The Critical Eye
Life as an editor can lead one to become at times overly critical--and perhaps even cynical. A prime example: The column I wrote two weeks ago called Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow. In it I listed the top things that make physician leaders want to pull out their hair. I attempted to keep the list humorous, but a couple of readers pointed out that there are alternative positions to a few of the items. Life as an editor also goes much smoother if you learn to appreciate well-considered and constructive feedback. And I do.