How would it be to spend every working day in an environment where our wellbeing is nurtured, our contribution is acknowledged and respected, and our efforts bring great reward to others?
In medicine we are fortunate that we have the opportunity to restore health to fellow humans as our core daily activity. The thoughts and philosophy I share with you here, are about how we can have a working life that is fulfilling and happy.
Happy isn't a word many people associate with going to work each day. But what if work was so rewarding that every Monday was just as enjoyable as a Friday? The Danes have a word without an English equivalent: arbejdsglæde, which literally translates as 'happiness at work'. You can learn how to say it here.
I believe we all deserve more than a little arbejdsglæde in our life, and throughout these pages are my beliefs on how you can bring more of it to yourself and those with whom you work.
My philosophy is simple and based around the following:
I don't have a qualification in management - medical or otherwise - and I'm learning how to apply these principles every day with the people around me. The aim of this blog is to share the journey with others who need to learn how to be a good leader (PS. that's all of us!)