I came to the conclusion today that power is like love; the more you give away, the more you get back.
To the youngling administrator sitting at the top of our medical practice :
If you have to resort to positional power, you really have no power at all.
Lead the people, don't browbeat the people.
Leadership is about responsibility, not privilege.
A leader carries water for the people, does what is necessary to help them succeed.
A leader doesn't have to surround herself with cronies, but can inspire complete strangers to follow.
As I listened to the good people you wounded yesterday with your tone and your words, the people who are my responsibility, I found I felt no anger, no outrage, just a cool Vaderesque sense of power. You don't see the lightsaber swinging at my hip, or feel the Force that crackles at my fingertips, or know that I will go to the mat for them in a heartbeat.
You don't know, but you will, if you fail me again, Administrator.