January 4, 2022 Posting answers to questions sent in December 2021. Topics: Mentoring and Certification; Mentoring and ISO; and Mentoring Certification and ISO (International Standards Organization)
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.