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

From: Nature's guide for mentors

Activity/Strategy Question/Task Example What could be done better?
Appreciating individual differences Give an example of an incident that illustrates your acknowledgement of individual difference   
Availability Give an example of the strategy you use to be available to your students/staff   
Self-direction What was your rating on the scale on page 793?   
Questioning Describe how you last used active questioning to lead a mentee towards a solution   
Celebration When did you last celebrate a student/staff member's achievement? How did you celebrate?   
Building a scientific community Describe a deliberate strategy you use to build a scientific community in your group   
Building a social community Describe a deliberate strategy you use to build your group as a social community   
Skill development Describe steps you take to develop the critical, writing and presentation skills of you students/staff   
Networking Describe one example of how you have introduced each of your students/staff into the scientific network of your research area   
Mentor for life How 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?