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Physician and Health Care Leaders – Which Wolf Do You Feed?


We all love a good story. In fact, stories and narratives are great teaching tools. They catch our attention and stimulate our brain and emotions.¬† The authors of the book¬† Appreciative Leadership present an Indian folk tale of “Two Wolves”:

One evening an old Cherokee man told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is bad. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, and superiority. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truty, compassion, and faith.”

The grandson listened and thought for a while. Then he asked his grandfather, ” Which wolf wins the battle?”

The grandfather smiled and replied. “The one you feed.”

Which WOLF do you feed?