I want to be a leader, not a boss.
June 22, 2006 11:43 AM Subscribe
I start a new job tomorrow. Help me not make an ass of myself!
You may remember me from this question
posted by bilabial to Work & Money (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Anyway, I've moved to a new city and landed a new job. Still a practice administrator in the world of dentistry. Still a very small practice with only one doctor. I haven't met any of the other people I'll be working with and I know almost nothing about the doctor's style. Within the year I will be completing a course of training with a large dental practice consulting firm.
I know a lot more about how to lead people, and I certainly know not to hold a garbage can in front of my assistant to get her to spit her gum out. (Yes, I did that once) I also know not to barge in and do all the work quickly and let others just sit around and watch. Still not quite sure how to delegate though.
What should I read to make me a good boss? (I'm still 24, and have absorbed Paul Homoly and Linda Miles) Bonus points if you have dental/healthcare management tips.