I had a wonderful nurse manager mentor. He, yes he, learned my strengths and asked me what I wanted to learn. I made a list. LIttle by little over a years time I got to learn everything on the list. That list was incorporated at evaluation time for accomplishments and challenges to come. He was very diplomatic but firm when he needed to be. Staff all loved him. He was an excellent leader. LOL. I married him two years later. He is still a wonderful leader. I have not seen one like him since.