Today, while performing a reduction and splinting, I decided it was time to enlighten my nurse and tech with some leadership education: Specifically, the Three D’s of Effective Leadership. (I didn’t spend all those years in uniform for nothing).
I elected to share them with you when, on going back to the patient’s room, the patient’s family member asked me to recount them so he had them right (he wasn’t asleep during the reduction, like the patient). Smart fellow, and attentive. He has them and it’s only fair you do, too.
So, here they are, the Three D’s of Effective Leadership: Decide, Delegate, and Disappear.
Decide: you cannot lead without making a decision.
Delegate: Leadership is different from management. Delegate so you can Lead.
Disappear: Nobody goes to the delegate when the leader is around. Let the delegate work.
So, there you are. Use your new powers for good, and not evil.