From the following article:

Nature's guide for mentors

Adrian Lee, Carina Dennis & Philip Campbell

Nature 447, 791-797(14 June 2007)



Table 1. Self-assessment: how good a mentor are you?.

Activity/StrategyQuestion/TaskExampleWhat could be done better?
Appreciating individual differencesGive an example of an incident that illustrates your acknowledgement of individual difference  
AvailabilityGive an example of the strategy you use to be available to your students/staff  
Self-directionWhat was your rating on the scale on page 793?  
QuestioningDescribe how you last used active questioning to lead a mentee towards a solution  
CelebrationWhen did you last celebrate a student/staff member's achievement? How did you celebrate?  
Building a scientific communityDescribe a deliberate strategy you use to build a scientific community in your group  
Building a social communityDescribe a deliberate strategy you use to build your group as a social community  
Skill developmentDescribe steps you take to develop the critical, writing and presentation skills of you students/staff  
NetworkingDescribe one example of how you have introduced each of your students/staff into the scientific network of your research area  
Mentor for lifeHow many of your past students/staff are you in contact with?  
What one thing will you do differently after reading the description of the mentoring behaviour of the Nature mentors?