This past week was wild. I am writing this on June 2, as I sit with my mom in the hospital. Her surgery went well and she is recovering.
One of the challenges is that she needs to be rehydrating, but she is too tired to drink water. The effective thing to do is to help her take a small sip every 10-15 minutes.
Sitting here, I am able to do it, but the nurses are not able to.
They obviously have higher convalescence skills than I do, but they also have more patients and more responsibilities.
Here’s the leadership lesson:
When you narrow your focus, you can consistently take simple actions to help someone be better.
I don’t need to be an MD, I just need to know enough and to be present.