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  1. Sarah Miller
    May 25, 2020 @ 6:09 pm

    This is an excellent topic to bring up. There are SO many realizations I’ve had in the second half of my career that I wish I would have had in the first. It’s hard to ignore the ignorance and attitude I had back then. But now that I lead junior officers myself, I see the value in the experiences I had. It is crucial, actually, to remember the mindset you had before all those realizations, so that you can understand the people you are leading! I’ve started telling myself recently: “you don’t have to BE a great Department Head, you have to BECOME a great Department Head.” It’s a state of constant progress I’m after, not an end state of being the best.


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