Skills to be reviewed and practiced include the following. References to them can be found in the book “The Art and Ethics of Being a Good Colleague” by Dr Michael Kuhar, and in other places.

  1. Developing judgment to find the best action with colleagues.
  2. Developing a fair, nonjudgmental and unbiased style of language.
  3. Trying to do the least harm in our actions and judgments.
  4. Being aware that our tendencies in responding to and dealing with people are not commandments, only inherited or learned tendencies that can be monitored and altered.
  5. Accepting that we can change our habits.
  6. Developing courage so that our thoughts and feelings have an effect in the world.
  7. Giving credit others and being generous when we can.
  8. Developing conflict resolution skills.
  9. Developing nonviolent communication skills.
  10. Finding and developing mentors in collegial, co-worker and workplace ethics.
  11. Managing and setting aside time to developing these skills.

Can you think of others that will facilitate the goals of collegiality?