mentors and mentees. Through mentoring interactions, ethical decision-making guides their shared behavior. As a mentor, how you obtain, serve, and retain mentees involves ethics. The mentees’ willingness to work with you is guided by your ethical decision-making regarding the mentoring experience.
Use mentoring to build your business succession plan today – can you afford not to? Think about it – how else can you sell your business wholeheartedly if not without mentoring during preparation and transference.
From the Desk of: Doug Lawrence Director Education and Outreach The part that I get the utmost satisfaction and reward from is spending time with people that have embraced mentoring for a number of reasons. This past week was no exception as I was truly blessed and honored to work with two different groups of very passionate […]
From the Desk of: Doug Lawrence Director Education and Outreach Almost every day now you see articles in the newspaper or in various other publications where the topic of Succession Planning is being discussed. What is interesting for me is that with the buzz around those two words, there appears to be little action. I have to admit […]
The pleasure of mentoring has filled my days over the years. Such arrangements have occurred within the workplace just as they have appeared in all aspects of my life outside work. Some arrangements have been long and involved, as others have been short and to the point. In all of them … I’ve been the recipient of learning […]