I would never in a million years want a managerial position! Too much crap to deal with, stuck between the hospital management and staff, etc. BUT I do feel if one accepts a managerial position, then that person should manage.
So, in answer to your question, ceecel, I think managers need to adjust to different situations. Some issues we, as adults, need to deal with on our own. When we are unable to find solutions on our own, or are not in a position to do so, then we need a manager that will step in in do the job he/she was hired to do. Sometimes people need a kick in the ass, and sometimes people need to be fired. I hate to see that, but in a pt care setting, some things should just be unacceptable.
Sorry so long, started venting!