Culture of Fear Quote of the Month

By  |  July 9, 2011 | 

I can’t help myself.  Here is my favorite all-telling quote of the month which I heard at a recent meeting:

“If she doesn’t trust me enough, maybe we should fire her” 

  The AMA sent out a recent survey on physician job satisfaction.  I was impressed and heartened by the questions it asked.  Things like do you feel free to speak up? can you be the same person in all of your meetings?  Being unable to name your fears, tell your truth,  or comment on something wrong for fear of getting fired is detrimental to the whole organization and poisons the entire atmoshphere.

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Dr. Lovins loves learning about medicine and leadership, sings in a rocking band called the Inflatables and is married to a photographer named Andrew with whom she shares three excellent children and two small dogs.

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