Kindness is contagious, and unkindness is perhaps even more contagious. The ripple effect of the culture of your team—the way you treat one another—touches every single aspect of your business from physician retention and patient experience, to operational efficiency and patient outcomes.
All effective leaders establish trust. This list includes foundational traits leaders who have the unwavering trust of their team and peers embody. If your emergency department leadership is not trusted, you must resolve that issue with coaching, mentoring, or a leadership change before your department will be able to realize its potential.