Tips to become a successful practice manager

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Effective management is the ability to influence staff so that they willingly and enthusiastically strive toward achievement of practice goals.

The charismatic practice manager starts out by knowing her job and the staff assigned to her, and by planning, setting priorities, and meeting deadlines. But she also is able to communicate what her goals are for the practice and takes the time to explain why certain tasks are required, where the practice is headed, and how it is going to get there.

Accomplishing the mission within the capabilities of the practice and the resources allowed, while maintaining high morale, is the goal of every practice manager. An astute practice manager can become a high achiever by applying basic management and leadership principles to the practice of which she is a part.

The manager begins this process by becoming as professional in her duties as she can.

Here are five aspects of this process: