In #healthcare, the phrase #SilenceKills can’t be any truer. As a #HealthcareLeader, your silence could lead to the death of many patients. In this clip, the speaker starts off with a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Your patients depend on you to speak up for them.
Every day healthcare leaders are faced with the need to make the right choice, deal with difficult situations that could be life altering, and possibly change the culture of an organization to promote #PatientSafety. The speaker of this clip who is a teacher shares 4 core principles his students are expected to imbibe. The 4th is to “Tell Your Truth”, in essence, kill the silence within you and speak up when there’s a need to!
Listen intently and speak out when needed, people’s lives depend on it.
PS: You can adopt these principles to your daily lives beyond your leadership career path.