Having a point of view versus standing up for something you believe in
I had an engaging conversation with Kellyann Curnayn, author of A Good Day in Hell: The Flatlining of Nurses Across America. She is a dedicated, practicing nurse. She told me that nurses do not get paid to take care of patients. They get paid to fill out paperwork. Kellyann has a point of view and Kellyann also stands up for something she believes in. Her employers may not agree with what she writes but she works everyday to make healthcare better for patients and for nurses.
I then found this wonderful quote from Winston Churchill. It reads: “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something.”
Having a point of view and acting on that point of view are two different things.
Anthony Cirillo, FACHE, ABC, is a marketing consultant, professional speaker, aging and senior health expert, and the owner of Fast Forward Consulting. Visit his personal blog at www.anthonyssong.blogspot.com.
Anthony Cirillo, FACHE, ABC, is president of The Aging Experience. He’s a passionate advocate for family caregivers and older adults, helping them lead a quality life through a platform of educated aging – physically, emotionally and financially. Cirillo is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives with a Masters from the University of Pennsylvania, His clients have ranged from the Cleveland Clinic, Unisys, and King Faisal Hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to Carolinas Health Care, Novant Health, Wall Street startups and many more. Anthony serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for PPS Alert for Long-Term Care and is an editorial board member for the Journal of Aging and Geriatric Psychiatry.