“Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
When it comes to story-telling, some of us in the healthcare profession pretend that such activity is the purview of kindergarten teachers and grandpas, but definitely not our job. Maybe the marketing department can handle it, but we've got fires to put out, root causes to analyze, new hires to on-board, and a host of other administrative duties that actually have an impact on patient care.
Well, what if I were to tell you that one of the most important things you can do today as an SPD leader is tell a story? Not just any story, mind you, but a story that connects your people with their purpose -- a story that pushes back against the darkness of the past and the monotony of the present, giving your team a vision of their glorious future.