As a healthcare leader, you encounter numerous ‘roadblocks’ as you lead your team forward. Roadblocks, obstacles, hurdles, challenges, setbacks – whatever form in which they come, they can be extremely frustrating and time consuming.
Roadblocks are a fact of life and leadership and are often unavoidable. We may not be able to prevent or avoid every roadblock, but we can change how we approach and deal with them.
In one of his brief “Minute with Maxwell” videos, renowned speaker and author John Maxwell talks about roadblocks, and passes on a piece of wisdom given to him by his father:
“He said, ‘John, there are going to be times when you’re going to come to roadblocks… you’re going to have to stop for awhile. Keep a book always in your glove compartment. When you’ve got a few minutes, when you’re waiting on somebody, open the compartment, pull out the book, and read it. Make everything count.’ What was my dad saying? Take a roadblock and make it a moment for learning, growth, and advancement.”
How about you, how can you “take a roadblock and make it a moment for learning, growth, and advancement?” You, your team, your organization and those you serve will all benefit if you consistently follow this excellent advice!