Author: Chris Woodgate, ISAS Officer
Seems to me this is about as farfetched as ‘when will I be famous?’ by whose measure are we successful, what does success look like and how do I get there?
I don’t know about you but when I was a manager I almost got there only to have it snatched out of my grasping hands by finance, targets, someone else’s issues, or what felt like sabotage.
Is success possible? Yes, I think so depending on what measure you use, if my definition of success depends on world peace then I think I am about fail, if it depends on managed parameters that I know with hard work and determination are achievable then I am more confident.
There are some traps we can fall into:
The manager’s life is one of hard work and determination that your service will succeed and it is hard.
Yet in my travels to various departments across the country I am continually astounded by the dedication of managers to managing the best service with quality and efficiency; even with ever increasing budget constraints and restrictions Radiology Managers are really innovative!
I take my ‘hat off’ to you and if I have seen you recently – yes I mean you. Therefore I know it is possible to achieve what seems impossible.
So why would you even want to think about accreditation when it is just another load you and the team have to carry.
Yes it is hard work, yes it takes time and determination; but isn’t that what success is all about? At the end of the process you will have a piece of paper that says you and your team have achieved – you are successful. It is not impossible; others have done it and continue to maintain it.
WHY not take the step and prove you are an exceptional, successful manager?