As the Olympics end, I noticed that there are some parallels to having a professional career:
- Integrity matters, even in the smallest of details. Enough said.
- Personal excellence is something that requires daily effort in order to grow and to show small but continuous improvement.
- Recognizing achievements of team members and being an advocate for your team can make a difference, both in the moment and in the long term.
The first two are givens for pharmacy professionals, but we could do better at the third one. I’m sure you each thank your co-workers when they provide exceptional service, do innovative problem-solving, or lend their expertise to make a situation better for someone, but have you considered nominating a co-worker for one of SPA’s annual awards? Sure, it won’t get them a gold medal or a spot on a sports commercial, but it does provide an opportunity to let them know that their hard work is noticed. Remember that anyone can nominate in any category – pharmacist, technician, student preceptor, and across all practice sectors. We’ll be asking soon for nominations for our annual awards, so please consider nominating at least one person as a thank you for their efforts. (more…)