Presentation: Maximizing Relationships and Maximizing Results
Abstract: Studies show that 1 in every 3 people under the age of 19 does not have a mentor. This means that many adults do not have a framework for seeking or creating mentorship relationships. In addition, many adults may not have experienced the positive impact of mentorship relationships in their personal and professional lives.
Anwar Taylor, founder and CEO of Everyday Mentorship LLC, created an engaging and memorable strategy for seeking and developing mentorship relationships. Through structured teaching, Anwar will present stories and examples through his D.I.C.E. approach. D.I.C.E. (Discover, Initiate, Connect, and Enhance) describes the life cycle of a mentorship relationship.
Leah Brown Taylor, founder of LT PMP Services, will explain the D.I.C.E. approach in the context of a project management environment. Through successful mentorship relationships, individuals can gain new project management skills and increase the overall productivity of projects.
At the end of this presentation, project management professionals will be equipped and empowered to develop mentorship relationships in their own environments.
PMI Talent Triangle: Leadership
Biography: Anwar Taylor is a mentorship enthusiast and advocate. Born and raised in Willingboro, NJ, Anwar graduated from the University of Maryland-College Park, and went on to become a police officer for the Department of Defense. It was through the brotherhood of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and involvement business organizations that his passion for mentorship surfaced. Anwar believes that God has blessed him with the gift of connecting people through mentoring relationships. Anwar put his vision into action and launched Everyday Mentorship. His company is dedicated to helping individuals of all walks of life develop their own positive circle of influence. Anwar published an autobiographical book, Lessons from Old School: A Path Made of Mentors. In his book, Anwar recounts several key role models Anwar learned valuable life lessons from. In his free time, Anwar enjoys being physically active, and spending time with close friends and family. He is a leader in his church’s youth ministry, and habitual prankster to his loving wife, Leah. Anwar’s motto for life is that when you put God first in your life, you win every time.