The Monday Morning Quote #526

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

Leonardo Da Vinci

If you get the opportunity to visit any of the museums that are exhibiting some of the Da Vinci drawings during the next few months take it. 500 years after his death his work is still awe inspiring. I have managed Cardiff and Manchester – so far. Read more HERE.

 

 

The Monday Morning Quote #525

We’ve all seen talented young players who get to a certain level but there comes a time when talent will only take you so far.

The great players go away and work on extra things. They work harder on their skills. They start having early nights and they think about their diet and training.

That is what takes them to the next level.

Warren Gatland

Patient? Customer? Client? What really matters.

An interesting conversation in a practice about what the people that are treated/served/cared for should be called. I have been around the block a couple of times over the past 30 odd years and have returned to, and will remain with, patients. But that’s my opinion, you use whatever is comfortable for you.

“We sometimes make assumptions based on our opinions about a customer’s Patient’s wants and needs.

It’s hard to be objective about our ideas when we are invested in the outcome.

But that shouldn’t stop us trying to stand in our customer’s Patient’s shoes for long enough to understand how he feels.

Our opinion is immaterial if it doesn’t align with the story the customer Patient believes.”

Adapted from Bernadette Jiwa.

The Monday Morning Quote #524

“Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo & withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.”

George Washington to his nephew (Pushrod Washington)

 

Becoming – watch this film.

From zygote to tadpole in 6 minutes.

Watch this time-lapse film on full screen. It’s amazing.

Not business. Not music. Not blowing my own trumpet.

 

Professionals come in two varieties…

“But there are two basic kinds of professional, Harkness saw in a moment of self-congratulatory illumination. There’s the professionalism that does something well enough to earn a living from it. And there’s the professionalism that creates a commitment so intense that the earning of a living happens by the way. Its dynamic isn’t wages but the determination to do something as well as it can be done.

Laidlaw was the second type of professional. Harkness realised it was a very uncomfortable thing to be because, in their work, ‘well’ involved not just results but the morality by which you arrived at them. He thought of Laidlaw’s capacity to bring constant doubt to what he was doing and still try to do it. The pressure must be severe.”

From “Laidlaw” by William McIlvanney

The Monday Morning Quote #521

“Better is the enemy of”Good Enough”

Voltaire

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