Being lovedBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4845 (Published 08 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4845
- Mary E Black, public health physician, Belgrade, Serbia
After observing my chairing skills at a conference on international health recently, a colleague from New Zealand told me that I came across as “being loved.” This surprising assessment stopped me in my tracks: I was hoping she would notice that I had deftly fielded the difficult questions, kept the meeting to time, and interjected amusing comments to lessen the pain of endless PowerPoint presentations. Pink faced, I asked her to explain.
“You seem to be confident in who you are and so were engaged in the debate and not yourself. …