[font="comic sans ms"]i'll second the opionion that a great manager can make a great nursing unit.
a manager should be fair and impartial, not playing favorites among nurses -- because that's guaranteed to lead to cliques and bullying.
she/he should stand up for her staff when physicians, families or other departments are abusing them, making sure that all sides of a story are heard before acting.
there should be fairness in granting vacation time, scheduling, assignments, overtime, holidays, floating . . . whether you use a standard of first come/first serve, seniority, taking turns or whatever. that standard should be known, in writing, and adhered to stringently.
she should know her staff, and make an effort to recognize their strengths while helping them to work on their weaknesses.
of course, great pay and benefits, a brand new, state-of-the-art facility and foot massages at the end of each shift wouldn't hurt, either!