Guideline Sixteen | Seek feedback

16. Seek feedback on your performance as a mentor for all your research team

However comfortable we are with our supervisory/mentoring abilities, we should always aspire to do better. Thus we need to reflect and ask for feedback on our performance. At the end of the Nature paper there is self-assessment entitled "How good a mentor are you?" You are invited to complete this. The article is available here.  In the assessment you are asked to write down examples of how you tackle many of the issues described above and to reflect on what you could do better. For an optimal chance of improvement you could again ask all your team to anonymously complete the form and return it to you. Then you can have one of the social team-building activities referred to above catalysed with a very good shiraz!