I am a new manager who didn't really know anything about management (and still has VERY limited experience) until I started listening to the Podcasts.
I've been a vet for just over 8years and a manager of a charity hospital for the last 8months.
So far things have been going well - it's hard work but enjoyable!
You will probably all be disgusted but I have not been doing any formal O3s since I started - I didn't know I should. I was doing the yearly apprasial as is required but that was all. I'd been thinking about O3s and then after listening to MT I know I have to get them started. I only have 7.5hours/week for my "admin/managemnt" work. The rest of my time is for clinical work. I have 4 directs so I know this would only take 2hours/week to do. However we have a 2week waiting list for appointments and have to see up to 150animals in one day between the 4 vets. This makes it difficult to explain to my directs how it can be justified. I'm scared there would be a feeling amoung the rest of the team (nurses, axillaries, receptionsist - who are not my directs and don't get O3s) that I was neglecting my main duties - treating aminals.
I'd love some advice on how to deal with this.