John Nance told us to never expect perfection. As soon as we demand that of ourselves, we become the enemy. We become unable to acknowledge failure… to ask for help… to ask for feedback… to ask for clarification.
And that last one is huge. Even on my best day, I will misunderstand 13.8% of what my colleagues are saying. (They call it the 12.5% rule, but it’s a rounded number just to keep it pretty.)
And that’s a lot. Because physicians talk a lot.
The average doctor only waits 15 seconds to interrupt a patient’s narrative.
The average professor… Continue reading