Still Naked…

It’s been more than five years since I dipped my toe into the world of blogging when I wrote –  “The Emperor is Naked! Taking risks to reduce risk…”

The title was a clumsy headline intended to grab your attention.

The point then is the same as it is today so here’s a reprise – Still Naked

The fear of speaking up and being vulnerable is getting in the way of delivering safe and effective healthcare. The fear of speaking up is paralyzing leaders and their teams.

Coming over that fear requires bravery and as my friend and mentor Steve Farber (author of the Radical Leap) would say, vulnerability:

“Vulnerability aids human connection, and connection is the conduit for energy. Pretense of invincibility builds walls and creates distance between human hearts.”

Time to close this distance. Time to speak up. Time to get naked…


One Comment on “Still Naked…”

  1. Mike Paskavitz says:

    Healthcare leadership is one big nudist colony right now, understandably but regrettably. There is so much uncertainty and fear of the future that many healthcare leaders and professionals are not only naked, they are myopic. The irony of being blind in a nudist colony.


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