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Reflective Practices and Mentoring

              I am a firm believer in the art of reflection. There isn’t a day that goes by that I am not reflecting on something that has happened or is about to happen. I see it as part of my continuous learning. As a mentor and a leader I must always be striving to grow on a personal and professional basis. Let’s take a look at what the … [Read more...]

Mentoring and Learning and Development

          There is a movement to create more dynamic learning and development environments in organizations today. Organizations need to be explore various ways to create this environment for the betterment of the employees and for the success of the organization. Continuous learning can take an average leader and provide them with the tools to become that … [Read more...]

The Importance of Issue Identification to the Mentoring Arrangement

          If I want to advance my career development but seem to be in the midst of a struggle that would be an issue. If I did not believe in my capabilities that would be an issue. These are two of many examples that we could talk about that define what an issue could be. The challenge for us in the mentoring arrangement is to identify what those issues … [Read more...]

Mentor Arrangements and Ethical Standards

        I have been asked this question a number of times, “what is the behavior that is congruent with ethical standards in a mentor arrangement.” To answer this we need to break down the various pieces of this statement. Let’s first look at the definition of behavior. Behavior is defined as: “The way in which one acts or conducts oneself, especially toward … [Read more...]

GIFT OF MENTORING

      Do I really need a mentor? I think I am doing alright so why would I want a mentor? All a mentor will do for me is help me with my career development plans. I am not sure that I know what my plans are or if I could achieve them if I had a plan? When I ask myself about moving forward my inner voice keeps telling me that I will fail. My work place is riddled with … [Read more...]