Remember that a Charge Nurse is still one of the staff when it comes to rolling up the sleeves and pitching in to help with whatever needs to be done to make the shift roll like clockwork.
Keep in mind that how you treat staff as a Charge Nurse may one day come back on you in another capacity of your profession as a nurse, or even in your personal life. Everyone must answer to someone other than themselves at some point in their life, and it's so much better to have a basket of wonderful smelling rose petals fall on your life than a basket of elephant dung (excuse the expression, but had to get the two extremes in there) :chuckle
I have worked with Charge Nurses who were very professional, very helpful to their staff, kind and not afraid to get their hands dirty. I have also worked with a few Charge Nurses who make me wonder if their heart is beating or not. :chuckle
Whenever I worked as a Charge Nurse in years past, I took patient assignments like every other nurse, and still managed to do my job as a Charge Nurse. Of course, this always made the other Charge Nurses wonder why I would take a patient assignment AND be Charge at the same time when they absolutely refused to take a patient assignment. Then again, I always wondered what their problem was when they refused to take a patient assignment, so guess we were even in our "wondering". HA! :chuckle
Last but not least: DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE OTHERS DO UNTO YOU!!!