We often default to negative thinking. “What’s wrong?” “How can we fix this problem?” Stop thinking in terms of deficit, and instead focus on discovery, dream, and design.
The definition of mentoring varies among cultures. How the word mentor is culturally understood can alter the very essence of a mentoring relationship. For example, the word mentor might be closely related to teacher, supervisor, or expert in another cultural context. It might not translate directly, or it could connote a negative association because of a perception that it is a position of weakness to seek a mentor. (more…)