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Be A Star Mentor | PAWCast Episode 46 | Veterinary Podcast

January 19, 2021

A star mentor is the person or people who is ready, willing and able to help improve your confidence so that you are more able to improve your competence. These people are typically your best trainers, but not always viewed as the highest producers. Their tendency to lead from behind allows them to be taken for granted, even though they are the glue that holds the entire team together.

Star mentors are an ideal combination of confidence and competence. They can perform their job duties well and will both actively and passively guide others to success. They will often become the standard to which others aspire to be.

But what about when confidence or competence are lacking? What is the result of role or cultural risks? Are we creating imposter syndrome without knowing it?

In this episode of the PAWCast, we explore the details of the confidence/competence grid and what it means to be a star mentor, as well as how to setup a veterinary clinic to use this information to collaborate, problem solve and implement solutions.

This is the third of a three part series on the star chart.

Do you struggle with confidence even though you know you can do what you have to do?

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PAW Health Resources:
Strive: Life is Short, Pursue What Matters by Tim Hiller:
13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do by Amy Morin:
12 Rules For Life by Jordan B. Peterson:
The Dichotomy of Leadership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin:
Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek:
The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle:
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink:

The PAWCast is a semi-weekly veterinary podcast devoted to sharing the ideas of how to be a force of change in the veterinary profession. Those who will find this content helpful will be those who appreciate and wish to implement change for the better in their professional lives. These skills and techniques can be applied at any level of experience or influence, and are the things that have led PAW Health Network to over 250% growth in 3 years. Our industry needs help, and you are the force of change. Let us show you how.