May 24, 2024

Why developing employees is a key competency for new managers

Transitioning to leadership involves many competing pressures, but staff development should be at the top (or at least near the top) of any new perioperative manager’s priority list. The new leader’s success—and the success of the department—may depend on it, says Tim FitzGerald, MHA, FACHE, assistant vice president for perioperative services at Lexington Medical Center in West Columbia, South Carolina. “One of the primary roles of a leader is to help their team, and each individual on the team, reach their full potential.”

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