• Nine tips for managing your boss

    Most physicians are accountable to a medical director, another physician in their practice, or an administrator. Here’s how to work together to advance your goals, their goals, and your organization:

    • Make sure you and your boss understand each other’s objectives,
    • Keep your boss informed at the level that fits his or her work style,
    • Communicate about successes and setbacks,
    • Maintain honesty and dependability to build trust,
    • Respect one another’s time,
    • Learn how best to sell your ideas,
    • Give positive reinforcement,
    • When passing judgment, communicate with tact and good intentions,
    • Focus on what you can change, even if it’s only your attitude.

    Adapted from “Managing Your Boss.” 

    Posted on Feb 23, 2018 by FPM Editors

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