The Anatomy of Trust, by Brene Brown

The 7 Elements of Trust In this video, research professor, Brene Brown gives an acronym, BRAVING, that she created for remembering the anatomy of trust–i.e. the elements that makeup trust. Boundaries Reliability Accountability Vault – Keep my secrets and...

Teaching the law comes before grace

When relationships are concerned, there are some people who feel that humans should operate without any rules, merely focused on being sensitive to the other person’s feelings and doing what is good for them. Just being gracious to each other. In a perfect...

Learning Social Skills

Recently, while at work and observing the interaction between people, I began to think that medicine is a lot about social skills. Of course competence in diagnosing and treating disease is crucial. Most people who are board certified in their specialties have the...

Leaders give first. And go first.

“Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account.” Paul of Tarsus Leaders go first, give first, and give sacrificially. Recently, I was coaching Danielle, a brave young woman who works as program coordinator for Shaping...
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