We both managed to get through tenure this way with a little guidance from others at times and over the last few years I've started to feel that I can serve as a mentor to colleagues who are just starting the tenure track. The only issue now is I don't have my own good experiences to draw on to be a good resource to this colleague. How do I be a good mentor? Did any of you have mentors early in your career? Have you served as a mentor? We're supposed to start having discussions about this in my department, but I think many of us are in the same boat. Please share your thoughts!