Of the handful of anesthesiology practices that I have observed as a medical student, transitional year intern, and resident; I have noticed politics and group dynamics at play just as in any other large group setting. It seemed that you could be a skilled, efficient anesthesiologist, but if you are a prick, you may not last very long. I'm sure the vice versa is true. What advice would you guys out in private practice have for graduating residents to ensure a painless transition to the "real world" (particulaly one with a partnership track involved)? Both in terms of being a competent anesthesiologist and in terms of getting along with the rest of your group.