Physician, Is “Boldness” Your Next Move?

by Francine Gaillour, MD

in Aligning With Values & Purpose,Transformational Leadership

Over the past three weeks, as we’ve gone through an historic election, a saying from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe kept coming to mind:

Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. 

Sometimes the “next” step for you is not the incremental and cautious, but rather the BOLD and courageous.  Now, I didn’t say “risky.”  Not in the face of everyone losing their savings in 401K!  But there are times in our professional and personal life when stepping up is right on the money.

  • Stepping up could be confronting a physician colleague who has been rude or unprofessional in how he/she treats nursing colleagues.
  • Stepping up could be asking for the leadership role of a project that right now seems “too big” for you (but it isn’t really).
  • Stepping up could be making a phone call to an organization where you’d like to give a keynote speech (even though it’s not completely finished).
  • Stepping up could be speaking the truth in committee meeting (in a respectful manner of course), or writing an article that provokes much-needed dialogue.

If you were going to act with BOLDNESS right now, what would you do? 

Email me — I’d like to hear your thoughts!

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