5 mistakes managers often make
5. Going through life with blinders
“Most of us go through life with blinders on. Knowing only that little station to which we were born. But you, madam, have had the rare privilege of escaping your bonds for just a spell. To see life from an entirely new perspective. How you choose to use that information is entirely up to you."
Roddy McDowall – Overboard
As a manager, you have been given a privilege to see your staff, clinic, and the doctors in a different light than the everyday employee.
You must always remember that while you are on the management level, you have a “place” in life that you have achieved, and have been allowed to grow into, but you were not “born” into that position.
As a manager, you have power in the practice, but you do not have voting power; you will never be a partner and you do not have the last word in any decisions.
Where managers run astray is when they begin to believe that they are peers with the doctors, and step out of that place they have been granted.
While being a manager, our roles are wide, varied, and exciting as we are enabled to make changes and work for the good of the group. Always keeping in mind – our goal is group orientated. When it becomes an individual event, then the lines blur and the problems begin.
So … keep your eyes open, your chin up, and your head on straight. Don’t create problems by blurring those lines and remember the immortal words of Jack Sparrow:
“The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?”
Remember the rules – no problems!