I bolstered my self-awareness, gained a newfound sense of pride in my accomplishments, developed an innate feeling of responsibility for myself and all those under my supervision, and learned to take initiative much more willingly and spontaneously: qualities that will successfully carry me through a career in medicine.
Please acknowledge me in your citations on your secondaries.
Realizing different departments do not, in fact, communicate with each other. You're the giant multi-purpose bridge that tries to connect them all. However, Human Resources will constantly try to burn your bridge when you stop looking at them. Every f**king time.
All too often you get all of the responsibility and none of the authority. You will find if you are taking the reins of responsibility from someone else there are pre-existing monsters that are too huge for you to do battle with alone. Do not tackle them alone. You will be held accountable for things that are not your fault and actually tried to fix. No matter what you do some folks aren't going to do what you say especially if they are older than you (and have more years of experience than your chronological age). However, you may find some new found friends that may have a new found respect for you provided you are doing your job.