You Are the CEO


Just last week, Linda Leekley and Stacey Turnure of Embracing Civility were kind enough to spend more than hour with us as our guests on RN.FM Radio. It was a delightful discussion, and we hope to have them back again late in 2012 or early in 2013. (You can read Keith’s review of their book, “The Real Healthcare Reform: How Embracing Civility Can Beat Back Burnout and Revive Your Healthcare Career“, by clicking here.)

During their visit to RN.FM Radio, we discussed their quite novel notion that we are all the CEO’s of our own lives and careers, and we should actually comport ourselves with that responsibility in mind.

Having said that, they’ve shared with us a link to a wonderful post on their website that delves into this subject much more in depth, and we here at RN.FM Radio highly recommend that you check it out.

The post begins thus:

“Unless your job is to operate the only lighthouse on a deserted island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, it stands to reason that getting along with people is part of your job.  Sometimes, it’s the hardest part!  You may be tempted to gripe about how this person is rude or that person is lazy—and you might even be right.  But, other people’s actions are beyond your control.”

And continues thus:

“You are responsible only for yourself.  Every word you speak and every action you take boils down to this: they are the individual personal decisions that you must make every day.

“Think of your life and your job as your own personal corporate empire and you are the Chief Executive Officer.  In order to successfully run the empire, the CEO must manage the company’s products.

“Your civility (the way you interact with others and the way you manage your moods and emotions) is your “product.”   So, ask yourself, “How well am I managing my product?”

“Does your product belong on the shelf at an air-conditioned, perfume scented store that makes shoppers feel like movie stars? Or, are you more likely to find your product in the bargain bin at the local five and dime?”

Intrigued? Please surf on over and read the rest of this quite interesting article. Perhaps, as your own CEO, you’ll even decide to give yourself a raise–or a vacation!