Presentation on theme: "Finding A Great Mentor Tim Calnon Leadership Development Workgroup, Chair Buffalo, 2013 Dr. Bill Calnon American Dental Association Immediate Past President."— Presentation transcript:
Finding A Great Mentor Tim Calnon Leadership Development Workgroup, Chair Buffalo, 2013 Dr. Bill Calnon American Dental Association Immediate Past President
Find Mentor + Top Dental School Priority
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin
Mentor vs. Mentor Noun….a wise and trusted counselor or teacher. Verb….to serve as a trusted counselor or teacher, especially in occupational settings.
Different needs……. at….. different times
Our lives are shaped by the people we interact with on a daily basis.
What attracts you to a potential mentor? Common interests Similar backgrounds Shared professional direction Places you in your comfort zone
Characteristics of a good mentor Good listener Able to be objective A giver, not a taker High road traveler Big picture perspective Able to embrace your perspective In it for the long haul
BE AWARE OF YOUR IMAGE
Dealing with differences Agreement not mandatory Learn from counter perspectives Articulate concerns in a constructive manner Exit relationship with mutual respect