I have a position in a hospital where I’m in-charge of the cardiac rehab exercise programme. Recently, I had the privilege to travel to New York on attachment to the New York Presbyterian Hospital to observe their cardiac rehab programme. The idea was to learn from it, then come back and incorporate some of those lessons into our current CR exercise programme.
It goes without saying that I gleaned many clinical insights. What’s less obvious are the lessons you can learn from cardiac rehab. Some of these are applicable to business, Life, and living too. So I wanted to share them.
On Thursday, 27th of February, Leonard Nimoy passed away.
I was stunned and shaken.
In case you’ve managed to evade popular culture for a few years (say decades), you’ve heard of Mr Spock, the pointy-eared Vulcan from the Star Trek Universe. Whether you loved or loathed the series, most people have seen at least a photo of Leonard Nimoy in his portrayal of the famous, logical first officer of the Starship Enterprise.
Whether you know who he was or not, however, isn’t crucial to understanding the message of this post.
Much has been written in tribute to Leonard and more will be written in the days to come. They will be written by people who can do so with far more eloquence than I ever could. So this isn’t going to be another drop in a sea of tributes.
What I do want to share are lessons that have been reinforced for me with Leonard’s passing. Some of these I’ve talked about elsewhere on this blog, but they bear repeating.