Laurence J. Peter, (1919-1990), Author of The Peter Principle
So much for leadership, now for courage.
In my little talk, I shall dwell on changing the status quo. The system cannot continue as it is. We must help reform it.
To reform it, we must examine the current health law’s consequences, trends, and alternatives. And we must have the courage to change our current practices.
This change will require courage. Here is what I said 24 years ago (And Who Shall Care for the Sick: The Corporate Transformation of Medicine in Minnesota (Media Medicus, Minneapolis, 1988).
“You can control your practice these next five years. But this control will take courage – the courage to promote yourself and the causes of medicine, the courage to stand up against the managers of HMOs, the courage to take the lead in defining quality and standing by that definition as a criterion for paying yourself, the courage to change you reading habits and your attitudes toward business, the courage to accept different forms of payment, and the courage to accept and welcome change.”
Your freedom is based on your courage to change. Control your destiny, or your destiny will control you.
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