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  1. Finding A Great Mentor Tim Calnon Leadership Development Workgroup, Chair Buffalo, 2013 Dr. Bill Calnon American Dental Association Immediate Past President

  2. MENTORSHIP

  3. Find Mentor + Top Dental School Priority

  4. “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin

  5. Mentor vs. Mentor • Noun….a wise and trusted counselor or teacher. • Verb….to serve as a trusted counselor or teacher, especially in occupational settings.

  6. PERSONAL STORY

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  8. Different needs……. at….. different times

  9. Our lives are shaped by the people we interact with on a daily basis.

  10. Whatattracts you to a potential mentor? • Common interests • Similar backgrounds • Shared professional direction • Places you in your comfort zone

  11. 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

  12. BE AWARE OF YOUR IMAGE

  13. Dealing with differences • Agreement not mandatory • Learn from counter perspectives • Articulate concerns in a constructive manner • Exit relationship with mutual respect

  14. Life-Cycle of Mentoring • Mentor…fellow colleague…friend • Co-mentors • Reverse roles • Saying good-bye

  15. REINVEST IN OTHERS

  16. Thank you!