Mary McKinney at the Tomorrow's Professor Blog writes that a good relationship with a mentor can be "the difference between success and failure." She then gives some tips on how to cultivate mentors, including that junior professors should not "focus on demonstrating your own brilliance. Focus instead on expressing genuine interest in your mentor’s brilliance!" YoungFemaleScientist doesn't quite agree, though some of her readers say the advice is "sad but true."
It's Like Brown-Nosing
Mar 30, 2010