Have you ever thought about a nurse that you have worked with and looked up to? What qualities do you admire? The nurse that I would look up to would be someone who would be respected and trusted by her peers and her staff.
In every organization there are communication barriers, but overcoming them is part of being professional and respectful of others’ opinion. Another barrier that is seen in management is the inability to show respect to other team members and allow a learning environment. I agree that it is important for leaders to obtain feedback not only from their staff but from their peers. The leader must be able to deal with the different personalities of the team that he/she is managing without letting personal feelings get in the way.