I’m having a difficult floor month. It’s not the patients who are the problem. For once, it’s not even the hospital staff.
It’s my colleagues.
I’m on a team with two extremely unprofessional people who also hate each other’s guts. And they don’t have the interpersonal skills to keep it to their own damned selves.
One of these people is my senior. And she’s no good at team management. Which means this month is a lot rockier than it has to be.
I’ve decided to inexpertly blab a little about leadership. A bit at a time.
Hopefully I’ll learn some good lessons on how NOT to treat my subordinates next year.
Lesson 1: If something goes wrong, do NOT dress down your subordinate in front of his or her peers. That’s just rude. If you really want something to improve for next time, take him or her aside and have a quick, private conversation about what went wrong and how to fix any problems that arose. Humiliation is a tool used by incompetent leaders.