So often mentor relationships come via assigning less experienced professionals with those further up the professional ladder. This mechanical approach to mentorship is almost guaranteed to fail. Having spent years mentoring physicians and other healthcare leaders the ingredient vital to mentorship success is the right dose of bidirectional professional affection; mentor to mentee and mentee to mentor. At the heart of mentorship is a meeting of professional career visions and regard by both involved in the relationship. The shared vision is most powerful when it’s foundation is built to serve others.