A Rant On Leadership In Healthcare

rant_5862228_lrgI apologize for interrupting this normally scheduled blog post for a rant.

I am done with the whining. I am done with the complaining. I am done with the “but we do not have a choice.”


Whether you park cars at the hospital, wash dishes, draw blood, collect cash, answer phone calls, or operate on people everyone has a choice.

It doesn’t matter if you get paid minimum wage or salary or are paid on a sliding RVU scale with profit sharing based on incentives, you all have a choice.

You have the choice to be a leader.

You have a choice to make a difference.

A choice to matter.

A choice if you want to make art and connect with another human being or if you want to be mediocre and average and forgotten.

Each day, each time we encounter a patient, we have a choice to make.

We can choose to take the TIME, to build the TRUST, to foster a TRANSPARENT conversation, and to help manage the TRANSITION in care for people.

Or we can decide to be squirrels.

We can go back to looking for nuts and responding to the rings, dings, pings, and other things that produce no value.

What choice will you make?

I prefer to make the dent in the lives of people and scale at the N of 1.

As always you can feel free to email me at cancergeek@gmail.com or follow me on Twitter @cancergeek



2 responses to “A Rant On Leadership In Healthcare

  1. You are right! But remember…How many psychiatrists does it take to change a lightbulb? Answer: Only one but the lightbulb has to want to change!

  2. Where’s the love button on this? You are right…we all have a choice everyday in every interaction. Rants can be healthy! 🙂

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