Leverage is about getting the highest output from a given input.
I believe ‘leverage’ should be the mantra of the leader of any organisation, and I think we should constantly challenge ourselves to see if we are getting the maximum leverage possible.
A couple of years ago I was wondering how I could impact the maximum possible change on the world. My initial thoughts were, “You’re doing enough through the companies you run, it’s all good.”
And this satisfied me, for a while.
I kept pondering it, and at one point my musing got me thinking that if I could impact the wellbeing of every doctor on the planet, then that would impact the life of every person on earth.
Great! Now how to do it?
The Declaration of Geneva is our modern day Hippocratic Oath; it sets out the values that doctors must live by. It is an honourable thing, but it is not comprehensive but it says nothing of doctor wellbeing.
I had my answer! If I could help cause an amendment to the Declaration of Geneva to formally acknowledge doctor wellbeing, then our profession would have to take notice, and over time we wold become a better profession, delivering better healthcare, and that would positively impact the life of every person on earth.
I researched, I started a petition, I campaigned, and I was invited to speak to the World Medical Association at their General Assembly in Taiwan recently.
And they are currently reviewing the Declaration of Geneva considering this amendment.
Think big. Think leverage. Then challenge yourself to think bigger.
We can all change the world.
Or do you want to be right?
Recently I was in a meeting with my management team.
One isn’t better than the other.
We all have different personas; the child, the warrior, the sage etc.
Is a feeling.
Entrepreneurs and doctors are similar in many ways.
Recently, I had an experience that led to a decision that on the outside might have seemed rapid and reckless.
Recently I met someone who inspired me to my very core; where they’ve come from, what they believe in, what they are doing, who they are, the integrity and courage they live with, the way they are living, the choices they are making, the trust they choose to live with…
They say the man who is going to live to 150 has already been born.