In the current Internet world there’s a massive move towards claiming to be the expert rather than earning the right to be the expert. Every person with a blog or a Facebook account has the right to have an opinion.
But you have to earn the right to be an expert.
And you have a choice as to who to listen to.
If you are a real expert you have to do the reading, you have to do the work, you have to become an expert in the body of knowledge that exists, and you have to develop your own innovations that move that industry forward.
Just because someone is shouting loudly doesn’t make them an expert.
Just because there’s a vocal minority that think vaccinations are evil and 911 was a conspiracy theory doesn’t mean it’s true.
Choose carefully who is filling up your mind.
I run a course called Board of Directors. Business owners join me for two days every three months and we go deep on their businesses, and their own personal psychology.
Recently we got some HR people in to help us improve our professional development program at MedRecruit.
People often talk about the impact they want to have… In the future.
After a crisis, most people aim to get back to the state they were in before the crisis.
Recently the World Medical Association ratified a change to the Declaration of Geneva, the modern-day Hippocratic Oath, the value-set of doctors worldwide, to include the health and wellbeing of doctors.
I was recently speaking to a group of corporates.
And I had to smile.
I speak to a lot of groups of people AND Purpose is something that I’m big on, and it invariably leads to someone asking the question, “I don’t know what I want to do. What should I do?”
“When is it giving up, and when is it changing direction?” is a question I get asked a lot.
Some people like beer.
Some people like wine.
Recently I was fortunate to attend a good friend of mine’s wedding in Bali. He’s a partner at a well-known law firm in Singapore, and many of the attendees were merchant bankers, venture capitalists and other people in the finance space.